Vancouver Saltwater Salmon Fishing Report
The fishing has been consistent this past week with lots of options. There is currently good fishing off the Bell Buoy, QA, Hump, and the first reports of the year are coming in from Thrasher. So there are lots of options. I wouldn’t say that one spot is better than any other at the moment I will say that the seals have been pretty bad off the Bell and sometimes at the QA so keep that in mind. If you have a seal following you just pick up and move as the second you get a decent fish you will get sealed.
The girls were getting done this week from the QA to the Bell!
The amount of bait around has been staggering. As I am writing this report at the Bell there is bait ball after bait ball on the screen with most of it close to or right on the bottom. So the productive depths have been just off bottom in the shallower 100-180 water depths and then 70-145 on the riggers when fishing the deeper water off the QA and Hump where you are in 300-400 feet of water.
Reel time reporting!
Productive setups have been glow flashers and in particular green or chartreuse blades. Good choices are the Chartreuse Phantom, Green Onion Glow, Chart Glow, Green Glow. 3.5 and 4.0 spoons have been working well and good colours are going to have some green and some glow in them. Bait has also been working well. 5.5 anchovies or Green size herring in glow green teaser heads will work well.
Crabbing has been decent and prawning has been good now that Howe Sound is open so on our longer trips we have been dropping traps.
Okay, gotta get back to watching these rods!