Saltwater Fishing ReportWinter feeder chinook fishing has been quite productive again this year in the Vancouver harbour and Howe Sound. We are anticipating this trend to stick around and even get better through late winter and spring. Last February through May we had some fantastic winter feeder chinook fishing in the harbour. We are hooking up on some rather large fish lately with some chinook in the high teens.Of course fishing close to the bottom is key this time of year with 3-3.5″ spoons and glow hoochies with flashers.
There is a large volume of herring in the area again this winter which should keep the chinook around for a while. Crabbing is picking up from a slow December and January but late spring is usually very good. We are having great success with prawn fishing on our full day charters.We are hoping the high winds and the heavy snow is behind us now and that we start to see some stable air stick around. Limits are 2 chinook a day per angler (62cm) so now is the time to get out and enjoy these limits as we anticipate it will drop to 1 chinook per angler a day in the late spring and summer.Vancouver salmon fishing charters are a great way to entertain guests and family so get out there and enjoy the bounty Vancouver and area has to offer.
As we are seeing there will be limited to no ability to fish the Fraser River for salmon this summer so take advantage of the opportunity on the saltwater.