October 23, 2023
Late October Fishing Update For Vancouver and SidneyThe fall rains have started and we have now switched gears to targeting winter chinook salmon in Vancouver, the Southern Gulf Island's and Sidney. Looking back at August and September, we were happy with the fishing, with good numbers of chinook around as well as lots of pinks and some coho. During September, we saw some very large fish off the Fraser River Mouth with more fish over 30 pounds landed than we have seen in recent years
August 30, 2023
Vancouver Late Summer Fishing ReportWe have enjoyed one of the most consistent summer fishing seasons in years. The summer started with consistent, extended waves of coho salmon, followed by waves of pink salmon and some big pulses of nice chinook salmon! As we move into September, this is when many anglers get excited as the Fraser River Mouth opens up for chinook salmon!
August 16, 2023
Sidney Salmon Fishing Report - Mid AugustSidney Salmon Fishing has been good so far in August. We have been busy on charters with a good mix of chinook salmon and pink salmon and even the odd coho salmon. We are looking foward to September as more coho and the odd chinook move into local waters!
June 30, 2023
Early Summer Fishing Report - Coho Salmon have arrived in VancouverCoho salmon have arrived in local Vancouver waters. We have been seeing decent action on our Vancouver Salmon Fishing Charters! Summer is here, give us a call to get out on the water.
May 5, 2023
May Fishing Report for Vancouver and SidneyBig news for our Sidney Charter oepration, hatchery chinook salmon are now open for retention. Check out our fishing report the update!!
February 8, 2023
Winter Salmon Fishing Report! Good fishing!Fishing in Vancouver this past January was pretty darn good. We fished the normal areas in Howe Sound and Vancouver Harbour and found some nice fish with consistency. Hopefully winter salmon fishing in February and March is just as consistent.
January 2, 2023
Winter Chinook Salmon Charter Special starts now!Winter chinook salmon season is upon us and so is our winter charter special. Fishing has been pretty solid so far! Like we have done in years past, we are offering fully guided winter fishing charters at a great rate from January st to March 31st! This year, we are offering full day trips (8 hours) for a great price. The winter chinook salmon fishery is one of our favourite fisheries of the year!
December 18, 2022
Assistant Manager - Saltwater Fishing Guide Wanted!!!Our Vancouver location is looking for a key member to assist in all aspects of our year round fishing charter operation. We have a fleet of 4 charter vessels as well as a charter shop to support our operation. We are looking for someone that LOVES fishing !! This member needs to be friendly, patient, conservation minded and have exceptional customer service skills. There are few, if any, year round, salary positions in the sport fishing guiding industry in British Columbia. This unique opportunity will be available starting in the spring of 2023 and will continue on a year round permanent basis.
November 15, 2022
Winter Salmon Fishing Charter Report for VancouverAfter an extended summer, we are now settling into our winter weather and fishing routine! Vancouver is fortunate to have a consistent winter salmon fishery right at its doorstep! The cool, winter days are here and the winter chinook salmon are showing up in Howe Sound and Vancouver Harbour. Vancouver Salmon fishing during the Christmas holidays is a great idea .
November 4, 2022
Fishing Report for Sidney and the Southern Gulf Islands - NovemberAfter an amazing, summer like start to fall, we have now settled in to a more normal weather pattern for this time of year. We have been getting over the last couple weeks and have found some nice legal chinook around Sidney and the Southern Gulf Island's. Give us a call to do some winter salmon fishing in Sidney.
September 28, 2022
Fall Fishing Report for VancouverSeptember 2022 is definitely going to be one to be remember for two big reasons! Amazing summer weather and very consistent fishing for big chinook salmon. There has been some big fish around as well! Dimitri guided his guests into a season topping 42.5 pound chinook off the Fraser River Mouth on September 24th! As we progress into October we will see the migratory chinook fishing slow and transition into feeder/winter chinook fishing and some late season coho fishing will begin!
August 24, 2022
Mayne Island Fishing ChartersBon Chovy Fishing Charters offers guided salmon fishing charters from Mayne Island. We have 2 salmon fishing boats based in Sidney, which enables us to do pick ups on all the Southern Gulf Islands, including Mayne Island.
August 5, 2022
Fishing Charter Report for Vancouver and SidneyWe are definitely in full summer mode now! The temperatures have been hot, we are on the water daily and we have been chasing fish all over the Salish Sea! Chinook fishing has been good on our full day trips to the Gulf Island's, but on the slow side for our local Vancouver trips. Local Vancouver fishing should perk up now that we are finally seeing some summer like weather and more fish will stage locally, especially coho.
June 7, 2022
Fishing in Vancouver and Sidney Early June Report 2022It has been a spring to forget from a weather perspective! The fishing on the other hand, has been very good on a catch and release basis for chinook salmon! In the next few weeks we should see the first waves of hatchery coho salmon, which will mark the first salmon retention fishery of the summer!
June 1, 2022
Bon Chovy Fishing Charters is Hiring!! Fishing Guide WantedBon Chovy Fishing Charters is looking for a key member to join our team as an assistant operations manager and full time guide. We are looking for someone who loves saltwater salmon fishing and wants to make it a lifestyle. This person needs to be friendly, patient, conservation minded and have exceptional customer service skills. This is a rare, full time salary position in the sport fishing industry that would start early in 2022.
April 6, 2022
Spring Fishing in the Salish Sea! Early April Fishing ReportApril and May are some of the most active months for fishing in Vancouver and for fishing in Sidney. It is a catch and release fishery, but a great time to go out. Our Vancouver fishing trips operate daily out of Granville Island. We also have a boat in Sidney, servicing Southern Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands! Spring is here, give us a call to get out on a fishing trip!
January 22, 2022
Big Fish in Sidney! Winter Chinook ReportWhile the fish have not all been big, a few sure have! We have been fortunate to be getting a shot or two each time out at some bigger than average winter chinoook! Our Sidney and South Gulf Charters have been successful on prawns as well!
January 12, 2022
Vancouver and Howe Sound Winter Fishing Update!Winter fishing charters have been off to a good start in Vancouver. We have enjoyed some good fishing in Howe Sound and the Gulf Island's. Looking forward to the good weather forecasted in the coming week!
October 23, 2021
Fall Fishing Report - Winter Chinook Fishing Has Begun!Our fishing trips from Vancouver and Sidney have now shifted gears to target winter chinook salmon. We have been having success in Howe Sound and the Gulf Islands. Give us a call or an email if you want to get our on a fishing charter in Vancouver or the Southern Gulf Islands.
July 28, 2021
Fishing in Vancouver has been good! July 2021 UpdateWe have enjoyed a good few weeks of fishing in Vancouver. Pink salmon, the odd coho, and chinook salmon have made up the bulk of our catches. The weather has been tropical, and most days have seen very nice a calm water. Check out report and learn more about what is happening on the Vancouver fishing scene!
July 6, 2021
Chinook Salmon Regulations Announced Finally.The fishing regulations for our Vancouver and Sidney based fishing charters have finally been announced. As of July 15th, some areas will be open for retention. Please have a look at our latest British Columbia Fishing Update for more details!
June 1, 2021
Fishing in BC Restart!! Salmon fishing in Vancouver and Sidney.After a challenging start to the 2021 Vancouver and Sidney Fishing Charter Season, we are back in action! Health orders have relaxed and we are welcoming guests back on board! Give us a call if you want to head out on the water!
May 6, 2021
Gulf Island Fishing ChartersBon Chovy Fishing Charters offers fully guided fishing trips from all the Southern Gulf Islands. Galiano, Saltspring, Saturna, Mayne, Thetis and Pender Island
April 29, 2021
Covid 19 and Fishing Update for Vancouver and Sidney Fishing TripsIt has been a bumpy start to our Vancouver and Sidney based fishing trips this spring. With current very limited operations, we are optimistic that things will improve as we get into May with dropping Covid numbers and potential hatchery chinook salmon retention in some areas around Vancouver, Sidney and the Gulf Island's! Stay tuned!
April 13, 2021
Pender Island Fishing ChartersBon Chovy Fishing Charters has a boat based in Sidney, British Columbia. What this means is that we are perfectly suited to operate our year round fishing charters in and around the Gulf Islands. If you are looking for a Pender Island fishing charter, we can pick you up from the Port Washington government dock or Poets Cove. We focus on chinook salmon and ling cod, but there are times when other species of salmon can be caught!
March 29, 2021
Sidney and the Southern Gulf Islands - Fishing ReportOur Sidney Fishing Charters have been operating on a limited basis with Covid Safety Protocols in place. Our 30 Foot Grady White Marlin is now based at the Port Sidney Marina and ready for a busy fishing charter season ahead.
March 3, 2021
March Fishing Report - Vancouver and the Gulf Island'sWe have been operating on a limited basis over the last few months. We have been following Provincial Health Orders and doing the odd fishing charter with same household groups. We are hoping the Covid 19 situation improves soon so we can get back to some more normal and conventional charter operations! In the meantime, we are sticking with our Covid Protocals and doing the odd trip if the group aligns with Provincial Health Orders!
December 1, 2020
Winter Chinook Salmon Report for Vancouver and Sidney - Early DecemberWe have been enjoying the start of the winter chinook fishing season in Vancouver and Sidney, BC. We have seen decent numbers of fish, pretty good weather and steady catches of prawns and a few crabs! Winter is one of our favourite times to go fishing in British Columbia. Our weather is the warmest in Canada and when needed, we just turn our diesel heaters on!
September 9, 2020
Vancouver Fishing Report - September 2020After a long wait, Vancouver area anglers have lots of options to take advantage of. With virtually all the traditional Vancouver salmon fishing areas now open and subject to full retention, September is shaping up to be the most anticipated month of the year. There certainly has been some good waves of chinook coming into local waters, but there has also been some tough tides where we have had to work for our bites. The slower days have often followed visits from salmon eating killer whales. The Gulf Island’s are still producing a few fish, but most anglers are now focusing on the local Vancouver waters.
July 11, 2020
Bon Chovy Fishing Report - Mid July 2020We are seeing coho numbers start to increase this week on our Vancouver Fishing Charters. In Sidney and the Gulf Island's we have seen good numbers of chinook salmon . This is perfect timing as chinook retention begins on July 15th in some areas and August 1st in some other locations. Time to go fishing in Vancouver or Sidney, BC!!
May 30, 2020
WE ARE OPEN!! - VANCOUVER FISHING CHARTERS- COVID 19After a 10 week hiatus, we are now resuming our Vancouver Charter Fishing operations with Covid 19 protocols in place. Summer is coming and the boats have been waxed and polished and are ready go. Give us a call to get out on the water!
May 20, 2020
Covid 19 - Vancouver Fishing Charter Update - May 20th/20Our Vancouver Fishing Charters are getting very close to resuming after a long suspension due to Covid 19. We should have an official start date by next week and are now taking summer bookings! Looking forward to get back out on the water!
April 27, 2020
Vancouver Fishing Charter Update - Covid 19 - April 2020Bon Chovy Fishing Charters is following provincial Covid 19 guidelines and our Vancouver Fishing Charters will resume once it is deemed safe!
February 29, 2020
Winter Salmon Fishing - Vancouver Charter Report - Late FebruaryOur Vancouver Salmon Fishing Charters have been pretty busy over the last couple weeks. We have seen good action on most of our trips with some nice fish up to 15 pounds. We have been focussing our efforts on Howe Sound, Vancouver Harbour and the Southern Gulf Island's. We are looking forward to a good month of fishing in March!
January 13, 2020
Vancouver Winter Salmon Fishing Charter Special - Bon Chovy Fishing ChartersLike we do every year, we are offering fully guided Vancouver winter chinook salmon fishing charters for a great rate from January 15th to April 15th. Come and join us for an adventure you will not forget. Winter fishing trips in Vancouver are amonst our favourite of the year. Come find out why! Granville Island Fishing Charter Departures
December 18, 2019
Christmas Salmon Report - Vancouver Fishing Charter UpdateVancouver and the Gulf Island's have had some very nice winter chinook salmon around. Our Vancouver and Sidney Fishing Charters have been have some good days with some nice fish up to 15 pounds landed. Winter is our favourite time to target salmon in Vancouver. The combination of the amazing scenery and typically consistent fishing makes for some great Vancouver Fishing Trips!
November 10, 2019
November Fishing Report - Vancouver Winter Chinook have arrived!Our favourite fishery of the year is underway in Vancouver! On our fishing charters in recent weeks we have had decent success targeting early winter chinook in Howe Sound and Vancouver Harbour. It is still early, but from all indications, it is looking like the stage is set for another good winter of salmon in Vancouver!
October 3, 2019
Falll Fishing Vancouver - Fishing Report for Early OctoberFall fishing in Vancouver has been productive on our charters in recent weeks. There has been the odd slow day, due to high river levels in the Capilano River, but we are seeing fish on most flood tides.
September 6, 2019
What a year for Chinook Salmon! Early September Fishing ReportAugust chinook fishing was about as good as it gets! We enjoyed the some of the best chinook salmon fishing we have ever seen. September is now here and the fishing has simmered down, but fishing is still solid for chinook salmon in 10 to 30 pound range. Pinks are still around off the Fraser River Mouth and the Capilano Fishery is a week or two away. Lot's of options coming up!
July 13, 2019
Vancouver Fishing Charter Update - Mid JulyOur July fishery in Vancouverl waters is off to a good start. There is significantly more chinook salmon around than normal for this time of year and the coho fishing has been pretty consistent. On the far side of the Strait, Gabriola Island has been excellent for the last couple of months! All in all, 2019 has been a very good year to date!
June 4, 2019
Excellent Salmon Fishing in VancouverThe last couple weeks have been some of the best chinook fishing in recent memory over on the Gulf Island's. Local fishing has been productive as well with some very nice chinook salmon. Chinook salmon are currently catch and release until July 15th. Hatchery coho salmon are open for retention as are ling cod on our longer full day trips to the Gulf Island. Fishing in Vancouver is one of the best activities you can do in the summer!
May 15, 2019
Great weather and productive salmon fishing!Over the last number of years, May has definitely proven to be one of the best times for chinook salmon fishing in the Vancouver area, this is May is no different! Despite the regulation changes, we are enjoying solid catch and release fishing for chinook (until July 15th) in all of the usual spring spots. We have been successful sending our guests home with some dungeness crabs and on some of our longer charters ling cod and spot prawns! We have seen the odd early coho salmon as well. The DFO is forecasting a strong return of coho this year, so we are hopeful that we will see excellent coho fishing like we saw last June off the South End of Bowen Island and the Gulf Island's!
April 14, 2019
Fishing has really perked up! Vancouver Fishing Charter ReportThe South Bowen Fishery has really picked up! The last few days have seen very good fishing. Looking forward to the coming weeks!
April 2, 2019
Spring is here and the Offshore Fishery is starting!We are now transitioning into a spring pattern in our local Vancouver fishery. After a productive winter fishery in Howe Sound and the inner reaches of English Bay, the offshore fishery has started. Over the last week there has been decent numbers of fish showing up out in the deep! This trend will continue and the fishing should continue to improve in coming weeks.
February 20, 2019
Vancouver Fishing Charters - Late February ReportWe have been out quite a bit in recent weeks and have enjoyed some good fishing in Vancouver. Winter fishing for chinook salmon has been fairly consistent in Vancouver Harbour and Howe Sound. We have been dropping traps for Spot prawns and Dungeness Crabs and spot prawns and have had very good results.
January 14, 2019
Vancouver Fishing Charter - Winter Special Pricing 2019Our 2019 Winter chinook salmon is here and so is our annual Winter Chinook Charter Special! Like we do every year, we are offering fully guided winter fishing charters at a great rate from January 15th to March 31st.
September 6, 2018
Early September Report- Fishing VancouverIt has been a hot, smokey last few weeks! We have enjoyed some solid fishing for sockeye salmon, some good bursts of coho fishing and a few good chinook tides.