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Vancouver Salmon Fishing Report: February 1, 2019


Another great day of prawning!

Vancouver Saltwater Salmon Fishing Report

After some nice weather this past week we are back to a bit of wind and rain just in time for the Friday anglers, a brief sunny patch on Saturday and maybe even some light snow on Sunday.

There was some decent action early in the week but things cooled down a bit later in Howe Sound with the arrival of a pod of orcas on Wednesday. I am writing this report at 5:00 am Friday, just before heading down to the dock for a day of guiding. It will be interesting to see if the fishing picks back up today or if this lower pressure system and orca presence slows the bite down as yesterday it was pretty slow. If you are a fisherman you have to be an eternal optimist, so here is hoping the orcas have moved on and the fish have adjusted to the low pressure!

In terms of gear, we have covered that in detail in past reports many times. As usual, keep your gear relatively close to the bottom where you see the bait and cover water to find the hot zone for that day.

Prawning continues to be good and crab traps are best left at the dock as you will get mostly undersize.

That’s all for this week, need to grab the coffee, get down there and tie up some fresh leaders.

See you in the shop or on the water,

Jason Tonelli