VANCOUVER FISHING REPORT:
Fishing here in local waters has perked up a lot lately with good catches of Coho off the West Vancouver shoreline from the mouth of the Capilano River to Pt. Atkinson. Coho are staking up more and more each day as the water levels in the river are so low that these fish have no where to go. This is great news for us saltwater anglers and not such good news for the river anglers.
We have been having most of our success very shallow, with depths between 30′-60′ using small spoons, white hoochies and pink Apex lures behind a variety of flashers. We have also been getting a good number of Pink salmon as well which is early but a good sign of things to come. The odd Chinook is being hooked while fishing for Coho which is a very nice surprise.
Howe Sound Pinks should be showing up any week now and this is such a blast for all experience levels. We usually make our way up Howe Sound in search of jumping schools of fish and make a pass or two trolling gear then we drift fish, casting pink spoons or buzz bombs to them with great success. We have our spin fishing gear on board for when we get into the big schools of Pinks.
Pt. Grey chinook are also starting to show up and we are going to start trolling for these BIG early run Chinook (Kings) with larger spoons, white hoochies and bait. This fishery will just get better and better as August approaches.
UCLUELET FISHING REPORT:
Fishing is ‘Red Hot’ over in Ucluelet right now and will most likely stay this way until mid September. Daily limits of Chinook and Coho are coming in almost every day when the winds are cooperating. It almost does not matter what depths or what you are using as long is it looks like bait the fish are so thick out there. Chinook ranging from 10-40 pounds and large schools of Coho are showing up. 3″-4″ spoons behind a flasher or naked. A variety of hoochies and cuutle fish hoochies are slaying salmon. Small plugs are also working in white and green colours. Halibut are also showing up in good numbers with lots of larger ones the last week in the 30-40lb range. We still have a few prime spots for this summer but not many, so call us or email for our last few spots if you are thinking of going over to Ucluelet.
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