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Vancouver Salmon Fishing Report: December 31, 2021

Vancouver Saltwater Salmon Fishing Report 

We haven’t been out lately because of the extremely cold temperatures, snow, winds and time with family over Christmas.  Just prior to Christmas we did get a few days on the water and fishing was very good.  Some of our friends and customers were also out around Christmas and had some good fishing, as has been the case for the last 3 months. 

It hasn’t been easy to get out with very limited weather windows, but it looks like things are going to warm up slightly this coming week.  The rains on the weekend should wash away some of the snow as well.   

Speaking about that, it’s always a good idea to go down to the docks and get the snow off your boat.  I have seen situations where there is a foot of snow on the boat and then it rains 30 plus mm in one day, coming close to sinking boats.  The snow becomes super saturated with water and can really weigh the boat down.  I saw one extreme example where this happened, and all the snow slid to the stern of the boat and overwhelmed the self-draining deck.  The boat sank down enough that water started coming in the back tuna door and at that point the boat was basically sinking, with only the dock lines holding it up.  Once that wet snow gets overtop of the drain holes it is effectively seals up your self bailing deck, at the very least the water can’t drain out quickly.  All that heavy snow is sitting there, and all that rainwater continues to build up.  Not a good situation to say the least. 

Lee was down at the docks Thursday morning, clearing the snow off the boats in advance of the 30-40 mm of rain forecast for Sunday. 

You would be surprised how much all this snow weighs once its soaked with 40 mm of rain. Good idea to get the snow off the boat, check your batteries, bilge pumps, bilge pump float switches, and make sure your heater is on.

If you are looking to get out, give us a call at 778-788-8582.  We have been getting into some very nice size chinook for this time of year.  It’s a great way to get out of the house, get some fresh air, and enjoy some fishing! 

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A nice size winter chinook from a trip we did the week before Christmas.

See you in the shop or on the water, 

Jason Tonelli