There have been some good numbers of chinook around lately as they pass by the S Arm, N Arm, and Bell Buoy area. Depending on the winds we have been fishing these areas with some great success. Hot depths have ranged from 30 to 80 feet but most of our fish have been in the 40-60 range, with 57 being a bit of a magic number. Glow flashers, a 6 foot leader to an anchovy in a teaser head, and you are all set. Glow teaser heads have been great, straight glow, glow green, glow green/chartreuse, glow green/blue, and bloody nose, are all top producers. Bring lots of bait, there have been lots of shakers (small immature chinook of 4-6 inch range) that tear up the anchovies. Check your gear often and make sure you are ready for slabs!
We should see some more good chinook fishing in the coming weeks as more red chinook push in and also some white chinook destined for the Capilano, Harrison and Chilliwack/Vedder.
We are still catching coho off W. Van as well. The flats just W of the Pink Apartment have been producing well in the morning. This is a good option for a quick fish or if the winds are blowing NW into an ebb tide and it is rough off the Bell Buoy.
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