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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Vancouver Fishing Report – September 24th, 2015

It’s starting to get cooler, overcast skies and we have seen some rain which can only mean one thing…fall is here. Salmon fishing remains good and should continue for the next couple of weeks as we near the end of our salmon season.  Fall brings some of the best sturgeon fishing of the year with these dino’s packing on the pounds for winter. Expect these fish to be on the feed and have lots of fight in them.

Sturgeon Fishing

Sturgeon fishing has been excellent in September and this should continue until November when the water temperature drops. These fish are heavily feeding on salmon caresses floating down stream. So save your salmon heads, roe, and bellies and don’t be afraid to use big baits. We are seeing lots of fish with good size in the lower Fraser River. They average 3-5 feet in length with some big boys/girls ranging in the 6-8 foot range.  Now is a great time to get on the water so give us a call to discuss your options to get you out on the water.

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Salmon Fishing

We have had the best salmon season in recent memory and they are still coming! We have had some truly great days on the water off of the Cap mouth, Bell Buoy, T10 and Sandheads. Now is the time when an 8 hour trip really shines as we are fishing the flood tides at the Fraser and Capilano mouth. We are fishing for big chinook, coho, and chum with a few pinks still kicking around. We are hooking 2-6 fish on our half day trips. Fishing will continue to be good until about mid-October when we wrap for our fall salmon season. Come by our office on Granville Island for all of your salmon gear and up to date reports.

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Vancouver Fishing Report – September 9th, 2015

We have had a great summer season and it’s almost over. With fall around the corner we can expect things to get wet…very wet. We have seen the best salmon fishing in recent years and some big sturgeon in the lower Fraser River. This trend should continue and we should make for a very exciting fall season on the water.

Sturgeon Fishing

Sturgeon fishing had been great this summer and we should continue to see some great fishing until November. It has been very consistent and are seeing quite a few big fish in the 8’ range. The fall brings some of the best fishing all year as these fish are heavily feeding for the cold winter ahead. With salmon in the river your go to baits should be salmon parts and roe but sometimes mixing it up with lamprey can be the ticket. We are hooking 4-12 fish on our half day trips with the average fish being in the 3-5’ range but we are seeing good numbers of fish in the 6-8’ range. Give us a call or email to discuss your options to get you out on the water.

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Salmon Fishing

Overall salmon fishing has been excellent this summer and we are still seeing lots of red’s coming through. This should change here any day now as we transition into the white spring fisheries of the Fraser and Capliano River. These fish tend to be the biggest of the year, so now if a great opportunity to try your luck for a tyee. The Capilano mouth, bell buoy, t-10 and sandheads have all had their days and this should continue for the next 4-5 weeks. This time of year it’s tough to go wrong with bait, anchovies and herring are a solid bet behind a Gibbs Delta Guide Series Flasher. We are hooking 3-7 fish on our half day trips. Come by our office on Granville Island for up to date reports and all of your gear for the season.

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Vancouver Fishing Report – July 8th, 2015

Hot, dry and windy has been the theme to the summer thus far. We have had more heavy NW winds over the last couple of weeks that have made for tougher salmon fishing conditions. The Fraser is on the drop and fishing has been good.

Sturgeon Fishing

With the freshet done and the Fraser on the drop we can start to expect things to pick up very quickly. We have been out a few times over the last couple of weeks and the fishing has been fairly consistent. We are hooking between 4-9 fish an outing ranging from 3-6 feet in length.  We have been having lots of success with roe and always have lamprey and eulachon in the boat as things can change from day to day. Over the next couple of months these fish will be feeding heavily and salmon will be a good bet once they enter the river. We are located only 25 minutes from downtown Vancouver so give us a shout to talk about getting you on the water.

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Salmon Fishing

We are now done with the Gulf Islands fishery as our local Capilano coho and chinook fishery have kicked off. Overall it has been fairly good so far with some great days and some slower days as these fish are notorious for not biting. We have been running white hootchies and anchovies behind Bon Chovy, STS and Madi flashers. We have seen good numbers of fish so far and this should continue to get better as July rolls along. Come by our office on Granville Island for all of your local salmon gear you need and up to date reports.

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Vancouver Fishing Report – June 10th, 2015

We are right in the middle of the freshet right now and in a few more weeks we should have some nicer, clearer water for our great summer sturgeon fishery. We have been experiencing some heavy winds on the salt which has kept us out of the gulf islands for a few days now. We are hoping these winds will die down over the weekend and bring in some much needed bait and fish.

Sturgeon Fishing

Sturgeon fishing has been surprisingly good for this time of year. Normally the Freshet brings some tougher fishing conditions, high, swift and muddy water but we have been able to find a few fish on our last few outings. We have been using extra scent and anchoring out of the main flow and it has helped produce some bites in these tougher conditions. We have been using roe, lamprey and eulachon and all have had their time and place. We have been hooking 5-8 fish in the last few weeks and they have averaged 3-5 feet with some 6 footers in the mix. Give us a shout to discuss your options to get you on the water.

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Salmon Fishing

Salmon fishing has been a grind the past few days as we are dealing with these heavy NW winds. The good news is that our local fishery is still producing some fish off the Hump, in the harbor and Howe Sound. Prior to these windy conditions the Gulf Islands has been hit or miss and should be better as June is typically a good bet for this fishery. We have been running a mixture of spoons, hootchies and bait. We are coming to an exciting time as July is a few weeks and marks the starting of our Capilano coho fishery. So come by our office on Granville Island for all of your salmon gear and up to date fishing reports.

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Vancouver Fishing Report – May 22nd, 2015

We have had a good week on the water, great weather and the fish were cooperation.  With these warm temps we have seen the beginning of the freshet.  With the lower snow pack this year it will be interesting to see how this plays out over the next month or so.

Sturgeon Fishing

Sturgeon fishing has been good in the lower section of the Fraser. We are now starting to see a lot of debris floating downstream so keep an eye out in front of you. Try to position the boat out of the main flow to keep your path clear and lines in the water. With the dirtier water we are adding lots of scent to all of our baits. We always keep a couple on board and mix things up to see what works on any given day. We are hooking 3-10 fish on our half day trips which average 3-5 feet with some bigger fish brought to the boat. We have been getting most of our bites on eulachon but roe and lamprey have also put fish in the boat. Give us a call to discuss your options to get you on the water.

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Salmon fishing

Salmon Fishing has been kind of sporadic everywhere this week. The Hump fishery tends to slow down towards the end of May and this is exactly what’s happening right now. This week the Gulf Islands saw some big tides and whales which lead to some mixed days of fishing. This is the place to be over the next month or so. We are fishing deep in the 120-220 feet range and using mostly spoons and hootchies. When fishing gets slow we like to throw on some bait to switch things up. We are hooking 5-12 fish on our full day trips. Come by our office on Granville Island for all of your salmon gear for the season.

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