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He fellow fishes, i just moved here from sask. and i went out and got myself a freshwater license, anyways i was driving up riverside drive in north van, possibly deep cove, and i saw a little gate there with a sign that syas attention fishers...yadda yadda yadda,. anyways, can someone please tell me what river/stream this is, if it is freshwater, or tidal, and if there are any fish there. this would be greatly appreciated because i am hopeing to do some fishing this staurday, and that seems to be the closest place to my house.

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Seymour River, freshwater from the mouth. Limited number of steelhead, hatch and wild. I'm guessing that sign was at pool 88. Metal stairway down to river. Good access to pool, you have to climb along the rocks to get close to the tailout. I think that you'd have to spend alot of hours there to find a fish, but as we all know, there's no optmism like a fisherman's...
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The Capilano River may have some steelies in but I have heard no reports. The 'Cap' generally produces better than the Seymour,especially in the Summer and Fall for Coho and Chinook. There are fish in the Seymour it just may take some time to find them. Seeing as your new to Lotusland, I'd say it's worth a daytrip just to see what's in your new backyard. The Lower river has SOME access, but it is made difficult by the many properties that go to the rivers edge. Crowds gather in late Summer @ the mouth for Pink salmon on "Odd" years. From the gate @ pool 88, the next real access up-river is above the canyon. It's about 1-1.5km to "Twin Bridges". Up the trail on the right. From there it's a 7 km stretch of pretty river following "Fisherman's Trail" . Best accessed w/ patience, good legs and/or a bike. You can access the river from the LSCR parking lot and walking 2 km STRAIGHT DOWNHILL to the "Fishermans trail" and that same pretty 7 km of river. just remember you have to return UP that same trail ( Homestead trail ). There are many black bear, late Summer/Fall and the odd cougar in the area so be aware. But don't worry.
here some pics and have fun.
Cheers and welcome to the WET coast. 8) :wink:
http://www.seymoursalmon.com/photos float 2004.htm
http://www.seymoursalmon.com/in the news.htm
 

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Went to the cap and seymour today high tide no love... VERY CLEAR i think a bit too clear and starting that they are hard rivers to fish, not to mention for steelies, i had no luck... oh well great way to burn some stress and get out there and ejoy these days.. god knows we dont get enough of them lol..
 
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Thanks guys, also, what do you guys fish with, (Tackle, bait, etc) also im gonna head down on saturday i think, so hopefully ill have some luck, when i drove by i noticed the tide was very low, so maybe that will make it easier to see hte fish, is there a hatchery on the seymore, if there is, how close to it can i fish, if anyone knows. also i heard about the capilano river already, but i heard it is absolutly pointless to go there, because no one ever catches anything..................thanks
 

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For some real Quality info on local fisheries I would go to highwater Tackle on lower lonsdale anf they should be able to hook you up with all your needs.The phone number is (604) 986 3239.Talk to either Dave Steele of their fly guy Fabio .They are really informative on local flows. Welcome to B.C. and this site.a good bunch of fellas here that should help you whenever you need some help.


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Yeah,Dave Steele will help ya out, there are boundaries, but on the seymour it would probably take you 1 1/2 hrs straight walking to reach it....The capilano is a much shorter river, easier to fully explore, two things to consider first though.... watch out for the cliffs they're everywhere, and with this cold snap the water levels will be at a standstill, not mush fun fishing those conditions for steelies....Better to wait, I hate to say it, for several days of rain....
 

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Oh Yeah, if my memory serves me Dave Steele is also the president of the seymour salmonid society.....
Just for your info,
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