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OUR NEW FISHING REPORT LINE
UPDATED: Sunday, July 1, 2018
Coho fishing has been fair to good. Most of the fish have been reported in the upper river pools. Ambleside Park at the mouth of the river will start to pick up as long as the river level does not rise. This fishery is best the first couple hours of daylight when it coincides with a low tide.
The river is in full freshet right now. Trout fishing will pick up once again when the river starts to drop and clear before the salmon arrive.
*REMINDER* this system is BAIT BAN!
The river will re-open July 1st. Red Chinook Salmon will start entering the system over the coming weeks. There are usually a few fish in the river opening day with the bulk of the fish arriving in the 2nd and 3rd week of July. There will also be Chilliwack Lake Sockeye Salmon in the river during this time but are catch and release only!
Throughout the winter months there is a fishery for Cutthrout and Bull Trout. These fish can be caught bar fishing with bait or if the clarity permits casting spoons and spinners or flyfishing.
As the weather warms up the Sturgeon will get more active. Now is a good time to start fishing Eulachons, Lamprey Eels and Dew worms. The fishing will only improve as the weather warms up!
This river has a decent sea run cutthroat and whitefish population in the spring months. Casting spoons/spinners and float fishing beads are effective and as for fly fishing small streamer patterns, Nymphs, fry patterns and Nymphing egg patterns are always good bets. This system gets a small run of Steelhead as well.
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!
As we enter the summer months the fishing on lower elevation lakes will start to get tougher as the lakes warm up. The higher elevation lakes will fish well into July with their colder water tempertures!
Vancouver Saltwater Report
June 23rd, 2018
It's been a bit spotty in our local waters as of late.. The South end of Bowen Island has been the most consistent area with most of the fish reported closer to the entrance of Tunstall Bay and Cape Roger Curtis. Productive depths have been between 80' and 150' with the majority of fish caught on spoons and Anchovies. The Gulf Islands have slowed down compared to how it was 2 weeks ago however this could change quickly!! With drier weather the West Vancouver Coho fishery should start to pick up as these fish start to stack up off the Capliano River Mouth.
Be sure to check out the new Pesca Forage spoons which are perfect for Winter Chinook fishing. If you are using bait try dying your Anchovies with Procure Chartruse Brine, this can make a big difference in making sure the fish see's your presentation.
Part of FN0428
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.
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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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.
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For information on the Family Fishing Weekend please go to
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
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