Vancouver Fishing Report – June 23rd, 2016

The weather has been all over the place over the last month. We have seen peak summer conditions followed by more fall like weather. It looks like we have a nice stretch of weather for the next couple of weeks. This bodes well for our sturgeon and salmon fisheries. Sturgeon fishing is starting to heat up and salmon fishing has continued to be impressive for June.

Sturgeon Fishing

With summer here and July around the corner, sturgeon fishing has already started to pick up. Typically summer months on the Fraser River are pretty consistent with good numbers and some quality fish. The average size fish is in the 4-6’ range and on the Fraser, there is always a chance at an 8-10 footer. We are hooking 5-12 fish on our 8 hour days. All of the standard baits work well and the later into the summer we get, the more we use salmon and salmon parts. This is a great time of year to get out and enjoy just how unique of a fishery we have on the Fraser. Give us a call to get you on the water.

Salmon Fishing

Salmon fishing has been solid for the month of June. Typically things become a little more hit or miss on the Vancouver side of the Strait however this year we have seen an abundance of bait which has kept anglers busy. We have been spending most of our time in Howe Sound and locally. We have been running lots of spoons and hootchies behind Gibbs Delta Guide Series Flashers(Bon Chovy, Lemon Lime & STS). Most of these chinooks are in the 8-20 pound range but there has been some fish in the high twenties brought back to the docks. Fishing should continue to stay good locally as long as the bait sticks around. We are about a week away from our Coho Capilano fishery. Give us a shout or come by the shop to get geared up for this unique fishery.

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