Vancouver Fishing Report – April 30th, 2015

It has been a unique year with the warm winter and low snow pack. It will be interesting to see how it plays out during the freshet and into the summer. But in the mean time we have some good weather and fishing to be enjoyed by all.

Sturgeon Fishing

Sturgeon fishing has been decent over the past week. We are seeing some higher water levels with all of the rain but that hasn’t affected the bite too much. We are hooking an average of 3-8 fish on our half day trips. These fish are in the 4-5 foot range and with a few big boys in the area. We have been getting most of our bites on eulachon but we always like to mix things up with some roe and lamprey. We have plenty of options to get you on the water. Give us a call or email us to discuss getting you on the water.

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Salmon Fishing

We have seen some good salmon fishing over the past couple of weeks. We are spending most of our time at the south end of Bowen and at the hump. We are getting most of our bites in the 100 to 140 foot range but can be quite scattered at times. We are running mostly bait and spoons as is typical for this time of year. The hump should continue to be productive until mid-late May when we switch focus to our longer trips in the Gulf Islands. Come by our shop on Granville lsland for all of your salmon gear and up to date reports.

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Vancouver Fishing Report – April 21st, 2015

We have been spoiled with the weather over the past week, it feels like its summer and the fish are sure acting like it is. Sturgeon fishing continues to be productive with a couple of big fish being brought to the shore. Salmon fishing remains good and we are getting excited about the Gulf Island fishery.

Sturgeon Fishing

Typically spring fishing for sturgeon is good but this year it seems that the weather is a month in advance. We are already experiencing the freshet and we have been seeing higher day time temperatures than normal for this time of year. We have been getting most of our fish on eulachon, lamprey and roe. We have been hooking around 4-10 fish on our half day charters and these fish are averaging 3-4 feet in length with a couple of bigger fish in the mix. We are located only 25 minutes from downtown Vancouver and makes for a good day out with some buddies.

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Salmon Fishing

Salmon fishing has been productive over the past 7-10 days. We are spending most of our time at the South end of Bowen Island, the hump, in the harbor and in Howe Sound on the windier days. We have been running mostly bait as these fish we are catching are full of herring. We are averaging 3-12 bites on our full day charters and these fish can range from 10-25 pounds. Come by our office on Granville Island to stock up on your gear for the season.

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Vancouver Fishing Report – April 12th, 2015

It’s a great time of year for fishing…especially this year. We are seeing some good sturgeon fishing and there’s salmon in our local waters. The weather has been quite pleasant and it looks like we will get some rain next week. The best thing is you don’t need to go very far to find some productive fishing. We have boats within 5 minutes from downtown Vancouver and plenty of options to get you on the water.

Sturgeon Fishing

Sturgeon fishing is off to a good start this year. We have been on the water a couple of times this week and boated a few nice fish in the 5-6 foot range. With the Fraser being dirty we are adding lots of scent to all of our baits. We have been running mostly lamprey and eulachon but when the fishing gets slow we like to get some roe on bottom. We are averaging 3-10 bites on our half day charters and this should continue to get better as it gets warmer. Give us a call to discuss your options to get you on the water.

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Salmon Fishing

Salmon fishing continues to be quite good with some bigger fish kicking around. We have been spending most of our time around the hump, in the harbor and in Howe Sound. We are running a mix of spoons, UV and Glow hootchies and anchovies with Gibbs guide series flashers.  We are hooking 3-12 fish on our full day charters. Come by our office on Granville Island for all of your fishing gear for the upcoming season.

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Vancouver Fishing Report – April 5th, 2015

The weather has been crazy over the past couple of weeks but luckily it hasn’t affected the fishing too much. We have seen some nice sturgeon the past week and it should get better as spring rolls on. Salmon fishing continues to provide some big fish in the 15-20 pound range. It has been a great season so far and we are looking forward to the different fisheries that Vancouver has to offer throughout the summer and fall.

Sturgeon Fishing

We have been on the water a few times over the past couple of weeks and despite the dirty water we are pleased to report that the sturgeon fishing has been good. We are hooking 3-10 fish on our half day charters and these fish have been in the 3-5 foot range with a few in the 6’ range. We have been having most of our success on eulachon and lamprey. Spring is a great time of year to go sturgeon fishing so give us a call to discuss options to get you on the water.

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Salmon Fishing

Salmon fishing has been quite good over the last couple of weeks. We have been spending most of our time in Howe Sound and we should see the South end of Bowen Island start to pick up any day now.   We have moved away from spoons and switched over to bait. We are hooking 3-12 fish on a full day trip and we continue to see some larger fish being brought back to the dock. The spring and early summer fishery seems like it is always changing so come by the office to get all of your gear.

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Vancouver Fishing Report – March 21st, 2015

It has been fairly dry for the past few weeks so it’s nice to see some much needed rain. This weather has made for some good fishing and great fishing conditions. Sturgeon fishing has been fairly good all winter and with the warmer temps we are looking at, some good fishing for the next couple of months. We have had a great winter season for springs and are hoping it continues into our spring/summer months.

Sturgeon Fishing

It’s an exciting time of year for sturgeon fishing as the winter is done and we can expect fishing to heat up. The warmer temperatures and the migration of eulachon up the Fraser will make for some good fishing for sturgeon in the lower river. Right now we are hooking 3-10 fish on our half days charters. These fish are 3-5 feet in length with a few fish in the 6 foot range. Now is the time of year when eulachons really shine, however we always have lamprey and roe on board. Our sturgeon boat is located at Shelter island Marina which is only 30 minutes from downtown Vancouver. Give us a shout to discuss your options to get you on the water.

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Salmon Fishing

Overall we had a great winter spring fishery and all signs are pointing to a good spring and summer. We are spending our full day trips in the Gulf Islands and Howe Sound and our half day trips in local waters. It’s nice to see some bigger fish in the mid teen’s coming back to the docks. Crabbing has remained quite good and we should see this continue until May or June. Come by our office on Granville Island for up to date fishing reports and check out our tackle shop.

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Vancouver Fishing Report – February 15th

This weather continues to cooperate and it feels like we skipped right over winter. It looks like it should continue for the weeks to come. It looks like these warm conditions have been favourable for sturgeon fishing as they are still quite active and moving around. It has been a productive couple of weeks on the Fraser River and in ocean for our winter Chinook fishery.

Sturgeon Fishing has remained good with fish ranging from 3-5 feet long, with the occasional 6+ footer in the mix. Normally during the winter you want to downsize your presentation and baits but this isn’t a normal winter. We are having our best luck with roe and lamprey. Our sturgeon boat is located only 30 minutes from Vancouver and is quite a unique fishery. Give us a shout to discuss your options during this mild winter.

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Winter Chinook fishing has been pretty good over the past couple of weeks. On our longer days we have been going over to the Gulf Islands and up into Howe Sound. We have had some very good days with 10-20 bites. On our shorter days we are fishing in the harbor, West Vancouver and Howe Sound. We have plenty of options to get you out on the water for this time of year. Send us an email or come by our office to get up to date information on our winter chinook fishery.

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Vancouver Fishing Report – September 28th, 2014

Sturgeon Fishing

Sturgeon fishing has remained very good and this should continue until the water temps drop in November/December. These fish are very aggressive and feeding on all of the dead salmon carcasses floating down the river. We have been using mostly salmon parts, i.e. bellies, gills, hearts, roe, etc. as this is a main part of their diet this time of year. On average we are getting 6-15 bites an outing with an average length of sturgeon being 4-7 feet in length. This can be a very consistent fishery this time of year and is recommended for everyone. Give us a shout to talk about our fall sturgeon options and outtings.

Such a unique fishery!

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Salmon Fishing

Salmon fishing has been quite productive for chinook and coho off the mouth of the Capilano, in the Harbour and off of the Fraser Mouth. We have had some great days where we had double digits of fish mixed with some slower days with a few bites. With the rain we just got over the past few days some of these fish have pushed into the river. But we have seen some new, fresh fish take their place. This fishery should continue to produce fish into mid October

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Vancouver Fishing Report – September 12th, 2014

Sturgeon Fishing

The mornings are starting to get cooler and there is a lot of salmon in the river which can only mean one thing….Fall is around the corner. This is one of our favorite seasons to be fishing the Fraser for sturgeon because they are feeding aggressively trying to pack on the pounds for winter. Their main diet for the fall months is salmon carcasses, so keep your gills, bellies and roe because they are gold. We have been busy over the last couple weeks and the fishing has not disappointed. We are hooking 6-15 fish an outing and averaging 4-7 feet in length. We should see this great action continue until we start to see some cooler water temperatures into November and December. Give us a shout to talk about your options for a sturgeon charter.

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Salmon Fishing

We are coming towards the end of the Sockeye season but the fishing is still quite good. These later fish tend to stage at the mouth better and can create some very larger schools. So even though you may have a school underneath you that isn’t biting very well, they’re should be another school close by that is. Once sockeye season closes we can focus all of our attention chasing these big chinooks off the mouth of the Fraser and in the harbor. Herring, anchovies and glow hootchies are a must when targeting these fish. We should have some pretty good fishing into mid October for chinook and coho so come by the office to grab all of your chinook gear.

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Vancouver Fishing Report – August 26th, 2014

Sturgeon Fishing

Sturgeon Fishing has been very good over the past Month. Luke and Eric have been busy on the water and have lots to show for it. We are seeing a good quantity and quality of fish, averaging 4-7 feet in length. We are hooking 6-15 fish on our half day charters. These fish are quite aggressive now as they are packing on the pounds for winter. We are having our success on salmon roe, salmon parts and Lamprey. We are coming into our peak fishing months for sturgeon on the Fraser River so give us a shout to discuss your options.

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Salmon Fishing

We are well into sockeye season and the fishing is quite good right now. We have had some great days but a few where there seemed to be no fish on the sounder. We have seen schools moving in daily but they haven’t been stacking up very well. This should change shortly as these late fish tend to stage better. We are having our best luck with the T-10, Bon Chovy and STS Delta Gibbs Guide Series Flashers with pink hootchies. As for springs, we are having some luck around the bell buoy, T-10 and down at sandheads. This is the time of year to target some big Fraser river Chinook. Come by the office on Granville to get geared up for the rest of the season.

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Fly Fishing

The Thompson River has provided some good fishing for trout. This will likely change when the sockeye move in and push the trout out of there preferred fishing lanes. September is right around the corner and this marks the beginning of salmon season on our local rivers. We are very excited for the Squamish River to come back to life.

Vancouver Fishing Report – July 28th, 2014

Sturgeon Fishing

We have a very busy week ahead and looking forward to lots of time on the water. Sturgeon fishing is good hooking 4-10 fish in a half day charter. This fishery is almost in its prime and is going to produce some solid and consistent numbers over the next few months. We have been getting most of our bites on lamprey and roe. We are timing our outings with the tides and that has been the key to our success. Our boat is located only 25 minutes from downtown Vancouver so give us a shout to discuss your options for sturgeon fishing.

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Salmon Fishing

Salmon fishing locally has been a little inconsistent so far, hooking 10-15 fish one day and struggling for a couple bites the next. With the rain we got mid-week we saw some coho in west Van move up into the river. We have been getting some coho in deeper water so they are still out there. There are a decent number of springs kicking around and they should grow with each day that passes. We are almost into August and are getting excited for the sockeye opening. We still have some availability during the week so give us a call to chat about getting on the water.

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Fly Fishing

The Pitt River is still fishing well for bull trout. The rain helped bump up the water levels and brought in some chinooks and sockeyes. This system is coming to an end shortly for the summer as the water will get really low and unproductive during the sunny days ahead. We are hoping that the Squamish will cooperate and we can think about heading out in early fall.