SALTWATER FISHING REPORTS
I just looked at the forecast and I feel like I am writing a report for September or even October, not mid-May! SE winds, rain, and morning temperatures in the single digits. One of these days it is going to dry up and get warm, but it won’t be this weekend. If you are heading out, bundle up and get the rain gear on.
It will be a bit dicey crossing the Strait on Sunday, but Saturday looks a bit better. You can fish catch and release chinook there and lingcod and rockfish are open. We have been getting a lot of new bottom fishing gear in stock lately, so if you are headed out come by and stock up.
There are a few coho in the Capilano River already but we still have to wait until June 1 for most of the productive areas to open up. This river gets about 12,000 coho back each year. Chinook will open over at Thrasher and Entrance on July 15.
The commercial prawners have been at it for over a week now, so prawning has slowed down in most areas; that said, crabbing has been solid so don’t forget to bring those traps with you!
See you in the shop or on the water,