August 4 Fishing Update
August 4, 2017 § Leave a comment
This past week we have seen some great fishing on the Fraser, Vancouver ocean and West Coast Vancouver Island. The Pink Salmon are starting to show up in Vancouver harbour and Howe Sound and by the looks of our sturgeon catches, the big monster fish are staging getting ready for the big feast on salmon.
Fraser River Sturgeon fishing has been excellent this past week, lots of big fish around including several over 9ft and a few over 8ft. Good numbers of smaller fish as well so the action has been steady. One of the best months for sturgeon is October, we still have some great dates available. Weekend packages are very affordable starting at $575 pp for a 2 night 2 day with hotel, breakfast lunch and full days of fishing. Day trips start as low as $125 pp so good time to book your October sturgeon trip.
Vancouver salmon fishing has been spotty but the last few days have really picked up with some Pink Salmon moving into the Harbour. Over the next week or so we should see more Coho move in and those Fraser Chinook should be showing up anytime. The sockeye run has been slow to arrive but lets keep our fingers crossed that they show up as Alaska is having a record year.
If your not a big fan of trolling out in the ocean, try casting Gibbs Delta spoons for Pink Salmon, you can do this from a boat or from shore in places like Furry Creek or Ambelside park. The trick is to retrieve slow and set that hook when you feel the lure stop. Once of the best lures is the Gibbs Croc in pink or chartruse.
West Coast fishing has been excellent, lots of Chinook around as well as Halibut and ling cod. We will be wrapping up our west coast operation over the next few weeks then focuising 100% on the Fraser River. If you are wanting to get out next season, this is a great time to book your 2018 west coast adventure.
Hope you all have a great long weekend.