Vancouver Saltwater Report
It’s hard to believe it is only January 16th with the kind of winter chinook fishing we have been having the last couple of weeks. We made it out to the Gulf Islands a few times this week with the flat seas, and it was well worth the run. We were into multiple chinook on our trips and we look forward to heading out there some more as the season progresses and conditions allow.
Top producers have been the Green Onion Glow and Purple Onion Glow flasher with a 6 foot leader to a Pesca Gut Bomb spoon in 2.5 or 3.5 or a Kingfisher Homeland Security spoon in 3.0 or 3.5. The water is so clear right now you can even run a spoon, a herring or anchovy without a flasher. We gave this try on the last couple of trips and it produced some nice fish.
Most of the fish we have landed have been in the 7 to 12 pound range. We have had a few bigger fish on the line and we have also seen pictures of some fish just shy of the 20 pound mark. There has been lots of bait around, so these fish should continue to pack on the pounds over the next few months.
There has been some chinook in the harbor as well, mostly off the mouth of the Capilano up to the Pink Apartment, and out in the freighters. There has been a few pesky seals that have been stealing chinook off our lines. If you have a seal following you, the best thing to do is pick up and move because when you do hook a nice size chinook you can kiss it goodbye.
We haven’t heard much from Howe Sound this week, as most of us that fish up there were running across to the Gulf Islands because it was so flat calm out and the fishing was good.
If you want to catch some of the best eating fish of the year, give us a call at 778-788-8582 and we will set you up with a charter for winter chinook and fresh Dungeness crab or call the shop at 604-872-2204 for any questions about the report.
On behalf of the Pacific Angler staff we wish you the best in your fishing endeavors and we hope to see you either at the shop or on the water. To check out the latest Pacific Angler news view the Pacific Angler Facebook page.
Jason, Matt, Andre, Sam, Eddie, Dimitri, Kathryn