17 Feb Vancouver Fishing Report February
FEBRUARY FISHING REPORT
FOR VANCOUVER & SQUAMISH
We’ve been enjoying a relatively mild Winter, expect for the last little cold snap and some snow. This has given us a nice winter of fishing, with bearable temperatures and nice water conditions. Below is our condensed Vancouver fishing report for February 2021. Here’s a few key highlights of Vancouver fishing in February…
RIVERS ARE A BIT LOW AND CLEAR
SOME GOOD BULL TROUT FISHING
GOOD PRAWNING & CRABBING!
WINTER CHINOOK SALMON FISHING IS IMPROVING!
SQUAMISH FISHING REPORT
With the recent cold snap the Squamish River has got very low and clear. The river had some ice flows on it throughout the week. We had a few guided trips over the past week, but conditions proved tough. Low and clear water is always hard in the winter months and we’ll wait for a bump of water before we see some more consistent fishing on the Squamish. Before things got really cold we were seeing a few nicer bull trout on the upper and lower river.
No reports of any steelhead yet, at least not verified. I know there’s been quite a few guys fishing the lower Cheakamus River and not seeing any steelies yet. The majority of anglers on the Cheakamus are float fishing, the Cheakamus tends to favour gear fishing over fly fishing. Pink worms and pink wool are the go to on the Cheakamus. It is still early for steelhead in the Squamish River system, but we should start seeing a few here within the next couple of weeks on the lower river.
VANCOUVER SALMON REPORT
Salmon fishing in Vancouver has been pretty good this Winter. We’ve seen some good chinook salmon action off of Bowen Island and in Howe Sound. There’s been some strong outflow winds over the past week keeping charters closer to town, when the wind blows hard Howe Sound isn’t a pleasant place to be.
Crabbing and prawn fishing have been good through January and early February. Overall very consistent numbers of both crabs and spot prawns. We’ll hopefully enjoy those kind of numbers into March and April.
As we move into March and April salmon fishing in Vancouver will only get better, with more solid numbers of salmon around. We’re still waiting to see what salmon regulations will be for 2021, that announcement should come out in late March and will be in affect starting April 1st. Be sure to check out our Vancouver salmon charter page for more info and pricing.
WHISTLER FISHING REPORT
Whistler finally got a blast of cold air and blistering cold temperatures. Before that the local lakes in Whistler didn’t have ice sturdy enough to allow for ice fishing. Now that things have got cold the lake ice in Whistler and Pemberton has thickened and is now safe to fish on.
We’re not much for Whistler ice fishing but we are running trips from Whistler and fishing the Squamish and Cheakamus rivers if you’re looking for something other than ice fishing!
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.