Published on Thursday, September 11th, 2014
After following all the reports in the past few weeks, we finally had a chance to head out to the Fraser River mouth with Bon Chovy Fishing Charters this week for the big sockeye salmon run. We departed Granville Island at 10:00am to catch the tide change around Noon. Once we got to the spot, the timing was bang on. The first fish came within five minutes after the first two rods were dropped. It was a chinook salmon, which we gladly retained. The second fish came after another five minutes, which was a small sockeye salmon. For the next hour or so, the bites were pretty consistent and at one point we had a double header and a triple header.
After the tide change, the bites slowed down a bit so we moved to a new spot where the commercial trollers were working hard. We were still hooking fish near the end but the landing part was not as good. After losing five in a row, we finally boated two more to reach our limit. We were back at the dock by 4:00pm. Thanks to Jason for another fantastic trip. This fishery should remain open for another 1.5 week, so if you want to give it a go, give them a call at 604-763-5460.