The last 6 weeks have provided local anglers with some of the best summer chinook salmon fishing in recent memory! Things have slowed down over the last week, but fishing has remained productive., We will continue to see pulses of fresh chinook until the 10th to 15th of October. The Fraser River Mouth and Vancouver Harbour have been where most of the action has taken place. Sturgeon fishing on the Lower Fraser River has been very good as well.
As per usual this time of year, timing is important for success as these fish do tend to come in waves as they make their approach and entry into the Fraser River. The majority of the fish that we have been landing have been red chinook in the 10 to 20 pound range. As we progress into September and October, the majority of the chinook salmon will be white chinook. The fall run white chinook are the largest fish of the year and fish in the 30 to 40 pound are possible. We have seen a few fish in the 25 pound range back to the dock in the last few days. Over the next month the Bell Buoy, North Arm, Iona Jetty, T 10 and Sandheads will all continue to produce chinook salmon. There will also be a some hatchery coho, chum salmon and some late pink salmon. The Mouth of the Capilano will start to really heat up for chinook in coming weeks. This chinook run typically peaks between September 15th and October 10th.
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