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Went to stave this morning. Was there for day break and there were a ton of people already. I'm new to this type of fishing, after reading a lot of the threads here regarding snagging, I realy didn't know what you all meant until today. Kinda pathetic actualy, I don't have enough fingers to count how many people were throwing out hooks with nothinig on them. It was a zoo out there today and it only got busier as the day went. I caught 4 chum, no fresh fish...
 
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Good job ! Are you the guy that bought the rod and reel off me ? If so how did you like the change from your old setup to the new one
 

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Hey FishFreak... Just sent you an email.

Yeah, I used the new setup. Rat nested on the first cast but it was smooth snailing after that. Honestly, it was great! It didn't take that long to figure out and it was great to fish with.

Thanks!
 

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Oh yes but your best chance at a chrome chum or at least a clean one is to try throwing spoons at the mouth of the stave where it meets the fraser river! Coho to be had there as well! Or just walk the river and find your new honey hole! :thumbup:

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lol thx man i am a newbie salmon fisher, i will go for whatever salmon i can catch!
i've trying so hard but still no luck. my life first salmon still is not up yet !
btw i usually fish at ambleside pier i feel i am so dumb to waste time at there for so long..never found out salmon fishing is way better and more challenging lol
 

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Man don't get discouraged by not catching salmon! You soon will and it will be the best addiction you will ever have! If you fish that pier in north van why not take a cast or two up in the capilino river? Lots of fish in there too! Stave is good as well but when you get your first big fish take a moment and take in everything that just happened and you will never look back! Salmon season has just started in rivers like stave chehalis norrish ect..... Coquitlam river has fish too so does allouette river all very close to home and easy to fish!
Welcome to BCFR!
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Man don't get discouraged by not catching salmon! You soon will and it will be the best addiction you will ever have! If you fish that pier in north van why not take a cast or two up in the capilino river? Lots of fish in there too! Stave is good as well but when you get your first big fish take a moment and take in everything that just happened and you will never look back! Salmon season has just started in rivers like stave chehalis norrish ect..... Coquitlam river has fish too so does allouette river all very close to home and easy to fish!
Welcome to BCFR!
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If you are going to fish the Alouette or Coquitlam please make sure you are familiar with the regs. On both systems you are only able to retain 1 hatchery coho. That is the only species of salmon that is open for retention. The Alouette is NOT an easy river to fish if you have never been there before. I live in Maple Ridge and have fished this river a ton.
 

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I agree with pumping iron, good points there. The Stave is a good river to start at, but the vedder would be better for you maxmagic. A good number of fishermen on the stave display poor techniques and ettiquette, at the very least a lot more prominently than on the vedder, in addition, there are many more fish on the vedder, and more room to fish for them.

Try to take the time to read about some of the techniques employed by anglers with some knowledge and experience. You can find much of that knowledge here. Check out the search function and look up everything from float fishing, short floating, fishing with spoons or blades, bait, etc...

I think you'll find a lot of info if you put in the time. Just don't be that guy that goes and copies the fisherman next to them, often this is how bad habits are learned, and you probably wouldn't even know any better.

Good luck to you, I hope you choose to fish in a way that is responsible, and shows the class associated with having the forethought to consider how you treat the resource...

Cheers,

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There is lots of empty spaces on the stave UNLIKE the Vedder, where every hole is crowded, just don't fish at the top end where the fish are spawning, why would you want a spawned out fish anyways, fish down below and go, if you have a belly boat you'll be into fish all day long without any crowds around you.
 

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roscoe-pco said:
There is lots of empty spaces on the stave UNLIKE the Vedder, where every hole is crowded, just don't fish at the top end where the fish are spawning, why would you want a spawned out fish anyways, fish down below and go, if you have a belly boat you'll be into fish all day long without any crowds around you.
Not lately Roscoe.

If you've been out there in the past week or so, as I have, it's brutal. Both are zoos.


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Alouette or Coquitlam
Not to mention that these small systems are recovering from many years of abuse. I would suggest being discreet in your adventures there. They are not a secret by any means, but they deserve "extra" special treatment.
Yes and if you do fish these rivers and you see a guy standing back with a boxer say hi as that will be me. Not fishing there this time of year as the chum are ready to spawn and feel that they do not need to be draged out of the river. Oh and did I mention I always carry a camera now :thumbup:
 

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PumpingIron said:
coho_killer said:
Man don't get discouraged by not catching salmon! You soon will and it will be the best addiction you will ever have! If you fish that pier in north van why not take a cast or two up in the capilino river? Lots of fish in there too! Stave is good as well but when you get your first big fish take a moment and take in everything that just happened and you will never look back! Salmon season has just started in rivers like stave chehalis norrish ect..... Coquitlam river has fish too so does allouette river all very close to home and easy to fish!
Welcome to BCFR!
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If you are going to fish the Alouette or Coquitlam please make sure you are familiar with the regs. On both systems you are only able to retain 1 hatchery coho. That is the only species of salmon that is open for retention. The Alouette is NOT an easy river to fish if you have never been there before. I live in Maple Ridge and have fished this river a ton.
Big Green Machine said:
Alouette or Coquitlam
Not to mention that these small systems are recovering from many years of abuse. I would suggest being discreet in your adventures there. They are not a secret by any means, but they deserve "extra" special treatment.
Agree with both quoted statements!!
 

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dwayne12 said:
Since this is a Stave topic, Is it about right that high tide at the stave is around 5 hrs after Pt Atkinson or am I out to lunch?? ???
I've always thought it a +4 to the Mission Bridge, but I've never confirmed that. If it's true, it's somewhere around the same for the Stave, less maybe 15-30 minutes.


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