Vancouver Fishing Report, July 16th
We have had quite the week of coho fishing! Last week is when the West Vancouver coho really showed in big numbers. The fish were fresh from the ocean and eager to bite. We had some amazing action with easy limits almost everyday. Over the last few days things have slowed a bit, and the fish that were off the West Vancouver flats have dispersed. We did have find some good numbers of coho out in the deeper water on the weekend. "Pai Lolo" our 35 foot Blackfin had an incredible day on Saturday hooking over 30 fish on their trip! We will continue to see waves of coho, pinks and increasing numbers of chinooks in Vancouver over the coming weeks. We have had great success running UV Moon Jelly Flashers and white hootchies for these West Vancouver coho.
There has been increasing numbers of Indian, Squamish, and Seymour bound pink salmon in local waters. We are only a week away from the start of our light tackle fishery for pink salmon. Soon the pinks will start to show in numbers in Howe Sound, Burrard Inlet and Vancouver Harbour. These schools of pinks can be easily targeted on a spinning rod or a fly rod. We typically just cast hot pink crocodiles or smaller Gibbs minnows to the schools of pink salmon . Give us a call if you want to check out some boat access only spots and do some light tackle salmon fishing.
Vancouver Sturgeon fishing has also really picked in the Fraser River. Luke has been on the water daily on his Thunderjet hooking good numbers of sturgeon in the 3 to 6 foot range. Now that the Fraser River has dropped...now is the time to head out on the Fraser!