Steelhead fishing is starting to pickup! Numerous steelhead have been caught in all parts of the Vedder. Even with the cold weather snap last week there were still a couple fish caught. As we enter in February, steelhead fishing will only get better. Focus on covering ground to try and find steelhead sitting in spots. Soft beads (BNR), hard beads (UV2), worms, roe bags are all good lure options. Make sure you're warm and get out there!
Our local winter feeder spring fishery is starting to pick up! December and November were excellent in terms of catching winter springs. Multiple reports of people catching their limits. There has been good reports from local fishing spots. Areas such as Grace Islands, West Bowen (Waterfalls), Tunstall Bay, North Bowen (Hutt Island), Cape Roger Curtis, Vancouver harbour, as well as the Gulf Islands (Active pass and Porlier pass) are all productive areas. Hoochies (chartreuse & green splatter back, Herring aid, and white glow) and spoons (homeland, no bananas, irish cream, bon chovy) are the best lure options for this time of year due to the depths the fish are at. In terms of flasher colors, a couple local favourites are the Black mamba, salty dawg, lemon lime green and chartreuse. Fish are likely to be on the bottom, so make sure your lures are charged with a light prior to sending them down! Prawning and crabbing has been consistent throughout the fall and winter months. Make sure to get out there and enjoy this local fishery!