Vancouver Saltwater Salmon Fishing with Streamline Guiding
Streamline Guiding offers saltwater Salmon fishing adventures out of Vancouver and Pt. Moody British Columbia. Saltwater Salmon fishing is a unique fishing experience that we are able to offer 365 days per year in our waters. Due to Vancouver’s mild climate and unique placement on the coast of British Columbia, our local waters have Pacific Salmon present at all times. Access to some of the top producing areas in our waters can be only 15 minutes from the heart of downtown Vancouver at certain times a year. Our close proximity to Vancouver Island allows us the opportunity fish some key areas on the east side which include Departure Bay/Nanaimo, Gabriola Island, and Polier Pass. On a calm day we can depart from Vancouver and be fishing Vancouver Island waters in approximately 1 hour.
The Salmon fishing season kicks off in the early winter months. The targeted species is feeder Chinook salmon which reside in Vancouver Harbour, Howe Sound, And the gulf islands until early spring time. The Chinook are attracted to the large amounts of bait fish like herring and needlefish which reside around our coast line during these times. The winter Chinook Salmon are noted for their aggressive feeding behaviour which enables them to gain up to 1-2 pounds per month. These fish are well known for their energetic fights, and an excellent meal for those of you who enjoy eating fresh wild salmon. While overall we don’t oversell this winter fishery, the past 4 years have been some of the best fishing we have ever seen in winter months with some days having over 15 hookups. These Chinook salmon range in an average size from 4 to 10 pounds and fish over 20 pounds are reported every winter. Our guided Salmon fishing charters are a great way to spend a day during the winter months, although Vancouver does see a fair amount of precipitation at this time of year, mild temperatures and sunny weather is a common occurrence.
Starting in early May and continuing throughout October, our Salmon fishing efforts focus on targeting the mass numbers of migratory salmon that are heading to the Fraser River and several other tributaries throughout the south coast of BC. From May throughout October, we have all 5 species of pacific salmon passing through our local waters which are in there 2nd-5th year of migration. On a good year, we will have over 50 million salmon passing through our Salmon fishing waters. These salmon range in size from 5-20 pounds on average and some fish can top over 30 pounds! Chinook, Coho, Sockeye, Pink, and Chum salmon are all targeted during this 6 month season. In addition to the breathtaking scenic views of the Vancouver cityscape, opportunities to photograph the marine wildlife are also present. On a clear day, harbour seals, bald eagles, porpoises, the odd killer whale, and the view of Vancouver Island can all be seen from the comfy seat of our boats.
In addition to Vancouver Salmon Fishing, we are very fortunate to have large populations of Dungeness crab in our local waters. Crab traps are dropped on all of our Vancouver salmon fishing charters for guests wanting to enjoy a meal of fresh seafood! (limit 4 crab per guest). During winter months, prawn traps are dropped on all of our 8 and 10 hour days. Our charters are available in 5, 8 and 10 hour trips. Please inquire about our multi day packages. Streamline Guiding offers adventures for 1-5 people per boat looking to partake in Vancouver Salmon Fishing.