August 7, 2014
2014/15 Fishing Tidal Water Licences are now available online at: www-ops2.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/nrls-sndpp/index-eng.cfm
The Sockeye Salmon recreational fishery opened on Friday August 1st. Troll for Sockeye around the Bell Bouy or QA markers and if your on a guided trip or out on your own boat - down at T10 and Sandheads. Sockeye eat krill, so troll little pink squirts or hootchies. We will see the number of Sockeye around increase over the coming days and weeks.
We have also continued to have some great fishing at the Hole in the Wall and along the West Vancouver shoreline. We have seen Chinook to 30lbs and some really nice Coho!!
Hole In the Wall - This is the section of coast between Horseshoe Bay and Lions Bay. Troll at 60-110' feet.
West Van Shoreline - Trolling around the Pink apartment building and West toward Point Atkinson. Target depth - 60'-90'.
What to use: Small spoons and hootchies have been the ticket this year. Anchovies are as always, the best bait option for June, but the artificial lures have been working really well - always trolled behind a flasher at 2-2.5kn...
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.