Hi there folks….as you no doubt have noticed….we haven’t been filing reports…that simply because…we’ve been WAY TOO BUSY to file reports..because we’re busy fishing, netting, cleaning and bagging our guest’s catch. Guide Eddie has been netting Sockeye and Pinks like a bandit jumps trains, Jason T. has been pointing fingers and yelling “Fish On!” like an auctioneer and resetting lines and Guide Andrew has been too busy to even have a drink of water while on the water because he has been busy “filling da tub”. Over the last few weeks we’ve been targeting Pinks and Sockeye exclusively while catching a few springs as “bycatch” on the Sockeye gear. If you’ve been on the water haven’t been hooking more than “a few”, then we strongly suggest you get yourself a seat in our local saltwater salmon course series or book a charter to learn from us. We’ve been hooking Pinks and Sockeye and making the most of this fishery. Our gear has been unwavering although we have been rolling some anchovies and whole herring for a change of pace in an effort to find a nice big fat Chinook. We’ve been fishing sockeye hoochies behind flashers almost exclusively since our last report. Over the last 5 days, we have found the BEST AREA TO FISH is right in front of English Bay from just EAST of the Bell Buoy to the middle of the harbour in amongst the freighters. The best depths have been from 35 to 70 feet.
IMPORTANT NOTE: EFFECTIVE TODAY-SEPTEMBER 6….SOCKEYE ARE CLOSED IN MARINE WATERS EXCEPT FOR AREA 28. AREA 28 IS EAST OF A LINE DRAWN BETWEEN THE POINT GREY BELLBUOY AND POINT ATKINSON. AREA 28 REMAINS OPEN UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
Outlook: Pinks and Sockeye should abound for at least another week as long as we remain open for Sockeye in Area 28.
Chinook: The Capilano is now a good option for anglers wishing to try their hand at landing medium to large sized white Chinooks. This fishery will continue to build into early October. Otherwise, fish from the mile markers to the Coal Ports with depths of 30 to 75 feet. BAIT will be the best producer if you are targetting springs.
Cohos: Still open along the West Vancouver shoreline. Anchovies behind flashers will be your best bet.
We’ll end this brief report with a picture from our charter on Sunday September 4. Guide Andrew fished his 6 guests for 7 hours in the Vancouver harbour and this picture says it all. Anglers—it’s time to go fishing. If you haven’t been, you’re missing out.