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Zackattack

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good place on vedder to shortfloat + to cast blades?
« on: October 11, 2011, 12:37:15 AM »

Hey guys!
I spent the majority of this weekend exploring the beautiful Vedder with my girlfriend. I'm using a baitcasting reel with the appropriate shortfloating method described by rod on here. Im keeping the leaders short and trying to think about my float-weight distance to avoid any snags/foulhookins as well.

I'm just wondering if theres any area that me and my gf could fish together? She has a spinning rod with spoons / spinners / blades and im using a casting rod and trying to short float.

Is the canal the only option for combing both methods? We tried above tamahai today as well as allison, and lickman and just resulted in snags for her and no fish for me! haha

I was using wool but next time will def be using some pro cure...

still new to this whole business but enjoying the learning process thoroughly.. just would be nice to avoid losing lure after lure as well as maybe hooking the occasional fish.

we are both new to the vedder for this year. weve trecked up from richmond 6 times to only catch some pinks. my gf wants a tasty coho or spring!

thnx!

ps none of my friends fish so if anyone wants to hitup the vedder with me im more than willing to pick you up and hit it up anytime im free! just send me a PM; id love to make more fishin pals

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Re: good place on vedder to shortfloat + to cast blades?
« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2011, 07:53:23 AM »

I have yet to visit the vedder this year - so I can't tell exactly which location would benefit the two of you but there are many areas along the vedder that both of you can fish at the same time.  Freds has a map that you can get (for a very small fee) that outlines all of the major spots  - you will find a lot of people at these areas using many different fishing techniques ::) as most of these locations are very accessible.

Stating that - there are quite a number of folks on this forum that tend to shy away from these 'gong' shows - they have taken the time and have explored the 20+ km of river (a lot of walking along the river) and used exactly what you have - and have been very successful.

This is a river where one can either 'join the crowds' or spend a little time to explore the surrounding areas to find a quieter area that is still very productive.

PS - Welcome to fishing - it can be an expensive adventure! - but highly rewarding if you have the right mindset ;)

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Re: good place on vedder to shortfloat + to cast blades?
« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2011, 08:26:40 AM »

Pretty much everywere is busy man. I have trekked it a bit and found that most of the good holes are gone this year [the river changes every season] casting spoons is probably best in the canal as the flow is pretty slow. she could also float some blades under a float up higher, there's some pocket water you just gotta scope it out and do a bit of walking [like everyone says]...if you dont like the crowds i suggest you try another river...btw you can print the vedder map from freds for free online

cheers
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Re: good place on vedder to shortfloat + to cast blades?
« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2011, 09:04:24 AM »

Hey guys!
I spent the majority of this weekend exploring the beautiful Vedder with my girlfriend. I'm using a baitcasting reel with the appropriate shortfloating method described by rod on here. Im keeping the leaders short and trying to think about my float-weight distance to avoid any snags/foulhookins as well.

I'm just wondering if theres any area that me and my gf could fish together? She has a spinning rod with spoons / spinners / blades and im using a casting rod and trying to short float.

Is the canal the only option for combing both methods? We tried above tamahai today as well as allison, and lickman and just resulted in snags for her and no fish for me! haha

I was using wool but next time will def be using some pro cure...

still new to this whole business but enjoying the learning process thoroughly.. just would be nice to avoid losing lure after lure as well as maybe hooking the occasional fish.

we are both new to the vedder for this year. weve trecked up from richmond 6 times to only catch some pinks. my gf wants a tasty coho or spring!

thnx!

ps none of my friends fish so if anyone wants to hitup the vedder with me im more than willing to pick you up and hit it up anytime im free! just send me a PM; id love to make more fishin pals




Hey if you google Vedder River fishing then click on image you can find Fred's Vedder map.
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Re: good place on vedder to shortfloat + to cast blades?
« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2011, 08:12:12 PM »

Pretty much everywere is busy man. I have trekked it a bit and found that most of the good holes are gone this year [the river changes every season] casting spoons is probably best in the canal as the flow is pretty slow. she could also float some blades under a float up higher, there's some pocket water you just gotta scope it out and do a bit of walking [like everyone says]...if you dont like the crowds i suggest you try another river...btw you can print the vedder map from freds for free online

cheers

Thanks for all ther replies! Ya have yet to fish the canal yet (mainly due to the crowds haha) but will def try it since itll be more forgiving for spoons for her.

Maybe she could just cast some small blades up higher too in the pools that might produce.

For me im going to try some roe and hopefully  get my first coho
I have yet to visit the vedder this year - so I can't tell exactly which location would benefit the two of you but there are many areas along the vedder that both of you can fish at the same time.  Freds has a map that you can get (for a very small fee) that outlines all of the major spots  - you will find a lot of people at these areas using many different fishing techniques ::) as most of these locations are very accessible.

Stating that - there are quite a number of folks on this forum that tend to shy away from these 'gong' shows - they have taken the time and have explored the 20+ km of river (a lot of walking along the river) and used exactly what you have - and have been very successful.

This is a river where one can either 'join the crowds' or spend a little time to explore the surrounding areas to find a quieter area that is still very productive.

PS - Welcome to fishing - it can be an expensive adventure! - but highly rewarding if you have the right mindset ;)



Thanks for the welcome! I've gotten pretty hooked ;) into salmon fishing
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