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Can anyone direct me to a general area for some cutthroat fishing

What I have is one of my daughters is just learning how to cast and I thought we might find some solitude so she can practice to cast and fish and just maybe have a chance to get a hook-up

No secrets are necessary - just maybe a general area

thank-you

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Back waters of the Fraser River and Harrison River, Sloughs (Dewdney Slough) Fly Patterns, Egg patterns,Minnow patterns,flesh patterns.

You have to go hunting for them , once you see them rising start casting, they will show themselves but if you dont see them dont bother fishing the area. If you see one rise there is more
 

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Or just fish the backwaters of the fraser by using the best lure ever THE WORM! Just set up a lil bar rig and slap on a worm cast out an place the rod in a rod holder and wait for the fish to come to you! easy,simple and depending how old your daughter is very entertaining at times!

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Actually from a girls point of view - I think bar fishing is BORING - teach her to cast and catch something she can feel she did all on her own! I also think casting is half the fun and will keep her occupied! Good luck - I hope she loves it as much as I do :thumbup:
 
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Fly Fishing for them is a blast, when i was targeting them last year , i was using a floating line with a Rio 15ft Intermediate clear tip with a flesh pattern , and I couldnt keep them off, as soon as the sun hits the water its over, with the luck i have had with them its been a wicked first light fishery for me which i cant wait to do again

If you go to walmart they have the Mark Pendlington DVD called how to Catch salmon and steelhead, its a bunch of different clips from his different shows he has been doing over the past , and one paticular clip is about half an hour long or so and its about catching cutties. Its on the North end of Harrison river, and it shows everything from line to flies and where to look for them, its really allot of help watching that clip.
 

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alouette river , on harris road in maple ridge !give it a shot , always chance of hittin cutthroat / chum or coho pushing through , throw on a pencil lead and about 2 foot leader wit roe bag or worm, and cast away ! , alwayss people fishing alouette , but usualy this place on harris isnt to busy , good luck !
 

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GREAT Info from everyone

Thank-you very much - will give it a go the weekend of Nov 3/4

Just got a chance to go to Shuswap and give the mouth of the Adams a whirl - hopefully the crowds have gone

will let you know how I did

any hints on flies and lines ????

Thanks
Oakey
 

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To add some info on the Mark Pendlington Sportfishing BC episode when he was fishing for Cutts on the north end of the Harrison...he was fishing from shore and was using a spinning setup. He was casting small Gibb's Crocs in smaller sizes (#1 to #2 1/4). I believe most of his hits were on either brass or nickel Crocs with orange incorporated on them. If there are fish present and this doesn't work, try the same spoons but in plain brass or nickel. Also the "hammered" variety of these spoons work well. You may need to add some small split shot a foot or so above your spoon as well. If you are unclear as to what spoons I speak of, check the link below.

http://www.gibbsfishing.com/products/croc.asp

I also like the light bar rig and worm/roe idea as well. There may be a chance to catch some dollies as well (C&R of course). Just be sure to have warm sweaters and jackets, rain gear and hot chocolate and soup handy!

Cheers! -Nathan in NW
 

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I had to sit back and think a bit on this one ...... but after much needed deliberation ...... here goes ....

Actually from a girls point of view - I think bar fishing is BORING
That's because your married fishnfvr ......... some of the young bucks on here actually "LIMIT OUT" bar fishing. :thumbup:

Seriously though, I agree ....... get them to learn how to cast with precision and learn what fishing is all about ...... or course respecting nature and the resource is a must.

If your in to fly fishing the back-eddy's of the Fraser are a great place to hook into some nice trout in the next few months. My fav. fly ..... a beaded pheasant tail ...... deadly.


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GOFISH said:
I had to sit back and think a bit on this one ...... but after much needed deliberation ...... here goes ....

Actually from a girls point of view - I think bar fishing is BORING
That's because your married fishnfvr ......... some of the young bucks on here actually "LIMIT OUT" bar fishing. :thumbup:

Seriously though, I agree ....... get them to learn how to cast with precision and learn what fishing is all about ...... or course respecting nature and the resource is a must.

If your in to fly fishing the back-eddy's of the Fraser are a great place to hook into some nice trout in the next few months. My fav. fly ..... a beaded pheasant tail ...... deadly.


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What does being married have to do with it?? I just think that if you take a kid out to learn how to fish - they may get kind of bored just sitting and waiting for that bell to ring. Sure you might have the odd day where you get a few hits bar fishing. But with kids I think they like to be occupied and might loose interest just sitting and waiting. I guess if you get into a spot where there are lots of fish it would be good.. But even myself when we have gone bar fishing - the day seems alittle longer sitting waiting than actually standing and casting - basically doing something - lol. Now I dont know what you do with your wife when you go bar fishing ...lol... but maybe its best you keep that secret to yourself
;D Anyways - I guess it depends on the kid ;D
 

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I have found with my two young daughters ages 6 and 11 that bar fishing with a worm or roe has been the best way to keep them entertianed. Out on the Fraser or Harrison they are always busy with either trout or course fish. We have been going for years with the BBQ and some bait makes a great afternoon. :)
 

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alouette river , on harris road in maple ridge
Harris Rd. is in Pitt Meadows, and another good spot is down the end of Hale Rd. Of Old Dewdney. One "block" east of Harris. In the spring when the Fry start to move the action becomes fierce. But only for a week or two. Cutties are fun but even pike minnow get the Kiddies jump-in. The way I see it, if you can get the kids excited about fishing, you get to fish a lot more.

Have fun,
 

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Thank-you again

I just want here to get out there
she can cast a fly OK - But she wants to see if she can get results

We will try fly fishing / bar fishing and spinning - I think she should know it all and make her decisions with out me insisting one way or the other

In the end catching fish is the objective but the process can be one heck of a lot of fun.


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The Harrison is huge, but I caught a couple on the fly above the Hwy 7 bridge on the side opposite the golf course, but higher up. It was on a very sparse flash fly. Also, in the area right above the train bridge. Hardly secret spots, but here always seems to be room on the Harrison.
 

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If you want results, and you want to take her flyfishing, take her to the vedder in July, the smolts are stupid, and she can get a ton.

Starting with Cutts is a bit tough, you have to hunt for them...

Good luck regardless :)

Cheers,
Nicole
 

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The smolts that are left in july are actually residualized, and for the most part are not going to the ocean, they compete with wild stock and it's detrimental to leave them there.

That's why retention is allowed after July 1st... I'm talking about the Vedder here, maybe I should be clear.

And this is a kid that is learning to fish, right? They need to catch lots to stay interested...

All of us were at this point once, not a troll at all.

Cheers,
Nicole
 
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