River Report – Nov. 24th, 2017
River Fishing Report
Updated: Nov. 24th, 2017 @ 1:50pm *RIVER LEVELS ARE CURRENTLY AT EXTREME LEVELS AT THE MOMENT*
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. When releasing a fish, keep the fish in the water at all times, and only remove the fish extremely quick if necessary for a photo. Hold the fish over the water, close to the water, and then release it. The use of gloves can be detrimental to the fishes survival. Tight lines!
Sturgeon: Sturgeon fishing has remained to be quite productive for most over the course of the last few weeks. The Fall Season is often one of the better times to target Sturgeon in the Fraser River due to the abundance of food in the river. We often tend to see some better averages in fish size as well. There are many different areas to fish; Chilliwack, Abbotsford, Mission, Maple Ridge, Coquitlam, and even below. Productive baits include fresh roe, salmon parts, and lamprey.
A solid day on the water with Brandon of Mainlanders SportFishing!
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Salmon: Coho Salmon and Chum Salmon will still be making their way up the Fraser, but things will certainly be coming to an end shortly as we are nearing the tail end of our Fall Salmon fisheries. With that being said, there are still a few fish to be had. Bar fishing remains the most productive method for most places along the river, with the odd spot being suitable for casting lures / jigs etc. When bar fishing, roe will often be your most efficient presentation. Roe can be cured with a simple borax cure or a Pro-Cure/Pautzke Cure to add some bite stimulants and colour. Remember, only HATCHERY marked Coho Salmon may be retained, and all WILD Coho Salmon must be released unharmed. Chum Salmon and other species may be intercepted during this fishery as well.
Sea-Run Team Staff Member Casey enjoying a nice morning on a local bar for Coho.
Vedder / Chilliwack River
*The river is currently blown out and very high at the moment which means it is UNFISHABLE. Please exercise caution around this area at the current moment.*
Sea-Run Team Staff Member Joe with a nice first light bite on the Chilliwack.
Fishing has seemingly been slower than average for the Harrison system. November tends to be a phenomenal month for the Harrison, so hopefully we can see some Coho fishing improve overall over the course of the next week and a bit. Chum Salmon have been coming into the system in good numbers, and float fishing jigs as well as fly fishing are great techniques.
The Stave is fishing fair for Chum Salmon. While on the busier side, the Stave is a good river to get new or beginner anglers into fishing. It is a great place to teach anglers proper ways to fish as the action can be pretty fast and furious. Float fishing with jigs is likely going to be your most productive method. Remember to keep your setup and float depth short when fishing jigs. Short floating prevents losing gear, foul hooking fish, and will often elicit strikes from fresher fish. Adding scent to your jigs will likely improve your hook ups by a big margin
The fishing in this river is often very dependable on water levels. Coho Salmon and Chum Salmon are present at the current time. Remember, if you retain a Steelhead you must have a Steelhead Stamp and stop fishing for the day.
River levels are at extreme highs right now. Please exercise caution in the area. The river is UNFISHABLE.
Nearing the end of the Salmon fishery, some Coho will still be trickling in. The bait ban has also been lifted as of November 1st.
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