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Well, fellow members of the BCFR, it will be back to square 1 when the Chilliwack River finally calms down. All those drdged out holes will be filled in and the river will have cut lots of new channels and holding water...Word is a new channel has been established above the crossing and the river will likely return to the area it was about 5 years ago.
This change will be good for those of us who "hunt regularly" in the long run, as the entire river will need to be scouted again for the upcoming steelhead season. :)
Many of the infamous "meatholes will be changed drastically and many will cease to exist.
This will benefit the remaining fish in the river as they will now be harder to find.

NOTE......Be really careful when you return to the river as there will be many "Soft Gravel" areas, especially in the lower river below the crossing . The unexpected dip in the river will not be welcomed by most. :shock: ...Test the footing carefully before wading!!..Ortho 8)
 

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Good Warning Ortho. I think this might well apply to some of our other streams, Chehalis, Norrish, etc. Be careful out there folks, we all want to be around to fish for many years yet. I harms us all when one of us is lost.
 

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entire river will need to be scouted again for the upcoming steelhead season.
Perfect. Thanks for the report. I think more people should be "hunting" fish as opposed to waiting to for them to run into their line after reading about where to fish, what to fish, how to fish on a fishing forum. It's like frontier days all over again. Nature has a way of "correcting" things when things get out of hand. Now only if the Fraser could wipe out Peg leg...... :wink:
 

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Where one door closes another one opens , just means there'll be less room elswere.
 

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It's gonna be fun scouting out all the new water... :D Steelhead season this year will be awesome if only for that reason...
 

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Dont blame Peg Leg BGM, talk to dfo and lobby any fishing group or society to change the regs . With a few simple changes I think 95% of the problems with BBing could be resolved. No BBing for any thing other than sockeye ! Tag sockeye 2fish per day 6fish season limit. Close Spring retention while sockeye is open!
 

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:shock: Huh?. :shock: .............I think ya got the wrong thread, Bonanza :wink:
 

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Would really be nice if you are correct, but unfortunately, most of the "questionable" methods of catching all forms of fish tend to take place while the fish are running "the gauntlet" below Lickmen road and this area, while it may change a bit, usually returns back to it's old way of flowing!!!

Your mention of a section having gone back to the old path from 5 years ago intrigues me, for there were a couple of reliable holes that I used to fish quite often that had little traffic. Guess I will have to take a peeky-boo soon as well.

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I watched a peice on the news today, they were doing an interview along the road there just after the vedder crossing...the river has now returned to it's flow of approx. 5 years+ ago, and was raring right through there...those reliable holes you've referred to, at least in that section, have returned...I don't think that it will make too much difference though, really, as those "new" runs are now right beside the road, and will recieve a good deal of pressure I think. I was getting rather fond of those runs back there by the first nations land, oh well...there will be plenty of new water all over the river me thinks... :wink:
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