Well the chinook fishing has been hot and heavy for the past 7 days. Our saltwater guides have been into fishing every trip which always puts a smile both on our guests and the guides.
Last Wednesday and Thursday were definitely the most productive days with Jason limiting out on Wednesday and Eddie, Pacific Angler head guide, limiting out and hooking into 14 chinooks on Thursday. On Friday the Pacific Angler staff went out to Thrasher Rock at 5:00 AM to get in a morning fish before work.
While the conditions were extremely tough, right on the verge of un-fishable, we were still able to get into fish. A humpback whale also surface just 20 feet from our boat which was amazing. All within a 40 minute boat ride from downtown Vancouver.
Eddie had a 5 hr charter on Friday and fished locally for coho. He did well hooking into 3 coho. The crabbing was good as well.
Over the weekend the fishing seemed to slow down a little bit. Eddie had two full day charters at Thrasher Rock. The weather was beautiful and the seas were flat calm. Eddie managed to get his guests into chinook both days with the better fishing being on Sunday. Eddie noted that the fish the guests kept all had very small herring of the year in their stomachs. For this reason we’ve been using small spoons in the 3.0 size. Recommended spoons are Kitchen sink, cop car, and irish creams. As well, we’ve been doing well with hoochies. Depths range from 50 to 100 ft.
The fishing at Thrasher Rock should continue to produce over the next week. The weather this week is looking variable with mainly sunny days and some rainy days mixed in between. Overall, the conditions are looking good for getting out there and doing some salmon fishing.
If you would like to book a trip please do not hesitate to call Pacific Angler’s booking manager, Dave, at 604-872-2204. It’s the long weekend coming up!!! There is no better way to spend it than soaking up the sun on the water.