Vancouver Saltwater Salmon Fishing Report
Usually it’s nice all week long and then when the weekend hits out comes the rain and the wind. Well finally the opposite is going to happen this weekend. It looks like the rain is going to finish up on Friday and the winds are backing off as well. So, it is shaping up to be a pretty good-looking weekend if you want to head out and enjoy some winter chinook fishing. Also, in your favor are the tides. We are just coming off a full moon and there are some pretty huge tides but luckily the major swings are at night and the mellow tides are during the day. So, all combined, the conditions are looking great, so get off the couch and enjoy.
As usual, the bait is close to the bottom and so are the fish. Below is a photo from a trip a few weeks ago that shows some serious amount of bait and a nice chinook arc. This is the nice thing about good electronics in the winter. You really do see the fish and bait, and if it’s not there you move around until you find them. Hard to make those decisive decisions without good electronics.
If you aren’t used to seeing these kinds of images, give me a call at the shop and we can go over your system. Sometimes is just takes a few setting tweaks to maximize performance. If you are in the market for a new system, I can give you my expert opinion on your best options at a variety or price points for Raymarine, Simrad, and Lowrance.
In terms of productive gear once you find the bait and the fish, not much has changed. Make sure you have some brighter chartreuse and glow flashers and spoons and some darker setups as well. Some top producers would be a Gibbs Lemon Lime Flasher in green or chartreuse blade with an Irish Cream coloured spoon in a Skinny G, Kingfisher 3.0 or G-Force 3.0. On the other end of the spectrum a Gibbs CB55 or Madi flasher with a Herring Aid coloured spoon in Skinny G, Kingfisher 3.0, or G-Force 3.0 is going to get the job done. If you have these setups in your boat and some good scent to put on your spoons like Pro Cure Anchovy gel or Herring gel, you are going to get some fish.
If you have some vacation time coming up, give us call, book a trip and enjoy the winter chinook and prawning.
See you in the shop or on the water,