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Vancouver Salmon Fishing Update, Friday September 28

Wow, I can’t believe this is the last friday of September.  It hardly feels like we are into fall with this amazing weather we’ve this month.  September has been a good month for the saltwater salmon angler.  While there have been a few slow periods through the month we’ve also had some amazing days of fishing.  Overall captain Eddie was able to bring back salmon to the dock on the majority of his trips, such as this lunker in the beginning of September.

Looking forward to October we are expecting good chinook salmon fishing from the beginning of October to mid to late October.  This past week has been a tough one for the guides and has everyone fishing.  I chatted to Pacific Angler head guide, Eddie about it and he believes it is due to the fact that we are at the end of the moon phase.  This causes for big tides which he believes has put the fish off the bite.  This would mean that the fish are still there (this makes sense as there is nowhere for them to go right now due to the low level of the Capilano River).  If this theory holds correct we should see improved fishing over the weekend and into next week with the improved tides.

The weather for September has simply been amazing.  I don’t think it rained once!  The Vancouver forecast for the weekend and into next week is calling for a mixture of sun and clouds and some rain today and next Tuesday.  Daily high temperatures rang from 15 to 19 degrees Celsius while daily lows range from 6 to 14 degrees Celsius.  The overall trend appears to be more dry weather with some cooler daily temperatures.  All good news for the saltwater angler.

The mouth of the Capilano River will be the hot spot for the remainder of the season with opportunities of large chinook salmon and some of the larger coho of the year.  The Pacific Angler guide boat, “Salty Dawg”, still has some availability for the beginning of October.  Our boat is actually open this Sunday!  Do not hesitate to contact Pacific Angler booking manager, Dave, at 604-872-2204 if you would like to book a day out on the water.

Happy Fishing