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Vancouver Saltwater Report: April 10, 2015

 As the weather gets better so is the fishing! As I mentioned in my last report the “Hump” south of Bowen Island is now the place to be. I did fish the Vancouver Harbour a couple of days this week but other than a few undersized fish we only managed one shot at a decent fish each day. There are still good reports coming from up Howe Sound but the “Hump” is definitely producing fish. The boats that have been in the right place at the right time are coming home with multiple fish in the mid to high teens. The fish are hitting between 80ft to 120ft but I’ve also been getting them deeper in the 130ft to 140ft range. The baitfish has been in the 4″-5″ range and any spoons, bait or hoochies in that range will produce. I’ve tried a variety of spoons and bait (anchovies and larger herring) and all has been working. Some of the patterns that seem to work better are the 4″ Homeland security, Pesca Gut Bomb, Green Glo and the Spackle back hoochie. I also had a really nice fish hit a 5″ Cop Car with no flasher, which always make great action on the rod without the extra drag from a flasher. Another good pattern is one of the patterns illustrated in the last report. The Purple Onion Flasher with the 4″ Pesca Boogie Man spoon. The updated photo of that same spoon shows the new teeth marks left after some nice chinooks got the better of my guests. Better to have fought and lost than to have not fought at all.

Tight Lines,


Some eager chinook left their mark!

Some eager chinook left their mark!