May 16th 2013
Happy Victoria Day weekend and welcome Anglers!
We have had some really fun days on the water in the past week!
Chinook (Spring) salmon have been abundant and the team has had some excellent catches! As is typical this time of year - the south end of Bowen Island, specifically between Cowan's Point and the "Hump". Catches were recorded at depths mostly between 60 and 120 feet. Anglers found most success with anchovies and a glow green and chartreuse flashers. Also when the Westerly winds were up, some success was found at Seymour or Tunstall Bays and the Westside of Bowen Island.
In order to maximize your chances with this fishery down-riggers are a must. Troll trying various depths and make sure to keep your troll speed up when the wind is up. Sunday brought out approximately 20 boats to the area and our Guide Chris Speed landed a beautiful 30 lbs Tyee Salmon with his guests!
Left: Hannibal Preto with a Georgia Straight 21lber and Right: Jenny Craig with her Bowen Island 22lb Chinook!!
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.