Vancouver Saltwater Salmon Fishing Report
Fishing continues to be solid and if you can find a day where the winds and rain aren’t too bad, even better! Looking ahead to this weekend it looks like some rain on Saturday but on Sunday the sun is going to make an appearance. As for the winds, the SE in the Strait of Georgia looks like it will be moderate but the outflow out of Howe Sound is being persistent, but not at the levels we saw earlier this month.
There are fish well spread out through Howe Sound and good numbers in the Gulf Island as well, so there really is no one hot spot. All spots are producing fish and the name of the game is being in the right place at the right time and perhaps taking into consideration the fishability of a spot when it comes to the wind. Too much wind makes for difficult boat handling which in turn makes it that much harder to control speed and stay in the zone.
The usual tactics of glow flashers with glow spoons or hootchies, fished close to the bottom, is producing fish. In last weeks report I featured some of the productive spoons we have been fishing and there hasn’t been much change there. Check out this past report for some detailed information on more productive spoons we use this time of year and some detailed information on flashers as well.
Make sure you follow us on Instagram and Facebook too. In 2018 we will be posting more photos and interim reports. This weekend I am going to share some photos and videos on the work we have been doing on Salty Dawg the past few days. Next best thing to fishing for me is working on the boats. I love getting them dialled in for the winter and the upcoming summer season!
Crabbing and prawning have been decent this past week, not red hot, but worth dropping the traps if you want some of these tasty critters. Keep in mind it is a trade off though. The days are short so when you drop traps it takes up a fair chunk of time and that makes it more difficult to chase down the chinook. Looking forward to when the days are just a little bit longer.
See you in the shop or on the water,