Vancouver Salmon Fishing Report:
The fishing has remained descent over the last few weeks, with some slow days and some good days. We are definitely noticing it slow down from the hot action we saw in August and September. The last week we have had some steady action down south at sand heads. Lots of chum and coho around but few chinook. We were out for a short 6 hour charter on Friday and we landed 3 coho and 3 chum. Not bad for this time of year. The mouth of the Capilano is still kicking out the odd chinook but it has slowed considerably. Anchovy and herring behind glow flasher are still the hot ticket but small spoons are also taking coho and chum. We still have a few more weeks of Fraser and Capilano salmon to chase but it will come to a halt by the end of the month. Next up is our annual winer chinook fishing that starts in December and gets better as the winter months move along. Crab fishing and prawning will also get better as winter progresses.
Ucluelet Fishing Report:
We have wrapped up another GREAT season over in Ucluelet. We had an amazing year as well as our associates chasing huge numbers of chinook form April to September. The 20 mile bank produced very well all summer for chinook, coho and halibut and the inner banks were good as well from August. We also had some great inshore action along Long Beach and the rocks out side the Ucluelet harbour for part of July and all of August. Halibut size was not overly big this year but we got into some consistent action hooking halibut on the troll while targeting chinook. Coho numbers were not as strong as years past but this may be due to their migrating pattern further off shore or perhaps a low cycle year. We had lots of days where we had a tough time getting the gear down deep enough to target chinook before a coho grabbed it on the way down. Over all a very strong year for chinook fishing from Ucluelet.
We are already excited about next years action and our annual June derby over in Ucluelet.