The Abbotsford Anglers

The Fishing Club at the Abbotsford Fish and Game Club is interested in fish habitat and it’s conservation, educating the public on pollution and the threats that it can bring to fish environments, river shore clean up projects, and of course Fishing! We will strive to bring as much information on the hot spots that other club members have discovered or know about, and any other fishing news that pretains to this great sport.

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02 October

October 2017 Fishing Report

By | 2017-10-02T08:40:10+00:00 October 2nd, 2017|Fishing|

LOCAL RIVERS 1) Fraser: Sturgeon fishing seems to be getting better every day! Use salmon pieces; eels; roe; pike minnows are the guides mainstays! Chinook 4/day 1 over 62cm, Chum 2/day….NO fishing for Coho Sockeye. ‘Bait Ban’ until further notice, use springlows and jigs. 2) Chilliwack/Vedder: Conditions are very low, flow and gin clear. Watershed is open for [...]

02 September

September 2017 Fishing Report

By | 2017-09-02T20:26:10+00:00 September 2nd, 2017|Fishing|

LOCAL RIVERS 1) Chilliwack/Vedder: conditions are as they were in August, low and clear! Open for hatchery Coho 4/day; Chum 1/day; hatchery Rainbow Trout 4/day. No Pink or Sockeye retention. 2) Fraser: is closed to salmon fishing until further notice! Open for Sturgeon and hatchery Cutthroat Trout! Fred Helmer and the Salmon Society have organized a protest for [...]

02 August

August 2017 Fishing Report

By | 2017-08-02T09:06:06+00:00 August 2nd, 2017|Fishing|

LOCAL RIVERS Chilliwack/Vedder: conditions are low and clear! There are still a few Chinook around; mostly being caught up top as most of the fish are in the hatchery. Summer run Steelhead have not shown up yet, but there are winter run still being hooked below the crossing! The Sockeye have been trickling in steadily. There is no [...]

09 July

July 2017 Fishing Report

By | 2017-07-09T11:31:14+00:00 July 9th, 2017|Fishing|

LOCAL RIVERS Chilliwack/Vedder: fully open to Angling, (1 Chinook per day). It is too early to tell if returns have been successful! Very good trout fishing, Steelhead also still in system. Baits are krill; single eggs and worms. For hardware use small spinners; corkies and spinglows. Minnow patterns and spratleys are also a good choice. Fraser: is still [...]

06 June

June 2017 Fishing Report

By | 2017-06-06T09:11:20+00:00 June 6th, 2017|Fishing|

  LOCAL RIVERS Vedder: will fully open July 1st. River is extremely high, please watch your footing as there is a high stream advisory in effect. Chehalis: water high but is fishable for trout. Bait is best in backwater. Fraser: water is high and dirty with big debris flowing down from the north. Be careful [...]

12 May

May 2017 Fishing Report

By | 2017-05-12T14:29:39+00:00 May 12th, 2017|Fishing|

LOCAL RIVERS Fraser: Non-Tidal: still reports of cutthroats, whitefish and dolly gardens being hooked! Use bait for best results - worms; krill; single salmon eggs; roe sacks; flies to use minnow immitations or may flies! Best news is this spring has given us a good oolichon return which has made sturgeon catch and release phenomenal!! Chilliwack/Vedder: Closed to [...]

03 April

Fishing Report April 2017

By | 2017-04-03T09:20:17+00:00 April 3rd, 2017|Fishing|

LOCAL RIVERS Fraser: non-tidal: large numbers of cutthroat trout, white fish and Dolly Varden have shown up! Look for back water and creek mouths. Best baits are worms, krill, single eggs and roe sacks or may fly patterns, muddles and minnow immitations are working as well. Chilliwack/Vedder: still producing well! Some fish in the [...]

28 February

March 2017 Fishing Report

By | 2017-02-28T16:26:21+00:00 February 28th, 2017|Fishing|

  LOCAL RIVERS Fraser River: Non-tidal and tidal portions - (Mission Bridge and up is non-tidal). Water level has risen significantly since the February melt, conditions are heavily stained in both tidal and non-tidal portions. Be cautious while boating as debris from the north is moderate to heavy. Some sturgeon are being hooked by changing baits often! [...]

30 January

February 2017 Fishing Report

By | 2017-01-30T14:37:35+00:00 January 30th, 2017|Fishing|

  LOCAL RIVERS (non-tidal) Non-Tidal - Fraser River is low and Gin clear! Watch for ice debris! Steelhead being hooked above and including the mouth of the Vedder. Float fishing as well as bar rigging have proven successful. Best baits are Roe and Krill sacks tipped on a swim jig or dark corkies dressed with [...]

07 January

Angling Sub Club Report January 2017

By | 2017-01-08T15:03:14+00:00 January 7th, 2017|Fishing|

LOCAL RIVERS The Fraser: is extremely low and clear. Keep a close eye on your "draft" while under power. Sturgeon have picked up again since it has warmed up. Best baits are: roe and fish parts. Harrison/Chehalis steelhead being hooked in the Fraser; look for obvious ruffles to float fish. Vedder: Steelhead are here once [...]

28 November

Fishing Sub-Club Report December 2016

By | 2016-11-28T10:08:21+00:00 November 28th, 2016|Fishing|

Local Rivers (non-tidal) Fraser River - dropping but dirty due to record precipitation. Sturgeon fishing is at it's best! Big sturgeon are feeding are feeding heavily now, best baits are salmon parts and roe sacks. The salmonids are done now but steelhead are starting to show up in all local rivers. Local lakes are done! [...]

04 November

Fishing Sub-Club Report November

By | 2016-11-04T08:35:50+00:00 November 4th, 2016|Fishing|

Local Rivers 1) Fraser: both tidal and non-tidal portions, have been spotty due to high and muddy water conditions. If you persevere and angle with patience and use bright baits you will be rewarded: Chinook are almost done but there are still plenty of darker fish. Big Coho showing up - roe and jigs are [...]

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