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WINTER FISHING REPORT

FIND THE BEST WINTER FISHING TRIP IN VANCOUVER

Winter months here on BC’s south coast offer some great fishing, even if it’s not the time of year most people think of when it comes to a Vancouver fishing trip! December, January and February always offer solid saltwater salmon fishing charters for chinook salmon in local waters. The river fishing report focuses on fly fishing rivers near Vancouver for wild bull trout.  There can even be some good sturgeon fishing in the Winter months, conditions dependent of course. On this page you’ll find more information and a detailed Vancouver fishing report for the Winter season.  If you’re looking for a Vancouver fishing trip in anytime from December to February best to drop us a note and see what current conditions are, we’ll be happy to give you an updated winter fishing report.

Winter salmon fishing in Vancouver can bring the full seafood bounty. Crabbing and prawning are both great all Winter long.

DECEMBER FISHING REPORT

WINTER FISHING VANCOUVER BC

December is when most people are thinking about putting up the Christmas lights, but here on BC’s south coast we are thinking about lighting up a few Winter chinook salmon and some big coastal bull trout. Generally, the Vancouver area enjoys much milder climates than the rest of British Columbia, so we do have year-round saltwater and freshwater fishing. December temperatures usually hover in the 0-10 degree range, overall pretty comfortable, granted you’re dressed for the occasion! BC’s south coast but generally we have milder temperatures and lots of wetter weather, not so much snow.

  • Good Winter chinook fishing on our saltwater charters.

  • Options to go crab and prawn fishing too, which is always fun.

  • Good bull trout fishing on our Squamish River guided trips.

  • Our sturgeon fishing trips see slower fishing.

Weather does play the biggest factor when it comes to Winter fishing in Vancouver. Warmer Winter temps will allows make for better fishing conditions. Really cold weather, which isn’t something we get a lot of, does slow fishing down. Warmer temperatures also keep river levels in nicer shape and keep trout on the move. Cold weather in the mountains make for low clear river conditions and trickier fishing. The best temperature conditions we can have is around the 5-10 degree range with some low elevation rain. If you’re interested in a December fishing experience in Vancouver, let us know, we’ll be happy to give you an updated report of current conditions and a detailed Winter fishing report.

JANUARY FISHING REPORT

WINTER FISHING VANCOUVER BC

January can be a bit of a challenging month for fishing in Vancouver. It is when we see our overall coldest temperatures of the year, which has an effect on local angling. Now, that’s not to say there isn’t some solid opportunities to get out and get your line wet. The best fishing is on a salmon charter, you’ll have the opportunity to fish for Winter chinook salmon and dropping traps for crabs and prawns is also on the agenda. River fishing is hit-or-miss, very dependent on the right conditions. When conditions are right we can have some good January fishing for bull trout on the Squamish River. Here’s a few notes on what to expect…

  • Best fishing is on our Winter salmon charters.

  • Great time to drop crab & prawn traps.

  • Variable success on Winter fly fishing trips for bull trout.

  • Best fly fishing option is on the Squamish River.

Managing expectations is a big part of Winter fishing in Vancouver. Although it’s not prime season, from a guiding perspective it is one of the most enjoyable times of year to be on the water. If people are coming fishing in Vancouver with us in January it’s usually because they really love it, which makes for fun trips despite the fish cooperating or not. If you’d like an updated Winter fishing report drop us a line, we’ll be happy to let you know what’s happening…
Fly fishing for bull trout is the focus of our Vancouver fly fishing trips. We offer these trips year-round, even in the Winter months, you just have to dress with a few extra layers!

FEBRUARY FISHING REPORT

WINTER FISHING VANCOUVER BC

February can bring a mix of weather and fishing conditions. It can be an interesting month as we transition from the BC Winter into the Spring. Over the period of February average daytime temperatures will fluctuate, cold in the early month, warming as we move towards March. Like January, if we have really cold weather fishing will be more challenging. If we have warmer weather fishing on the ocean and rivers will be significantly better. Saltwater salmon fishing usually consistent throughout February as is Winter fly fishing for Bull Trout. By mid February you’ll find the first push of Winter steelhead entering the Cheakamus River in Squamish. Here’s the February Vancouver fishing report note version…

  • Winter salmon fishing for chinooks is solid.

  • Fly fishing for bull trout good if rivers stay in shape!

  • We’ll get the first push of steelhead in local rivers.

  • Sturgeon fishing season starts on the Fraser River.

Keep in mind there is also some sturgeon fishing on the agenda for February. This fishery on the Fraser River is open year-round but if we have some nice weather in February we’ll see some solid early season Fraser River sturgeon fishing. This is a great option for a trip, but best to contact us for an updated sturgeon fishing report as February is very condition dependant.

“Fishing was the one thing my husband wanted to do when I suggested a trip to Vancouver. We booked a half day charter through Chromer. From the first email I sent to Yos, Chromer was responsive and professional. The trip was a great time. This is a beautiful part of the world and Yos and my husband’s Captain Ty did a great job meeting all of our expectations. We will use Chromer again if we are lucky enough to make it back to Vancouver!”

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