Winter Fishing in Vancouver – November 21 2013

Howdy folks.  Just because winter’s here certainly doesn’t mean that the fishing opportunities have gone with the warmth.  Winter is indeed a great time to fish the Vancouver area.  We’re getting mighty excited for the winter chinook season on the ocean as we have lots of sweet new Gibbs/Delta gear to try out.  Pretty soon our boats will be filing out of our Granville Island location dropping crab and prawn traps and pulling gear for winter chinook salmon.  This is a great opportunity to take advantage of Vancouver’s mild winters and hit the water.  It’s is certainly one of our favorite times of year.

Along with winter chinooks the sturgeon fishing is consistent all winter long and our heated jet boat is a perfect platform to target these monsters.  We’ll be departing our Richmond location, only 20 minutes from downtown all season long in search of these bad boys.

Though there are still chum and coho salmon in the Squamish River it’s a good time to let these fish be and carry on with their spawning.  Thankfully this is a smooth transition into trout season as the river is full of eggs and flesh which is the favourite of our local trout populations.  Bull trout, cutthroat and rainbow are all being caught on egg, flesh and sculpin patterns.

Give us a shout anytime for guided trip info and/or winter fishing advice.  Always like to talk fishing and get the opportunity to get people on the water to see what Vancouver has to offer.  I’ll leave you with some winter fishing pictures from some of our trips to get you excited for the season.

Keep your tip up…

Fraser River Sturgeon

Luke gets the boys into nice winter double header

Sometimes you have to bundle up but here's the pay off Sometimes you have to bundle up but here’s the pay off.



Vancouver harbour winter spring


Winter chinook don’t get much prettier than this.


Healthy winter bull trout


VSFC's Chris Jarvis (CJ) with a perfect winter chinook

VSFC’s Chris Jarvis (CJ) with a perfect winter chinook from Howe Sound