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  • March 19, 2022
    How to Fish PowerBait

    Stocking of local lakes has begun!!!

    One of the most effective strategies for targeting these trout is bottom fishing PowerBait eggs.

    To effectively fish this technique you need a light spinning rod and reel, with light line (6 to 10 pound), and the following items:

    Hooks: size 6 or 8

     

     

    Leader: 4 pound (leader should be lighter than your main line)

     

     

     

    Weight: Egg weights in 1/4 oz and 1/2 ounce

     

     

     

    Swivel: size 10 barrel

     

     

     

    Put your egg sinker on your mail line. Tie on your barrel swivel. Then take about 2-3 feet of leader and tie to the other end of your swivel. Tie on your hook.

    Slip 2 PowerBait eggs onto your hook, making sure to leave the hook tip exposed (Chartreuse and Pink are good colours).

    Now simply cast out, tighten the slack, and sit back and wait.

    The bite can be subtle so just watch.

    Feel free to stop by the shop if you are having problems and we will help you get set up.

     

  • September 13, 2019
    Vedder River

    Overall fishing has been quite poor… not sure what more we can say.

    Check Water Levels

  • September 13, 2019
    Fraser River

    The Fraser River remains closed to salmon fishing. There is however excellent sturgeon fishing going on.

    For up to date fishing information make sure to stop by the shop.

  • November 22, 2018
    Stave River

    The Stave River has experienced a low return of chum salmon this year. While the Stave is well known for its excellent chum fishing, please remember that there is currently no retention of chum salmon. Fishing for chum is still permitted, but please ensure to handle all fish with care.

    Fishing for chum in the Stave is best done by drifting a pink and purple jig under a float. Chum fishing can be productive at all times of the day. Reports of good chum fishing are still coming in.

    Coho fishing has been spotty. While they are throughout the system and can be seen jumping about, the bite has been sporadic.

    Recent rains should help the situation. Fresh fish will move in on in-coming tides, and can best be targeted with spoons, spinner or twitching jigs. While targeting coho is best at first/last light.

    The Stave River is also a good place to target coho on the fly. Blue and gold muddlers, California Neils and Christmas Trees have been very effective  over recent weeks. You can also stop by the shop and see our custom tied coho flies.

  • November 1, 2018
    Local Lakes

    Within the last couple of weeks, a good number of local lakes have been stocked with catchable rainbow trout. This is an excellent family fishery and a great opportunity to introduce young children to fishing.

    Worms, Power Bait and small spoons and spinners are best for targeting these fish.

    Suggested lakes: Green Timbers (Surrey), Lafarge (Coquitlam), Rice (North Vancouver), Como (Coquitlam), Mill (Abbotsford), Rolley (Ruskin), Grace (Harrison), Mike (Maple Ridge), Buntzen (Ioco), and Sasamat (Ioco).

  • November 1, 2018
    Harrison River

    The Harrison River produces a good number of chum and coho. Drifting a pink and purple jig under a float is an excellent choice for targeting chum, while twitching jigs or casting spoons and spinners is an effective way to target coho.

    Remember that there is no retention of chum salmon on the Harrison River.

  • August 6, 2018
    Chilliwack’s Island 22 Opens Early

    As read in the Abby Times, Chilliwack’s Island 22 Opens Early; Sockey Season Returns

  • August 3, 2018
    Fraser River sockeye salmon fishing bonanza to start next week

    Great article on the Vancouver Sun website on first sockeye salmon run of the season. Fraser River sockeye salmon fishing bonanza to start next week

  • July 18, 2018
    Chinook on the Chillwack

    We’ve heard of some good Chinook fishing on the Chilliwack/Vedder river. Drop us line and tell us about your catch.

  • July 6, 2018
    Northern Pikeminnow on the Stave River

    Northern Pikeminnow are on the Stave River in Maple Ridge/Mission. Float fishing with bait such as dew worm seems to be working. You may also encounter some cutthroat trout and mountain whitefish. If you are fly fishing, try nymphing during the day, and dry flies in the evening hours when fish are more active on the surface. Thanks to FishingWithRod.com for the info.

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