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Vancouver Salmon Fishing Update, Friday July 13 “Summer Fun”

Phew…what a week it has been!  The fish are biting, the weather is amazing, and people are in a great mood.  Our store, Pacific Angler, has been buzzing this week with people fishing on the ocean, in the interior and local lakes, to the Dean River (near Bella Coola) and other rivers both locally and afar.  Yes, the summer is simply the best time of year to be in British Columbia.

Even dogs have a good time on the “Salty Dawg”

In terms of the local salmon fishing overall fishing has been good.  Eddie, Pacific Angler’s head saltwater guide, was out this afternoon on a half day trip.  He noted that the fishing was tough at the beginning of the trip (1Pm).  However, the fishing picked up towards the end of the trip (4:30 PM) and he hit 5 nice fish.  This makes sense as the high slack tide was around 4PM.

Eddie was fishing for coho along the West Vancouver shoreline.  He noted that the fish were holding a little deeper today.  The productive lures were the Yamashita “Casper” hoochie and 3.5 Irish Cream spoon.

Eddie’s guests with a nice catch on a 5 hr charter.

I didn’t hear of any chinook being taken but they are out there.  The test net fisheries for the Fraser River have seen a good increase in the amount of chinook being caught.  This is good news for the saltwater angler as it indicates that it will be a strong season for the Fraser River red chinook salmon.  We target this fish along the Bell Buoy and around the mouth of the Fraser River (near the mile markers).  This area is due to open on July 16th which is only 3 days away!

A nice chinook caught near the mouth of the Fraser River last year in early August.

The Vancouver forecast for this weekend has changed a little bit.  On Saturday you can expect a mix of sun and cloud clearing by mid-day.  The high for the day will be 24 degrees Celsius.  On Sunday you can also expect a mix of sun and cloud with a 30% chance of rain.  The high for the day will again be 24 degrees Celsius.

The Georgia Straight marine forecast for the weekend has improved slightly.  On Saturday you can expect a southeast wind ranging from 5 to 15 knots before morning and then becoming northwest 10 to 15 before morning.  The wind then changes again becoming southeast 5 to 15 late Saturday afternoon.  On Sunday you can expect a northwest wind ranging from 15 to 25 knots.

Our Vancouver saltwater salmon charters are filling up fast for the summer.  If you have a date in mind please do not hesitate to contact Pacific Angler’s booking managers, Jason or Dave on their personal lines at 778-846-7456 (Dave) or 604-762-6909 (Jason).

Also if you would like the latest Vancouver Salmon fishing report please do not hesitate to drop by our store Pacific Angler, Vancouver’s largest fishing tackle store, on 78 East Broadway.  If you can’t make it in then please feel free to call our friendly staff at 604-872-2204.  You can also receive our Vancouver Friday Fishing reports via email by clicking on the following link: Vancouver Friday Fishing Report.

Happy Fishing and have a great and safe weekend,