Pacific Angler Outlook:
The forecast for the weekend in Vancouver is looking good. You can expect some sun, clouds and a high of 12 degrees Celsius for Saturday and 14 degrees Celsius for Sunday. Enjoy the predicted sun on the weekend because on Monday the rain will be back and persist throughout the entire week. That is at least what Environment Canada is predicting.
Please read below for the Marine Forecast.
Friday and Saturday:
“Wind southeast 15 knots increasing to 15 to 20 late this afternoon then diminishing to southerly 5 to 15 late this evening. Wind becoming northwest 5 to 15 Saturday evening”
“Wind northwest 5 to 15 knots”The store has been gearing for the amazing spring & summer season ahead of us. Pacific Angler has got you covered, whether you need lake fishing or saltwater gear, or just some old fashioned helpful advice.
Local Saltwater Fishing:
The Salty Dawg had been out fishing a couple of times this past week and Jason will be out for the next three days. We’ve heard some very mixed fishing reports. A few guys are getting fish on the odd trip but as mentioned before Jason just got into his first chinook off Thrasher Rock. Yes, this is what we’ve been waiting for. Expect this fishery to heat up as we get closer to the May long weekend.
The productive areas for this time of year are along the QA, Bell Buoy, the Hump, Tunstall Bay, Cape Roger Curtis, and Pt. Cowan (Bowen Island area). If you are thinking of sticking more locally then QA and Bell Buoy are probably your best bet.
Our guides are running 4 rods out of the boat. Two rods are typically fishing anchovies with teasers, and the other two rods are fishing spoons. Favorite spoons are the Cop Car and Knight Rider. Popular flashers are the original Green & Glow and the Kinetic Green in Glow, Purple Haze, and of course the Purple Onion. Make sure to run your rods at a good spread as you are searching for pods of chinook at varied depths. Popular depths have seemed to be 70 to 90 feet, but that can vary a lot depending on where you are fishing.
The crabbing locally has been quite good. Even if you have a small canoe you can get out there and drop some traps for big dungeness crabs.
Have a great weekend,
Pacific Angler Team