Vancouver Saltwater Salmon Fishing Report
Not much has changed since last week’s report. There are some fish starting to show in Vancouver Harbour and in Howe Sound as well. I checked out all the major spots on Wednesday and I think the most bait was actually in the harbour and there has been some decent fish caught there these past 2 weeks. If you are short on time or it is too windy and rough in other areas, don’t pass up the harbour.
A note on bait. The bait this time of year is typically fairly small, and your spoons should reflect this. In the winter we generally use G-Force in 3.0, Kingfisher in 3.0 and the Skinny G. Here is a picture of some of the bait that was in a fish we harvested this week and look at how well the Skinny G mimics the size and profile of these small herring.
Although the legal sized fish (62 cm or greater) escaped my best efforts this week, one of our guides, Derek, did find some nice fish on a mid-week trip. Here is a picture of his fish that made it back to the cleaning table. His productive setups were Gibbs Lemon Lime flasher paired with the Skinny G Trap Shack and an Oki Black Double Glow flasher paired with the Skinny G Outfitter.
There is a lot of rain coming up, and it sure poured last night as well, so make sure to keep an eye on your boat and make sure those bilge pumps are working and your batteries are holding a charge with the colder nighttime temperatures.
See you in the shop or on the water,