Ok, first of all I would suggest NOT going into the canyon on your first trip to the chehalis....learn the river for a couple days, and than...if you feel comfortable go ahead....I would also suggest fishing anywhere that there is cars parkedELVISDOGBREATH said:Where is the acsess to the canyon ? Is it up Chehalis Lake FSR or beside the camp ground? I have never fished the Chehalsi and would really like to go up there next weekend.where are some spots to go? Help would be appreciated,Thx Elvis
The canyon is a little more than just a hike! One wrong step and you can fall anywhere from 10 ft to 100ft or more. An emergency kit will do you no good then. No-one really said don't go into the canyon either, but never go in alone! As for the fishing, well its always hit and miss, we spent an entire day in there and covered over 2.5km of river between 4 of us......not one bite! So the fishing definitely isn't extravagant. And the access is always tough, especially after the past windstorms, so many trees down that you lose any old trail real fast.flychucker said:All this talk about not going into the canyon makes me think the fishin is real good in there .I think any avid fisherman (not a gong show fisherman ) know the risks of hiking a river and if everybody tromps through there it will make a trail even the gong show guys can follow!!ha ha ha take an emerg kit ...
Hiking into the canyon is no laughing matter and it is not funny even if stuff happens there...hard to imagine the amount of times SAR is called up into there...also I think the point has already been brought up that there are definate risks when hiking in there.....end of story....on another note, river should fish pretty good this weekend, water should be up and have that perfect color to it....too bad we're having that fish out this weekend on the vedder lolyoung gun said:without snow, if u dont know the river when there is snow well then . . . Just be careful and learn the river and its ways before u try anything funny!
might I suggest...http://www.ajbrooks.com/qs/product/40/2351/139716/0/0Nice_One said:I'm thinking felt bottom wading shoes aren't a good idea up that way as well...that reminds me, gotta get a pair of hiking shoes for myself.