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Hi folks,

I'm an Oregon guy in need of some help. I have a 2 day business trip to Vancouver in mid-October (I just love it when those trips put me close to some good fishing). The schedule just happened to fall on a Tuesday and Wednesday and the Monday before happens to be a national holiday, so I have Saturday through Monday evening to fish. I plan on coming in Friday night and possibly driving to a fishing location so I can maximize my time.

My problem is this - I've never been to BC and want to know where to go and what to target? I am happy to target small stream trout, nice lake-fed bows , or steelhead/salmon. I'm also happy to drive all night if need be. I have a pretty diverse arsenal or rods/reels etc. so the only limiting factor is what I can fit in my luggage.

If you had only 3 days where would you fish?

Thanks in advance. If I can reciprocate by providing some info on where to fish in the states I'd be happy to help.

Yamame
 

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You're going to be right smack in the middle of prime salmon season. The Chilliwack/Vedder river (for coho's or silvers, spring or king salmon, and chums will be in there pretty thick. Or, the Squamish for primarily chums with the odd coho. The Chehalis for coho and chum. Cap and Seymour for coho's, odd chum and odd spring. Depends on where you're going to be doing business and where you're staying. There's also trout fishing. Also, what kind of style of fishing do you prefer? And when will you be free to fish? My suggestion would be stick to freshwater for the salmon (only one license and tag needed) and depending on what you want to target and where you're going to be hit one of the main rivers mentioned above.
 

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yep what Merc said,if you want the most action definately fish for salmon,best bet would be the vedder or the squamish, using a float setup is most common,but if you like to fly fish for them it is also very productive.
 

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I would fish the veddar system in Chilliwack. Just over an hours drive from Vancouver. Bring a 10.5 foot Med/heavy rod with 15lbs main line on your reel. The coho and spring fishing will be at it's prime. Many hotels to chose from that are not far from the river and the river has easy access.
 

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I would hit the Squamish for tidewater Chum. With a bit of luck on the low end of the river you can hit ones that are still chrome. I suggest a 9wt with good backbone. Timing is everything if you hit it right with the right pattern your arms will be cooked after the first day.
 

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I agree with most here that the Vedder/Chiliwack is the safest Salmon destination in the middle of October, with the Squamish a close second; but if you have 3 days, you might consider spending one of them fishing for fiesty rainbows to 16" on the Skagit (about 2 hours away from Vancouver.) The river is closed on October 31, so you'ld be getting in just under the wire. A 3 or 4 wt would be perfect.
 
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