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Vancouver Saltwater Salmon Update, Friday September 14

It has been an interesting week on the saltwater.  The story for this week has been the transition of the fisheries from T-10 and Bell Buoy to the mouth of the Capilano River.

Both Jason and Eddie have been on the water with some mixed results.  Last weekend the fishing had turned on and Eddie was able to get 5 fish to the boat in the afternoon flood tide at the mouth of the Capilano River.  While the fishing on the flood tide remained consistent there were generally fewer fish hooked.  Our guides expect this fishery to strengthen as we get into the second half of September and October.

If you plan on targeting this fishery remember that you want to schedule your fishing around the tides.  Generally the top of the flood tide and into the beginning of the ebb tide is the best to be on the water.  However, we did hear of some reports of fish being caught at the low slack tide.  You also want to make sure you have your gear on the bottom (80 to 90 ft.) as this is where most of your hook ups will be.  Your favourite teaser heads and flashers work best with a 6 ft. leader.  And remember to keep on trucking because you never know when the bite is going to turn on.

The Vancouver weather forecast for the remainder of the week, weekend, and into next week is calling for sunny conditions with daily high temperatures ranging from 19 to 21 degrees Celsius.  The marine forecast for the Straight of Georgia is:

“Today Tonight and Saturday – Wind northwest 5 to 15 knots increasing to northwest 15 to 20 early this evening then diminishing to northwest 5 to 15 Saturday morning. Sunday – Wind northwest 10 to 15 knots. Monday – Wind northerly 10 knots. Tuesday – Wind northerly 10 knots.”

If you would like to get out on a charter in September or October make sure to call Pacific Angler today and ask for Dave (604-872-2204).  We are filling up fast and space is limited.  Also, if you need a hand with you saltwater fishing needs come into the store and chat to our friendly staff.  We’ll get you in the right direction with all of the most productive rigs for our local waters.

Happy fishing,

Dave, Pacific Angler Booking Manager