The fishing has certainly picked up off south Bowen Island as well as Howe Sound. The hump, Slash and Tunstall Bay were all producing chinook today for many boats. It was a bit sloppy out there with a stiff wind out of the south west but we still managed to boat several fish today. There was lots of banter over the radio today as well from other charter boats of fish hitting a variety of gear. We lost a good salmon first thing this morning at 8:00 and between dozens of grey cod and undersize chinook we managed to boat a nice 12lb chinook. We had fish hit all varieties of gear today, splatter back hoochies in green and blue, cop car spoon and glow, white hoochy. Most of our actions today was between 60-90′. We also managed to take home 114 prawns.
The fishing will just keep getting better over the weeks, and this south Bowen fishery will lead us into the anticipated gulf islands fishery in May and June. The Vancouver harbour has been slow over the last few weeks but we know there are fish there. We just have to put in time to find them. We fished off the north arm of the Fraser today for an hour and we saw huge amounts of bait but no salmon hit the gear.