- Created: Saturday, 17 November 2018 08:23
What a great start to the Winter Chinook fishery in local Vancouver waters.
The winter chinook salmon season is now in full swing and with the great early showings we saw in November 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 December and into January, February and March.
We had one trip this week on Saturday in Howe Sound with 7 hits and 6 fish landed in about 4 hours of fishing. Unfortunately we lost a fish in the low teens but did manage a 25" legal chinook for the guests to take home. 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 near the bottom. The fish we did hook were caught using the Gibbs Delta Guide Series Brain Freeze flasher and Wee-G spoon. Our go to set up in winter is the STS flasher and 3.0 Herring Aide spoon. You can bet that combo goes out on one side to start every trip.
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!