If you're new to the Chilliwack/Vedder system, be sure to pop into the Chilliwack store and talk to one of the boys (from 2M away) and see what they would recommend. Stave River. These trips require the use of our jet boats to access the prime spots. Focus … here to register online with a limit of one ticket per registration.. Suffice to say, it’s fishing well right now, but expect that to change with the rain. Follow this link to monitor the water levels in the Capilano River: http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/water/sources-supply/watersheds-reservoirs/seymour-capilano-river-levels/Pages/default.aspx . Hopefully, we will begin to see numbers of cases level off or start to go down after the spike that occurred after the Thanksgiving weekend, and additional closures of some activities don't get enacted so we can continue to operate through the winter months. Everything I discussed in my last report will still be valid, so I won’t ramble too much about that. Registration for the Boxing Day Derby has been very brisk. We still have a fair number of chum and coho salmon in the system but there are fewer and fewer fresh pushes coming in. At the time of writing, the river is sitting at a fishable level; a tad on the high side, but with decent visibility, fish are getting caught throughout the whole system. In fact it’s often some of the best of the season. Matt goes over it all in the video version of the report here: We also have some updates from the saltwater world because there are still some fish out that way. Reservoirs popular for fishing, paddling, swimming, hiking. I’ve lived in this area almost all my life and take my word for it If you’re not at the park early I wouldn’t bother wasting your time and driving there because you will be disappointed. - Wayne Gretzky . No surprise here when you see 100mm of rain in the forecast. This is when you can see if you have any leaks and can see where it is coming from so you can make the necessary repairs on a drier day. Current fly fishing conditions are still good. Back in the 90's they didn't start until at least a week into April, so this is a local indicator of global warming at work. Fly fishing, twitching jigs, and casting … Anglers can take advantage of some excellent fishing opportunities, especially near the inlets of streams, and the outflow tunnel from Alouette Lake on the west shore (see map). Traditionally, not many or any anglers have targeted chum off the mouth of the Fraser. The best thing to do is actually go down to the boat on one of those days when it is a 50-60 mm heavy rain forecast. Locally Owned and Proudly 100% Canadian. Release all non-retention species properly. Approximately 50km east of Vancouver is the Stave River in Mission. The River is located on the border of Maple Ridge and Mission and drains into the Fraser. December 04, 2020 With salmon season finished, fishing for trout and whitefish will be the staple for a couple of months. I'm sure we are still several months away from any decision by the Minister on this subject, but I will let you know once we get the regulations for next spring. Be careful to watch the water levels and hydro dam controls. Fly fishing, twitching jigs, and casting spinners/spoons are all good options. Fish are still moving into the Capilano, and the water is moderately high at the moment. Watch Queue Queue Stave Lake Reservoir ranks among the larger lakes in the Lower Mainland and has a variety of sport fish, including cuththroat trout reported up to four pounds. Intoxication may occur with excessive use, enjoy responsibly. The BC Hydro Dam maintains the water height at a fishable level even on rainy Autumn days. We are now truly into this year's winter Chinook fishery as we no longer have an option to pursue mature fish off various river mouths. Weather conditions are not optimal, but there is still opportunity to land some trout. These US hatchery fish are all clipped, and the hope is that we can get a change in the regulations this spring which will allow for the retention of clipped hatchery fish in some areas of the South Coast instead of us being hit with non-retention of Chinook from April 1st until July 15th in all inside waters again in 2021. Stave River, Mission By Rodney Hsu. Fishing Tackle Shop • Fly Fishing Shop • Guided Fishing Trips • Walk and Wade Fishing Trips, Abbotsford, BC Canada » Chilliwack, BC Canada. The early coho run heading up to the lake has been very good. We also offer exclusive yearly hosted trips to prime fishing destinations in Mexico, Cuba and beyond. Fly Reels. Submit Report. The river is at my favorite stage… dropping, with good visibility and at a reasonable level. There are quite a few Coho Salmon starting to pile up in both Rivers. March is a prime month for good numbers and good sizes of fish, and this year, the fish seem to … For now, anglers have opportunities to target coastal cutthroat trout, northern pikeminnow, mountain whitefish in the system. You can register up to 3:00 pm on December 24th either online and in both of our retail locations. I just took a look at the Albion chum and chinook test set data, and all but the last of the chinook are up the Fraser and coho numbers are starting to dwindle as well. The waters levels have followed suite and currently we have ideal fishing conditions. I also try to schedule trips so we aren't out in conditions that are too nasty as being out on those days isn't really enjoyable for anyone, so having a secondary "fall back" day for your charter is always a good idea at this time of year if possible. Dewdney/Norrish Creek Report. Small wooly buggers and leech patterns in those colors are great, but don’t shy away from trying a flash fly in some slower moving water. Last week we saw a ton of water but we also saw less water than was forecasted. We’ve been hearing reports of anglers targeting the spawning fish in there, so always try to avoid that area and notify any anglers which are unaware of the closure. The majority of the chum salmon are either heavily coloured or zombified, with the odd silver fish still in the mix. As I tried to state and help you previously, with the exception of starved rock most of the area along the river is posted no trespassing. Jan 29, 2018 - Stave River, British Columbia fishing report, rainbow trout fly fishing forecast, fishing season updates, fly shop and fishing guides, and fly-fishing weather. 3 Star Fatty Day! There is no fish ladder for the fish to get over the dam. Norrish Creek. Rod Building . The Freshwater Fisheries Society has been stocking a number of our local easy access lakes which make awesome opportunities for families, younger anglers, and for a nice evening casting a line. Check out our Fishing Times chart to determine when the fish will be most active. August 25, 2016 11:00 PM Stave River is very quiet during this time of the year because there are no salmon returning to it until October. The water is also affected by tides, making for best fishing on an in-coming tide, as that's when the fish tend to push into the Stave River from the Fraser. The water was still like chocolate milk so it made fly fishing almost impossible and spoons and spinners were able to get a few but the twitch was king. Fishing for chum is still permitted, but please ensure to handle all fish with care. For now, anglers have opportunities to target coastal cutthroat trout, northern pikeminnow, mountain whitefish in the system. Please remember that despite the challenging times over the past year, we should be thankful for the incredible efforts, selfless dedication, and ongoing commitment from our health care and front line service people...". Keep an eye out on the Freshwater Salmon regulations for retention opportunities and boundary restrictions. Guys have been fishing up close to the damn by boat. A very high percentage of our winter fish originate from US hatcheries. Things are a bit different this year due to the change of organizer and the need to follow COVID guidelines. Please contact either location for details. 'You will miss 100 percent of the shots you never take.' Tweet. Hi and welcome to the GRFA fishing report updated on the 16th of November 2020. Traditionally the first reports emerge around the first week of December and numbers increase January through to March. There have been a few fish taken here or there by the keeners who are already out there exploring but typically fishing will pick up as we get into November. Jordan was able to make it out on Monday after the blow out and fished between the bridges on the Cheakamus. Fishing has been good and we are seeing some of the later runs start to show up on the Stave and Harrison. Follow this link for most other rivers in BC: https://wateroffice.ec.gc.ca/google_map/google_map_e.html?map_type=real_time&search_type=province&province=BC . Thompson River. My favourite colours are pink & purple for the chum, and white / blue for coho. If we have colder than average weather during February and March, those plankton blooms will delay a bit, and the fishery stays consistent. The incredible power and strength of these unique fish are demonstrated with acrobatic jumps, long hard pulling runs, and most important the impressive durability. The Stave is quite easily accessible from both sides of the … Although it is only several kilometres long, this river offers year-round fishing opportunities for Lower Mainland anglers. Both gear and fly fishing work well in these lakes. The recent jump in the Fraser is a message to all the salmon to head home to their place of birth and start the entire process again. Vedder / Chilliwack River. Let Pacific Angler assist you in planning the trip of your dreams. Stave River is very quiet during this time of the year because there are no salmon returning to it until October. Floating Craft. November 03, 2020 Coho fishing has been quite good of late. Please be aware of the regulations and how to identify your fish. Steelhead will usually move in around January. Success rates are 100%. The Coho run should be near its peak, so I’d recommend taking advantage of the fishable water. With some more rain in the forecast for the weekend, the Stave continues to be a fantastic choice as the dam is unlikely to … however a few Coho are still being reported throughout the river system and fair numbers of Chum mostly in the lower reaches. Over the past week, the Stave has started to see fresh schools of coho and chum push through the system. Winter Steelhead will continue to be the targeted species in the Vedder-Chilliwack System until May. Here’s the low down on what’s going on. As it’s still a bit early, most anglers on the system are having fun with chum – yet hoping for coho. Real Time Chwk River Level at Vedder Crossing, Click here for retention limits and up to date notices specific to Region 2 rivers. Hopefully the river stays in shape for a few more days so the weekend warriors like me can actually get out and fish the river for once. With fishing pressure diminishing quickly the rivers start to empty of people and yet the fishing remains very strong. I’m looking forward to getting out later this week again to see how things have shifted. Fish Pictures. Fly Fishing Accessories. If you can get out, do it! Believe it, October can offer some of the best Salmon fly fishing in the World right here in … If you’re fly fishing, go with small presentation in olive, black, or flashy. The prawning has been quite good as of late as numbers continue to build back up after the commercial opening late last spring, and they should continue to build right through the winter and spring months. Over the past week, the Stave has started to see fresh schools of coho and chum push through the system. Squamish River and Cheakamus River fishing report. In the meantime, we are open for Chinook retention (2 per day over 62 cm fork length) during our winter Chinook fishery. "Our team at Fred’s want to send our best wishes to everyone over the holidays. Many recreational activities can be enjoyed in the area, from boating, fishing and swimming, to picnicking, hiking and mountain biking. If you're heading out for a relaxing day on the water, we suggest using circle hooks to avoid foul hookups. Using lures, jigs and flies are most popular from boat access or shore. Eventually your batteries might even get drained from your bilge pumps, so it is also a good idea to charge up your batteries periodically during the winter or if you have shore power, use that. Registration for the Boxing Day Derby has been very brisk. As I figured would have happened, fresh fish pushed in and they found some decent coho action on twitching jigs. Watch Queue Queue. I am working at my winter construction job, but I am still able to "take days off" to do charters as long as I have a bit of notice. Other Names. 34150 South Fraser Way  Abbotsford, British Columbia  T 604-746-1481, 6336C Vedder Rd, Chilliwack, British Columbia  T 604-858-7344. There should be opportunities to find fish throughout the system, whether you choose to go to upper pools or lower runs. The most successful setup to catch these Chum is float fishing a purple/pink jig (optional: tip jig with a prawn). AnglersAtlas / Staff writer. For the coho, cover water with small spinners, spoons, light twitching jigs, or sparse flash flies. No word on this fishery of late. River Fishing Report Updated: March 18th, 2019 – 1:31pm Remember to purchase a Non-Tidal Steelhead Conservation Stamp when angling for Steelhead in ALL waters. Steelhead season is just around the corner. There are a couple streams in Whistler that hold small to... BC Fishing Reports / BC freshwater Charters / BC freshwater fishing / Fishing in Whistler and Pemberton BC / Fly Fishing / Friday Night Flies. Early fish are the very best for condition and best fight. I like to head down to the boat mid-October and wipe down the interior with disinfectant or a light bleach solution to remove any bacteria, then get some heat going to keep things dry. Please be aware of the regulations on the system as there is a spawning channel on the eastern side, from the inlet near the dam down to the boat ramp, which is closed to fishing. Well, as expected with the storm, the Squamish blew out over the weekend. This blog will let you know what is going on in the local fishing scene; when to go, where to go, and what to use! Chum Salmon fishing is extremely good right now! His first ever steelhead, and a memory for a lifetime. You may need to work a little harder. Many anglers don't even feel that it truly starts until December, but in looking back over my catch records, there are some years when the best action occurred during November; however, typically the best months are December, January and February. We hope that you all had a great Thanksgiving Long Weekend and enjoyed an extra day on the water or around the table with family. If you have never experienced a Sturgeon fishing excursion, we highly recommend you try this world-class fishery that is dedicated to the conservation and sustainable fisheries for generations to come. In short this is Vancouver’s blog for the fishing enthusiast! Any chinook or coho hanging out will take advantage of these rains to head up the river. Real Time Fraser River Level Near Agassiz, Click here for retention limits and up to date notices specific to Region 2 rivers​. The incredible power and strength of these unique fish are demonstrated with acrobatic jumps, long hard pulling runs, and most important the impressive durability. It’s been a bit of scene on the eastern shores of the river as most other systems were blown out due to the heavy rains of last week. With the colder and damper weather of winter charters potentially putting everyone into closer contact under the boat's top, masks will need to be worn more consistently than during the warm summer days when we could spread out around the boat more. View Markers. It will keep you updated on the latest and greatest rods, reels, lines, lures and flies. Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: October 16, 2020, Vancouver Fishing Trips & Vancouver Fishing Charters, http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/water/sources-supply/watersheds-reservoirs/seymour-capilano-river-levels/Pages/default.aspx, https://wateroffice.ec.gc.ca/google_map/google_map_e.html?map_type=real_time&search_type=province&province=BC. Tunkwa Lake Resort has found some areas close to shore with 4" - 6" of ice. Winter Chinook are also arguably the best eating salmon of the year as all the food they are eating is directed towards growing big and fat, so if you want to be sure to catch a few Chinook to eat before mid-summer it will likely be best to get out before the end of March. Float fishing with a trout bead, or natural single eggs can be quite effective when targeting these fish. For trout, char, and whitefish, beads and egg/flesh flies are good options. We're very much nearing the end of salmon on the Harrison. Many people have taken the time to educate themselves on the conservation and management efforts that the Sports fishing sector has dedicated over 20 years to ensure that these fish will be around for years to come. A detailed fishing report for the Stave River will make the difference between a good fishing here and a bad one. Additionally, the Stave water levels are dam controlled … Fishing Spots. We will also be highlighting some great fishing pictures, videos, and information on our trips around the world in pursuit of game fish! Stave River Fishing Report We are starting to come into the tail end of the salmon season on the Stave. For float fishing, I really like to use small jigs, generally 1/4 ounce as a dirty water presentation, and if the system stays nice and clear throughout the rain, sticking with a simple egg cluster or wool setup. Chehalis River. The next season is winter chinook. You can also buy raffle tickets to be eligible for the season-ending wind-up draw prizes. Once the plankton blooms occur, the action at some of the winter fishing locations tends to become less consistent, though the fish are definitely larger than they are early in the winter. With the cooler water temperatures and food sources dwindling, the bigger sturgeon will begin to get more and more lethargic, saving up their energy stores. There are many presentations to target both species. The upper river is still a touch high and dirty from the last report that I got earlier in the week but as mentioned before I expect things to clear up later this week. If you aren’t going to run your boat all winter, you should also consider filling your tank to minimize condensation and to add some fuel stabilizer. Every year the Stave River has a large return of Chum Salmon. Freshwater Salmon regulations for retention opportunities and boundary restrictions, Be sure to check out the Region 2 freshwater salmon regulations for details. Bead fishing will really start picking up as the rains will have pushed some eggs around and there will be hungry trout cruising around looking for an easy meal, so have a variety of sizes and colours at your disposal for the different conditions that you may encounter. With salmon which have been spawning in the system, coastal cutthroat trout, mountain whitefish will be feeding on their eggs and carcasses in the next several weeks. It's derby season again, and we've finally got the first fish weighed in. Please handle these prehistoric beasts with care and keep them in the water as much as possible. I will cover winter fishing in more details in November and December. A lot of boats will actually get a significant amount of water in the bilge during the fall rains. For the chum you will want to drift a pink/purple/chartreuse jig under a float or fly fish with similar coloured streamers. Aidan Munro. These can be caught by either fly fishing with a small nymph or float fishing with bait such as single eggs, dew worms. In past years larger numbers of egged females showed up around late December and early January. Be aware of the park and road closures that can make parking a bit difficult. In the north central Fraser Valley is BC Hydro's Stave River hydroelectric project. The Stave River has experienced a low return of chum salmon this year. Pink Salmon are now coming to an end and the lingering smell of decaying Salmon is in the air. Last but certainly not least, Andre has a cool coho fly video that you can check out here: Well, if you go ahead and take a look at the Vedder/Chilliwack system’s water level graph, you’ll notice that it looks a bit like a roller coaster. Keep an eye on the forecasts for the next few days, as the amount of rain that falls on Thursday night and throughout Friday will dictate if the river is still fishable for the weekend, and forecasts around here seem to change every five minutes. Have some smaller streamers in black, olive and white ready to go for the swinging and dirty water as well as the small flash flies for stacked up coho. Things settled a bit early in the week then we saw a bit more rain on Tuesday which bumped the river up again. The Stave Lake reservoir is bounded by the Stave Lake Dam. Downstream is the Hayward Lake reservoir and the Ruskin Dam.. It will keep you informed on weekly specials, sales events, and contests. Small spinners & spoons, float fishing jigs, wool, and twitching jigs are all great ways to target the salmon in the system. Salmon Fishing Report. It enters from drink holders, seals that need to be replaced in the floor, anchor storage areas, cracks, etc. Follow this link to read the latest message from Fred. If you can, get some heat in your boat so you don’t get mildew. The Cap is over as well. You can register up to 3:00 pm on December 24th either online and in both of our retail locations. As we move into November we see one of our favorite times of the year on the river. The Stave River fishing is starting with some early Chum and perhaps a few Coho. For now, anglers have opportunities to target coastal cutthroat trout, northern pikeminnow, mountain whitefish in the system. If you’ve got any questions about techniques and/or gear, stop by the shop and we’ll get you set-up with some knowledge and tackle. Once they drop their eggs, the big females are able to be retained, so the largest prawns will be around in late winter and early spring. Be sure to check out the Region 2 freshwater salmon regulations for details. I was super happy to see these fish return to their resident spawning habitat, and it reassured me that the Capilano is still receiving fish. Do not take them out of the water. We will touch on all the river fishing in the Freshwater Fishing Report Section below updates on the Squamish, Stave, Harrison, Capilano and Vedder. Fraser River Valley Coho & Chum Salmon Fishing will be a great option from early October to November 10. Hi and welcome to the GRFA fishing report updated on the 27th of October 2020. Both the Squamish River and Cheakamus River have been fishing great of late. This video is unavailable. Stave River Fishing Report. Be sure to follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter where we are posting regular updates. Click here for Derby details or here to register online with a limit of one ticket per registration.. "Our team at Fred’s want to send our best wishes to everyone over the holidays. 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