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Vancouver Salmon Fishing Update, Wednesday July 18

It has been an interesting week for the Pacific Angler saltwater salmon fishing guides.  It seems as though the coho action has slowed down a bit from the weekend.  Last week we were getting multiple fish days for coho with the odd chinook.  This week we are still hooking into fish but just not at the same rate.

Our guides suspect the unstable weather and rainstorm/thunderstorm we had this past Sunday put the fish off the bite.  We have seen a few fresh fish show up in the Vancouver Harbour so hopefully once the weather stabilizes we will get some more consistent coho fishing.

Jason was on the water yesterday fishing locally.  He was able to get into two nice cohos, at 6 lbs and 3 lbs.  He got his fish on a Yamashita “Casper” at 17 ft. and 20 ft.  Andre, Pacific Angler staff, was also out fishing along the West Vancouver shoreline doing some personal fishing.  He was using an Apex lure and managed to get a few bites and landed a nice coho fishing at 50 ft. with his gear at 35 ft.

After guiding for the entire day Jason and Dimitri headed out to the North Arm of the Fraser River (T-10) to do some scouting.  They were not able to locate any chinook salmon through the afternoon.  Jason and Dimitri were fishing with flashers and anchovies.  However, we have heard of some reports of fish being hooked this past Sunday, Monday and Tuesday at the Bell Buoy.  The fish were hooked anywhere from 40 to 70 ft. using flashers and anchovies.

Jason heard reports over the radio of saltwater salmon anglers getting into some nice Squamish/Cheakamus chinook in the Howe Sound area (ie. Hole in the Wall).  This is as expected for this time of year.  There is always a good push of chinooks at this time of year heading to the Squamish River.  Anglers were dropping their gear between 50 to 80 ft and using flashers and anchovies.

Overall, the saltwater salmon fishing conditions are looking good for the remainder of the week and weekend.  While the forecast is calling for little sun for the majority of the week, there will be minimal wind which is alway nice for our guests.  You can view the Vancouver forecast below as well as the Marine Forecast for the Straight of Georgia.

It is always best to be prepared for your day on the water.  Always bring a hat with sunglasses and wear lots of sunscreen even if it isn’t sunny out there.  Make sure to wear layered clothing as the mornings can be cool while the afternoons hot.

Vancouver Forecast

The weather you can expect for the rest of this week and going into the weekend is a mixture of sun and cloud with chances of rain.  For today the morning will be cloudy with a 30% chance of drizzle and clearing up by the end of the day.  On Thursday the sun will be returning but only for the day.  On Friday, Saturday and Sunday you can expect cloudy conditions with chance of showers.  The daily high temperatures will range from 20 to 24 degrees Celsius.

The Georgia Straight Marine Forecast

“Today Tonight and Thursday – Wind southeast 5 to 15 knots becoming light early this afternoon.”

“Friday – Wind southeast 10 to 20 knots.”

“Saturday – Wind southeast 5 to 15 knots.”

“Sunday – Wind southeast 10 to 20 knots.”

If you would like more information about the Vancouver saltwater salmon fishing please do not hesitate to contact Pacific Angler, Vancouver’s largest fishing tackle store and speak to one of our knowledgeable and friendly staff (604-872-2204).
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Happy fishing