Vancouver Saltwater Salmon Fishing Report, August 4, 2023
Well, August is here and that means there is a lot going on locally for salmon. On our 5 hour and 6 hour trips we have been fishing along West Van in area 28-6 which is now open for chinook, 1 a day 62-80cm. We have been picking up a few chinook in this area as well as some coho and pinks.
We are also doing well off South Bowen for coho and pinks. The hatchery coho are getting a little harder to find, but this is to be expected as we have been on these schools of hatchery coho for 6 weeks now and many have been harvested. That being said, we are finding our fair share of hatchery coho daily. The pink numbers have really increased this week as well, keeping our guests busy with lots of bites and rounding out the daily catch.
On our full day trips, we have been crossing over to Gabriola and Entrance. The chinook fishing has been nothing short of fantastic, with multiple hookups each day. There are plenty of coho over there as well and some lingcod too. If winds allow, we highly recommend taking the time to get over there and experience this fishery.
Fishing should remain consistent in all of these fisheries for the rest of August and area 28-9 opens for chinook on Aug 13 as well, adding even more opportunity.
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