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Hi there,

I'm a city-kid who wants to take up fishing. I live nearby the docks on Marine/Kerr in Vancouver and I see fishermen catching fish all the time.

I've gone out to the docks, but I haven't gotten a bite yet. I have no idea what it takes to catch something. Are there any great baits/techniques for this area?

The local fisherman use a "dough-like" substance.

That dough-like substance is a cornmeal mixture. Used by fisherman for many many years. I was taught it by my grandfather. What those guys at the docks are probably doing are fishing for salmon. First you need to get a fishing licence with the proper tags. Then get a salmon rod and baitcaster reel. Next get out and talk to those guys at the docks or your LFS and ask em how they are getting those fish? Ask them about gear, techniques, times & dates when the fish come in, depths ect.. It really pays to get a DVD or book from a LFS to get immediate knowledge so your off to a good start getting to know the ropes of fishing.
We here on these forums cant really explain to you everything we know about fishing, its not that easy. It took us many years to get good and successful at it and we all started out like you. But let me tell you we all probably had the same advice im giving you. Get out and practice!
Good luck keep & us posted.

Oh yeah, i have the license and I've been down there a few times. I was just hoping someone fished at this location before and has had success.

I'd like to know more about this corn-meal mixture, and by LFS you mean Local Fishing Shop?

I am new to the area and have similar questions. I want to try Derby Reach near Fort Langley and and Herling Island once the river drops and the salmon start running (I bought both fresh and tidal water licenses). I understand the salmon don't feed as they are transitioning from salt to fresh water which would limit chances closer to the mouth. Is this true?

Yes that is True. For some of them.

Some of the salmonoid do feed as they enter the river and even for up to 2 weeks in the fresh water.

Sockeye will not eat
Springs will
Coho & chum will strike at lures because it gets them mad
Pinks will eat

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