In late July, I was heading down to the beach with the family so I brought my waders and beach tackle for a quick last minute fishing trip. This was my first time out on the beach this season and fished for about 1.5 hours. I got on the tidal shelf just after low tide (slack tide) mid morning.
Shortly after arriving I noticed a few Coho jumping within casting distance (at slack tide), so I felt pretty optimistic. I casted a spinner and buzz bombs to no avail. Although, I did see Bon Chovy Fishing Charters land a nice Coho which was encouraging for this fishery, as I’ve been hearing/reading about a lot of poor fishing reports this year.
The weather started off overcast but quickly burned off and turned out to a be a beautiful sunny day! You see all the details in my short YouTube video below.
Ambleside Beach, North Vancouver
Point Atkinson Tidal: http://www.tides.gc.ca/eng/station?sid=7795
I’m thinking to go this year again . my goal is to catch a coho, not much interested this year for Pink. after average 10 visits a year, I got 3 fishes in within 20min in one day, released the last one and left the fishing. Rest of the visits did not hook any fishes and not many people do catch coho. most people do catch pinks. I used similar your methods, but only heavy spinner.
Hi Baz, I agree with you and prefer to catch Coho as well. In fact, they’re one of my favorite Salmon to catch/eat! For me, I’ve caught all my Coho (when beach fishing) with a Green, Chartreuse or Blue Vibrax Blue Fox spinner or Buzz Bomb at first light combined with low tide. So often I see guys using pink colors from the beach for the Pink Salmon (because they work), but when I’m focusing on Coho I always use different colors and sizes (as mentioned above). I’d love to hear how you’re Coho/Pink Season goes this year, write back. Good luck and Tight Lines! Jesse