Today was a great day weather-wise for fishing (like most days are) and there were more than a few fishers out testing the water in Squamish and for good reason. They and the seals were out after the fresh chum and coho salmon that were coming in after each high tide.
Many of the chum were nice and bright and all were certainly feisty including this one. The seals were pretty aggressive and if you Click on this Chum Video you can just see the seal in the back ground and the dog running to head it off from chasing this fish. Some of the coho were about seven pounds and chrome bright, Click on this Coho Video if you want to see this wild one just before he spits the hook. The fishermen using spinners were definitely doing the best but they would pick up egg patterns in various colors and everyone had to pay attention as to where the seals were.
The ever present possibility of catching a bull trout porking itself out on salmon eggs or salmon parts can be a welcome diversion if the bite on salmon is slowing down. They will often take the offering that are presented for salmon, especially egg patterns and spinners.
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