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fished the stave first light with a fellow forum member AKA SLAMDUNK started at the fast water just up from the toilet bowl and got squat! nodda! zip! so we hiked down the east side of the stave to a nice little run and again got nothing! so down a little more we go and find a spot that looks fishey! the chum were all over the place all morrning! jumping rolling u name it they were doing it! everything but trying to get off my hook! switched over to wool as slamdunk broke in his 8wt fly rod and finally after switching to wool(peach) i felt a solid take from a chum! after fighting it and getting slamdunk to release it for me i went to my spot again and within a few casts again a solid fish! ugly as heck but none the less a fish! again slamdunk lands it and removes the hook to let this fish compleat it's life cycle! and that was all! noon came way to fast and it was time to head home! good foggy day in the morrning but when it broke man was it nice! no coho to be seen anywhere but i (HOPE) there late!

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was at the stave today. got there about 830 and fishing by 845. i was trying roe at first. but nothing. thn switched to so wool and right away landed a nice chum. plenty being caught around me just on the shore by the second island from the damn. all i got was one chum and a few little bites during the rest of the day. plenty being saught areound me but no signs of coho. as ck said hopefully they are just late.

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fished the stave first light with a fellow forum member AKA SLAMDUNK started at the fast water just up from the toilet bowl and got squat! nodda! zip! so we hiked down the east side of the stave to a nice little run and again got nothing! so down a little more we go and find a spot that looks fishey! the chum were all over the place all morrning! jumping rolling u name it they were doing it! everything but trying to get off my hook! switched over to wool as slamdunk broke in his 8wt fly rod and finally after switching to wool(peach) i felt a solid take from a chum! after fighting it and getting slamdunk to release it for me i went to my spot again and within a few casts again a solid fish! ugly as heck but none the less a fish! again slamdunk lands it and removes the hook to let this fish compleat it's life cycle! and that was all! noon came way to fast and it was time to head home! good foggy day in the morrning but when it broke man was it nice! no coho to be seen anywhere but i (HOPE) there late!

C.K.
From what I have observed the coho are hard to notice until the chum die off. There is so many chum in the river that you will not really notice the coho until late october.
 

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i guess just like ortho had stated on an earlier post that the north side of the fraser, the rivers that flow into it don't turn on till late oct! i just figured with the amount of pressure i seen on the stave yesterday someomeone should have at least hooked a coho! but will try there again in a few weeks! after we get (RAIN)!!!
too many dirty chum in there right now! and people are keeping them!(gross).....


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i saw a couple people keeping the chum. hopefully they are just using them for smoking because i heard that they are disguisting fish.
 

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Can anyone provide some directions to some good spots on the Stave? Never fished there, but my cousin and I would like to get out for the first time this year. We have wadders so no problem there. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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hey. in my few experiences there all places have been producing good numbers on the east side of the river. and on the west side its pretty good aswell. maybe someone else would be of better assistance but iam pretty new to that river so i still have some exploring to do...

and does anyone know if many coho are in yet???

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I was there last night, quite a few tight lipped coho, give it a week or 2 and it should be great.
 

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Went out to the Stave today to warm up the spey rod. Turned off Hwy 7 on the east side of the river and pulled over at the first spot past the trailer park (on your right). Walked down to the river. only 3 other anglers (one with gear, 2 flyfishers) and tons of chum. Moved about 300 meters upstream and had the river to myself. 2 hours and 14 fish later I headed back (arm was sore). I was fishing a #8 fly, pink crystal flash body with a lime green polar bear wing and only 3 fish were foul hooked (on the retrieve). Had hoped to see a few coho, but no luck. Go anywheerfe on the river and yiou should find fish. you don't have to stay with the throngs.
 

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well after finally getting some progress helping my father get his doctors to speed up the process on cancer treatment hit the stave for 2 hrs thisafternoon from 2pm till 4pm then hit the nic for the night bite!(won't post on that one!) while at the stave i hooked so many chum my arms are still sore! But i did manage this lil beauty hatchery coho caught using hammered brass crock actully hooked anouther one but it came unbuttoned!
 

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first coho of the year to take home for me! 2 trips to the stave hooked 2 coho landed one! 4 trips to the chedder and no fish!hmmmmmm
 

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As of 2 pm yesterday, it was very,very low. At the trailer park I could probably have walked across the river to the big island.
 

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The water fluctuates by the hour, it probably goes up and down 2 feet every day. Doesn't seem to affect the fishing. Just before dark and just after sunrise are your best bets (as usual) :) Might find my way down there tonight.
 

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I fished the Stave for a couple of hours this afternoon before dark, were quite a few people out, didn't see any coho hooked, but did hook into something that was quite bright in the last half hour or so...I thought it was a bright chum doe, but it might have been a coho...three quick somersalt type jumps and it was off, all I saw was something small and bright, and some guy said he thought it was a coho, but like I said, I thought it was likely a bright chum....spoke with a guy from one of the other sites, his brother in law works with fisheries, and appearently they did a test set out there, and only counted 12 coho for the day....I was told this was still quite a low count and to be expected with the low water levels and early season...all in all, a nice little walk, short floating roe sacks and spinners, all fair hooked fish....chum...as far as I could tell.... 8)
 
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