September 21, 2013
Hello and welcome to the fishing activity report of Sewell's Marina!
It's been a fun week with the guides out of Horseshoe Bay! It's a great time of year as we start to see shorter days and crisp mornings. As for the fishing over the last week, we have concentrated our efforts on the mouth of the Capilano river and along the West Vancouver Shoreline. What we have seen is some nice Chinook on the flood tide in the late afternoons, some Pinks still kicking around from their peak migration of early August. We have also seen some absolutely beautiful Coho. Chris (Built for Speed) reported a catch and release of a 15lb wild Coho on Friday September 20.
Should the rain hold off, we will see improving fishing conditions over the weeks ahead as new schools of Chinook move into the area before their fall run up the rivers to spawn.
As we fish we usually enjoy ourselves. But to get focused on the task at hand, we need to troll at 2-2.5Kn, with the down-riggers down to 60-90ft. Hootchies, Spoons, and Anchovies behind a flasher is the key to success. As we get into fall, the Chinook fishery will often switch to whole herring and NO flasher, or to run a "dummy" flasher with a whole herring. Big bait for big fish. Right?
Matt Langford and Father - Mine's bigger than yours! Caught at The Hole in the Wall this week!
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.