Vancouver Saltwater Salmon Fishing Report
The fishing this week definitely picked up, as it seemed like a fresh wave of fish came in around this new moon and the big tides. Luckily the big tide changes were at night and we enjoyed relatively mild tide changes during the day, always better for fishing. It was nice to get some more action and some larger fish as well.
Some of our top producing flashers were Herring Aide in glow, Lemon Lime, Salty Dawg, and PA Custom in chartreuse. The water wasn’t as clear this week as previous weeks, about 35 feet of visibility, where earlier in the season we could see the flasher down about 55-65 feet. The brighter gear was definitely out producing this week while in the extremely clear water earlier in the season the UV purple and black blades with a herring aide spoon seemed to be the hot ticket. The hot spoons this week were Skinny G in Outfitter, Trap Shack, and Irish Cream. Other productive spoons were G-Force 3.0 in Outfitter and Trailhead and Kingfisher 3.0 spoons in Homeland Security and Irish Cream.
Crabbing has been decent and so has prawning. All in, it’s pretty good out there right now and would be a great time to book a trip, so give us a call at 778-788-8582.
In terms of what the 2019 season has in store, regarding fish politics, there have been proposals put in to DFO. A big thank you to all of those who wrote letters and let DFO know how important boating and fishing is to you. Now we have to sit back and wait and see how this all plays out. We will know what is going on before April 1st.
Have a great weekend and see you out on the water!