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Effective 12:00 November 02, 2007 until further notice, the daily limit for
chum salmon is zero (0) per day in the Mamquam River, Cheakamus River and
Squamish River (including tributaries).

The Squamish-Lillooet Sport Fishing Advisory Committee (SLSFAC) and Department
of Fisheries and Oceans staff have noted low returns of chum salmon to these
systems to date. The SLSFAC recommended that the retention of chum be set to
zero.

Current Salmon Retention opportunities include:

Until December 31, 2007 you can retain one (1) hatchery marked coho in:
the Cheakamus River,
the Mamquam River and
the Squamish River including Ashlu Creek, Elaho River and Powerhouse channel
(downstream of boundary signs at the powerline crossing approximately 1.5 km
upstream of the confluence with the Cheakamus River).

Until December 31, 2007 you can retain two (2) chinook per day, none over 55 cm
in the Mamquam River (downstream of the BC rail Bridge to the confluence with
the Squamish River) and
the Squamish River, including Ashlu Creek, Elaho River and Powerhouse channel
(downstream of boundary signs at the powerline crossing approximately 1.5 km
upstream of the confluence with the Cheakamus River).

FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Call your local Fisheries & Oceans Canada office.

Notes:

The aggregate daily limit for all species of Pacific Salmon (other than
kokanee) from tidal and non-tidal waters combined is four (4).

Barbless hooks are required when fishing for salmon in tidal and non-tidal
waters of British Columbia. This includes all species of fish in the Fraser
River.

The term hatchery marked means a fish that has a healed scar in place of the
adipose fin.

Sport anglers are encouraged to participate in the voluntary Salmon Sport Head
Recovery program by labelling and submitting heads from adipose fin-clipped
chinook and coho salmon. Recovery of coded-wire tags provides critical
information for coast-wide stock assessment. Contact the Salmon Sport Head
Recovery Program at (866) 483-9994 for further information.

Did you witness suspicious fishing activity or a violation? If so, please call
the Fisheries and Ocean Canada 24-hour toll free Observe, Record, Report line
at (800) 465-4336.

For the 24 hour recorded opening and closure line, call toll free at (866) 431-
FISH. The telephone number of the Squamish DFO office is 604-892-3230.






Fisheries & Oceans Operations Center - FN0865
Sent November 1, 2007 at 1544
 

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There were a number of Notices posted (1) at the main board at Fisherman's Park as well as (1) on the trail down to the river in regards to the closure. I spoke to a dozen guys letting them know it was zero retention and everyone was aware of the closure. Fished upstream about 2 km and I didn't see anyone bonking chum, "BUT" I did witness a huge hatchery coho get whacked. Fishing was very slow, hit 6 on the fly, saw another 8 released over a period of about 7 hours and almost snagged a seal :happy:

Perhaps next year will be better........ :drunk:
 

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. i ran into a guy who saw my fshing gear and he asked where i was fishing. told him i was at the mouth of the cheakamus and he had mentioned that he was around the fishermans park area. i told him that i had got my limit before they closed it and he was shocked because he had no idea that it was closed. hes the one who told me that they were retaining fish around there all day, nothing i saw just passed through the grapevine.the two other gentlemen who were fishing at the mouth of the cheak i had to let know as well, they had no idea. i guess its somewhat understandable considering that the chum run is usually so healthy on the squamish you wouldnt think they woiuld shut it down. good to shut it down if the numbers arent there. hopefully next year is a better year........
 

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This is my home river and I have packed it in for here! I don't really want to hastle what little fish that are left. For the time being anyways!


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I am seriously concerned about the coho numbers too! They are just not around. Although you can search around and find them, they are a far cry from the norm as well!
Coho's are what I mainly target every year. Pretty small target this year.

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i bonked a nice chrome doe back in late october, to give to some folks who give me a hand with the kids. boy do I feel bad now, I thought that the run was late, not non-existant. I'm with hotrod, done up there.
 

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i dont know what to say, i know that it is closed and all but i have been catching alot of fish out there. i always think it is good to close a run when there is a question about how many fish are returning but i have had some really good days on the water recently..hotrod i agree if a run is in trouble let it be but there have been as much fish for me this year as in past years ??? ??? ??? you must understand that im in for conservation as anybody but the fish are around....... i guess we will see at some point what the final numbers of fish are that have made there eay up here...

tight lines
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Dereke,
I'm not sure if I agree mostly cause I don't like to eat fish that much. And lately the fish have been ugly. I was on the river for the last few weeks and thought the fishing was good, however, the guy with me said it was no ware near normal. The first week I kept a fish, but when I heard of that it closed I let them go.
Funny, it seemed I was the only person to know about the closer. Everyday, I've gone since, and I've gone three times some guy with a fish on has been suprised when I or a friend has said, 'theirs no retention of Chum'. Ofcourse they get angery at the fish and are real happy when we leave.
I could go into more detail as to who these folk were but that would be racism or at least a Provincial confilict.
At least you knew the score, as I said ever time I was out there this year someone felt they were entitled.
Here's a good one caught before the ban.


Have fun, Jason
 

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bigjay said:
Dereke,
I'm not sure if I agree mostly cause I don't like to eat fish that much. And lately the fish have been ugly. I was on the river for the last few weeks and thought the fishing was good, however, the guy with me said it was no ware near normal. The first week I kept a fish, but when I heard of that it closed I let them go.
Funny, it seemed I was the only person to know about the closer. Everyday, I've gone since, and I've gone three times some guy with a fish on has been suprised when I or a friend has said, 'theirs no retention of Chum'. Ofcourse they get angery at the fish and are real happy when we leave.
I could go into more detail as to who these folk were but that would be racism or at least a Provincial confilict.
At least you knew the score, as I said ever time I was out there this year someone felt they were entitled.
Here's a good one caught before the ban.


Have fun, Jason
Good on you for spreading the word about the ban! Nice fish too by the way! Can I have the roe LOL
 
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