These multi-day salmon fishing charters from Vancouver combine consistent salmon and bottom fishing with beautiful west coast scenery and ocean side accommodations. Departing downtown Vancouver the sport fish vessels leave the skyscrapers behind and travel to Gabriola or Bowen Island. These packages includes accommodation at a seaside private cabin and 10 hours of fully guided salmon and bottom fishing per day. In season, crab traps and spot prawn traps are also dropped. After a long relaxing day on the water your seaside cabin on Gabriola or Bowen Island will be waiting for you to enjoy the rest of the evening. The option is yours to walk to the local restaurant and pub or to cook up your days catch in the self-contained cabins.
Typically you will fish for Chinook (king) salmon exclusively from May to July. You will also target Coho (Silvers), Sockeye, and Pinks as well in August and September. Prime time for Chinooks is from May to July! The reefs near the Gulf Islands also provide some good ling cod and rock cod fishing in season. If you are looking for a change of pace at some point during the day we can take some time to explore and do some eco touring. This is a great way to increase your chances of seeing sea lions, seals, killer whales, bald eagles, and porpoise.
Howe Sound offers some of the best action of the year for feeder chinook salmon and is the most productive from November – April. These chinook salmon are aggressively feeding throughout the winter months and are always on the move looking for their next meal. We are fishing for a mix of legal and undersize fish. Pound for pound these are the hardest fighting fish of the year as they are ripe with energy. We spend most of our time in beautiful Howe Sound which is surrounded by snowcapped mountains and is typically quite calm in the winter months. Starting in December we see the crabbing and prawning start to pick up. We can drop crab and prawn traps throughout the winter months which offers a true West coast experience!