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  • 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 22, 2018
    Vedder River

    Chum fishing in the Vedder has been decent overall, with some nice fish being caught. Coho fishing has cooled right off and is pretty much done for the season. Chum retention is still permitted on the Vedder and they can best be targeted by float fishing pink and purple jigs.

    Make sure to check the water levels before heading out.

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  • November 22, 2018
    Fraser River

    Fishing is definitely slowing down, however some fresh coho can still be found in the system. Remember that there is no retention of chum on the Fraser River.

    The Fraser River sturgeon fishery is also slowing down for the season.

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

  • 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.