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Vancouver Salmon Fishing Report...First Week of July


A pod of Orcas made a visit into Vancouver Harbour yesterday to snack on our very healthy population of harbour seals!! We were lucky enough to be on the water to capture the amazing spectacle. 6 transient orcas came into English Bay during the late morning and headed to the shallows off of Stanley Park and started hunting seals. It was quite the sight for the small group of boats that were able to see the orcas work! Seals were definately killed as we witnessed a few orcas with seals in their mouths!! They cruised the shoreline of Kits Beach and out towards Jericho before heading out to Georgia Strait. It was nice to see the Orcas in the harbour and nice to see them get a good meal!

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Fishing has been decent locally for coho! The rain we had on the weekend slowed things down a little bit, but this afternoon we had a shot at 6 fish. The forecast is calling for a long hot spell coming up. This is just the news we have been waiting for as it will cause the Capilano River to drop. The numbers of coho along the West Vancouver shoreline are sure to dramatically increase in the next few days with the low water levels in the Capilano River. There has been the odd chinook salmon off West Vancouver as well. As we progress into July we will see more and more migratory chinook in local waters. Hootchies, small spoons, and anchovies between 20 and 60 feet have been the ticket along the West Vancouver shoreline!

The Gulf Islands are still producing some nice chinook up to 30 pounds. There has been the odd tough day recently over there, but we are still averaging 3 to 7 hook ups per day on chinook off of Gabriola Island. The ling cod fishing has been good as well when the tide is not ripping!

So for the next week or two we should see the coho fishing pick up even more and the Gulf Island's chinook fishery continue. Give us a call if you want to head out on the water. This week looks like it is going to be the nicest of the summer so far with calm winds and very warm temperatures!

Tight lines

Jeff and Jason www.bonchovy.com 604 763.5460 [email protected]




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That is so cool! I was out in the Harbour on Monday and there were no whales around. (Also no fish around either). Trolled around the Bell Buoy but the water is so murky due to freshet that I doubt the fish could see my lures even if they were there. Would have loved to watch the Orcas hunting. Do you have any video of the Orcas from your trip?

PS: Nice fish by the way! Hope they are still around this weekend!
 

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Was out Tues also and must admit it brought joy to my soul to see the transients come thru and get a good meal..........it has been too many years since I last seen them work the harbour.
 

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To our northern fishing brothers and sisters... Please send the orcas back down the sound to protect our rivers from invaders... You are welcome o send them upstream as.. Whether they b bromelosJust or seals matters not... Canadian or us seals, you still have or permission to send... I know the orcas would be too busy to check passports, visas, or nexus cards...

Thanks in advance for your much appreciated co-operation...

8)

Tighter lines to you...
 
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