River Report – May 20th, 2017

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River Fishing Report

Updated: May 20th, 2017 @ 4:26pm


A good day on the water with Mainlander’s Sport Fishing.

Please remember to practice ethical tactics and etiquette. Snagging or flossing fish is not fishing.

Chilliwack / Vedder River: Closed – Fly Fishing Only below Vedder Crossing Bridge to Highway 1 Bridge

Capilano River: We should have a decent Coho Salmon fishery this Spring and Summer on the Capilano River. With a very good snow pack this year, river levels should remain at a suitable height for consistent pushes of fish into the system right through until late June or early July. This fishery has already started, but wont really pick up until June when the biggest pushes of fish enter the system. Float fishing with cured Salmon Roe, casting spoons/spinners, and fly fishing are all proven methods in being successful with this fishery. 

Fraser River:  The river is consistently rising and is in freshet mode. When angling for Sturgeon, be careful and cautious of debris such as logs and trees floating down river. When angling for Sturgeon this time of the year, it pays to anchor away from the debris streams and heavy current where your anchor may not hold. Eulachons, Lamprey, and Roe are good bets this time of the year.

Stave RiverCurrently, there are some Whitefish and Cutthroat present. River levels may fluctuate with backup from the Fraser, as well as dam controlled flows.

Chehalis River: Closed. Opens June 1st.

Harrison River: River is rising daily. Cutthroat and whitefish will be present.

Squamish River: River conditions will vary depending on rain and snow melt. The river will likely be unfishable now until Pink Salmon Season.

Skagit River: Closed. 

Tight Lines,


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