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Hello everyone,

My first post! Anyways I'm going to be in Vancouver for a week next week (coming from Toronto) and want to do some fishing. I'm from Vancouver originally and usually just do a lot of bottom fishing but rockfish are closed now I think. I have never gone salmon fishing before and so was hoping to find a good charter to go with and learn the technique. Any suggestions? I would prefer a 4-5 hour trip at a reasonable price...

Thanks!
 

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You can also connect with David Korsch at Predator Charters...Very good guy, operates out of Horseshoe Bay....I think most of the "regular" charter guys are doing pretty good the last few weeks so you should get into some fish......Ortho 8)
 

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Ha ha ha ha ha ...now you've opened the flood gates...have fun picking someone...long and short of it is the fishing is awsome right now and you can float out there on an inner tube and catch salmon...my pick is David Korsch ...all the others are good to but I will plug him cause he has given me a ton of fishing advice...

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Haha, wow certainly have opened the flood gates... Well it's good to have choices! David Korsch seems popular, perhaps I will give him a call. So is it almost guaranteed then for at least one catch right now?

Thanks a lot guys!
 

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I've had keepers 10 of the last 12 times out and I've just started fishing since november...thanks to some great advice from David...It seems to me that the winter is actually very successful if you can brave the elements...you don't have to fight for trolling space and the fish caught actually taste better as they aren't getting ready to spawn....downsize is that the big ones aren't quite here yet...so you have to settle for the 8-12 pounders....darn eh....fit great in the oven...you can likely get 6-8 fish a day with 2 or 3 being keepers....
 

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Just curious about this fishery. The winter fishery for chinook is a little new to me. Does this run continue through till the summer? As we approach warmer temps do the springs increasingly get bigger? Would love to get out but the boats put away for the winter. What is the spring like for..er..springs?

Thanks for any info!!

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I'm certainly not an expert but starting the end of November the teenager "feeders" are around...during Nov and Dec you tend to get a fair amount of undersize but as Jan Feb March come along they grow into size. I think its pretty good until April or so. Then the bigger fellas start showing up and the fishing changes a bit...
 

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Hey mfish,

I was just out with Jason from Bonchovy Charters on sat.We had an awesome day.We got 5 fish to the boat and 2 lost to a seal.Unfortunately the 2 the seal got were the biggest. :'(.we kept only 1 of the boated fish.Jason knows his stuff!He worked the gear and boat expertly in keeping us on the fish.It's not the easiest fishing as they keep right on the bottom and you must keep the gear right on it too.If the depth changed 10 feet he would change the down-rigger to suit.Not any skippers I've been out with are willing to work this hard for you!As a bonus,we also set out crab traps on our way out and hauled them coming in,we got our limit of 4 each.YUM!
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I have lots of people I know who are very happy with Jason and his willingness to work hard for his clients.
For a young fellow( younger than me) he really knows his stuff and keeps up on current conditions and gear changes..
I see him many days when we are out on one the Fireboats in the harbor.
I'll stop and say hi next time Jason.
 
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