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I know that it is Spring and Coho season with Stealhead not far away, but can someone confirm that there is cutthroat trout in the Vedder?? I havent seen one yet but I have been told to check out down around the canal and pump station. Any thoughts on this?? Thanks for the help.
 

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They come and go, there is no consistent run of resident fish - the highest up I have caught them was 1km below the Vedder bridge... Cutties are very nomadic, and go in and out of systems regularly, they follow the food...

They are by far my fave species to target for that reason, here today, gone tomorrow.

Cheers,
Nicole
 

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Thanks guys and Gals! I was just looking for some info. So they do come into play in the Vedder then. Thanks. I plan to hit the river with the boy again this weekend to see if I can get him to hook into something. Hes only 3.5yr's but If he hooked something at least it will keep him entertained for a while. Thanks again.
 

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Thanks guys and Gals! I was just looking for some info. So they do come into play in the Vedder then. Thanks. I plan to hit the river with the boy again this weekend to see if I can get him to hook into something. Hes only 3.5yr's but If he hooked something at least it will keep him entertained for a while. Thanks again.
Hey gtxr, it bugs me when people give unsolicited advice, and now I'm one of those people...

My boys are now 9 and 13. I've been where you are; wanting to get your kid into fish and trying to find an age appropriate fishery. If I may be so bold as to suggest that elusive cutthroat on the Vedder at his age may not be the best fit. Perhaps in the Sumas Canal but not to many other places. Swift water, rocks or slippery banks, flying gear and a little guys uncertain steps, especially during autumn salmon madness, makes for a potentially dangerours or unpleasant combination.

From one father to another, my unsolicited recommendation is to try a locally stocked lake (Sardis Pond) or Walmlesy Lake in Abbbotsford. I've taken many kids there and only had one not catch anything. A #1 Mepps aglia, tipped with a worm, will bring lots of action from pint sized bass that are Jonah and the whale to a little guy.

Good luck. Taking my children fishing combined both loves and is pure heaven...mostly (Although I learned early on that toys, snacks and a change of clothes guaranteed Daddy an extended period of time on the water! A wet, hungry or bored child can inxay a fishing outing pretty quickly.)
 

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u know, i actually witness a kid probably about 6 years old or 7 tossing out a gold blade and actually hooked several trouts even a nice size dolly (it was released cleanly, yes a father that actually tells the kid that you got to release that fish). we were fishing near this log jam area in the middle of train and kw bridge. nice fella too. too bad we both had a slow day
 

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Once again I Appreciate the advice. As for actually fishing for cutties with the boy right now, that was a miss worded question. He is good with fishing for about an hour right now unless we are out in the boat. Then he is happy all day long, Trolling etc. I cast for him on the river and he reals it back in. As for other peaple and fast water that is a fathers job to watch out for his own etc. Most people are pretty forgiving of the younger ones. Thanks though. If it gets busy I will just leave. The hole fishing hole or hatchery thing just doesnt appeal to me for learning or catching, No offence. I didnt learn that way and we go camping alot so Im sure that we will get him onto a fish eventually. Fishing is all about patience right?? LOL. Any how Im ranting! Take it easy out there and I will let you know what kind of luck we have. Keep fishing :beerchug:
 
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