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Any word on whats happening on the Harrison river at the moment ? I am heading over to Canada from Scotland for a week around the 23rd of Oct, I have access to a boat and was wondering if anyone could tell me where to concentrate my efforts, I have fished the river before but I never had access to a boat then. I fish mainly with the fly. any information is greatly appreciated........tight lines.
 

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Any word on whats happening on the Harrison river at the moment ? I am heading over to Canada from Scotland for a week around the 23rd of Oct, I have access to a boat and was wondering if anyone could tell me where to concentrate my efforts, I have fished the river before but I never had access to a boat then. I fish mainly with the fly. any information is greatly appreciated........tight lines.
I was out with a guide last week -we set of from Kilby boat launch and headed towards Fraser (only about 5 mins away). Fished just on the west side of the Harrison ( before it runs into Fraser). Lots of other guide boats too, so you couldn't miss location. Good numbers of chum/springs in the water but not taking much. Later moved up the Harrison for Sturgeon, but got nothing. Then back down to Mountain Bar on Fraser - but quiet again. I'm sure things will have picked up by end of Oct for your trip. We fished 'spoons' for the salmon.
Hope that helps - from Cumbria myself, been here about 6 months, so new to all this. Shaun
 

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thanks for the info Shaun, I will be sure to bear it in mind....by the sound of it you must have been in quite fast water, possibly to fast for the fly. trowing spoons is really a last resort for me however if I cant catch them on the fly I may have to resort to spinning to save a blank week. I am thinking about trying a bit further up the river than the road bridge, there seems to be some slower moving water beyond there, more suitable for the fly. thanks again, Dale.
 
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If we don't get any significant rain until November you can expect coho on the fly to be awsome as they will be stacked up waiting to enter the chehalis which looks like a small mountain creek right now.

Mike <"))))))><
 

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Dale, you may want to try around #7 island. It's shaped like an L or a 7. It's the first island upstream from the Harrison Mills bridge. The south side has fast water. While the north has slow water and a pool. I've caught coho and trout there. Another place is right at the very end of the Chehailis river.
It should be slow enough for fly fishing!?
This last place I'm going to suggest gave me my best day for coho. I hooked 6 coho and landed 4 in under 2 hours!
It's where Morris creek meets the Harrison. The water should be slow there too.
It was Oct.20th of 2000 and the river was slightly low. We landed 3 coho and one nice trout at #7 Is. in the morning.
Then we went to the mouth of Morris creek in the evening i was using 3/8 oz brass and orange croc spoon.
I have since taken up fly fishing. I'm sure those areas suggested should be good on the fly as long as the water conditions are not exteme low or high!?
Good luck and have a great trip!

Chad.
 
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