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Vancouver Salmon Fishing Report: Friday Jan 19, 2018

Vancouver Saltwater Salmon Fishing Report

This past week was a mixed bag of weather with wind, fog, rain, even a little bit of sun from time to time.  If you are heading out this weekend be aware of the Gale Force Warning for the Strait of Georgia South of Nanaimo with SE winds up to 40 knots and of course some rain.  The forecast for Howe Sound doesn’t look too bad though, so if you are heading out that will be the place to be.

We are in our usual Jan/Feb pattern of consistent winter fishing where if you put in the time you are usually rewarded with a few nice chinook.  As always, keeping your gear close to the bottom is the way to go and we have covered a variety of productive flashers and spoons in the past.  If you are looking for “a go to” combo this time of year I would recommend a chartreuse glow flasher with a 6 foot leader to a 3.0 or 3.5 Kingfisher Irish Cream spoon.  This is one of my most productive setups this time of year and Eddie almost always has this combo down as well.

Crabbing has been decent and so has prawning.  A reminder of some of the seasonal prawn closures now in effect for certain areas, so the check regs to make sure you aren’t setting in closed waters.

Stay warm, safe, and dry out there and I will see you in the shop or on the water.

Jason Tonelli