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.

photo 2

Vancouver Fishing Report – June 4th, 2016

We saw some cooler temps and rain that improved the conditions on the Fraser. Sturgeon fishing should start to improve in the upcoming weeks leading to summer. Typically July marks the beginning of some solid, consistent fishing that will last into the late fall. Salmon fishing has been quite good locally for this time of year. With some luck, these fish will stick around throughout the summer and feed.

Sturgeon Fishing

Sturgeon fishing has remained a bit challenging even with the improving conditions. If you put in your time, there are fish to be fought. With the warm weather this weekend, we can expect the water levels to come up and get dirty. This is the time of year where lots of scent greatly improves for chances of finding some fish. We have been having the most success with lamprey and roe. We have been hooking 3-6 fish on our half day trips but this should quickly change over the next few weeks. Give us a call to book your sturgeon trip.

sturgeontim

Salmon Fishing

We have had a few weeks of solid, local salmon fishing. We have been spending most of our time in Howe Sound, the south end of Bowen Island and in the harbor. Typically early June tends to be a little more hit or miss but it has been quite good. We have been hooking 4-10 fish on our half day trips with a mix of legals and undersized fish. They average in the 10-25 pound range with a few big fish in the area. These fish have been shallow and we are getting bites as we are trying to stack our second rod! We have been using a mix of spoons and bait behind Gibbs Guide Series Flashers(Bon Chovy, Lemon Lime & STS).  Shoot us an email or come by our office for all of your salmon gear and up to date reports.

20160530_121300_HDR

Vancouver Fishing Report – May 18th, 2016

We have seen some beautiful weather over the past couple of weeks. Sturgeon fishing has been fair considering the conditions and salmon fishing has been good overall. It was quite windy for a week which kept us on this side of the Strait but when we were able to cross it has been productive.

Sturgeon Fishing

There hasn’t been much change in the conditions or the fishing. Fishing has remained good and the conditions have remained challenging. We are doing our best to stay out of the main current and prevent debris from hitting our lines. This time of year always takes a little more patience but can be very rewarding. We have been having most of our success on eulachon and lamprey. We have been hooking 3-8 fish on our half day trips with the average fish being 4-6 foot in length.

na

Salmon Fishing

Salmon Fishing has been good locally, in the Gulf Islands and Howe Sound. Since the winds have died down, we have seen some solid fishing in Howe Sound and off of the south end of Bowen Island. The Gulf Islands have had some good days but we have seen orca’s a couple of times this week which has shut down the fishing almost instantly. Typically our local fishery starts to become a bit more hit or miss towards the end of May so our full days to the Gulf Islands is a solid bet. We are hooking 6-12 fish on our full day trips and dropping crab traps until early June.

11000192_965326803511698_890755052752422436_n

Vancouver Fishing Report – May 4th, 2016

It feels more like summer than it does early May! Vancouver set record temps in April which resulted in a high and murky Fraser River. Between the Fraser River run off and algae glooms, most of the local saltwater hotspots are also cloudy. Despite less than ideal fishing conditions, we have seen some productive salmon and sturgeon fishing.

Sturgeon Fishing

This is always a frustrating time of year for the sturgeon fisherman and this year is no exception. With the rise is water levels of the Fraser, we are seeing lots of debris and logs in the main current. We have been looking for any water breaks and seams to get away from the debris and focus on fishing. We have been having most of our success on eulachon and lamprey but salmon roe always seems to have its place on the boat.  We have been hooking 3-8 fish on our half day trips with the average fish being 4-6 foot in length.

1209126_627322673955580_1716579872_n

The freshet typically lasts into mid-late June and you can expect the sturgeon fishing to pick up shortly after water levels and clarity become more stable. Give us a call to get you on the water this summer and experience our unique Fraser River sturgeon fishery.

Salmon Fishing

We have seen some good fishing just about everywhere! Over the last 10 days we have seen productive fishing for chinook salmon locally, in Howe Sound and the Gulf Islands. Typically this time of year everyone is fishing off the Hump but with the winds and good fishing everywhere, that hasn’t been the case. Most of the fish are in the 8-15 pound range but we have seen some big boys in the mid-high 20’s kicking around. Now is about the time that everyone starts to head over to the Gulf Islands, it tends to be one of the more productive fisheries of the year. Anchovies and glow hootchies are tough to beat across the Strait and we have still been having a lot of success with the Skinny G Outfitter & Bon Chovy.  Come by our office to get all of your salmon gear for the Gulf Islands and local fishery.

11934517_1043804272330617_2201337897971371030_o

Vancouver Fishing Report – April 20th, 2016

We have seen some beautiful weather over the past few weeks. It looks like spring is here and freshet is just around the corner. We have had some good salmon fishing and even better sturgeon fishing. This should continue into May until we are into full freshet conditions.

Sturgeon Fishing

Sturgeon fishing has been solid over the past month. With the rising river, these fish are moving around and trying to stay out of the main current. We have been having most of our luck on Eulachon and lamprey but we always like to throw some salmon roe in the mix. We have seen a bit of a higher average of fish in the 5-6 foot range with a few 7-8 footers finding our lines. It looks like next week is going to cool down a bit prolonging the freshet for another week. Give us a call to talk about options for getting you on the water.

Salmon Fishing

Salmon fishing has been decent over the last couple of weeks. We are off of our winter routine and fish are suspended in the water column. We are still seeing a lot of shakers but recently we have seen a few big fish in the 20’s. This is a great sign of what’s to come in the very near future. We have been having success on the Gibbs Skinny G’s Outfitter and Bon Chovy spoons behind the Guide Series flashers(Bon Chovy, Lemon Lime and STS).

We are now in late April and we should start to hear whispers of the Gulf Islands any day now. Typically early May is good for chinook in the 10-25 pound range. We have some availability left over the next 10 days so give us an email or come by the shop for all of your gear.

12295505_1151686814875695_5028211379594822279_n (1)

 

Vancouver Fishing Report – March 3rd, 2016

It seems this rain has been relentless this winter. The good news is spring is a few weeks away and hopefully it brings some sunshine. It looks as though the worst is over and we are seeing a rise in temperature, which means we should be out sturgeon fishing in the near future. Winter chinook fishing has been quite good this past month with a few slower days mixed in.

Sturgeon Fishing

With the warmer weather starting to poke its head, we can expect sturgeon fishing to pick. Typically March/April are good months for sturgeon fishing as they are on the move and feeding after the cold winter. Good baits that we always have on hand are lamprey, salmon roe and eulachon. We are expecting a decent run of eulachon this spring, so it should be a solid bet this time of year. Fishing should remain fairly good until we see the high/muddy water from the freshet starting in May. Give us a call to discuss your options to get on the water.

10437394_836005996420579_322529544475629019_n (1)

Salmon Fishing

Salmon fishing has been solid throughout February and should continue into March and April. We have been spending most of our time in Howe Sound and in the Harbor. As we get later into the winter/spring, these chinook are feeding and all of those 22” fish in January are now legals. We are hooking 5-12 fish on our longer day trips with a few days of 15+ bites. We have been running Skinny G spoons and anchovies behind Gibbs Guide Series Flashers(Lemon Lime, Bon Chovy and STS).Crabbing and prawning have been good and should continue to be productive into the early spring. Shoot us an email to get more information about our great winter chinook fishery.

886298_1118767471500963_8003807595789831448_o

No comments Vancouver Fishing Report – January 29th, 2016

The past couple of weeks we have seen some big storms push through bringing some big winds and rains. Luckily it hasn’t stopped us from getting out on the water. Salmon fishing has remained good and we have found some productive crabbing and prawning grounds. Sturgeon Fishing is slower in the winter months, so if you looking to get out on the water then winter springs is your best bet.

Sturgeon Fishing

Sturgeon fishing is typically slower during the winter months. These fish get very lethargic and don’t tend to eat or move around very much. So if you are heading out to try your luck, it is key to target deeper holes and experiment with some different scents. Salmon roe is a great bait for this time of year. We should see the sturgeon fishing start to pick up in March or April when the water temperatures rise and before the freshet occurs. Until then, winter chinook fishing is your best bet.

10560445_862090267145485_3415344616396932191_o

Salmon Fishing

We have been out the past couple of weeks and salmon fishing has been fairly good with a mix of legals and undersized fish. This should change as these fish are actively feeding and growing by the week.We are hooking 3-6 fish on our half day trips. We have been spending most of our time in Howe Sound, Vancouver harbor and in the Gulf Islands. Our winter fishery is a little different as we are fishing right off bottom in the 125-250 foot range. Our go to set-ups are Gibbs Guide Series flashers in Bon Chovy, Madi and lemon limes with 3” & 3.5” spoons.

10896306_908077139236665_4506827485309898116_o

Now is a great time to get out and enjoy our great winter fishery. Give us a call to get you on the water this winter!

Vancouver Fishing Report – January 9th, 2016

We have started off 2016 with some decent numbers of chinook around and this will continue to grow as we get later into the season. Sturgeon fishing is slower in the winter months, so if you’re looking to get out on the water then winter spring fishing is a good option to consider.

Sturgeon Fishing

Sturgeon fishing is typically slow during the winter months. These fish get very lethargic and don’t tend to eat or move around very much. So if you are heading out to try your luck, it is key to target deeper holes and experiment with some different scents. Salmon roe is a great bait for this time of year.

1604638_684325578255289_1985875122_n

We should see the sturgeon fishing start to pick up in March or April when the water temperatures rise and before the freshet occurs. Until then, winter chinook fishing is your best bet.

Salmon Fishing

We are well into our winter chinook fishery and we had some very promising outings. Most of our charters are hooking 3-6 fish on our half day trips with a mixture of undersized and legal fish. These fish are feeding and aggressive, so if you can find some bait then there should be some fish around. We are focusing most of our efforts in the Gulf Islands, Howe Sound and in Vancouver Harbor. Typically we are running 3” and 3.5” spoons behind Gibbs Delta Lemon Lime Guide Series Flashers. This is a great time to experiment with different scents; we have found anchovy and herring to work well for us.

12370654_1097433766967667_2432947465872216138_o

Winter is a great time to get out for these chrome feeders. So give us a call to discuss some options to get you on the water

Vancouver Fishing Report – December 5th, 2015

We had a great sturgeon season this past summer and fall. With the cooler weather here for the winter, sturgeon fishing will be slower and we will be focusing our efforts on winter springs. Fishing for winter springs is one of our favorite seasons and should start to pick up any day now.

Sturgeon Fishing

Now is a great time of year to get the boats out of the water and get some maintenance done. Sturgeon fishing is slower in the cooler months but things should start to pick up again in March when the weather starts to warm up. These fish tend to be very lethargic during the winter months so they can be difficult to target effectively.

With Christmas just around the corner, a gift certificate is a great idea for your favorite angler. Give us a call for all of your gift certificate inquiries.

923451_567835769904271_1575213287_n

Salmon Fishing

For most, December marks the beginning of the Christmas season. For us, December marks the start of winter chinook season and it couldn’t have come sooner. This is a very unique fishery as we are searching for chrome feeder springs in the 5-15 pound range. Most of our fishing is done locally in the harbor, Howe Sound and in the Gulf Islands. We are typically fishing on bottom and trying to key in on bait. Spoons are the lure of choice: Coho Killers, Skinny G’s and 3” G-Force spoons produce most of our bites. Come by our office on Granville Island for all of your gear and up to date reports.

10898215_925842374126808_4165174538051619615_n

Vancouver Fishing Report – October 28th, 2015

What a fall we have had so far. We had great weather and the lack of rain prolonged our saltwater salmon fishery while providing ideal conditions for sturgeon fishing in the Fraser. It seemed that the salmon just kept on coming and the sturgeon have been hungrier than ever!

Sturgeon Fishing

Sturgeon fishing has been excellent since September. With all of the dead carcasses continuously coming down the Fraser there has been a very consistent and very good sturgeon bite. This should continue for the next month until we see the water temperatures drop in late November/early December. We have been having the most success with big chunks of salmon parts(bellies, heads, etc.), roe and mixing in lamprey has been a nice change of pace. We are hooking 5-15 fish on our half day trips. These fish are averaging 3-6 feet in length with fish in the 6-8 foot range being hooked fairly consistently.

IMG_2027

Now is the time to get out on the water and try your luck at getting that big one to the shore! Give us a call to discuss your options to get you out on the water.

Salmon Fishing

We had one of the most memorable salmon seasons to date. Starting with lots of early/big chinook salmon that went into early October and right now we are seeing the end of the coho and chum run. Fishing over the past 2 weeks off of the Fraser mouth for coho and chum has been quite good with some guests hooking 10-20 fish/day. These heavy rains will likely be the end of that but we are getting ready for our winter chinook season which gets going again in early December.  This is one of our favorite times of the year to be on the water with the cooler temperatures, calm waters, chrome feeders and beautiful scenery.  Come by our office on Granville Island to discuss your options and get geared up for the fast approaching winter fishery.

11694991_1068242939886750_4893627878429963547_n