Fraser River: tidal and non-tidal – Fraser River is once again fully open to anglers! Trout; Steelhead; Dolly Varden – use worms; roe; shrimp and also spinner baits! All seasonal possessions apply as well as single barbless hooks.
The Sturgeon fishery reports that the warmer winter has greatly improved your chances of hookups. Catch and release only!! Single barbless, guides are recommending eel, roe, salmon belly and pike minnows. Change your baits often and put scent on your baits as the turbidity is high this month.
Still a lot of winter chinooks being taken at the mouth. Anglers are using achovie, real squid (dyed purple) and apex lures with great success when fishing the tide changes Fraser River, Big Bar, clean up has been awarded to Kewit Construction to begin immediately! Great News!!
Chilliwack/Vedder: The winter run has finally arrived and reports of anglers having 2&3 fish days are occurring. Last week I saw a fellow get 2 fish in the canal on pink jigs and pink rubbers. Use real worms, beads 8&10mm. Changing up to spoons like crocodiles on short leaders and do not neglect the upper river – old Ranger Run looking ‘nice’!
Harrison/Chehalis: Reporting Steelies finally showing up. Big water right now – use scents on your baits also the Trout are hungry and plentiful. Fish brackish waters with small hooks and deli shrimp or single egg also jigs blue/purple.
Stave: is slow right now but like always it improves in later February/March. 1 fish per day, limit for Steelhead and 4 Hatchery Trout.
Rainbow and Cutthroat Trout are still being taken. Use light spinning gear and baits such as blood worms, or salmon single egg’s on a slip float with your weight on the bottom of your terminal tackle.
In full swing now reports are Ellen, Kentucky Aylene, Roch and Stump lakes are giving up some big fish – 8-10lb range. Use deli shrimp, meal worms, cured corn single eggs and krill – move your baits both slowly and fast to see what they are most active for. Thanks to all of you who can brave the subzero temperatures and the rain!! Be safe and may all of you fill your Kreals.
Chair: Loren Sherbina
Co-Chair: Darien Francis; Elaine Ridout-Sherbina