The Vancouver salmon fishing has seen some tough days this past week. However, we are happy to report some good news for all the local saltwater anglers. It seems some fresh fish have moved through and the tides have now mellowed out making for some great Thankgiving chinook fishing. Maybe you will be swapping out the Turkey for a big chinook this weekend?
The fishing had been slow up to Wednesday morning. The Pacific Angler staff heard some good reports of fish being caught in the early morning (7AM to 8AM) during the flood tide. Also, Jason was out on the Salty Dawg today at first light and had a good morning, hooking into 4 big chinook. Jason reported fish being caught are ranging from 12 to 25 lbs. The good news is that these are fresh or chrome fish.
This is great news as this means the fishing should be good for another one to two weeks. And the even better news is that we have availability on the Salty Dawg starting this Monday. As always, if you would like to get out on Vancouver’s fishiest salmon charter boat please call Dave (Pacific Angler’s guide booking manager) at 604-872-2204.
The outlook for this weekend is looking superb. A mixture of fresh fish, good tides, great weather, and favourable water conditions (Georgia Straight Marine Forecast) could make this one of the best weekends to be on the water. While the mornings will be chilly the mid-day temperatures will be comfortable (ranging from 17 to 18 degrees Celsius).
Our guides have found that the most productive rigs are a flasher (purple onions, chartreuse, etc), 6 foot leader, anchovie or herring teaser head, and either anchovie or herring. Our guides have been running in water from 100 to 80 feet and getting their gear as close to the bottom as possible. The key is to be in the zone as much as possible.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to stop by Pacific Angler at 78 East Broadway or give our friendly staff a call at 604-872-2204. You can also check out Pacific Angler’s Facebook page to keep up to date on all things fishy in the Lower Mainland.