Vancouver Fishing Report, August 25th
Fishing has been EXCELLENT over the last few days. We have seen very good numbers of sockeye and increasing numbers of big Fraser bound chinook salmon. Sturgeon fishing has also been top notch!
We have seen some very good pulses of sockeye make their way towards and into the Fraser River. There has been some really good periods of activity off the North Arm Jetty, Iona, T 10 and Sandheads. Keep your eye on the sounder as well as keep your eyes peeled for jumpers to locate the schools. Sockeye can be finicky biters at times and a direction change can quite often result in more action. Pay attention to which directions you are getting your hits and try and establish a pattern. Test sets up in Johnstone Straits have continued to be promising so we should this great sockeye fishing continue for 2 to 3 more weeks. If you are looking to get out sockeye fishing we have a few slots available over the next few weeks!
Productive depths have varied from 30 to 90 feet on the downrigger. We have been mixing things up running UV Moon Jelly, STS, Bon Chovy and T 10 Flashers.. It is interesting how certain days certain flashers perform better than others.. We have really done well on the UV Moon Jelly over the last few days.
Chinook fishing has started to perk up as well and we have had some beautiful chinook in the 22 to 27 pound range back to the dock over the last couple days. Most of the chinook that were hooked were hooked while fishing for sockeye using pink hootchies. We have sadly neglected chinook fishing this August with all the sockeye around. We will likely start putting a little more time in for chinook as the next 6 weeks are prime for the biggest salmon of the year.
Sturgeon fishing has been very consistent on the Lower Fraser River with fishing in the 5 to 7 foot range being landed on a daily basis. With all the sockeye salmon in the Fraser River the sturgeon are gorging on salmon. Salmon roe and salmon parts have been the baits of choice. Luke has also strapped his downriggers on the jet boat for the sockeye season. He has had a couple amazing days fishing for sockeye in the ocean and sturgeon in the river. If you want an ultimate day trip, you have to try this combination trip- Trolling for salmon in the ocean and sturgeon fishing in the river! The trip needs to be 8 to 10 hours in length and is limited to 3 guests a trip.
Our Gibbs Delta Pro Shop is open daily and we have all the right gear for our local fishery! Shop hours are from 11am to 630pm. Give us a call if you are looking for gear outside shop hours and we can quite often accommodate you.
We are looking forward to some exciting fishing for the next couple months!!
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