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Vancouver Saltwater Salmon Fishing Update, July 4

I am happy to report a great week of weather for the Vancouver area.  The Vancouver weather forecast is calling for sun for the foreseeable future, which is Tuesday according to environment Canada.  Daily high temperatures will range from 19 to 23 degrees Celsius while daily low temperatures will range from 10 to 15 degrees Celsius.  The marine forecast for the Straight of Georgia is also looking favourable for both our 5 hr local trips and full day Gulf Island trips.  Here is the marine forecast for the next couple of days…

“Today Tonight and Thursday – Wind light becoming west 10 knots near noon Thursday then becoming light Thursday evening. Friday – Wind northwesterly 5 to 15 knots.”

The next couple of days are looking excellent for both local trips targeting coho (2 to 8 lbs) while hitting the odd chinook salmon (10 to 20 lbs) as well as for our Gulf Island trips targeting large chinook salmon (10 to 20 lbs).

For the local saltwater angler our guides have found that white hoochies are working well with your standard flashers.  The bite seems to be at the very start of the slack tide which was around 1PM. Typically the bite happens at the very top of the high slack and into the ebb which was from 6PM to 8PM yesterday.  We work hard to book our trips around the best tides and put our guests into fish.  However, sometimes it is tough to predict what the fish will be doing which was the case yesterday.

We expect the local fishery to improve this week with these warmer temperatures and drier weather.  We do have some availability for the next couple of days and going into the weekend so make sure to give Dave (Pacific Angler booking manager) a call at our shop on 78 East Broadway, 604-872-2204.