• “My family and I enjoyed the Howe Sound Sea Safari offered by Sewell’s Marina immensely! It was a blast seeing the wildlife, hearing the local stories from the guide and the boat ride itself was invigorating while we were tucked into our survival suits against the elements. This is truly an experience I would not want to miss!”

    Gabrielle Loren, West Vancouver, BC
  • “We rented a boat on a beautiful day – they gave us a great route to do for 2 hours. We had so much fun, and got to see the seals on the Pam Rocks, which was a very unique experience. All in all, wonderful, cheery, happy staff, who helped us have such a wonderful experience. I would recommend this to anyone, and has really made the Top 5 things we’ve done whilst here in Canada on our working holiday visa!”

    Annika, Vancouver, BC

     

  • “Amazing day on the water with our guide. He really knew his stuff and was patient with us as we were new to salmon fishing. We will definitely be back!”

    John, Calgary, AB
  • “I like to confirm our corporate outing was an absolutely amazing success – everybody was impressed & loved it much! I am convinced they still have their smile on their faces…So, many thanks to the team for making my event so perfect!”

    Kerstin, Langenhagen , Germany
   

Fishing Report

FISHING REPORT

SUMMARY: 

 

The fishing in the Lower Georgia Strait is starting to ‘heat up’. Several areas are still open for ‘Catch and Release’ fishing for the larger Chinook salmon. We are starting to see the beginning of the strong Coho and Pink runs with several of our Charter boats bringing back these fish on a regular basis.

 

HOWE SOUND: ( AREA 28 )

Areas of Howe Sound such as Tunstal Bay, Seymour Bay, Salmon Rock and ‘Hole in the Wall’ are not disappointing anglers. There are good numbers of Chinook, Pinks and Coho to keep the angler busy.

 

Depth  :

Depths between 35 – 80ft

 

Lures   :

Bait is working well but make it harder to release fish so many anglers are using Spoons and Hoochies and are finding they are getting as good if not better results (running the Spoons without Flashers is a lot of fun). As the water starts to get murky and dark, the glow and bright Hoochy’s and Spoons are working best. Small glow or white hoochies on a short leader are also working well for the Pinks and Coho.

 

 

GEORGIA STRAIT: ( AREA 29 – South Bowen)

The areas of the ‘Hump’ to the inshore area of Bowen Island (Cowan Point, Roger Curtis) up to ‘Camp Bing’ and the Sunshine Coast, has consistently produced some very nice sized Chinook (fun to play but must be released) while looking for those early runs of Coho and Pink Salmon. As of July 15th, West of  Gowar Point towards Sechelt is open for the retention of Chinook.

 

Depth  :

Depths between 45-120ft

 

Lures   :

Similar to Howe Sound….Bait is working well but make it harder to release fish so   many anglers are using Spoons and Hoochies and are finding they are getting as good if not better results (running the Spoons without Flashers is a lot of fun). As the water starts to get murky and dark, the glow and bright Hoochy’s and Spoons are working best.

 

 

 

Plan your fishing trip now!

604-921-3474

Visit: https://www.sewellsmarina.com/fishing-charters/

 

 

 

Tight lines,

The Sewell’s Team

Remember to get your fishing licenses online at:  https://www-ops2.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/nrls-sndpp/index-eng.cfm

Annual licenses expire on March 31st from the 2019/2020 year.

 

SALMON REQUIREMENTS

If you wish to retain salmon in any tidal waters:

– You must obtain a complimentary Tidal Water Sport Fishing licence AND purchase a salmon conservation stamp online: https://www-ops2.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/nrls-sndpp/index-eng.cfm

– Check daily, possession and size limits and closures online:

http://www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/fm-gp/rec/index-eng.html

– All tidal area closures and recreational fishing limits and restrictions still apply.

– Record your catch on your license if you retain any Chinook.

 

ALREADY HAVE A LICENCE?

If you already have a valid Tidal Waters Sport Fishing License, you must carry your license with you and record your catch in ink on your license for the species specified in your license conditions (halibut, lingcod, Chinook salmon).