11 Jun Vancouver Fishing Report June 11, 2020
Here is our updated Vancouver fishing report update for early June 2020 from your friends at Chromer Sport Fishing, British Columbia’s trusted source for first class fishing trips! We started back on full fishing guide operations starting June 1st. It feels great to be back fishing and guiding and we hope we can earn your business this year. Our latest Vancouver fishing report starts now…
We started our guided fly fishing trips on June 1st. We had a few trips this week and fishing has been pretty good. The Squamish River is high, it always is this time of year, but water conditions are excellent. The Cheakamus River has been fishing well too, although accessing spots is a bit tough now that the water there is coming up.
The majority of our Vancouver fly fishing trips have been focused on the lower Squamish River, the area from the Cheakamus River confluence down to the ‘Toilet Bowl’ a pull out on the spit dyke. Water clarity this week was actually pretty good, 2-3 feet so the hungry bull trout could see what we were swinging. Bigger olive coloured streamer patters have been working well as has larger egg sucking leech flies. We’ve been fishing heavier sinking tips on floating lines, T-14 sink tips are needed to get the flies down with these higher water conditions.
The relatively cool weather this week and in the forecast bodes well for the next window of fly fishing in the Squamish valley. River conditions should be stable and fishing pressure has been near zero, so a great time to get out for a guided fly fishing trip with us.
Lake fishing near Vancouver has been good as well. We’ve been fishing some local lakes in the Squamish area, including Levette Lake which has pumped out some nice size rainbows this week.
Fishing in Whistler has been pretty solid as well this week, we’ve been on the local lakes fishing for rainbow trout and seeing fish all over the place. June is generally the best month for lake fishing in British Columbia and the Whistler area is no exception. Alta Lake and Green Lake have been the best producers, trolling small leech flies around has sparked the interest of some bigger rainbows and even a few Cutthroat trout in Alta Lake.
We have wide open availability Vancouver fly fishing trips, lots of cancellations due to Covid-19 unfortunately so if you’re game for a great day on the water with some fun guys we have the spots!
Our Salmon fishing charters in Vancouver are rolling again. After sitting out much of the Spring season due to COVID-19, we are back to normal operations again, with added safety precautions. Welcoming us back is some salmon fishing in Vancouver that has been absolutely bonkers this past two weeks!
Our Vancouver salmon charters over this past week have been really good. We have had excellent fishing for chinook salmon in the 5-15 pound range. The past two Junes, 2019 and 2020 have shown us how many fish are actually out there. In late May we had salmon hitting our lines as we were sending them down on the down riggers, pretty impressive biomass of fish in local waters at the moment!
We should continue to see excellent saltwater salmon fishing through the month of June, with hotspots being Howe Sound, Defence Island, Tungstall Bay on Bowen Island and the Thrasher Rock region.
We have multiple improved Covid-19 safety measures on our charters to ensure guides and guests have a safe experience with us. This includes increased sanitization of equipment and boats, staggered start times to mitigate group interaction and as always we are only offering private fishing charters, just your group on board with our guides.
Visit our Salmon Fishing Charters in Vancouver page for more info and charter pricing. Here are a few photos from the past week…
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About the Author
Austin Heffelfinger is a full time fly fishing guide with Chromer Sport Fishing, a guiding company and booking agency based in British Columbia. He is also an accomplished photographer with works published in many notable fly fishing publications. You can follow him at the links below.