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Barry's Bait and Tackle

14651 Westminster Hwy, Richmond, BC
Hours: 9AM–5PM Phone: (604) 273-5901

www.berrysbait.com

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OUR NEW FISHING REPORT LINE

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Local Conditions

Updated: March 17, 2019

 

Chilliwack/Vedder River

Despite the low clear water conditions Steelhead fishing has been excellent. good numbers of fresh fish continue to enter the river and we should expect to see this trend last until mid to late March. During Low clear water conditions fishing stealthy is key.. switch to smaller presentations such clear drift or Drennan floats, Flourocarbon leaders, smaller chunks of lead and smaller offerings.

 

Fraser River 

Sturgeon fishing has slowed down this past week due to the cooler water temperatures. Fishing generally picks up around March/April.

There are some good trout and Char opportunities throughout the Winter months in the Fraser river. The Upper Fraser back channels between Chilliwack and Hope can be quite good for Cutthroat trout. These backwater sloughs are sanctuaries for Salmon fry, and baby course fish that the trout prey on. Casting spoons or chucking streamer flys imitating baitfish or attractors will be good options. The lower/tidal portion of the Fraser can be quite productive at times for Sea Run Dollies. Bar fishing with Roe or single eggs or chucking spoons depending on visibility are all good bets.

Harrison

Now can be a great time to break out the trout gear. Cutthroat, Dollies and Whitefish will be available to target throughout the Winter months.

 

Capilano

Baitban lifted Effective November 1st, 2018.
Coho fishing is open.

 

Salmon fishing has slowed down, there will still be the odd fish coming in but for the most part we are waiting for steelhead. Just a reminder that all steelhead in this system are catch and release.

 

See more photos of the guys and gals here.

 

Squamish

Salmon fishing is slowing down. Trout fishing for Bull's and Rainbows has been quite good.

 

Chehalis
We have had a handful of reports of Winter Steelhead. Water conditions are super low and clear so fish haven't been able to enter the river in consistent numbers. The best time to fish this river is during a high water drop.

 

Stave River

Fair to good numbers of Steelhead can be found from now until early Spring. Trout, Char and Whitefish can also be found in the system. 

 

Local Lakes

Local lake fishing has been good. Buntzen, Sasamat, Green Timbers, Rice, Como and Lafarge are good bets. The spring stockings have already begun!
 

Lakes of the Fraser valley such as Cultus, Chilliwack, Jones, Hicks, Weaver, Deer and Allouette lakes are all decently productive lakes. Kokanee fishing has also been good. Kawkawa Lake in Hope is always a safe bet as well as Alouette Lake. Bottom fishing with Krill and Deli shrimp dyed are quite productive. If you prefer to troll come on in and see are new well stocked KOKANEE SECTION!

 

Interior Lakes

Conditions this Winter have been fantastic for Ice fishing! some of the Merritt lakes are starting to shape up as well.

 

Vancouver Saltwater Report

December 21, 2018

Winter Chinook fishing is in full swing!! Reports have been excellent this past week. Defence and other Areas of Howe Sound has been the most consistent for local spots.., the West side of Bowen island (Tunstall bay), Vancouver harbour, the Capilano mouth and the Bell buoy are also productive areas to target Winter feeders. The Gulf Islands are starting to pick up now... Polier Pass towards Thrasher has been very productive this week with fish averaging between 8 to 12 ponds. There is a good assortment of bait in our local waters such as 3 to 5" herring and Anchovies so small spoons have been working exceptionally well. 5 1/4" Anchovies will also be a good bet! Make sure to keep your bait close to the bottom in the 100 to 200 foot range as this will be key to your success.

 

Please see limits for each river system here 

 

Meet Barry's Team

 

Barry's Bait and Tackle

14651 Westminster Hwy, Richmond, BC
Hours: 9AM–5PM Phone: (604) 273-5901

Connect on Facebook here

 

www.berrysbait.com

 

 

Click here for retention limits and up to date notices specific to Region 2 rivers.

 

 

 

Chinook Conservation Measures

To address Chinook conservation concerns, DFO is implementing a precautionary 25-35% reduction in exploitation rates for Chinook stocks of concern to support conservation and promote rebuilding. These additional reductions are planned to address conservation concerns for Nass River, Skeena River and many small wild Chinook populations in Northern BC; and, all Fraser River Chinook populations (including Spring 4(2), Spring 5(2), Summer 5(2), Summer 4(1) and Fall 4(1) (populations) in Southern BC.  

 

Southern BC Inside Waters

Areas 13 to 18, 28 and 29 and Subareas 19-1 to 19-6 (except those portions listed below):

 

Effective June 1, 2018 until September 30, 2018, the daily limit for Chinook Salmon is one (1) per day in in Areas 13 to 17, 28 and 29 with the exception of those four areas listed below under the headings Strait of Georgia, Pender Island, Juan de Fuca and Fraser River mouth. Terminal fishing opportunities 

at full limits for Chinook may be considered in-season if abundance permits.

Effective October 1, 2018 until further notice, the daily limit for Chinook Salmon is two (2) per day in in Areas 13 to 19, 28 and 29.

 

Exceptions: Strait of Georgia: 

Note: this measure came into effect on May 7, 2018 as previously announced in FN0370 issued May 7, 2018.

Effective immediately until June 28, 2018 the daily limit for Chinook salmon is two (2) per day, of which only one may be greater than 67 cm in Subareas 18-1, 18-3, 18-6, 18-11, and 19-5.

Effective June 29, 2018 to July 31, 2018 the daily limit is two (2) Chinook salmon per day between both of which must be less than 85 cm in Subareas 18-1, 18-3, 18-6, 18-11, and 19-5. 

Chinook salmon retained in these waters must have a fork length of at least 62 cm.

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Pender Island:

Effective June 1 to September 30, 2018 there is no fishing for finfish in Subareas 18-2, 18-4, 18-5 and 18-9.

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Click the link below for real time water levels
www.wateroffice.ec.gc.ca/report/report_e.html  
For information on the Family Fishing Weekend please go to www.bcfamilyfishing.com 
For Fresh water Fishing Regulations go to :
www.env.gov.bc.ca/fw/fish/regulations/#Synopsis 
For great fishing information and stocking information go to : www.gofishbc.com/default.htm 

Classes

Stay tuned as we are planning to have another course in the near future!

Watch for future seminars here.

Please give us a call 604 273 5901 or stop by the store to save your spot

 

 

   

 

Anchovies dyed in chartreuse Brine 'n Bite fished in Full Metal Jackets behind green and purple onion Hot Spot Flashers have been the hot tickets!

Purple haze and green splatter hoochies, Coyote, Kingfisher and the new Hot Pesca spoons in various colours are good bets as well.

 

Click the Links Below for Real-Time Water Levels

wateroffice.ec.gc.ca/report/report_e.html   

For information on the Family Fishing Weekend please go to 

www.bcfamilyfishing.com

 

For Fresh water Fishing Regulations go to :

www.env.gov.bc.ca/fw/fish/regulations/#Synopsis

For great fishing information and stocking information 

go to www.gofishbc.com/default.htm  

 

FishingBC App

The FishingBC app, Apple version is available now with the Android version coming soon. It’s free, and is already providing thousands of anglers with real-time access to regulations and other fishing-friendly features.  Anglers can find species and area specific regulations through map tools which identify their current location and species of interest. Because of how DFO has organized information to be delivered to the app, anglers now have access to virtually everything they need to know on their portable electronic devices. In addition to providing current regulatory information, the Fishing BC app has several other important features:

• It holds an electronic copy of your recreational licence and a permanent record of your catch log;

•It allows photos and entries to be shared by social media or e-mail directly from the app

IF you have an Apple iphone get the app today and in preperation for the coming season.  

 

A link to the app store here or on the icons below 

 

 

DFO Sockeye Openings Hotline 1 604 666 8266 Opt 2

A little history…
It all started with a fridge and a handful of worms. Ivan Berry and his wife Marilyn proved to all that know them, that with a little sweat and perseverance, you can accomplish your dream. In the spring of 1972, Ivan and Marilyn began Berry’s Bait & Tackle, by selling dew worms from their basement. Marilyn recalls donning rubber gloves and flashlights and heading into the night out on their property, located in the heart of Richmond’s farming community, to harvest dew worms. “There’s nothing to it – see a worm, pick it up.” Their children, Mike and Michele, would often tag along to help Mom collect worms. “We had a fridge out on the driveway, with a jar for fishermen to leave their payment – it was an honor system” said Marilyn. “Then, guys started asking if we had any weights or hooks for sale, so we started carrying a small supply of tackle. Before we knew it, our little business had to move from our basement into the garage!

Eventually, the Berry’s perfected how to make a variety of roe bait in addition to packing worms. Soon they were supplying many service stations with all of their bait products. Meanwhile, the store continued to grow. Mike began working in the store, then Len Marshall, who would eventually become a partner in this growing family business. (Many of Berry’s regular customers actually mistake Mike and Len for brothers!) Finally, Michele joined the team to make it a true family business.

Fishing Tales… Ivan and the senior staff make their annual pilgrimage to Rivers Inlet, BC each August in search “Walter”, the mythical spring salmon which run through Rivers Inlet. Base camp is Salmon King Lodge, now returned to it's original name Good Hope Cannery Lodge. Ivan and Marilyn were part owners of this lodge, and Ivan helped transform it into one of the foremost fishing resort lodges in the Province.

Mike and Len make their annual trek to the mighty Thompson River each November in search of the ultimate trophy – Steelhead. They are always more than happy to share their wild tales of triumph and champion with our customers.

 

 

 

Looking Ahead ...
Berry’s Bait & Tackle has grown to become the best stocked sport fishing tackle store in British Columbia.  Located on the site of the original garage, the store now boasts a huge inventory of nearly every kind of tackle and bait imaginable.  Ask anyone who fishes, and they will most likely have heard of Berry’s Bait & Tackle, and likely they will have shopped there – whether it was for their first Snoopy tackle box or their latest Sage rod, all have become the valued customers to whom Berry’s strives to serve.

Looking toward the future, as the business continues to expand and grow, Berry’s is busy building on its existing customer base in British Columbia, and with their new website, globally.

 

 

 


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