Fraser River: tidal and non-tidal – is once again open for Trout and Course fish as well as Sturgeon. Bait is still the ticket right now as Chum, Chinook and Sockeye are migrating! Single egg sacks (make them big) soaked in scent, worms and shrimp and pike minnow are best. Sturgeon are catch and release accompanied by single barbless hooks.
Chilliwack/Vedder: opens September 1st, (4 fish daily quota) 4 hatchery Coho or 4 Chinook; 1 Chinook over 62cm. Please be advised that the Cultas Lake Sockeye are a clipped (adipose) fish and can easily be mistaken for a Coho! Be sure you know your ‘catch’ species!!
Chehalis/Harrison: opens September 1st. Chum opens October 1st with a 2/day limit (as always) 4 Salmon total/day.
Local Lakes: Kawkawa is great for Kokanee now. Krill and shrimp are best baits – use just off the bottom to be most effective!
Interior Lakes: Mid and High level elevations lakes are still producing well, best baits and flies include: mayfly nymphs and dry flies; caddis; blood worms; leeches and chrionomid’s for a change up. Also use dew worm segments; deli shrimp; krill; single salmon eggs are also a good change up. East and West Harrison are still giving up Rainbow’s and Cutthroat. On the fly patterns use wedding bands tipped with worms or krill for a change up.East and West Harrison are still giving up Rainbow’s and Cutthroat. On the fly patterns use wedding bands tipped with worms or krill for a change up.
This travesty should never have happened!! I was always under the impression that whoever fished on the Fraser with a net had to have some type of ownership identification attached to any net that would be set and used. So whoever is responsible should have nets that are identifiable!