I spent a couple hours yesterday at the mouth of the Capilano river. My first time this year and when I arrived there were a few fisherman along Ambleside but nobody at the mouth of the Capilano river. That should have been my first indicator of how the fishing was! Perhaps it’s the good pink fishing in Squamish? In addition, I noticed only 1 native fisherman on the opposite side of the Capilano river mouth. That pretty much told me what to expect.
So in about two hours, I observed 1 fish which showed itself in the last 20 minutes that I was there. That’s not good odds I’d say. My feeling is pretty simple. If I don’t see fish showing at the Capilano river mouth, then I feel they just aren’t there.
A few fisherman did show up as the tide got lower. I’m sure everyone enjoyed the views and the fresh air but nobody was enjoying landing fish. They simply weren’t there. I was a bit surprised as I would have expect some pinks to be around at the very least. With all the rain this year and the colder weather, it appears the traditional stacking of salmon at the Capilano river mouth hasn’t happened. Either that or I just had really bad timing. I tend to think it was the fact there are no fish there right now. Afterall, if I’m not seeing the regular mob there, that tells me people have moved to different locations to fish. Heck it’s the middle of August!
So stay tuned for more Capilano fishing reports. I’m sure I’ll be back there in the very near future.