July 12th Report

The Capilano River has now dropped to its normal summertime  low level!  This is great news as the coho salmon fishery has started after a delaydue  to the high water levels!   There has been decent numbers of coho around for the last few days especially. We have been hooking 3 to 10 coho a trip!  The coho have been along the West Van shoreline scattered from Point Atkinson all the way down to the mouth of the Capilano River.  Hootchies, smaller spoons and anchovies have all been working between 20 to 50 feet.   In addition to the coho of West Vancouver, we have been picking up the odd nice chinook as well!  On the Spanish Banks/Bell Buoy side of the harbour there have been some decent waves of chinooks rolling in since Monday.  It is that time of year where the Fraser Bound chinook are now starting to show up in fishable numbers.  Bait has been the best producer by far for the migratorty chinook up to 30 pounds!   The Department of Fisheries and Oceans is predicting a VERY good run of Fraser Red Chinook this year.  The Gulf Island's have had some decent fish, but now we are focussing on our local fishery for the most part! The Celebration of Light is at the end of this month!  Give us a call if you would like to see the fireworks from the water!   Tight Lines Jason, Jeff, and Blake www.bonchovy.com    604 763 5460    info@bonchovy.com cap-kid
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