The Vancouver salmon fishing has been heating up over the last two days. While Saturday afternoon was quite slow Sunday was a different story with some big chinook salmon hooked in the early morning off of the high slack tide and into the ebb.
Head Pacific Angler Saltwater guide, Eddie, had an early morning start (6AM) for his guests in order to hit the slack tide. The early start paid off by hooking into a very big chinook within the first couple of passes. Unfortunately, the fish popped off after a good battle. Eddie then switched to the Bell Buoy once the tide started ripping through the mouth of the Capilano. It was a smart move as Eddie got into some action straight away. Eddie also had an afternoon charter and was able to hit the afternoon high slack tide at 6PM. He reported some fishing being taken and the bite really turning on right at the slack at 6PM.
This week we heard of some big fish being hooked during the low slack in the mornings. I am not sure if this trend will continue but it is always worth fishing through this slack as was proved this past week. Again, the “Salty Dawg” was fishing deep with cannonballs just bouncing off the bottom. Again, anchovies with a teaser head, 6 ft. leader and your favourite flashers are the ticket. Make sure to stop into Pacific Angler, on 78 East Broadway, to chat with our friendly staff and pick out the hot flasher, teaser heads and anchovies.
The staff also heard of a strong fishing report off the West Vancouver shoreline along the flats (pink apartments) for coho. The bite happening just at last light. The anglers were fishing with their gear in 15 ft. of water which is pretty amazing.
Jason is out this morning (early morning, 6AM) to hit the high slack tide. He went 1 for 5! So the fish are around. The fishing has been steadily improving.
The outlook for this week is looking very strong with a solid high slack morning tide. As well, the Vancouver forecast is looking exceptional with sunny conditions and daily high temperatures ranging from 19 to 22 degrees Celsius and daily low temperatures ranging from 11 to 13 degrees Celsius. This is good news for the saltwater salmon angler as the low Capilano River levels will keep the fish stacked up along the mouth of Capilano River and the shoreline of West Vancouver
And to put the icing on the cake the Georgia Straight Marine forecast is looking very favourable with northwest winds ranging from 5 to 15 knots. For the majority of the week you can expect flat calm conditions.
“Today Tonight and Tuesday – Wind northwest 5 to 10 knots becoming light before Tuesday morning then becoming northwest 5 to 10 Tuesday afternoon. Wednesday – Wind northerly 10 knots. Thursday – Wind northerly 10 to 15 knots. Friday – Wind light.”
If you would like to get out with the “Salty Dawg” and the Pacific Angler guides, Vancouver’s top salmon charters, make sure to give Pacific Angler booking manager Dave a call at 604-872-2204. Availability is limited for September and we are booking up fast for October.