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Author Topic: 2011/12 Chilliwack River steelhead fishery information & water condition updates  (Read 61131 times)

chris gadsden

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Thanks Chris. :)

I will give an update later as it may clear as the day progresses.

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Made a trek to the river this afternoon and it was the most miserable weather conditions one could ask for with very heavy rain. I missed something 3 times but think it was a trout as I saw 2 break water as they chased fry.

I saw one fellow heading out to the river while I tied up some roe bags in the Leaf Mobile, next time I looked up he was landing and retaining a steelhead. He must have only made 2 or 3 casts. :o

Visibility had improved from when I looked at it earlier in the day and was in the 1.5 to 2 feet range, anyones guess if it will stay the same, get better or change for the worse by tomorrow. :-\ I would guess it depends on how much rain we get overnight and how cool it is.

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Conditions good this AM except for a cold east wind. Lost another with George landing one wild and losing another. Time for breakfast at Cookies now. ;D ;D

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Hey Chris are your fish coming unhooked or you breaking them off. I Went on a 5 fish losing streak at one point this year, due to unhooking. I tried every hook in the book and same old. Then I started using heavier floral carbon leader and pulled alot harder on them.

Big change I have only lost 1 fish out of my last 6. Plus I can't believe how good the floral carbon wears vs maxima ug. For example i hooked a buck today in a real tuff landing spot. I pulled it close enough to see it was a clean hat so I wanted it. Any ways a bunch of bs screwing around with that fish dragging it back up the river like 4 time from my dumb spot. I land it only to find its hooked deep and my leader was rubbing on its teeth the whole fight. No way maxima ug would of lasted that.

What I'm trying to say is keep more pressure on them and it might  be usefull to you.

Josh
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Heavy rain today in Chilliwack, cold too, feels like winter. ::)

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I hardly ever lose fish. Once you get the hook up, wait for the 1st second the fish eases up and get a better hookset if you had not already. The rest of the fight you just need to apply pressure. Play the fish away from shore as much as possible to play it out. Because if there belly touches bottom when there close to shore they go crazy, youll also have less line out to absorb the stretch, usually results in break offs. This works for me.

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Heavy rain today in Chilliwack, cold too, feels like winter. ::)

Gorgeous sunny day here....
Was snowing last night for a good 4 or more hours though, was even sticking! Weird weather!
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Conditions remain good, lost another this morning, small but bright however I did find a nice float. ::) ;D

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Conditions remain good but was cool again this morning, Lew said it was 1.6 celsius maybe that is why it was poor fishing. Nothing last 2 outings but was good Monday when I found 3.

Found another Maple Leaf Drennan, two DNE's and a few foams so along with coffee with Lew and Dave it made for an enjoyable outing. Also saw around a 12 inch trout break surface, chasing fry that are showing in good numbers.

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That's because you need a Little Shaver. Should I bring you one this afternoon? ;D

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Another outing this evening in perfect conditions and racked up another loss on a blade  ???, Found another Drennan but Rodney spotted it first but he did not want it after I retrieved it after a bit of a wade. Shane was happy to have it though. ;D

I think I will break the losing streak tomorrow.

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River very fishable but crawling with anglers, a good place to stay away from this weekend. ;D

A good Easter weekend to all readers of this topic.

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I think I got Gadsonitis- lost one on the blade today.
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River very low and very busy. Saw 2 landed and 1 lost in the lower today. No luck for us.
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Rode over the crossing on my way to cultus for a xc bike ride  / flyfishing outing, river is super clear! Today would have been a beautiful day to head out but i didnt want to bare the crowds since i have very limited range on my bike or by foot (no car),  i have been too discouraged to go recently anyway, since i have hooked into 12 fish this season but either broke off or lost them all closest i have been was a wild buck 3 feet from shore in febuary. But always gotta look at the positives, and i will always take 12 lost steelhead then none at all! Not to terribly bad for my first season targeting steel.
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