Saltwater Salmon Fishing Report: January 13, 2023
I hope you all had a great Christmas and New Year. I was away for a few weeks on holiday, but back in rainy Vancouver now. While I was away, Eddie and Tom were out on a few trips. Fishing was good, as it has been for the most part since we started fishing for winter chinook in November. The last few weeks we have done trips in the Gulf Islands as well as lower Howe Sound and fishing has been great in both locations. Prawning has been decent as well.
Remember there are some not so common closures in Howe Sound this year for prawns. 28-1, 28-2 where people usually do most of their prawning is closed until April 1. This is not a permanent closure, but is a result of a low spawner index on test sets, so hopefully it will be open in subsequent years. Prawning should be pretty good in April at least, as the commercial fleet doesn’t get going until May. There are other areas that are open to prawning, so make sure to consult your area 28, 29, and 17 regulations in detail to see where those windows of opportunity are.
For gear, the brighter chartreuse colours have been working well lately on these darker, gloomier days. Flashers like the Gibbs Lemon Lime and Oki Tackle Salty Dawg are perfect in these conditions. Pair them up with a chartreuse splatter back hootchy or a brighter spoon like and Irish Cream or Trailhead spoon in a Skinny G or G-Force 3.0 or 3.5 and you will do well. If you want to get some fresh air and put some nice winter chinook and prawns on the dinner table, this is the time as we have a Winter Special on right now.
For 8 hours of Chinook fishing and Prawning:
$1,199.99 for 1-4 guests
$1,399.99 for 5-6 guests
Give Lee a call at 778-788-8582 for book your trip! See you in the shop or on the water,