Squamish River Pink Salmon Fishing Report 2015
Squamish River Pink Salmon Fishing Report 2015
Squamish River Pink Salmon Fishing Report 2015 is in full swing, pardon the pun. If you’re visiting the Sea to Sky corridor anywhere between Vancouver to Whistler BC Canada then the Squamish River should be on your “must do list”. The town of Squamish is nestled between the two locations and the easily accessible river is host to the spectacular Pink Salmon Run. Pinks are a special species of the Salmon family that runs every other year unlike all the other Salmon species which run every year. If you are in the area during the next few weeks, take advantage of this occurrence and watch as these wild fish make their way up the river to spawn. This is a timely fishery and the opportunity for fishing the Pinks will soon be over as September draws to an end. The Salmon will still be visible in the tributaries for a few weeks after they have moved through the Squamish River as they do their spawning dance before passing away.
If you are interested in fishing for hard fighting Salmon, and enjoy catching lots of fish in an outing while taking in spectacular views of the surrounding mountains, then give Pemberton Fish Finder a call for a remarkable and unforgettable day. Our tours are booking fast and the time is running out and for good reason. We will come to you with everything you need to be successful on the river and our guides are ready to show you the ropes. The Pink Salmon Run is a fantastic time to learn how to fly fish as the fish are plenty and are not easily spooked by bad casts. The areas we fish have lots of room to learn how to master the art fly fishing. You will become well versed in the art of fighting larger fish on a fly rod. Your fly fishing tour is waiting for you!
Now that the Pink Salmon run is well underway and the fish are thick in the water, it’s getting harder to not fowl hook fish. If you are heading out on your own here are a few tips and tricks from the pros to help you catch Pinks in the mouth while out on the Squamish River.
Fly Fishing for Pink Salmon
You should be running 7wt to 8wt rods with type 3 sinking tip lines. A good strong leader 8-12lbs between 9’ and 6’ in length. As for the fly, anything pink will work. Shrimp patterns in a size 6-8 are very productive as well as small pink Nymph patterns in a size 12-14. Everyone has a favorite pattern but right now they all work great. The trick is in the presentation so that you get bites not snagged fish. The first tip is not to stand out there too far. The Salmon are passing right in front of you in the shallow water. A few feet off the bank is all you need, look around at the other locals fishing with you and get yourself aligned with them. You don’t need to cast too far out there as well. 20’-30’ is all that’s needed to be fishing. So how do we get bites and not snags? Patients and lots of it. Dead drifting your fly is the best bet and pay close attention to your line. The bites are subtle so a direct connection to your fly is needed to feel the taps. Only set the hook on multiple quick taps on your fly and not the feeling of your fly rubbing through the pod of Salmon in the water. Fight the urge to pull or strip your fly when it’s swinging in the drift. This just results in a snagged fish and most of the time the fly will just break off. (Doesn’t sound so bad until you realize that it will happen every cast you make). After the swing and your line is directly downstream, you can slowly bring it back up the bank trying to avoid fowl hooking the fish on your way back up. For this type of set up and drift an unweighted fly is best as it will sit just above the bottom and passing Salmon will pick it up on the drift.
Spin Fishing for Pink Salmon
How to catch Pink Salmon in Squamish BC
All the same things apply here as they do for fly fishing. Don’t stand to far out, don’t cast too far, and fight the urge to reel the line in. Don’t go out there with underweight rods and reels as these fish do put up a good fight and the fishing quarters are tight. You want to keep control of your fish and light trout rods will result in your fish running down and through everyone’s fishing area. (This is a great way to make enemies on the beach). Medium action salmon rods with mid to large sized reels lined with 10-15 Lb line is recommended. At this stage of the Salmon Run, drifting your lure is the key to getting bites. We like to us a variety of floats to achieve the drift and to detect the bites. Under the float you will want to have about 3’-4’ of line to which an unweighted lure like a pink Spin & Glow with a combination of pink or red beads are assembled. The last part of the assembly is your split shot or hanging weight which should sit about 1’ above the lure. This set up allows you lure to float just above the bottom in the strike zone as it drifts downstream. Another deadly lure is a simple size 4 octopus hook with a bit of pink egg yarn tied to it. Be patient and only set the hook when you feel a series of quick bits. At the end of the drift, reel in your line slowly to avoid snagging fish before casting again.
For more information and advice on getting set up for the Pink Salmon fishing on the Squamish River, visit us at Spud Valley Sporting Goods at 1380 Birch Street in Pemberton. We carry everything you need and we enjoy helping you get fish in the net.
Squamish River Pink Salmon Fishing Report 2015. Below are a few pictures from the past week of Fishing for Pink Salmon on the Squamish River in Squamish, BC. All Fish were caught while on a fishing tour in Squamish with the Pemberton Fish Finder. No matter, your experience in Fly Fishing or Spin Fishing you will have a Great day. Limited space, Book you fly fishing tour today call toll free 1(877)905-8121 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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Guided Fly Fishing Trips in Squamish, BC for Pink Salmon.
Squamish River Pink Salmon Fishing Report 2015.