Vancouver Saltwater Report
Fishing has been good this past week with a few chinook being caught in Vancouver Harbour, some fish up Howe Sound and some fish off S. Bowen as well. The better reports have been up in the Howe Sound area but you need some luck to be at the right spot at the right time as the schools of chinook are moving around a lot in search of herring.
One thing to note is there are some big fish around and we have hooked fish as large as 20 pounds! Most of the fish this past week have been “white springs” or “marbles” and have been in the 9 to 15 pound range. All this bodes well for the upcoming fishery off S. Bowen in the area know as the “Hump.” As mentioned earlier there are already a few fish being taken in this area but it usually really turns around mid April, so it is still a bit early to expect consistent results.
Not much of a change on flashers and lure choices. The Green Onion Glow, Purple Onion Glow, or other flashers with some glow tape on them are working well. We have primarily been fishing these 2 flashers with spoons and have had good results. The most productive spoons have been the Pesca 3.5 size in Leprechaun or Gut Bomb and the Kingfisher 3.5 in Yellow Tail, Irish Cream, Kitchen Sink, and Homeland Security.
Crabbing has really picked up the last few weeks and we have been coming back with limits on most trips.