Winter Chinook Report, December 4th
We spent today trolling for winter chinook salmon in Vancouver Harbour. We got an early start and were greeted by amazing weather conditions with no wind and clear skies. Despite the layer of frost on the boat first thing in the morning, the sun did a great job keeping us warm on the water through the day. Fishing was really slow for the most part, but right on the slack tide we hit a beautiful winter chinook around 15 pounds. Unfortunately the fish spat the hooks right at the net...so close. We did rush the fish a bit as we got sealed on an undersize earlier in the morning and we wanted to get the fish in before the seal that was trailing us got the fish. Nice to see a good fish anyway. The fish hit a Silver Horde Irish Cream spoon behind a Gibbs UV Lemon Lime Flasher trolling right off bottom.
The first good size winter chinook of the year are starting to trickle in now and we should see some more consistent results by the middle of this month. We will begin dropping crab traps on our charters as the commercial crab season has just wrapped up for the year. We should see some decent crabbing by the Christmas holidays.
Give us a call if you want to head out on a winter chinook salmon charter. It is a great way to get out with family and friends over the holidays!