Vancouver, Canada Salmon Report

2011-03-15 15:42:41
Vancouver, British Columbia - Saltwater Fishing Report
Vancouver Harbour


The fishing locally has slowed a bit in the last couple weeks…We have had hit fish, but it has not been as good as it was in January and February. The fish that we have been hooking have been strictly along the West Vancouver shoreline. On average we have been hooking 2-4 chinook salmon per trip over the last couple weeks. Spoons have been our weapon of choice fished very close to the bottom. We have some trips out later this week so we will check out a couple more areas that usually start to produce around this time of year. Quite often in early March, the winter chinook salmon disperse and chase the spawning herring in Georgia. Once the herring spawn finishes…usually this really picks up as the fish migrate back to their normal haunts.

One of the best chinook fisheries of the year is quickly approaching! April is typically one of the BEST months to fish for Chinook salmon in local Vancouver waters. Usually the fishing really picks up during the first or second week of April with good numbers of Chinook salmon in the 8-25 pound range. The south side of Bowen Island, the QA Marker, Jericho, the Bell Buoy, and the outer reaches of Vancouver Harbour will really pick up in coming weeks. Give us a call if you want to get out in April and experience some excellent angling. Give us a call sooner than later if you want prime weekend dates!

Crabbing has been very good in Vancouver Harbour and traps are being dropped on all charters! Prawning in Howe Sound has been very good as well and we have been dropping prawn traps on our 8 and 10 hour charters!

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April and May are some of the best months for numbers of Chinook salmon!

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Jason and Jeff


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About The Author: Captain Jeff Copeland

Company: Bon Chovy Fishing Charters

Area Reporting: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Bio: Bon Chovy Fishing Charter's fully insured and equipped Grady White Sportfishing boat is ideally suited to fish the West Coast waters of British Columbia. Bon Chovy offers fishing charters ranging from 5 hours to 10 hours. Special requests can be accommodated for single-day and multi-day trips to the Gulf Islands. All fishing charters, from the Vancouver Harbour, with Bon Chovy are fully guided. All you need do is bring along something to eat.

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