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.
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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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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.