Its been an interesting month of salmon fishing here in Vancouver to say the least. We had some of the best coho fishing and chinook fishing in years mid June around Bowen Island. Easy limits of chinook and some increadable action for hatchery coho. But, the last week has been a lot slower. I believe this is due to the big tide changes in the area and the low pressure systems that keep rolling in. There is still lots of bait in the area and as these tide changes get a little more mellow, I fully expect the incredible fishing to pick back up. We are just on the verge of seeing our annual West Vancouver coho fishery heat up so I expect July will be awesome for angling here in Vancouver.
The fishing out of Ucluelet has been fantastic. The usual strong runs of chinook and halibut have arrived on the outer banks. We have been trolling on or near the bottom in 200′ feet of water and picking up limits of chinook and halibut most days. These strong runs should continue all summer. We have been using a variety of cuttle fish behind our favourite Gibbs flashers. Spoons are also working very well.