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Author Topic: 2011/12 Chilliwack River steelhead fishery information & water condition updates  (Read 61219 times)

fishforthought

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i was fishing the vedder all day today, no bites and didnt see anyone get anything, though most people left when the downpour started from around 9:30am to at least 11:30.

i was there from 830 to about 4 and the river was very murky



my first day fishing the vedder was a 7/10 experience with the scenery, beautiful fishing area being a 10/10 but the other fisherman making it a poor experience by lowholing me within my first hour, at least he left when the rain picked up :)
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CohoMan

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Hi guys, anymore updates on river conditions?

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chris gadsden

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Yes the river was getting murky when I left around 3, most likely caused by the heavy rain showers that fell during the afternoon.

I managed to hook one but lost it after a couple of head shakes. Having trouble holding on to them the last while. ::)

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was out today in afternoon for a couple of hours, and water vis went downhill at about 3pm.
Unlike you chris, didn't even get a takedown. Kept looking at my boots and decided if i can't see them anymore, the fish are pretty well going to have to have my offering bump them on the head.  Hopfully the rain and slides subside.
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Knife

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 Went out from 11:30 to 5:30, and visibility went from 1 1/2' to 6in. twice while we were there. Each time we just waited an hour and the water would clear up. It sure did rain hard on and off as well, so it is a tough call for Sat.
 Did manage to release a wild buck about 9 lbs. and a bull trout around 2 1/2 lbs. on a 6" pink worm. Managed to remove a hook from the back of the sleelhead that looked like it had been there for a few days.
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i was fishing the vedder all day today, no bites and didnt see anyone get anything, though most people left when the downpour started from around 9:30am to at least 11:30.

I got mine about 11:30 in the lower river, just after that downpour.  Visibility was about a foot at the time.
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chris gadsden

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Conditions were good this AM and I was able to break my losing streak with a small wild doe. When I left around 10 the conditions were still OK but when having coffee around 11 we got a report the conditions went in the tank, because of a clay slide. I did not look to verify that. Snow level is low on the hills so it may improve again but we are having steady rain in the valley floor and sure was cold out there but that is steelhead fishing. ;D ;D

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 Sorry Sandman, I should have been more specific. Instead of using the term clear, I should have said water clarity went from 6" to over a foot. Obviously chunks of clay were falling into the river yesterday, just like today.
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chris gadsden

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River did not look to bad when I checked an hour ago but as Knife says it comes around then goes out again as more clay falls in.

Finding Drennans floats remains good for me this season as while checking the water conditions this afternoon I found a 25 gram and also a Clear drift for good measure. ;D

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i fished from the vedder crossing bridge up to alisons pool today, didnt get a bite, visibility was pretty good in the morning, i saw one old guy pull in a nice wild buck that had swallowed the hook and was bleeding bad

what do you think tomorrow will be like chris? is it worth a trip out there>?
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Chris do you you think that you can report every hour or so? Maybe also you could say if you were from:

Chilliwack would you go?
Abbotsford would you go?
Langley would you go?
Surrey would you go?
Vancouver would you go?

these being in relation to how much gas will cost of course :D

The conditions reports are great and appreciated but guys the way the river has been as of late it is very hard to tell what it will be like. So take a risk and waste some fuel, I burn about $15-20 every time I go
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fishforthought

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dont forget to add "if from maple ridge would you go?" haha

ill be there tomorrow again looking for my first winter steelhead
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chris gadsden

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Chris do you you think that you can report every hour or so? Maybe also you could say if you were from:

Chilliwack would you go?
Abbotsford would you go?
Langley would you go?
Surrey would you go?
Vancouver would you go?

these being in relation to how much gas will cost of course :D

The conditions reports are great and appreciated but guys the way the river has been as of late it is very hard to tell what it will be like. So take a risk and waste some fuel, I burn about $15-20 every time I go
You better buy us a under water camera. ;D ;D ;D

chris gadsden

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dont forget to add "if from maple ridge would you go?" haha

ill be there tomorrow again looking for my first winter steelhead
Water conditions were fine at dark.

yoda

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water was great at end of day, managed about a 16lb wild at 3;30, and my buddy bonked a 9.6 hatch doe which he weighed in at fred's.
 

Da's me
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