With heavy NW winds all weekend the charters were quite often being blown off of W. Van even though there was a good early bite. Once the wind kicked up we ended up having to head to Hole in the Wall where the waters were calmer and some great Chinook were being put into the box.
Here are the reports from Ollie, Todd and Eddie from this weekend’s charters!
Ollie: Found shelter Sunday morning from the north west winds up Howe sound and were rewarded with a nice chinook and a few jacks. Bait and spoons were the ticket fished from 50 to 100 feet deep. The wind and tide calmed for our afternoon trip so we fished west van and found a few coho. White hoochies in the top 50 feet worked today fish were spread from fisheries to the Pink apartment.
Todd: Saturday’s trip had heavy NW winds and made fishing off W Van a huge challenge. We did make a few passes before the water caused too much discomfort but we did get a nice 6 lb coho and had another pop off. White hoochie for both at 37ft. We decided to get out of the chop and went into Horseshoe Bay around 1pm. It was calmer but pretty slow. We did manage the first pink of the year around 6lbs at 85 ft on a chovy. Also got a “hail mary” 11 lb spring just as we were about to pull gear. That was at 35 ft on a very small green/white spoon.
Eddie: Action defiantly perked up at the hole in the wall and West Vancouver. The hole produced a number nice chinook from small jacks to good sized chinook from mid to high 20’s. The hole also produced a number of good sized coho and the first pink of the season was picked up as well. Baits and small spoons to represent the small herring fished from 120′ to as high as 35′. Although strong winds kept a lot of boats off west van did boats that did fish there are getting action for cohos as well. Small spoons and now hoochies including white ones are working. 50′ and up with the last fish hitting 17′.
Pacific Angler Educational Fishing Courses:
Due to current waiting list and continued demand we have added one LAST fly-fishing on beaches course this summer. This is the last seminar covering this topic this summer and it is right before the beaches light up. Sign up now as we limit participants to 20 people and it sells out every time. Details below.
Fly-Fishing on Beaches:
- Beach caught coho by Andre
Time/Date: Monday, July 15th from 6:30pm-9:30pm
This one night seminar will cover the basic principles needed in order to be an effective beach fly fishermen in British Columbia, such as gear, flies, tides, and other environmental conditions. Andre Stepanian will be the instructor for this course who has been chasing salmon and trout on our local beaches for over two decades. You will be sure to gain lots of valuable information to help you become a effective beach fly fishermen on this once a year seminar.
MASTERING LOCAL SALTWATER SALMON FISHING:
Date & Times: (6spots available)
Theory: Wed Aug 7th is theory portion of course from 630pm – 930pm at Pacific Angler store
On-the-water: Saturday Aug 10th & Sunday Aug 11th (time TBA) 4per per day for maximum learning.
Over 50 million salmon migrate past Vancouver annually. Learn how to catch these fish with Pacific Angler. This course offers an in-depth look at the local saltwater scene. We cover the local saltwater salmon fishing for the entire year, showing you the how, when, and where. The course includes a 3hr evening seminar and a fully guided day on the water in our 27ft Grady White.
Pacific Angler is proud to be your source for fishing education. Call Pacific Angler today, 604-872-2204, to book your spot. All classes have limited availability.
On behalf of the Pacific Angler staff we wish you the best in your fishing endeavors and we hope to see you either at the shop or on the water. To check out the latest Pacific Angler news view the Pacific Angler Facebook page.
Jason, Matt, Dimitri, Andre, Max, Eddie, Ollie, Todd and Bryce