We’re well into October and we’ve had no rain since my last report. This means the fish have remained in the salt water and we can still target them. We have had a little slower fishing due to the strong tides. We’ve also lost some fish going home with anglers for dinner but it should improve as the full moon cycles out and more fish move in. Hopefully the rains hold off and the fish stay where they are.
A chrome chinook taken off Ambleside on a recent charter.
We’re still using the same method of anchovies and herring in teaser heads, with or without flashers. Glow Green, Chartreuse, Clear UV, Chrome Green and Frog teaser heads have all produced fish. Green Onion, Chartreuse Double Glow, and Highliner flashers have been my favourites. It’s a good idea to use the glow colors on overcast days and the chromes and UV’s on sunny days. I do know of another angler that lost the biggest fish he’d fought all season and he used a 4″ Cop Car spoon. A couple of other anglers I know have also hooked fish on white hoochies too. It’s all a matter of placing the lures off the bottom in front of them and patiently waiting for the bite to come on. Typically the flood tides are the best but lately the tail end of the ebb tides have been productive as well. Lately, it has been hard to predict when the fish will go on the bite, so you just have to be there when they do. Even after our local fish flush up the river there is usually fish found further south at Sandheads. I don’t have any solid reports from there since the Capilano is still producing but I’m sure I’ll be venturing down there once it’s slows down locally. Make sure to get out soon before the season ends or you will have to wait till the winter chinook arrive!
The P.A. Saltwater Guide Team: Jason, Eddie, Dimitri
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