Vancouver Saltwater Salmon Fishing Report
Well November 2018 is in the history books and compared to a lot of Novembers, I have to say the weather was pretty darn good and the fishing was decent too. Looking at December, let’s hope we get some more sunny days, calm seas, and aggressive winter chinook are on the horizon.
Unfortunately for this weekend it looks pretty wet, as a low-pressure system is coming in and we are going to see some precipitation starting on the weekend and lasting into midweek before the sun comes back out. It looks like there are some significant SE winds coming along with it as well, and some outflow winds for Howe Sound too. So it isn’t going to be flat calm and sunny, that is for sure, but if you dress for the weather, don’t mind the rain, and can handle some chop, this could be the weekend for you! The reason I say that is winter fishing is becoming more popular every year and if you wait for the flat calm, sunny days, expect it to be fairly busy. On the crappy days you aren’t going to see too many boats out, but if you have the gear and have some heat, no big deal.
Luckily for us, on our guided trips this past week, we only had a bit of rain and for the most part it was calm and sunny. The fishing was good too, with some undersize chinook to keep us on our toes and a few keepers in the box. As usual, keep your gear close to the bottom. The brighter gear has been working better lately as the water isn’t super clear yet. Our best colour flashers have been green and chartreuse with glow tape and the best colours spoons have had chartreuse and glow on them.
Fishing should continue to be solid for the next few months as different waves of winter chinook move into our area to feed on the abundant bait. If you are looking to get outdoors this month I would recommend giving winter chinook fishing and prawning a try, it is great day outside and you can’t beat the scenery and fresh air. Here are some of my favorite pics from our trips this week, enjoy…