Fraser River: Tidal and Non-tidal – Sturgeon fishing has slowed drastically due to cold water conditions. The river is low and fast! Angle in brackish water as all fish species are lethargic! Using fresh baits are your best bet. For Trout use single eggs; dew worms; krill and roe. For Sturgeon use lampreys; pike minnows or eels.
Chilliwack/Vedder: The watershed is low from top to bottom! We need a good dump of warm rain to refill the system with fresh fish. Wild fish are stacked up in the white water using bait will be your best bet. Ghost shrimp; krill sacks with a corky to float your hook will work the best.
Chehalis/Harrison: Watersheds are extremely low making it tough to find the fish! Again – look for heavy water using small gear or baits – single eggs best!
Local lakes have slowed to a crawl – the cold has raised Cain with feeding habits and water depths. But for the persistent bait will once again fill your creel – the more oily the better and small baits, small twitches!
These are another story – large numbers of fish being caught high, mid and low level lakes. Again – real baits are proving to be the most effective, meal worms; krill roe and single egg’s being the top choices.
Safe and prosperous angling!
Jim Thorpe and I are planning a fly-tying class for the spring depending on membership interest.
Please let me know me if interested!
Chair: Loren Sherbina
Co-Chair: Dylan Francis; Elaine Ridout-Sherbina