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My buddy & I are are planning to go to Scale Bar in hope on Sunday morning & was wondering if anyone has tried fishing that area the past few days... Is the water level fishable & if there have been any sockeye / spring success stories?
I would very much appreciate any input on this matter.


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if you go there be prepared for a zoo of people BBing. it gets pretty crazy down there and if you plan to bar fish i hope your able to get away from the crowd a bit. the fishing there is normally pretty constant for socks and springs but like i said everyone will be BBing not bar fishing.

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Thanks Hook.
We've heard about BBing reputation @ scale bar & will take note in trying to stay away from the major crowd.


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bring heavy gear though brcause the bottom area is where alot of sturgeon tend to hang out when then bounce fest is going on. they sit down there and gorge themselves on guts :thumbup: BB'ers hook lots of sturgeon along that part of river also
 

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I am sorry hook but I have fished there alot and have never seen a sturgeon hooked by a barfishermen or even a BB'er . when was the last time you have seen a sturgeon hooked there?
 

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its probably been 5yrs since i was there but i myself hooked three sturgeon in one day 2 in around 5feet and the other a monster which completely spooled me in less than a minute :happy: my dad also landed one that day along with probably 10 others. most were around 5feet though.
 

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Here is the scoop guys, as I promised 2 give u all an update.

My buddy & I arrived there around 6 in the morning there were about 20 people already fishing. Since everyone was bottom bouncing, we had to follow the same method to keep up with the flow. We used 4 ounce bettys with 6-8 ft leader with green wool & # 1 hook. We both had our 2 limit of fresh sockeye under 50 minutes. It was like the sockeye was coming in wave after wave non stop. Every one on the line pretty much had a fish on at one time or another. It was one of the most productive sockeye fishing day I have seen on the Fraser.

I hope this update will be of some use to whoever is planning to hit the Scale Bar soon.



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Using a 4 oz weight does that mean you have to cast way out or is the current that fast ???? I have never been to scale bar . How far is it past seabird ?
 

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With regards to a BB'er hooking a sturgen....well....I was above JOnes Creek and I saw a dude who thought he hooked a big spring, only to see a 7' sturgie clear the water 20 minutes into the fight....I was about 400 ft up river me and about 20 other people saw this thing leap into the air with amazing force....could hear the impact clearly.

I'm sure it doesn't happen often, but man it was crazy!

Anyhoo, back to the scale bar reports...
 

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Mrok,

Your question about the whereabouts of scale bar hopefully has been answered by lloydster & mrok.

Two reasons for using 4 oz bettys:
1: Although we didn't have to cast way out there, as you would normally do for a spring, there is no need to cast out for sockeye, as they tend to be closer to the shore. However, the current is strong & will need heavier oz.
2: People using lighter oz ended bb too fast. This method has two end results. The success of their catch is minimized & they end up entangling some other guy's line.

The one thing I forgot to mention about my leader set up is that i used greeen corkies along with my wool. It may or may not have affected my success catch, but worked for me.
 
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