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Fresh Water Report 

August 11th 2017

Bow river brown trout - photo courtesy of Richard Kolsa


Mike Berry with Sheridan lake rainbow trout

Capilano River-  

Water conditions are super low. will update later.


Pink fishing has been fantastic! the big masses showed up last week and will continue through to September. Take note that the daily limit for Pink Salmon has decreased to (1) per day and is only open to retention only from the confluence of the Chekamus downstream. The Chekamus and Mamquam rivers are closed for Pink Salmon.

Fraser River-

Its a Pink Salmon year!! Fraser runs of pinks usually dont start to enter the river in numbers until mid to late August and peak the first week of September! currently Salmon including Pink Salmon are closed but we expect to see an opening soon!! hopefully Around August 20th.

Bar fishing can be fantastic at times through the Summer months. Salted Salmon Roe fished off a bar rig is the best bet when targeting Steelhead, Salmon and Bull Trout. Take note that there is no retention on Bull trout or Steelhead unless they are hatchery marked. Salmon remain Closed.

Sturgeon fishing has been fantastic from Chilliwack down river as far as Ladner. This has probaly been the best season we have seen for consistent numbers of big fish in the lower river.. alot of regular customers of ours have been reporting quite a few fish in the 6 to 7 ft range and one confirmed 8 footer!! Eels, Eulichons, Roe and Dew Worms have all worked but it seems switching between  baits has been a big difference maker, sometimes adding scent can also give you that extra edge.


The river is now open! Red Chinook are the main spieces to target July and August and we have had some fair reports this past week from the upper river.. now that the river has dropped we can expect to see some fish bottle up in the lower river.  Sockeye Salmon are in the river system July to October but are closed for retention.


White fish and cutthroat are the main species to target during the Spring and Summer months.


Reports have been slim. This system best fishes during a highwater rise.

Local Lakes -

Local lake fishing has been good. Buntzen, Sasamat, Green Timbers, Rice, Como and Lafarge have all been recently stocked and have been producing.

Lakes of the Fraser valley such as Cultis, Chilliwack, Jones, Hicks, Weaver, Deer and Allouette lakes are all good productive lakes.

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