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Author Topic: 2011/12 Chilliwack River steelhead fishery information & water condition updates  (Read 64748 times)

colchilibeck

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Has anyone been out lately for fly only season? I am in Vancouver and am on the fence for either going to the Vedder or Squamish. This is my first year fishing the Vedder so I don't know what later season fishing is like.
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Both rivers are in freshet. And its LATE in the season, they're called winter steelhead for a reason, leave the spawners alone.
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Wow... if thats the case move the Fly only season back a few months. I'm going to head out Saturday morning your welcome to join me if you like.
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nickredway

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The whole of April would be sick!
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kingpin

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the whole of march and april is already sick on the fly even with bait guys around. no need to change the season
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the whole of march and april is already sick on the fly even with bait guys around. no need to change the season

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The whole of April would be sick!
Totally agree.  Consider what a fly only regulation in April would bring ... many out of town/country anglers resulting in a boost to the local economy; tackle shops, motels, restaurants ,fuel outlets, campsites, guides, etc.  Then add in a special levy for this quality fishery for these anglers to support needed habitat restoration techniques that would benefit all other anglers as well.
Yup ;)  Been advocating that for years but sadly, can't see it happening.

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Totally agree.  Consider what a fly only regulation in April would bring ... many out of town/country anglers resulting in a boost to the local economy; tackle shops, motels, restaurants ,fuel outlets, campsites, guides, etc.  Then add in a special levy for this quality fishery for these anglers to support needed habitat restoration techniques that would benefit all other anglers as well.
Yup ;)  Been advocating that for years but sadly, can't see it happening.


Move to England. ;D ;D

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I'm not talking about the whole river, just the crossing down to powerlines would suffice.
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kingpin

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Totally agree.  Consider what a fly only regulation in April would bring ... many out of town/country anglers resulting in a boost to the local economy; tackle shops, motels, restaurants ,fuel outlets, campsites, guides, etc.  Then add in a special levy for this quality fishery for these anglers to support needed habitat restoration techniques that would benefit all other anglers as well.
Yup ;)  Been advocating that for years but sadly, can't see it happening.



Id say it would bring less money in...the amount of gear guys coming from all over BC and the US to fish it now is crazy.
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Id say it would bring less money in...the amount of gear guys coming from all over BC and the US to fish it now is crazy.
I disagree.  This one month fishery could become a relatively affordable and quickly famous destination for not only the fortunate locals who choose to fish a fly, but also for the already savvy Japanese, European and American anglers who fish this river for salmon. The potential for a quality, fly only fishery like this, so close to so many people worldwide through both Vancouver and Seattle airports is immense. 
The spin offs in watershed improvements alone would be worth it, IMO


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When are they gonna have a "bait only" season? Us gut chuckers have a hard enough time finding water that hasnt been pounded by speyguys all day, we need our own season.

I think a year round bait ban is in order. :o
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I think a year round bait ban is in order. :o
I could support that.  Good to see we agree on something Sandman :D
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Totally off topic. Start a new thread or just resurrect one of the old ones. Nothing new here.
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I was out this morning for 4 hours around the train bridge.  Water level was decent and good visibility but no love for me.  Had one hit and countless steelhead parr taps and didn't see anyone else hook up. 
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