Fresh water Report - updated May 10, 2013
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Please note : there is no longer a bait ban in the Capilano River , you may now use bait again.
Coho fishing has been improving by the day. The upper river pools below the hatchery have been producing the bulk of the fish. Spawn Sacs, Colorado blades, little bits of wool and small spoons work well.
Fraser River (Upper)-
Sturgeon fishing has been fair. Salmon fishing remains closed until further notice.
Fraser River (Lower)-
Sturgeon fishing has picked up with Good reports of fish caught from Mission bridge down river to the mouth.
Salmon fishing is closed until further notice.
Dollie fishing has been good. Casting spoons or spinners or plunking with a good old bar rig are productive methods. roe sacs, boraxed or pro cured roe, dew worms and single eggs are productive.
Eulachons, fresh or frozen spring roe, eels and dew worms are all good baits.
Effective May 1st, until further notice the river is open to fly fishing only frome the Vedder Crossing downstream. The waters above the Vedder Crossing will be closed to all fishing.
Effective June 1st, until June 30th the river will be closed to all fishing.
Water levels are high due to Spring run off.
Cutthroat fishing has been good. expect good fishing to continue for the next few weeks.
Cutthroat fishing has been quite good. Mountain white fish can be found this time of year and can be caught on the same gear.
Local lake fishing has been good as most have been stocked with catchable rainbows. Lakes such as Rice, Mill, Lafarge, Como, whonnick, Rolley, Green Timbers, Deer and Whonick have all been pumping out great numbers of fish.
Lakes of the Fraser Valley-
Kakawa lake has been productive with good numbers of Kokanee reported. Mike, Rolley, jones, Allouette, Hatzik, Cultis, Jones and Chilliwack lakes are all good fisheries as well.
The Merritt and Kamloops lakes are all fishing very well.
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