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Vancouver Saltwater Fishing Report: January 8, 2016

Chinook salmon landed by this gear


The season is now in full swing and as mentioned in the last report, there has been good fishing from Washington up to Campbell River.

A little closer to home, right in the harbor along the West Van shoreline, there were some decent reports this past week. In fact the fishing in the harbor was as active or more active than Howe Sound on some days, with undersize and some nice legal size fishing providing good action. Unfortunately this week the seals were an issue and anglers that were into legal size fish were losing them to seals. Some years this can be an issue, so hopefully these educated seals move on so you can land the fish. If you do have a seal following your boat, the best thing you can do is pick up and move. When you hook a fish the seal will be on it right away and you will lose it, so best to just move on before that happens.

There was some decent action up Howe Sound this week and the scenery was amazing with the snow-capped mountains and relatively calm seas. Much like the harbor there is a mix of undersize and legal size chinook being caught.

The action at Porlier seemed to be a little hit and miss this week. Some days there was lots of undersize and some legal fish, some days were all undersize fish but lots and some days pretty much only a few undersize. This is not unusual as the fish move around a lot, here one day and gone the next.

The usual flashers have been productive, like the Green Onion Glow, Purple Onion Glow and Glow Chartreuse. Productive spoons have been the Irish Cream, Homeland Security, and Kitchen Sink in 3.0, 3.5 and Koho Killer sizes. The Pesca Clupea, Gut Bomb, and Yort have also been productive. We have taken a few fish on glow hootchies but for the most part, spoons seem to be working better so far.

Vancouver Winter Chinook Gear A nice winter chinook from this week

This is a great time of year to shake off the winter blues and get out on the boat and get some sun and fresh air. Call us at 778-788-8582 to book a charter or Email Jason at jtonelli@pacificangler.ca

If you are heading out on your own, take a look at previous reports for detailed information on what flashers to use and what lures to use or drop by Pacific Angler and we will get you dialed in!

Love freshwater fishing? We have the most up to date freshwater report as well! Check it out at the Pacific Angler Blog.

See you on the water or in the shop!