Interesting last few days in the Vancouver charter scene. There has been some mixed fishing from English Bay, Howe Sound to the Gulf Islands.
The Gulf Islands have been mainly slow but some boats have found some pockets of salmon and done well. There have been a few fish caught in The Hook at Thrasher Rock right off Gabriola Island. Entrance Island has been the most consistent spot with small pockets of fish and Spring salmon being caught ranging from 14 to the low 20’s. There was a 35lb halibut caught also this week a great surprise for someone trolling for salmon!
July is upon us in the Vancouver area and fishing in English Bay (West Vancouver shoreline) is going to pick up any day with Coho and Springs. There have been a few good days on the West Van shoreline. A few early schools of Coho are appearing; if you hit them you can do well. Some boats have caught between 2 and 5 Coho in a trip and losing as many which is great for this time of year. More schools will begin showing up each day. With this warm summer and no water in the Capilano River should shape up to be a great month on the West Vancouver shoreline.
Howe Sound has still been steady with some Springs getting caught at Hole in the Wall (just outside Horseshoe Bay) up to past Sunset Marina. We were out Saturday up Howe Sound fishing Hole in the Wall to Lions Bay. We ended up with 5 Pink salmon and had 6 other on or hits. It is very early for Pinks and will be interesting if they stick around. The Spring fishing usually picks up here in the next week and if we have a mix of Pinks in there we have a great July ahead of us between the Howe Sound fishery and the West Vancouver shoreline fishery toward the Capilano River. Crabbing remains very good for Dungeness crab and should continue.
We are out on a great charter today with regular customers and we are in the area we were Saturday. We are just outside Vancouver up howe sound near horseshoe bay and we have 3 pink in the box lost 3 and a nice spring salmon and there are anchovies all over the surface. A great start to a late morning charter. Another beautiful day in Vancouver for a fishing charter.
Tackle that has been working well this week. Gibbs delta flashers the watermark or chartreuse glow. The Irish cream skinny G has been steady also. The best has been Rhys Davis heads the UV green or the two green glow.
Call to book a charter or ask questions. Feel free to call if you are planning to go out and try and get the big one yourself. Look forward to hearing from you.
Mark – 604-816-8944