Vancouver Saltwater Salmon Fishing Reports
If you are thinking of heading out this weekend, Saturday looks a bit nasty. Lots of rain and SE winds 25 knots or perhaps more. Luckily Sunday is back to the sunny weather and NW winds forecast to about 15 knots.
I will be in fisheries meetings this weekend, but luckily I was out mid-week and the conditions on Thursday were amazing, flat calm and sunny. The fish seemed to like it as well. We had some pretty good action in Howe Sound for winter chinook up to about 12 pounds.
This past week my top producing setup was a black glow flasher like a Gibbs CB55 or PA custom black glow. My best spoon has been a Kingfisher Herring Aide 3.0 that is so chewed up it barely has any paint left. Chartreuse glow flashers and brighter spoons like Irish Cream or Trailhead have also been working well, especially on overcast days.
As usual, find the bait and you usually find the fish and this past week has been no exception. Make sure to keep your gear close to the bottom as well. That means getting out of that warm cabin more than once in awhile and making sure you are in the zone. This is not a set it and forget it fishery, so just keep that in mind if you are new to winter fishing.
See you in the shop or on the water,