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Saltwater Fishing Report July 19th, 2013

Saltwater Report – Eddie Matthei

Fishing has continued to improve locally along West Vancouver and  it seems that along with the big plump cohos we’re getting we are also hooking chinooks as well. Not to mention an ever increasing amount of pinks in West Van and Hole in the Wall.

A successful outing with Eddie Matthei!

A successful outing with Eddie Matthei!

Last Friday I had a full day trip so I went to Hole in the wall and got a really nice coho, a spring and lost another before we came back to West Van and got into a hot bite on cohos between fisheries and Dundarave. It seemed like sockeye fishing with double, triple and even a quad header! I was able to take a couple home as well and I’d almost forgotten how tasty they are.

First timers went 6-6 to the boat with 4 hatchery!

First timers went 6-6 to the boat with 4 hatchery!

The weekend was a little slower but a couple of charter boats landed a 15lb’r and a 20lb’r just off of Fisheries. Last Sunday afternoon “True Blue” a good local fisherman lost an estimated 25lb’r on a double header off Point Atkinson. He fishes solo so he had his hands full. He was right beside me when he got a second double and I almost talked one of my guests into swimming over to his boat to help him.

I finally got a day off and was invited on a friend’s boat to do a little “fun fishing”. That’s when I’m fishing but not at work. Murphy’s law we had strong Northwesterly winds that day but we still managed around 9 fish on the lines as we rode the rollers before it really kicked up. One of the hits that I had on was surely a spring that I lost. See, even I can loose fish but I don’t get too many opportunities to fight fish because I always pass the rod off (that’s my excuse and I’m sticking to it).

Earlier that day we saw a boat right next to us land mid to high teen spring solo! White hoochies are the standard fare for them 50′ and up but anchovies is a good thing to have down. I have noticed 4″ herring in the fish I’ve cleaned so I will also be experimenting with 4″ spoons primarily the green glo’s and of course my beat up, bent, chipped Homeland Security with all the teeth marks an it I’ve been mentioning in my previous reports.

Tight Lines,


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