Vancouver Saltwater Fishing Report, December 27th
We have been on the water a lot over the last week. The weather has been near perfect and the fishing has been pretty decent as well. We have been hooking reasonable numbers of winter chinook up to 12 pounds and taking home some nice dungeness crab,
Vancouver Harbour has been producing quite a few undersize and some smaller legal fish this week. We have spent the majority of our time fishing the West Vancouver shoreline on the rising tide and the first hour or two off the falling tide. We also had a pretty active day in the freighters on December 22nd where we hooked a handful of fish, including a nice 10 pounder. Most of the fish have been in the 20 to 28 inch bracket, so on some days you have to weed through a few undersize before you find a keeper.
We have also spent some time fishing the southern Gulf Island's over the last couple days and have hooked some nice legal fish. We saw one of the locals land a 20 pound winter chinook salmon beside us this morning, so there are some big guys around.
We have had our success running 3 to 4 inch spoons right off bottom. Our best producing spoons have been the Silver Horde Cookies and Cream, Silver Horde Irish Cream and the Gibbs G Force No Bananas. We have been running our spoons behind Gibbs Highliner Glow Flashers and the Gibbs UV Lemon Lime Flashers.
Crabbing has picked up substantially over the last couple weeks now that the commercial season has closed. We have been setting our traps in 20 to 50 feet of water with salmon carcasses for bait.
January is a typically a solid month for winter chinook salmon fishing in Vancouver. Our boats are in the water and ready to go! Give us a call or an email if you would like to head out to do some winter salmon fishing.