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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Vancouver Fishing Report – May 13th, 2015

Over the last week we have been experiencing some great weather conditions for both fish and fishermen. Sturgeon fishing has been quite good last week thanks to the low snow pack. Salmon fishing really heated up across the strait in the Gulf Islands.

Sturgeon Charter

The weather is nice, the water is in decent condition and the fish are hungry…what more could you ask for? The fishing has been solid over the last 10 days and it’s looking like it should continue. There still seems to be some big fish around as we have had multiple 5-6 foot fish. We are hooking 3-12 fish on our half day charters. We have been getting bites on all of the normal baits but roe seemed to shine this past week. Send us an email to discuss your options to get you on the water.

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Salmon Charter

Salmon fishing has been decent off the hump and it has really started to pick up in the Gulf Islands. In May and June we spend most of our time over there on our full day trips and it’s generally quite productive. We have our best luck on spoons and hootchies. We are hooking 5-15 fish on our full day trips and they are in the 10-25 pound range. This fishery is a blast and can be one of the best of the year. Come by our office on Granville Island for all of your gear and up to date reports.

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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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