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I am visiting the area around Chilliwack and fished this morning near the Keith Wilson Bridge. Started fishing around 5:00 a.m. and wrapped up around 9:30 a.m.. There were two of us but not a single nibble or sight of a fish. There was not a single fisherman around. The previous day we went to the fishing shop in which we were told the fishing for chinooks was pretty good regardles of upper or lower Vedder. Am I missing something here? Where is everyone? What should a guy be using (we used pencil weight on 3 way swivel with #2 barbless, corky and tried every color of wool as well as roe). Can anoyone give us some feedback to this? It would be very much appreciated.

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fishingcrazyguy said:
I am visiting the area around Chilliwack and fished this morning near the Keith Wilson Bridge. Started fishing around 5:00 a.m. and wrapped up around 9:30 a.m.. There were two of us but not a single nibble or sight of a fish. There was not a single fisherman around. The previous day we went to the fishing shop in which we were told the fishing for chinooks was pretty good regardles of upper or lower Vedder. Am I missing something here? Where is everyone? What should a guy be using (we used pencil weight on 3 way swivel with #2 barbless, corky and tried every color of wool as well as roe). Can anoyone give us some feedback to this? It would be very much appreciated.

Thanks all! :)
well, I just came back.
fished the vedder in six different places. first cast 6am. I left at 12.30pm. I tried everything except for roe. I DIDN'T SEE ONE SINGLE SPLASH! What's happening out there?

Giuseppe
 

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I feel your pain guys, just started river fishing 2 weeks ago and figured the vedders good since its right behind my house. All the fish shops say its active right now but i tryed everything such as all types of wool with scents/ roe/ and spinners and not a single sign of a fish. Not a good start for fishing moral... Aparently theres quite a few fish coming up at the end of the month so im takin a little break
 

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try fishing the Wilson Rd. area and up river from there, this will be where a majority of the fish are holding now as we are approaching the tail end of the run(of red springs). then mid/end of September is when the Coho start to show then a couple weeks in the whites will start showing and then chum around the same time sometimes a bit behind them and these 3 species will be in until Nov/Dec then its time for STEEL!!!!! ;D
 

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try fishing the Wilson Rd. area and up river from there, this will be where a majority of the fish are holding now as we are approaching the tail end of the run(of red springs). then mid/end of September is when the Coho start to show then a couple weeks in the whites will start showing and then chum around the same time sometimes a bit behind them and these 3 species will be in until Nov/Dec then its time for STEEL!!!!! ;D
Hook, when you say Wilson road, you mean the cabins area right? There is where I spent part of my day today. You are right, however, the best has to come!! :beerchug:
 

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As others have said, the majority of fish will be in the upper Vedder. Keith Wilson bridge area will be slow as not many fish will be coming into the Vedder now. Believe me when the fish are in the canal it becomes a real gong show later in the year.
 

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As others have said, the majority of fish will be in the upper Vedder. Keith Wilson bridge area will be slow as not many fish will be coming into the Vedder now. Believe me when the fish are in the canal it becomes a real gong show later in the year.
yap. last year I started having so much fun by the first week of september!
 
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Great input guys. Put faith back in the system as we have little experience on the Veddar river. Always good to know that others are having similar experiences. Can anyone shed any input on upper river spots that springs may be holding up?? A dumb question, I know, but are Springs travelling up or down the Veddar at this time of the year? Do they have a different life cycle than some other salmon, of returning to spawning grounds then dying? OK, don't laugh but we have stereotype impressions on this cycle of life. We normally fish inland lakes so it's a learning curve for us landlubbers. Any input on todays fishing activities, or tips for success tomorrow, our last opportunity for this year, are much appreciated.
 

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salmon are ALWAYS swimming up the river because after they spawn they DIE. one exception is the Steelhead which can go upriver spawn then return to the ocean. Oh and yes some Jack springs/coho can do this also but i would assume not many bother.
 

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Spent an entire day on the Vedder on Tuesday - my buddy hooked some haggard looking springs up high - that was it. They were so ugly I didn't even cast. We fished 8 different spots where fish usually hold, but only found fish in the one spot. I would suggest you'll need to move often to find fresh fish. Also, anybody out there who doesn't know yet the boundary has changed for the upper Vedder. It's clearly visible from the bank, but I found six guys still snagging dirties in the Limit Hole - told them about the switch and they all left. :peace:
 

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ya well we are talking about the Vedder here and the fish that travel in it arent we? i however didnt know that about Atlantics KP :cheers: thanks for the info, one day i will get over to try them on the dry fly ;D


I think they need to put a CO there in a lawn chair all day and just hand out tickets to ANYONE that walks down to fish there. if you have a rod in your hand then your probably going to fish, right? when we walked in we left our gear in the truck. Its amazing how many people dont know about the sign being moved :naughty: :naughty:
 

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I personally don't fish at the limit hole anyway but as a case in point, I had no idea the boundary had moved. I think it's a good move to spread the anglers out a bit and give the darker fish a chance to finish up well. I hope Fisheries makes the shift permanent.
 

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Had the whole week off to fish. Fished the Chilliwack river Tues, Thurs and Fri. Left with 2 chinook each day. Caught more, but I only kept the fairly clean ones. I was fishing by 5:30 a.m. each day and l finished no later than 9:30 a.m.

Was in the upper the whole time, fishing slower, deeper water with coho roe (self pro-cured double stuff red). The pools I was fishing i used ~ 6 feet between float and weight and 18", 15 lb. leader, 2/0 hook. Other setups I am sure would work well as well, just trying to be as informative as possible, not knowing your full fishing experience.

They are in there, but stick to the pools in the upper, upstream of Tamihi.

If u don't know the river that well, I have a fishing partner that is new to it, that I have told him to use Microsoft live maps (birds-eye view) to explore the river and give you a general idea of some nice bends and pools. Used effectively it is a great tool for helping explore the river.

http://maps.live.com/

Search for Chilliwack and then switch to birds-eye view and zoom in on the river and scroll your way around.
 
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