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  1. Freshwater General Discussion
    fished the ved yesterday, hiked in to the big run above tamahi rapids, just one guy fishing the hike in side and half dozen from the road side.....2 guys and one women across from me dredging the bottom, no floats, constant snaggging up, rippin away, the idiot across from me dredges up a dark...
  2. Saltwater General Discussion
    Fishermen in the Gulf of Alaska have accidentally caught an estimated 58,336 king salmon this year, an unprecedented level of bycatch that could lead to new fishing restrictions. In recent years the Gulf of Alaska’s bycatch numbers have hovered around 20,000 fish. This year’s numbers surprised...
  3. Region 2 - Reports
    Too much southern comfort in the hottub on thursday night prevented me from going to the vedder early as planned so grabbed the drift-rod and headed to the Stave to get rid of some roe too long in the beer-fridge. Got there about 9:30am and the Harvest Festival was in full swing. Walked the...
  4. Freshwater General Discussion
    Hey everyone, I know the cowichan is really touchy due to the spring "run" thats going through. Is there any pools in the lower reaches still fishable by law for either trout or some chum. Any info would be great, Id prefer not to have to go to skutz but I may end up doing that. Clayton
  5. Freshwater General Discussion
    FYI- DFO's note Fraser chum escapement has been trending downward over the last 11 years. Both the 2007 & 2008 escapement was estimated at 1.0M; the escapement goal for Fraser chum is 0.8 M. An estimate of the 2009 escapement is not yet available although early indications are that escapement...
  6. Freshwater Tackle Talk!
    I've got a fish'n buddy 2200 fish finder that died this spring...is there someone locally (Vancouver/Lower Mainland) who repairs these things?:(
  7. Freshwater Professional Reports
    Sport fishing column for Oct 11 to 18, 2010 "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was an age of wisdom, it was an age of foolishness," A Tale of two cities, Charles Dickens Every fall thanks to thirty years of good work in conservation, our rivers are filled with...
  8. Region 2 - Reports
    Got the call out at 10:30 AM yesterday that my fishin bud was off work and on route. I figured I'd bring my first ever cured roe to see how it held up. Met him at KWB :oto see what was coming up and there was plenty of fish all through out the lower canal as the water was higher than I would...
  9. Hookup a Partner
    I'm looking to head to the Vedder tomorrow morning bright and early. Wondering if anyone wants to meet up? Not the most experienced angler, still learning the ropes and the river. Not incompetent either. Also the lower Fraser is opening up to salmon fishing again...or well I should say the bait...
  10. Region 2 - Reports
    So got out pretty early, on the river by 0645, would have like to been earlier but had to stop at bank and gas station on the way...anyways, i started below Tamahi, Boulders?, not too sure of the exact name, worked that area up and down for about one KM, with roe, wool, blades for about 2...
  11. Freshwater Professional Reports
    Sport fishing column for Oct 4 to 11, 2010 "As a Presbyterian, my father believed that man by nature was a damn mess, and that only by picking up God's rhythms could we regain power and beauty." Norman MacLean; A River Runs Through It. Salmon season is upon us again and soon all our...
  12. Freshwater General Discussion
    almost all the lower mainland lakes are now stocked with catchable rainbows now gofishbc has the fall stocking details. was out with my son yesterday at one of them and he caught a couple of rainbows.. 1 just using a float with worm, and 1 with slip bell sinker with green powerbait. I caught...
  13. Freshwater General Discussion
    Fished from a boat in the lower vedder for something different. Fished jigs with prawn, jigs with roe, jigs, spoons, spinners, roe...nothing but a couple coho chasing spinner close to the boat. But, I did hook into an unexpected snag in an area I had been drifting. My float dipped very slowly...
  14. Freshwater General Discussion
    I was wondering if someone has any imformation on incoming tides on vedder? Will fish still trickle in on outgoing tides? What method is commonly used to fish on these tides in the lower canal?
  15. Member Introductions
    We just started fishing around the lower mainland a year ago after my five year daughter got interested. We mainly enjoy our "lazy" style of fishing around town. Looking forward to mining your experience to improve our abilities. Actually, my daughter usually outfishes us and she has the best...
  16. Fly Fishing Discussion
    Guys, Just joined this forum. Has anyone been out flyfishing the Harrison River lately, I am travelling from Ontario this week and I am planning on spending the weekend in the Lower Mainland and want to fly fish for some Salmon, just wondering if the Coho have started in the Harrison or is...
  17. Region 2 - Reports
    Hit the river with the buddy Sun.Started in the lower,saw some coho and some spring-jacks rolling.No action except someone releasing a foul-hook and my float taking a dip with nothing on the hook-set.Moved to the upper and found some action as soon as we arrived.Saw someone land a coho on a...
  18. Region 2 - Reports
    white springs are in the harrison and the vedder. do they migrate farther up the fraser or are they only in the lower part of the fraser?
  19. Region 2 - Reports
    well....looks like it rained. ;-) the river was UP and brown. vis was about 2'ish. Started early with some gymnastics to get in to where i wanted to be. once down the stairs it was all boil and trouble. fished roe on my new 9' Loomis gl 2. perfect rod for the day as i ended up bushwhacking down...
  20. Fly Fishing Discussion
    I'm fairly new to fly fishing and have only tried fly fishing for salmon in rivers of the lower mainland a few times. Can anyone point me to resources on learning good presentation for salmon? Is it heard of to use indicators for salmon? Without indicators, I get confused in my mending, on...
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