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    Default The fish are mocking me

    I am certain they sit under the water looking at my gear going by and sniggering among themselves. I have no trouble pulling all manner of trout from lakes large and small, and trolling for dinner out on the chuck, but this Fraser river shore fishing is another matter altogether!

    So this is me looking to learn more about species, runs, and techniques relating mostly to the lower Fraser.

    Thanks for providing a forum that I can actually join, and I look forward to reading about other people's experiences and maybe contributing a few of my own.
    If I'm typing this it means I'm not fishing, and that's a real problem...

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    Lower Fraser has some coarse fish this time of the year , with some Bull Trout and Dolly Varden hanging around as well. Some people toss spoons for the Bulls and Dollies. Later in the fall say October, the salmon move up the river . Fishing for them might not open till the middle of October though. If you have a boat, Sturgeon fishing will start up in March . Lots of options out there .

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    Try slowing your presentation down, at this time of year the water is too cold for the fish to chase a fast moving spoon.

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    Bait and bobber, just saying....



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    Never though of trying a bobber and bait in there. I have been varying the retrieve speed of the spoons I've been throwing ... Gibbs Crocs with 2/0 hooks and a few pieces of roe. I've had a few hits but no real commits.
    If I'm typing this it means I'm not fishing, and that's a real problem...

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    Bait and bobber would be slow this time of year, the coarsefish arent too active at this temperature.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Salmonfisher View Post
    Bait and bobber would be slow this time of year, the coarsefish arent too active at this temperature.
    Quote Originally Posted by Salmonfisher View Post
    Try slowing your presentation down, at this time of year the water is too cold for the fish to chase a fast moving spoon.
    So then what would you suggest?
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    Realistically i have never fished the lower fraser this time of year, i have just heard that you will probably get skunked so i havent bothered giving it a shot since id rather be steelheading instead of catching little pikeminnows. If i had to make a wild guess id say to find some slack water and very slowly retrieve a spoon through it. Emphasis on very slowly. You have to bug these fish until they bite, at this time of year they bite out of aggression mainly, not to eat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Salmonfisher View Post
    Realistically i have never fished the lower fraser this time of year, i have just heard that you will probably get skunked so i havent bothered giving it a shot since id rather be steelheading instead of catching little pikeminnows. If i had to make a wild guess id say to find some slack water and very slowly retrieve a spoon through it. Emphasis on very slowly. You have to bug these fish until they bite, at this time of year they bite out of aggression mainly, not to eat.
    So you're giving advise on a fishery you know nothing about and "haven't bothered" to even try for yourself. Sounds helpful.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Salmonfisher View Post
    Realistically i have never fished the lower fraser this time of year, i have just heard that you will probably get skunked so i havent bothered giving it a shot since id rather be steelheading instead of catching little pikeminnows. If i had to make a wild guess id say to find some slack water and very slowly retrieve a spoon through it. Emphasis on very slowly. You have to bug these fish until they bite, at this time of year they bite out of aggression mainly, not to eat.
    Actually bar fishing with roe in the lower this time of year will get you Bulls, the odd cutie, the odd steelhead, and of course coarse fish, but they are eating the roe.
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