BC Fishing Reports banner
1 - 11 of 11 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
56 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Great day to be out on the river - sans fish. Spent a few hours in the afternoon and evening checking out a few of my favourite old haunts. It always amazes me how this river reinvents itself each year. Even expecting the changes I still get blown away with the new landscapes, pools, bars and blowouts that get created each year.

I started a couple miles up from Alison somewhere past the prison. Found some beautiful water but no sign or sniff of any fish. I was a little disappointed to see many of my holes all but filled in, and lower down no sign of any digging this year? Are they not going to do any of the flood control digs they normally do each year (fly fishing pools for me) :)

Walked a lot of river and saw a LOT of traffic, not too many fishers surprisingly for a long weekend. Bunch of guys checking out (trying to) the river from the drivers window of their truck. Never could understand that kind of 'drive by' sportsman. You know you could make an absolute KILLING if you came up with drive-through fishing holes! Pretty sad really. They pool behind the cabins is still there but mostly filled in too. Didn't have time to wander down from there, save that for next time out.

The closest i got to seeing any wildlife today was a monster beaver at the train bridge. This guy looked like he would be 120lbs easy! I've owned some pretty big dogs and this guy was bigger than all of them. Unfortunately all i got of him was his nostrils sticking out of the water ;) He jumped in as soon as i brought my camera up!

Drove over KW on my way out and amazingly it was deserted. Looks like it's a few weeks yet before things start to happen on the flow.

RR

Here's a couple shots from today, rest of the album is at http://s13.photobucket.com/albums/a256/bcriverrat/Vedder090108/
http://s13.photobucket.com/albums/a256/bcriverrat/Vedder090108/









RR
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
875 Posts
Train bridge was a gong show. Hundreds of people were out yesterday. Between The train bridge and Lickman all the bars were filled, and for what, a couple of early run fish that are actually HARD to catch for the most part. Most of these people were throwing 2 ounce weight in under the train bridge! :naughty: All the fish I saw taken were doing float fishing so maybe that will be some motivation for all of you :wallbash:

O and by the way the are doing gravel extraction like crazy down low. If you wanna see them working they are between peach and the crossing, and they were working yesterday even (holiday). There is also already a hole dug out at Lickman.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
146 Posts
Every Day said:
Train bridge was a gong show. Hundreds of people were out yesterday. Between The train bridge and Lickman all the bars were filled, and for what, a couple of early run fish that are actually HARD to catch for the most part. Most of these people were throwing 2 ounce weight in under the train bridge! :naughty: All the fish I saw taken were doing float fishing so maybe that will be some motivation for all of you :wallbash:

O and by the way the are doing gravel extraction like crazy down low. If you wanna see them working they are between peach and the crossing, and they were working yesterday even (holiday). There is also already a hole dug out at Lickman.
It was pretty busy yesterday at the lower river. The gravel extraction at Lickman is kind of interesting as now there is a giant "swimming pool" alongside the river. Saw some people splashing around in there last week and it looked like a pretty good time (there is a sharp drop off into the pool though so I wouldn't recommend it for younger kids).

Cheers!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
98 Posts
Ya the lickman spot has had that dug out for the last week or so, i checked it out aswell and it kinda looks like a nice place to swim (i didnt go in but some kids where swimin). Couple rides down there and we got a theme park :happy:
 

·
Banned
Joined
·
2,859 Posts
you will get a bunch of fish in there also, they will be harder to target as they become stale fish pretty fast. but fly fishing in these big dug out pools can produce a good day............sometimes however foul hooking happens in there with so many fish just swimming around everywhere going all different directions.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
517 Posts
HOOK said:
you will get a bunch of fish in there also, they will be harder to target as they become stale fish pretty fast. but fly fishing in these big dug out pools can produce a good day............sometimes however foul hooking happens in there with so many fish just swimming around everywhere going all different directions.
I may give it a try next week.

G
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
56 Posts
Discussion Starter · #8 ·
Every Day said:
Train bridge was a gong show. Hundreds of people were out yesterday. Between The train bridge and Lickman all the bars were filled, and for what, a couple of early run fish that are actually HARD to catch for the most part. Most of these people were throwing 2 ounce weight in under the train bridge! :naughty: All the fish I saw taken were doing float fishing so maybe that will be some motivation for all of you :wallbash:

O and by the way the are doing gravel extraction like crazy down low. If you wanna see them working they are between peach and the crossing, and they were working yesterday even (holiday). There is also already a hole dug out at Lickman.
When I got to the train bridge (very late afternoon) there was only 2 guys, drunk, and they soon got back in their truck (did I mention, drunk?) and drove away.

I remember bringing that much lead to the vedder. It was 10 years ago when i first heard of it and i packed up at the fraser where I was barf'ing off a log boom and took the whole rig to the vedder... man did I have a lot to learn. (can't believe I'm admitting this).

As for the digs, that's too bad they chose peach and lickman because they are way too accessible to the beer and barbq crowd. I prefer it when you actually have to WALK ... (crazy, I know) to get to a nice spot. Guess I'll have to keep searching for a few more natural holes!

RR
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
4,449 Posts
Hey Oliver,

That bar rod holder you're using looks illegal. The steel and paint that was used looks like it might be leaching into the water. Plus, it is set too close to a log jam, which is also suspect. We sure wouldn't want any coho to get caught in that sweeper while being 'enticed to bite' whatever it is you have on the end of that line. ;)
 
1 - 11 of 11 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.
Top