Predator's Pen - Saltwater fishing Report - November 16th, 2014Last edited on: Nov 16, 2014 12:03:20 PM by Predator Charters
Hello Fellow Anglers
After such a busy summer and fall fishery chasing the Sockeye then the Capilano Chinook I was happy to take a holiday from my boat for a while. Basically I didn't go out fishing for 3 or 4 weeks. However, this great sunny weather got me back into the boat over the past week for a couple of days chasing some early winter Chinook. I decided to give it an hour or so by myself mid-week. I lost a good fish shortly after starting, then released an undersize. I only fished for just over an hour, so I was encouraged by this decent action.
I got out on a charter yesterday (Nov 15th), and we quickly landed a prime 16.5 lb red feeder Chinook. A fish like this will be spectacular eating at this time of year. We released an undersized fish as well, and at the end of the trip we pulled the traps to find 3 nice legal crabs and over 200 to 250 prawns in my two traps. Definitely a great haul of seafood for a trip out on the water. The prawning has been excellent this fall, so catches like this should be pretty common throughout the winter months, and they always make a great addition to the catch.
There has yet to me too much effort at targeting winter Chinook, but from what I have heard from a couple of associates who have and my own results this past week, it looks as if the numbers of winter Chinook may be pretty good this winter. It would sure be nice to see some numbers like we use to get back in the 1990's when we could expect to come home with a legal fish or two every almost every trip, and on some days we found significantly more than that. I'll have to get out a few more times to get a better feel for this winter's fishery, but there is much more bait around than the past few winters, and the early results are encouraging.
This winter for my "offseason" work I am building a replacement dock for the marina, so I will be around my boat and on the water more regularly than I have been over the last couple of winters. It will also be much easier for me to take time off this work to do a charter than it has been. I could even get out on an hour's notice this winter, as all I have to do is put away the tools and walk to my boat.
Charter rates for 2014 are as follows:
For one or two people the rate is staying the same as it has for the past couple years, and for or a 5 1/2 hour charter it is $505 + GST. If there are 3 people in your party it is now $540 + GST for the 5 1/2 hour charter, and if your group has 4 people in it the rate is now $575 + GST. Additional hours remain the same at $90 + GST.
If you have any questions, or wish to book a charter, e-mail me at (email@example.com), or call me at (604) 329 - 8642.
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