River Report – February 18th, 2017
River Fishing Report
Updated: February 18th, 2017 @ 11:08am
Please remember to practice ethical tactics and etiquette. Snagging or flossing fish is not fishing.
Chilliwack / Vedder River: The river is still currently very high with the recent snow melt and heavy rain. While it is high, the river is on the drop and should hopefully shape up with drier and cooler conditions. There is heavy rain scheduled for Monday yet again, so we will have to wait and see if the river holds on. Techniques that produce fish include float fishing, lure fishing, and fly fishing. Fishing bigger and brighter presentations during the high water and low visibility are often your best options. We are currently offering Guided Steelhead Fishing Trips, so if you are interested, please visit our Guided Trips page for more details. ( http://www.sea-run.com/winter-steelhead-guided-trips/ )
Fraser River: There are a few options on the Fraser River this time of the year, although it is generally not the ideal time to fish the Fraser. Anglers can still choose to target Sturgeon, although this is generally a bit slower as we experience Winter weather and Winter temperatures. Bull Trout and Cutthroat Trout will be some of the main species to target when the river has better visibility in between warm and cold temperatures.
Stave River: Currently, there are some Whitefish and Cutthroat present. There will also be Steelhead in the system as well now, but reports have been slower than average. Fly fishing, float fishing, and lure fishing are all good options for various species.
Chehalis River: This system is dependent on water conditions.
Harrison River: It’s Cutthroat time on the Harrison! The Winter months are a great time to target these fish on this system with flies and lures. If you have a boat, your options will be endless, and if you are fishing from shore your options will be a bit more limited, but fish are to be had.
Squamish River: River conditions will vary depending on the weather and whether precipitation falls as snow or rain. Watch for Winter Road conditions further up the river as well.
Skagit River: Closed
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