- Created: Thursday, 12 January 2017 08:23
What a great start to 2017!
The winter chinook salmon season is now in full swing and with the great early showings we saw in November and December on local feeder chinook in the Vancouver, BC area, we expect to have one of the best winter seasons in recent history. Typically things only get better as we move through January and into February and March.
We had one trip this week on Sunday in Vancouver Harbour with 10 hits and 8 fish landed in about 6 hours of fishing. Unfortunately we only had a shot at one keeper that was a pin popper but it didn't stick. All other fish we landed were undersize in the 22' to 23' range but that is how fishing goes in the winter season with a mix of undersize and legal fish. As usual with fishing this time of the year we are trolling flashers and spoons right on the bottom. The fish we did hook were caught using Gibbs Delta Guide Series flashers and G-Force and Skinny-G spoons. Our go to set up in winter is the STS flasher and 3.0 Bonchovy spoon. You can bet that combo goes out on one side to start every trip. Other setups that were successful in hooking fish on our trip were combinations using the Gibbs Delta Chartreuse Lemon Lime, Madi and Blue Magoo flashers with a variety of Gibbs Delta Skinny-G spoons in Outfitter and Irish Cream and Silver Horde Kingfisher Spoons 3" Irish Cream and #2 Homeland Security.
Currently we are running our Winter Special for our 8 Hour Charters:
1 -2 people: $650.00 3-4 people: $700.00
Prices do not include GST, Fishing License or Guide Gratuity.
If you want to get out to chase these tasty winter chrome beauties or learn about the local winter chinook fishery, please give us a call or an email!