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Vancouver Saltwater Salmon Fishing Report: October 13, 2023


Vancouver Saltwater Salmon Fishing Report  

This past week, we had some good fishing in local waters, off West Van, as there are still quite a few chinook and coho that haven’t gone up the Capilano River yet. We also saw some pictures of some great catches from the South Arm of the Fraser. There are plenty of fish in the Capilano, Vedder/Chilliwack, and Harrison Rivers, so the fact we had some good to great saltwater fishing these past few weeks is a testament to just how strong the chinook and coho returns were this fall. 


Some nice chinook from a trip this past week.  It’s been an amazing first few weeks of October in local waters!

It looks like there is some decent rain in the forecast for Monday, about 40mm, so this should drive any of the later run coho and chinook into the rivers. 

Looking forward, we are now into “winter chinook” season. In past years the fishing often picked up around Christmas, but with the chinook returns being so healthy in the Strait of Georgia, we are now enjoying good feeder chinook or winter chinook fishing as early as late October. This season goes all the way into March, and we are lucky to have some of the best winter chinook fishing on the coast. I will be reporting on winter chinook every second week. 

See you in the shop or on the water, 

Jason Tonelli