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Vancouver Salmon Fishing Report: Friday, September 18, 2020


Jason is away this week, so the report will be brief.  The smoke has made for some interesting days this week including some tough visibility at times.  The entire guide team has had good days but also had to work through some tougher ones as well.  


Eddie’s guests had a great day on the water just before the smoke rolled into town

The general trend seems to be a shift to the south arm if fishing the Fraser. This is common for this time of year where the later fish seam to focus on the south arm and don’t go up the north arm as often.  We have also seen more coho and even a chum or two.  


Customer Keith with a nice one off the South Arm

On shorter trips or on the tail end of our full days on the water we are fishing Point Atkinson to the Capilano river mouth.  The river remains low and there are fish staging.   This will continue to be the case as long as we don’t have a ton of rain! 

Depths we have been fishing at South Arm have been 30-70ft on the rigger and fishing close to bottom is recommended for the north shore.  We focus on bait this time of year but a plastic bait or spoon can be productive when the tides really starts moving.  

Good luck and be safe out there!  Fingers crossed this smoke blows through and we see some sunny fall fishing days soon. 

Matt Sharp