BC Fishing Reports banner

1 - 11 of 11 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
555 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Well I decided that I was going to fish all day saturday due to the lack of fishing I did last weekend. I left my house at 5:30 and stopped in at fish all day tackle in deroche and chatted it up with the owner for about 20 mins. I also bought a drennan which he sells for like $5.50, cheaper than anywhere I've seen em. I then proceeded up the canyon to where I would begin my walk. I got to the first pool and saw 1 coho in the entire pool. I managed to get him to come and inspect my roe, but he wouldn't take. I fished about 5 more pools in the canyon and saw maybe 4 more coho in total, none of them would take and I soon left them alone. I did find a fossil rock in a creek deposit by the river, full of shell prints and other cool stuff :) . So I hiked myself out of the canyon after much walking and not alot of fishing, but I didn't really expect to catch anything in there anyways just kind of exploring. I then went to the hatchery and took a quick look, only saw 1 jack coho among the hundreds of chum. After that I decided to hike down towards the harrison because I'd never been much past the easter seals run before. I saw some decent pools but kept walking cause they were packed with dogs :twisted: I then came to a pool that I could see afew coho in. They were not at all interested in anything I gave them except for 1 fish who chased my colorado right to shore then turned tail. So down a few more pools I go, and I find a huge pool with about 15 coho holding in one spot. The first cast get some fish following, and I hook one on the second cast after putting a small piece of roe on my spinner, but it shook free very quickly. Alittle more walking and seeing plenty of bear sign and no more coho and I head back to the previous spot. Fished there for another hour only to get lots of followers, on many different lures but no takes. It was a good day of exploring anyways, and I found some good new water. The river is loaded with chum and what I guess are old sockeye. This rain will change everything though. :D
 

·
Retired staff
Joined
·
6,684 Posts
great report chris...good to hear from my favorite river around....hey, when you were hiking down river, did you end up walking through a whole bunch of forested areas from pool to pool? Or was it pretty much wide open? The reason I ask, is I'm trying to determine if you were fishing all the new water that had occured when the river blew through the bottom end of the easter seal run, or if you were just following the original channel down from the hatchery...you said you don't know the river below easter seal, but I'm hoping you can still shed some light on the subject...
thx,
rib
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
555 Posts
Discussion Starter · #3 ·
Oh ya I know which way the river used to go, I've actually fished down to the hatchery as far as the old flow is concerned. I went down the new flow weaving through the forest and the log jams. It's my favorite river around too :D I'm just usually in the canyon.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,395 Posts
NIce report chris. I think after all of this rain I might head up to the canyon on the weekend!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
730 Posts
hey chris I heard a dozer was in there doing some work, splittin the river so more goes the hatchery way is this true???
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
555 Posts
Discussion Starter · #8 ·
Ya there's been lots of dozer work, there's a little water going down the old channel, even with this extreme low water we have now. Doesn't look like nearly enough work to re-divert the river though. But I guess we'll see. Good luck Marsman, let us know how you do.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
105 Posts
I haven't seen the work they have done on the channel heading to the hatchery, but if they got the grade lower then the band side ,when the rain comes in earnest mother nature will take care of the rest. As far as the water levels are concerned, I was up in the Harrison on Monday and the water levels were lower than the week before even after the rain we had! I saw some coho above the Hwy 7 bridge and they were very dark. I have never seen the water this low in the Harrison and Fraser this time of year, so if we don't get major rain, like at least a solid week of non stop, right now, you can kiss the coho fishing good bye! Not trying to be negative, just realistic. :cry:
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,736 Posts
El ninio year, plus global warming does no good for the fish and wildlife any where! MAn do we need some rain! Please god, mother nature, budda! Any body pleas! :cry: :( :cry:
 
1 - 11 of 11 Posts
Top