Vancouver Salmon Fishing Report
Finally, the forecast is for some sunny days this weekend! Of course, with that sun comes the high-pressure system and that means NW winds. This weekend will be no exception as there are some NW winds in the 10-20 knot range on the horizon. Depending on your game plan and location, this may or may not be an issue, so make sure you check the forecast before you head out.
Locally we have been getting a few coho. George picked up a few more this past week on his charters and we are hearing of decent reports of coho in the Capilano River itself. So, they are definitely coming in and worth targeting. Check out my detailed coho article here.
For those doing DNA sampling, there have been decent numbers of chinook off South Bowen. Other anglers have been crossing when sea conditions allow and have had good catch and release chinook fishing off Thrasher Rock up to Entrance.
Speaking of chinook, we are still waiting for DFO to announce the Integrated Fisheries Management Plan for 2022/23. This is supposed to come out early June and that usually means late June, but now we are hearing early July. We are all hoping and expecting it to open for chinook over on Gabriola and Entrance for July 15th, like it has the past few years, but we won’t know for sure until the IMFP comes out. As soon as we find out we will post about it on Instagram and FB and it will be in the Friday Fishing Report.
Bottom fishing has been fairly steady over in the Gulf Island and crabbing has been decent in Vancouver Harbour as well.
See you in the shop or on the water,