BC Fishing Reports banner

Status
Not open for further replies.
1 - 1 of 1 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
202 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
VANCOUVER BC FISHING REPORT
Bon Chovy Vancouver Saltwater Fishing Report, June 7, 2006
www.bonchovy.com

After a very promising and consistent spring fishery, things appear to continue rolling on. The Chinook fishery is still going strong off the south end of Bowen Island and at the mouth of the Fraser River. Typically this fishery for Chinooks (which average 8-20 pounds) remains consistent until the middle of June. We will then shift our focus to catching Coho and migratory Chinooks in Vancouver Harbour and Howe Sound. We have been getting our fish using anchovies and 4-inch coyote spoons. During the last couple of weeks there has been a preference for anchovies. Productive depths have been fairly wide open. Fish have been found anywhere from 50 feet to 130 feet in depth. Make sure you stagger your depths and cover a lot of ground until you pinpoint where the fish are. These springtime fish have a tendency to be consistently on the move so somedays time is essential for productivity.

This is the time of year when the Gulf Islands is known to be really good for Chinooks. Areas like Thrasher Rock, The Grande, Whalebone, and Porlier Pass are all producing very well. We have made it across the Strait of Georgia a few times already and have been into multiple fish every time.

We are looking forward to a fairly active summer season. We are awaiting the largest sockeye return in the last 4 years. At a 50% returning probability, the Department of Fisheries and Oceans is forecasting 17 million sockeye to make their way back to the Fraser River. Run timing is usually between the last week of July and the first week of September. Sockeye fishing is fast and furious when you hit it right. To complement the sockeye, we should see our Coho fishery off West Vancouver peak in late June and July. As well, trophy Chinooks will always be present as different runs are en route to area rivers. Looks like we are in for a good summer. See ya on the water or call us at (604)763-4560 to book a charter on our Grady White.
 
1 - 1 of 1 Posts
Status
Not open for further replies.
Top