Posted with permission and thanks to Berry's Bait and Tackle
OUR NEW FISHING REPORT LINE
UPDATED: November 6, 2018
Baitban lifted Effective November 1st, 2018.
Some Salmon will be starting to show up in the system and will be followed by the Bull Trout feeding on eggs. This system typically picks up a little later into October.
*REMINDER* this system is BAIT BAN!!
prime time for this fishery. Despite being on the low side there are
fresh fish moving in daily. Coho Salmon are best fished during the
first couple hours of daylight. There are also good numbers of
Chinook and Chum salmon in the river. Chum can be targetted with
Pink and Purple Jigs under a float.
Drift fishing with Boraxed or Pro cured Roe, colorado blades and yarn ties is very effective. Twitching Jigs and chucking spoons or spinners in the frog water can also be deadly effective.
Fraser River in Region 2 (non-tidal waters of the Fraser River). Region 2 waters are those waters between the downstream edge of the CPR bridge at Mission, BC to the downstream side of the Alexandra Bridge.
Effective October 26, 2018 at 00:01 hours until December 31, 2018 at 23:59 hours:
• The daily limit for chinook salmon is four (4) with only one (1) greater than 62 cm.
• The daily limit for coho salmon is two (2) hatchery marked fish only. You may not retain wild coho.
• You may not retain chum, sockeye or pink salmon.
Please see limits for each river system here
As of October 29th Chum retention will be ZERO!
You may still catch and release Chum Salmon\
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!
With cooling temps comes better fishing! As we move into fall all your favorite lakes will start to pick again as fish feed to prepare for ice over!
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Vancouver Saltwater Report
August 25, 2018
ockeye fishing in now open as of Aug 1st - we have heard of a few guys with limits on their first time out!
Fish multiple dummy flasher's above and below your gear. The best bait for Sockeye is small pink Hoochies.
Sandheads is your best bet for local fishing with Sockeye fishing being quite good this past week. The fish have been sitting from 40-120ft with schools skattered throughout the depths depending on the day. Chinook fishing has also been excellent with fish being caught even on Sockeye gear. For Chinook the best baits are Anchovies, smaller Herring, Green Glow Spoons and Hoochies in splatter colour. With the drier weather upon us the West Vancouver Coho fishery has been quite good, Anchovies and White Hoochies are the ticket at depths of 20ft to 50ft.
Be sure to check out our HUGE selection of spoons from Pesca, Coyote, Silver Horde, Titan, Iron Needle and Gibbs. 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.
Click the link below for real time water levels
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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