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I have fished lynn creek for Cutthroat and have been very succesful. Are there any typeof salmon/steelhead in this river. i am a 5 min walk away from this river. i heard there is chum and some coho is this true. i have never seen anyone fish this creek before people should fish it that way the hatchery will open its eyes to make this river become good.
 

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i think there is a hatchery but its in a feeder creek. i did some research on google it said that they collected steelhead and coho. they release chum coho and steelhead fry. there is coho and fair amounts of chum in lynn creek. steelhead is very low. the coho that i saw that was caught for brrod stock was chrome. and it was cught in one of the canyon pools. i have fished lynn creek before many times. i know where there would be many salmon holding. There are some wicked pools near bridgeman park. It also said that there is pink salmon and a very low run of chinook salmon. anyone here this? any fish here?
 

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There is a small contingent of locals that care for the creek. It's runs are small and as it's name implies it is a small creek. Many of these locals have been working hard for many, many years to protect it. Spots are limited, and the system cannot support much angling pressure.

There are a great deal of systems throughout the lower mainland and Fraser Valley that have much stronger runs of fish, and can handle sustained pressure from the Fishing community. Personally I do not fish systems like the one mentioned above. By avoiding flows such as these, I satisfy my desire to have as little impact as possible on such delicate systems.

My opinion,

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ribwart said:
There is a small contingent of locals that care for the creek. It's runs are small and as it's name implies it is a small creek. Many of these locals have been working hard for many, many years to protect it. Spots are limited, and the system cannot support much angling pressure.

There are a great deal of systems throughout the lower mainland and Fraser Valley that have much stronger runs of fish, and can handle sustained pressure from the Fishing community. Personally I do not fish systems like the one mentioned above. By avoiding flows such as these, I satisfy my desire to have as little impact as possible on such delicate systems.

My opinion,

rib
VERY WELL PUT RIBWART!
 

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ribwart said:
There is a small contingent of locals that care for the creek. It's runs are small and as it's name implies it is a small creek. Many of these locals have been working hard for many, many years to protect it. Spots are limited, and the system cannot support much angling pressure.

There are a great deal of systems throughout the lower mainland and Fraser Valley that have much stronger runs of fish, and can handle sustained pressure from the Fishing community. Personally I do not fish systems like the one mentioned above. By avoiding flows such as these, I satisfy my desire to have as little impact as possible on such delicate systems.

My opinion,

rib
VERY WELL PUT RIBWART!


Agreed....... Drift, not to smash ya bud but some systems its better to find a guy with a line in the water and learn some stuff there........or do some exploring and put some time in....I live on the Island and am not going to head there but there are probably a few guys on the lml that might head there cause its a new flow...and they have now heard of it.
We have some of those gems over here....we keep them to ourselves and learn them and are sometimes rewarded... and maybe put a little time in to help the guys that put a lot of time in to keep these systems alive
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I used to fish there lots in the 80's but stopped in the 90's due to lack of success. Maybe it is better now?

There were a couple descent spots for cutthroat but overall it is not a place to go to unless you worked hard and wanted a lot of fish.

I just liked the scenery plus it was close.

I did catch some flounder at the mouth of the lynn creek.

But I have not fished there in 15-16 years so I have no comment on what the status is now, but it is open for fishing whether you agree with it or not.
 

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Yes canadian, you are absolutely right, it is open to fishing. I think the point that many were trying to make, and for certain the point I was trying to make is this...

I think it is important that those who might read about this little system realize it is tiny, doesnt have very many fish, and is nothing like the rivers many anglers around the province are used to. With the internet, it is difficult to make sure the right message gets across.

Many anglers who do not know systems like these might think to themselves upon reading this that a creek like Lynn creek is some isolated fishing "Shangri-la". That somehow it is some well kept secret...

This is not the case. It just a fragile little creek system that feeds into the inlet around vancouver, and really does not have very good fishing. The danger is, if anglers who do not know any better get the wrong idea about a system like this, then they might rush down there and kill a few fish if they can find them and then do the same on every other little creek in the LM.

These creeks do not have the fishing most are looking for. They are not the kind of fisheries that can sustain pressure, once anyone goes down there they will know what I am saying.

These creeks do however play an important role in the salmon population of BC. All of their fish add together to contribute as a whole to the coastal ecosystem. They enter the food chain, they contribute nutrients and keep small creeks alive. To clean out the few fish from these creeks would be ridiculous when other systems with plenty of fish abound throughout the LM and Fraser valley.

So for the 200 or so people who have read this thread, feel free drive on up there, take a look around. But keep in mind the two or three fish you might see in there are a significant portion of the entire creeks population, and might be the last ones we see in there if a bunch of rookie anglers who dont know any better or dont care go in and decide to make it their personal fishing grounds...

Just make sound decisions on where to fish and why. Choose systems that can support the impact we as anglers have while fishing and do so responsibly...

That is what I am getting at...

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I for one understand the desire to not speak on the boards of such systems, some are very delicate ecosystems and I have personally seen the hordes of cars parked along banks and roads connecting to such systems the weekend after posting their names online. It truly is a shame back in the day people would grab their gear and go for a walk along a creek or river and it was the adventure that was the appeal rather than the reward of a catch, the catch was just an added bonus. The desire to catch fish has become like most other things in this world.
I want to catch them and I want to catch them now! Most don't think they of all people should have to put the time in we should just tell them where to fish what to use and how many fish they can expect to be tossing in their freezer at the end of the day.
Maybe we should open drive-thru cleaning and packaging booths for them as well!!!

A while back I asked a few questions about said creek and another that I hadnt fished since I was a young guy,
but was discreet knowing the state of such systems it was helpful to get some directional pointers after so many years but in the end had to get out and do the foot work myself again and you know what I felt like I was young again doing it because it wasnt a fishing trip it was an ADVENTURE!


God bless, Rob
 

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Again really well put guys, in my opinion anyway.
I know that back in the day it held fish and this was well before my time, but like many small systems it was fished out. The hatchery on this system is not what most people would even call a hatchery, it is run by a few volenteers and super, super small. Lets put it this way a few years back someone vandalized there trailer (hatchery) and they lost all there stock. Hours/years of volenteer time all ruined.
Like the last two replys said theres really not too much of a point to visit this system unless your there for the scenery or a little adventure but don't expect hook a fish.
 

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I'll save everyone alot of effort. I walk my pooch there a fair bit as it's near to home and near to where I get my skates sharpened. Was there yesterday and saw nothing. repeat, NOTHING. not in the spots i've seen them, not finning, not jumping not anything. As rib said the 1-2 fish you may see ARE a large % of the fish that are in there. The stream ( at least the lower section) has had a hard life in the last 50yrs. Development and the NS landfill did little to help it along. It 's a run that contributes to the forest (nitrogen ) and the overall health of the ecosystem. Save your energy for the Cap. If you do go. ...bring the dog and enjoy the scenery cuz it's alot better than the fishing.
 
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