2015/16 Fishing Tidal Water Licences are now available online at: www-ops2.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/nrls-sndpp/index-eng.cfm
2015 has seen a great start to our local Chinook fishery. The last couple months have provided great fishing for feeder Chinook in all the local Vancouver hotspots. Our April/May Chinook fishing is shaping up to be exceptional. The last week a good number of Chinook were landed in our local waters, all in the 14-22lbs range. Some of the hot spots have been the South end of Bowen, Hump, Roger Curtis area, Hutt Island, Grace Islands and Defence Islands are all producing nice catches of Chinook.
This will become the focus over the next 2 months or so. All lures are taking fish, Anchovies, Herring, Hootchies and Spoons will all produce, with or without a flasher. The key is to cover ground and fish at depths between 60ft and 150ft, and keep your speed up. Tide changes always help when planning your day of fishing and can really trigger a good bite time.
Two lovely Chinook Salmon landed with guide Captain Chris.
Please note for the latest updates on closures and restrictions please visit: http://www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/fm-gp/rec/opportunities-possibilites/tidal-maree-eng.htm
Remember to obtain your tidal waters sport fishing license and to follow the regulations in the sport fishing guide when angling.
If you would like the expertise of a professional salmon fishing guide, please contact Sewell's Marina at 604-921-3474.