Vancouver Saltwater Salmon Fishing Report
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Fishing this past week was pretty consistent. Each day there seemed to be a pretty good bite on the top of the flood and into the first hour or two of the ebb. Looks like we have some morning low slacks for the weekend and high slacks in the afternoon and the tides look pretty mellow, so from that perspective things look promising. I wish I could say the same about the winds as it looks like the bigger outflows are back, especially on Sunday (at least at the time of writing this report). You have to take this with a grain of salt though. I was out a few times this week where the forecast wasn’t great but we had some pretty good conditions with near flat water. You just have to know where to hide I guess. If it is windy, at least it will be sunny this weekend; so don’t forget your sunglasses (a common mistake this time of year).
In terms of where to go, there have been fish up Howe Sound and in Vancouver Harbour. There is now officially a lot of bait in the Harbour and we are assuming the fishing is going to pick up more in the Harbour as fish role into to capitalize on the big bait balls. This has happened the last 3 or 4 years, so hear is hoping it happens again this year. Top producing flashers for me have been the Phantom in UV purple or UV chartreuse, paired up with Herring Aide spoons or Irish Cream spoons.
We are finally seeing a few larger fish show up, so make sure you check those leaders you have probably been fishing since November! Crabbing is now what I would consider to be decent, not red hot, but worth dropping the traps. Prawning has been good but some of the spots are drying up a bit as they have been hit pretty hard for 3 months now. Below are some pictures from this weeks action, enjoy…