The Vancouver salmon fishing has been hot and heavy over the last week or so. The coho fishing has been excellent especially if you are willing to get up at the very crack of dawn. However, the real story has been the amazing fishing for large chinook salmon over the weekend. It was simply on fire!
Jason and I were out for a half day working on the boat over at the T-10. Of course we got some lines out there. Unfortunately, as soon as we dropped in we heard a report that some Orca whales had been traveling through. Although we were out for just a few hours it was quite slow. We didn’t hear of any reports along the Bell Buoy either. However, it should just be a matter of time before another pod of big chinook salmon show up again at T-10 and the Bell Buoy. As stated before this is one of our favourite fisheries as you always have the chance of hooking a fish of a lifetime.
You standard rigs are anchovies with a glow teaser head and favourite flashers. Our guides favourite depths for their gear has been 50 to 70 ft. We have heard of guys hooking into fish at the 90 ft depth as well.
The Pacific Angler crew is also getting ready for the big Labour Day Chinook Classic on September 1 and 2. You can register your boat by calling Pacific Angler at 604-872-2204. This is going to be an amazing event and includes a Grand Prize of $25,000.00, free moorage at Mosquito Creek for the duration of the derby, and Sunday night Gala Dinner featuring legendary Chef David Hawksworth.
The Vancouver weather forecast is calling for sunny conditions with some clouds all through the weekend. On Thursday there is a 40% chance of showers. The daily temperature high has seemed to drop this week, ranging from 20 to 21 degrees Celsius. This trend of cooler weather seems to continue into next week.
The marine forecast is yet again calling for the return of the northwestern winds, ranging from 10 to 15 knots. Fishing locally (West Vancouver, Bell Buoy) this doesn’t pose a problem. If heading out to T-10 and the Sand Heads these winds can make for a bumpy ride so you want to plan accordingly.
The “Salty Dawg” is getting booked up fast for the beginning of September so if you want to get out on the water make sure to call Dave at Pacific Angler (604-872-2204) to book a date.