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Vancouver Salmon Fishing Report: May 1, 2020


Vancouver Saltwater Salmon Report

It’s pretty nice and sunny on this Friday morning but looking at the forecast for the weekend it looks like we are in for some wind and some rain.  Likely going to be a bit chunky if you were thinking of crossing, so I think the bottom dwellers will be safe for a few more days.

As many of you know, May 1st is opening day for lingcod and rockfish in some areas.  Make sure to check out the regulations for areas that are open and for rockfish conservation areas.  We have a great selection of bottom fishing rods, reels, combos, and a huge variety of different lures.  Give us a call if you have any questions on how to get setup properly or if you have any questions on regulations.

Salmon fishing continues to be good locally with consistent catches of chinook off South Bowen.  70-130 has been good on the riggers.  Usually 90-120 is the hot zone, a few days they have been a bit shallower.  We are starting to see some bigger fish around, and of course lots of hatchery fish.


Shane with an absolute beauty from South Bowen earlier this week!



A nice hatchery fish from South Bowen from yesterday.

Crabbing has been good; prawning has slowed in most spots as per normal this time of year with increased pressure.

See you out there,

Jason Tonelli