The Chinook are coming into Vancouver harbor and the Bell Buoy off UBC can be productive. Anchovy at 60 feet was the ticket for us and the other boat that seemed to be picking up fish. Heading out to the mouth of the Fraser can be great but watch for the rough water when the tide changes. Still have to release all sockeye but the pinks are heading up the Fraser now. Off of West Van, trolling at 12 feet deep will net you pinks heading for Indian Arm. Using a pink hoochie can help load up the cooler fast!
Hiking into some of the more secluded spots near Vancouver can get you into some quiet areas with little or no traffic. With pinks flooding in the fly fishing can almost be a fish per cast.
Just one of those gloriously fine spring like days in early February and the perfect day for a photo journal/sight seeing cruise up the PITT river. At this time of year you will see seals, lots of waterfowl and the returning wild swans. Sometimes the Sandhill cranes will show up this early but usually in about a few weeks. This time the swans were around and they were in the "Valentines Day Mood" and we got some great shots with the camera as well as some of relics and scenery. See the photojournal/sailing page for more pictures. (PS. after the tide change the sturgeon started breaching. Looks like it will be a great early season.)
No this ain't a sturgeon, but Dollys will take the bait so you just never know what you will catch or how big it will be when you are sturgeon fishing. Lots of seals, geese and other waterfowl hanging around. Took most of the morning for the fog to lift but when it did and the tide shifted to outflow, the Sturgeon on the Pitt River started to wake up. Gabe and I checked out one spot and as Gabe said, "The spot of forgiveness" In cold water, the sturgeon bite is usually very timid and short so unlike what you hear you gotta be quick and take what you can get but at this spot they just kept coming back. We landed 4 and had a great ride home and no more fog!
So Gabe and I finally had a Monday off together in early November and headed up Fraser to where the big ones hang out at this time of year. It took a few sets to find the fish. It was Gabe's choice as to where to drop the last set before heading home and when the rod went down the tilt was on! The boat started to get pulled and the anchor started to drag so we hauled it up and went mobile. The boat got pulled cross current towards the boom logs and then turned across current to deeper water. About 45 minutes and a lot of sweat later, Gabe beached this puppy!
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