Vancouver Fishing Report March 2019


Well February brought the cold, after a mellow December and January, we really got hit with much cooler weather in February, a bunch of snow and some tougher conditions. Moving into March we’re into our Spring Vancouver fishing season and are looking forward to some better weather and certainly some improved fishing conditions.  Here’s whats happening for Vancouver fishing in March 2019 and our monthly Vancouver fishing report…  

Vancouver Fly Fishing Report March  2019

River levels are at all time lows for us on the Squamish River, with clear low water. The cold weather of February really tightened everything up and made for harder conditions, but we still did well swinging flies for wild bull trout. 

As we move into March we’re going to see a few steelhead come into the Squamish River and we’ll see the water levels rise with some warmer temperatures getting that low laying snow to melt. March is great month if you’re looking for a Vancouver fly fishing trip, we have days available for guided trips throughout the month and fishing only gets better week by week.  

Most of the better bull trout fishing we have is on swung sculpin patterns and smaller intruder flies. Cone headed and bead headed wooly bugger flies work well too. If you’re interested in chasing elusive Winter steelhead you should have a look at our Vancouver fly fishing package page on our main Chromer Sport Fishing website. Squamish River steelhead aren’t plentiful, but March and April are the months our Vancouver fly fishing guide staff will give you the best possible chance at one!  To book a guided day trip, check out our Vancouver fly fishing trips page for more info and contact the office for availability.

Vancouver Salmon Fishing Report March 2019

Overall a very good start to the year for our Vancouver salmon fishing charters, looks like we’ll be in for a good March, April and May if January and February are any indication of the salmon fishing. We’ve had a good number of trips happening this Winter and Spring salmon fishing in Vancouver is generally more consistent.

There is a pile of bait around, super healthy numbers of herring in Howe Sound and the southern Gulf Islands, so the chinook salmon that are local have a reason to stick around and fatten up. March salmon fishing is usually focused on fishing in Howe Sound, a body of water north of Vancouver. On our full-day 8 hour Vancouver salmon fishing charters we also try to drop prawn and crab traps to maximize your day. Spot prawns have been plentiful all of February, tasty little critters!

We have open availability throughout March, but April and May are beginning to fill up. Book a  Vancouver salmon fishing charter with us email Greg & Yos at or call toll-free 1-877-902-3393.


About the Author

Yos Gladstone is the owner operator of Chromer Sport Fishing, a guiding company and booking agency based in British Columbia, Canada. A full-time salmon & steelhead guide, Yos spends 200+ days a year on the water fishing, guiding and hosting trips.

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