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Pacific Angler Saltwater Fishing Report – Aug 9th, 2013


Weather forecast for Vancouver = GREAT

Wind forecast for Georgia Basin = GREAT (moderate 15knot to light 5knot)

Tides for Vancouver Harbour = GREAT!  Early morning flood tides this weekend with nice mid-day low slack and evening flood.

Thompson river reports are getting better, pinks in the Squamish, Skagit fishing nicely with more bulls showing and the Birkenhead is shaping up nicely now as well.

The local salt is continuing to produce decent numbers of fish with a lot of the action coming from the pinks although coho and the odd Chinook are still being boxed.  Sockeye are also being caught but they are still closed and word on the water is that there will not be a sockeye opening this year.  We will keep you tuned.

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Saltwater Report:

Eddie Matthei:

I had been enjoying some pretty decent fishing until last Monday morning when I broke some small bones in my foot. I will now be off the water for a minimum of 2 to 3 weeks!

I am however still keeping in touch with my fishing buddies to be able to provide you the latest intel. West Vancouver is still the place to be for action. Primarily fishing for pinks and the odd Coho but they’ve been a little harder to come by lately.

Eddie's got another HAPPY GROUP!
Eddie’s got another HAPPY GROUP!


The chinooks have also been elusive but last Tuesday one of the guys hooked one about 20lbs off the pink apartments on a small pink hoochie at 21′. It got away and so did the other one hooked by another boat. They are both still out there!

FYI I have heard of a few others off the Capilano as well. The Bell Buoy is also showing a few signs of life but smaller ones so far. I do expect that to change within the next couple of weeks. All of the sudden the bigger fish should arrive. That fishery can change from slow to awesome in one day so it’s a good idea to prospect there to be there to greet them.

Pink hoochies, pink Apex’s 50′-60′ up but I was also running anchovies and spoons on my deeper lines for the chinooks and cohos. T10 also showed signs of life about a week ago but has been a little dry as of late. That area is on the verge of coming on big time as well.

Can’t wait for my bones to heal so I don’t miss anything!

Tight lines,


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Jason, Matt, Dimitri, Andre, Max, Eddie and Bryce