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Chinook Fishing Has Started!

It’s finally spring in Vancouver! Warm sunny days on the ocean means big chinook salmon off of Bowen Island and the famed Thrasher Rock. Yes, it is time to book your yearly trip for bright chrome chinook salmon!

Pacific Angler guide, Jason, had an excellent two days of fishing on “The Hump” limiting out for chinook salmon on both days. The reports have continued to come through the shop, and this is just the beginning.

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A mess of chrome chinook salmon and crabs


These large schools of aggressive chinook salmon will be in our area until the end of June. Currently, we are catching fish at “The Hump” just south of Bowen Island. This is a great area to fish on a 8 hr charter as prawning and crabbing is also excellent.

Chinook fishing off of Thrasher Rock, Gabriola Island will be starting over the next 14 days. Pacific Angler guides, Jason and Eddie, have been waiting in anticipation all winter long as the chinook are the hardest fighting fish around. Thrasher Rock is a 45 minute run from our dock and is a full-day charter.

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A beautiful Thrasher Rock Chinook from last season


You can trust that our professional guides will select the best location based on the latest fishing reports and weather conditions. Both locations offer spectacular scenery of the city of Vancouver, Howe Sound, and the surrounding snow capped mountains. This is simply an adventure that you will not forget!

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This is the way British Columbia was meant to be experienced


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