Vancouver Saltwater Salmon Fishing Report
The salmon fishing has been pretty awesome these past few days. It did slow down a bit around the new moon, but 2 days after that, it was very good fishing and has been good right up too and including today. We have been fishing a lot around Cowan Point and in the lee of the NW winds, which have were relentless most of the week. Luckily most days have been very good off Cowan and hot depths have been 90-130 on the riggers in 200-450 feet of water. The winds finally did die down today and we have boats over at Thrasher, its flat calm, and they are hammering fish. I am not surprised, mid May is always very good at Thrasher.
When it comes to tackle, most things have been working if they are fairly bright. Productive flashers this week have been Super Betsy, Green Onion Glow, Salty Dawg, BC, STS, Chartreuse Phantom, and PA Custom in chartreuse. The same can be said about spoons, hootchies and teaser heads. We have been doing well on 3.5 Irish Cream and 3.5 Trailhead spoons, chartreuse or green splatter back hootchies, and chartreuse and green glow teaser heads.
If you want to book a catch and release chinook trip with lots of action, and pick up some prawn and crab traps on the way home, book now. It’s on! We also have a special “catch and release package” for our guests, which consists of sockeye fillets, cold smoked sockeye, and candied sockeye. So book a trip and we are going to create some great chinook memories and send you home with some fish for the BBQ and some prawns and crab as well! Call us at 778.788.8582 to book your trip.
We’ll see you in the shop or on the water.