Saltwater Report March 10, 2023
Hard to believe we are heading into mid-March. As most of you know, chinook fishing is scheduled to close in the Vancouver area April 1st. There are some catch and release opportunities but there is a proposal to have some hatchery retention in Howe Sound April 1 to May 31st and we are hopeful this will be accepted. I will be in SFAB meetings next weekend and will report back what I hear. In the meantime, best get out there and take advantage of the current opportunities which is 2 chinook per day!
Fishing this past week was a bit slower than earlier in the season. A few days with lots of fish, just that they weren’t quite big enough. Other days keeper size chinook (62cm or greater) were more abundant. Overall, fishing has been great and we have been coming back with some nice fish on the vast majority of trips.
Here are some pictures from recent trips…
Prawning continues to be good and some closed areas in Howe Sound are scheduled to open April 1st and I suspect it will be quite good since they have been closed all winter.
I will keep all of you posted on what I hear about April 1 opportunities. I recommend you follow us on Instagram and Facebook as we often post there as soon as announcements come out.
See you in the shop or on the water,