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Vancouver Saltwater Salmon Fishing Update, July 9

Well it appears that summer has officially arrived!!!  Vancouver was a hub of activity this weekend with people flocking to the beaches and water to enjoy this amazing weather.  The forecast is calling for more sun this week all the way up to Sunday with daily highs ranging from 22 to 24 degrees Celsius and daily lows ranging from 14 to 15 degrees Celsius.

The marine forecast for the early part of this week is looking favourable.  As of now they are calling for northwestern winds ranging from 15 to 25 knots on Friday.  While this is not a big problem for local trips it will make the Georgia Straight very hard to pass.  This forecast will likely change as we get closer to the end of the week.  We’ll make sure to update you on Wednesday’s blog post.

Now lets get to the fishing.  Overall, the fishing has slowed down a bit.  Thrasher Rock, off of Gabriola Island, has slowed down.  With the amount of fishing pressure there were very few fish being caught.  Having said that it is always worth while heading out to the Gulf Islands and especially Howe Sound at this time of year on a full day charter in search of chinook salmon.

A beautiful chinook salmon caught in July of last year in the Howe Sound area.

The Vancouver salmon fishing has definitely perked up.  While the fishing has not been on fire there have definitely been fish caught.  Our guides are concentrating on the coho salmon at this time of year but it is not uncommon to catch a big chinook salmon while doing this.  We expect the local fishery to pickup as we get further into July.  The coho will start holding along the West Vancouver shoreline with the low river level of the Capilano River.  The chinook salmon will also start showing up in larger numbers as we get closer to the Fraser River’s peak migration for these fish.

If you would like to book a Vancouver salmon charter please do not hesitate to give Dave a call at Pacific Angler (604-872-2204).  Pacific Angler is Vancouver’s largest specialized fishing tackle store.