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I was wondering how big springs can get in the capilano? The story below explains why I am asking.

Went to the capilano today for the first time in 10 years, and had a great time. Hooked 2 springs, but only landed one. The one that got away was a monster! I fought it for about 10 mins in a large pool, and then it started running upstream. I had no control over it, and it swam up through a set of white water rapids about 150 meters up the river. He then sat behind a rock for a few mins and I couldn't budge him. I had people throwing rocks hoping to spook him back down the river, haha. Eventually my lead got caught in a rock which caused me to snag up and lose the fish. What a dissapointment! So back to my question - how big can the springs get in the Capilano?

also wondering how late can you fish the cap for springs? end of october?
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I have seen some fish plus easy 60lbs+ my biggest would be close to 50lbs just to big to pack out and better seed fish that size for down the road!

There are huge monsters that go up the Cap, most of the time you will not land them due to the fact A) the flow going to fast B) to light of gear!

They are White Springs so no different then any other river in BC for Size!

I found all the Biggy's down low!
 

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A couple years back I landed and stuffed a 60 lb'er. It made the North Shore news ! That same year I saw an 80 lb'er and a 70. They can get big and when you get one they dictate the fight.All you can do is hang on and hope the monster tires out before you do. And when it decides to not move then good luck. Kinda like yours. What a rush for you when that happens. Lucky you, not too many big boys being caught these days!



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wow, I had no idea that they could get that big in the cap! now I'm so curious how big my fish was...maybe I'll go look for my hook stuck in a monster at the hatchery, haha.

What would you say the avg size is?
 

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I would say for the most part they are average in size. Like 20-40 lbs,but once in awhile you will get them that big. It was 2003 when I got mine and haven't seen any that big since but you never know when and where they'll be at.The biggest I've gotten since then was just over 35 lbs and that's a big spring. I would consider anything over 30 lbs to be a monster That's the beauty of fishing any river right now,.............you just never know the next fish could be the next trophy.



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Was at the Cap under the highway bridge yesterday evening. Lots of big fish jumping but not a bite. One big guy jumped out of the water near teh far shore, hit a log in mid air, and crashed back into the water. What does it take to get these guys to bite (we were short floating green and pink yarn)? Hard to cast lures here without snagging.
 

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Keeping jacks here won't be a problem as they are friggin everywhere. Not a whole lot of the bigguns but a few monsters out there.Sometimes the big ones go for small presentations ;)

Hooked and lost my first spring today only to see the guy 50 feet up hook it and land it! I know cause I went up and saw my hook hanging out of its mouth. I tired it out for him! A beauty chrome 22 lb'er or so! Got my new hook back as well! :thumbup:



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tim5371 said:
What exactly are the regulations for keeping fish right now? I had no idea that you could only keep Jacks until Oct 16. Where do you find these regulations? Thanks
On the DFO web-site, you can navigate directly to the regs for an individual river, e.g.:

http://www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/recfish/Freshwater/region2_e.htm#Capilano

But I don't see anything in there about only keeping Jacks until Oct. 16 - but there is a year-round constraint - only one (of your four possible) springs per day can be over 62 cm in the Cap.
 

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I was looking at this last night as well. I noticed it didnt say anything about only being able to keep jacks. I think you are just allowed one of the big boys right now, and 3 jacks. I don't see anything stating otherwise. Can anyone confirm this?
 

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Went down to the Cap off Keith Rd this evening. Lots of Jacks being caught, but unfortunately none by my son or I. We were short floating with Colorado blades for the first time. Both of us were using spinning reels and maybe not drifting or playing the lures properly in the current. Any suggestions? We'll be back again soon as there is no excuse given the abundant fish in teh river right now.
 
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