My thinking is that if salmonids are listed in a river then there would be a native/ enhanced run or maybe strays that DFO needs to regulate. I haven't done any research to see if there ever was a native run of pinks in the Stave. Does anyone know?
Just called DFO office in Steveston this morning for current Pink salmon daily catch limits:
Stave - 2/day from Hydro dam to railway bridge
Chilliwack/Vedder - 2/day from below Slesse creek to hwy 1 bridge
Harrison - 2/day from Harrison lake to Hwy #7 bridge
- 2/day from Hwy #7 bridge to Fraser confluence.
Fraser Tidal waters - 4/day. :beerchug:
Saw about six pinks nosing out of the water up by the dam on Wed. Soon you should be able to cast for them on the west shore with good success. Also had a nice little rainbow hit my son's pink spoon! ;D
Exactly what hook said. But there is also a few other spots as well. Just look for what we call frog water. That is water the is hardly moving at all. Again terrible water for gear chuckers but great water for us fly guys :thumbup: .
but remember if your looking for good frog water for pinks they do like it to have "some" flow running through where as coho like it quite stagnante and dead calm like a giant puddle which is why lots of people fish the toilet bowl for ho's but they like soft current also when there is nowhere else
Mefish let me know when your heading out and you could get some company or perhaps the other way around
Thanks for your input on the subject guys. :cheers: I got off early from work yesterday so I picked up Scruffy and we went out to the stave to check it out. If there is a run of pinks coming through this year they're definately not in there yet. We checked out several parts of the river on both sides and did not see a single fish. Perhaps it is still too early for them? I was hoping to hit the Stave for Pinks this weekend but may have to go to the valley this weekend and chuck flies in the Fraser instead. ;D
We fished thre mouth of the stave yesterday morning ,Although the mouth is producing a few we did poorly further up towards the damn. best was at the mouth tossing small spoons. We did better at the mouth of the vedder.
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