Vancouver Saltwater Fishing Report
Well, the question on everyone’s mind these days is what is going to happen April 1st? The truth is I don’t think anyone really knows. What I can tell you is that there has been considerable effort to get some sort of chinook opening for April 1st in many areas along our coast, Vancouver included.
Here is a great summary from the Sport Fishing Institute in a recent update.
The SFI and the Public Fisheries Alliance (PFA) have both been extremely active in pushing for the Sport Fish Advisory Board proposals to be accepted by DFO. It certainly has gotten political, with 25 MP recently signing a letter in favor of the science-based proposals put forward by the SFAB process.
I urge you to follow the SFI and PFA on social media and better yet, join and become a member or donate. These two organizations are literally on the front line, fighting for your right to have access to chinook stocks of non-concern. I can’t tell you how important your support is in whatever means you feel is best for you. Be it becoming a Director, donating financially, or writing a letter.
On the fishing front, there isn’t much to report. Other guides and I have been out quite a bit this past week and there is one word that sums up the fishing and in needs cap lock. TOUGH. The fishing is beyond slow this past week and it has been challenging to even get a bite. Some of this has to do with the recent algae bloom as it seems it takes the fish a week or so to adjust. Some of it has to do with just a lack of chinook around as well. It will pass, the fish will adjust to the algae and that push of late March and early April chinook will arrive as it always does, hopefully soon!
See you in the shop or on the water,