2014/15 Fishing Tidal Water Licences are now available online at: www-ops2.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/nrls-sndpp/index-eng.cfm
Well it's transition time around the marina with many boats coming out of the water and getting put to lay and wait for next season. But no wait! Fall and winter can be outstanding for Chinook fishing in local waters.
Over the next few weeks and up to the end of October the focus will be on fishing the Capilano River mouth by the Lions Gate bridge. Along the West Vancouver Shoreline can also be good at this time of year.
Once this fishery stops producing Chinook, we will begin to look for Winter Feeders. This can start anytime really - feeders are likely around our local waters right now!
West Van Shoreline:
Troll along the bottom in 65'-90' feet of water. Salmon are mostly holding right along the bottom.
Troll with whole herring on anchovy on a 7' leader
Sometimes with a flasher and sometimes with NO flasher. If it's sunny and the water is clear try going 'sans' flasher.
The best locations for winter feeders include; The Hole in the Wall, Hutt Island, 3rd Marker, and Tunstall Bay and sometimes "the harbour" which is referring to the South side of Burrard inlet and around the freighters that are at anchor.
Troll Anchovies or small spoons behind a flasher at 80'-170'. This depends on loacation - Tunstall Bay is often 130', while Hutt is around 80' and the Harbour is 60'-100'.
Trolling speed of 2-2.5kn is typical for winter fishing!
It's been a great fishing season, and while we are looking forward to another great year in 2015 - the fall and winter fishery continues!
Great job Sockeye fishing Damon, Morgen and Steve!
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.