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Author Topic: 2011/12 Chilliwack River steelhead fishery information & water condition updates  (Read 61217 times)

chris gadsden

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I appreciate the condition updates from you Chris and yes i realize your stop once the river goes 'fly only'  ;)

thank you Tyee and i lok forward to your sunday update Chris  ;D
Yes as stated above condition were excellent. I talked to 2 fly chaps by the Hydro Bridge and they said they had nothing   ;).

Also had to inform an old chap  :D that was bar fishing in the same area it was closed, said he did not know. Some of you may have seen him bar fishing in this area during the open season. I could have phoned him in but I thought just talking to him was suffice, in his eighties I believe.

Also two people fly fishing in the log dump area, could see smolts chasing their flies as they retrieved, not much one could do about that and I did not stay to see if they were keeping any.

Warm today so not sure if the river will hold on until Monday for you Hook.

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River still holding this AM. Saw three chaps fly fishing, looked like they were targeting smolts.

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River still holding this AM. Saw three chaps fly fishing, looked like they were targeting smolts.
And thats the rub? Is not this fur flinger only opening supposed to be for adult spawning steelhead on there reds? This really saddens me! >:(
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If I understand correctly, those smolts are C & R this month, right?
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If I understand correctly, those smolts are C & R this month, right?
Yes

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have you ever fished this time of year Dennis ?

last year i took a chrome bullet at this time of the month last year and didnt hook a single kelted fish nor did i see any hooked  ::) the reason the river is closed above the crossing bridge is because that is where the majority of spawning fish will be located. I also make sure to use hooks large enough that the smolts cant grab hold of them, they can pluck at the flies as much as they want and believe me they do but i havent hooked one yet fair of fouled.

thank you for the updates Chris  ;D



HOOK - wonders if Dennis T ever has anything positive to say  :-\
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I'm sure enough by catch smolts will be released with extra care to make it through and able to return to your Borax laced roe.

I'm curious as to how many juvenile fish are poisoned in the river system during bait seasons and the effects that Borax style cures have on Steel head / Salmon that have ingested it through out their spawn cycle....

If it holds I'll be out on Tuesday if anyone wants to go.

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how early you heading out Carich ?

i forget about the wifes plans for monday during the day so im having to change my fishing morning  ::)

feel free to email me, click on my handle im pretty sure its there in my info
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have you ever fished this time of year Dennis ?

last year i took a chrome bullet at this time of the month last year and didnt hook a single kelted fish nor did i see any hooked  ::) the reason the river is closed above the crossing bridge is because that is where the majority of spawning fish will be located. I also make sure to use hooks large enough that the smolts cant grab hold of them, they can pluck at the flies as much as they want and believe me they do but i havent hooked one yet fair of fouled.

thank you for the updates Chris  ;D



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Dont fish the Vedd during fly season only. I think it should be closed to everyone,period.A hook is a hook wether a fly is attached to it or a pc of bait.
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Dont fish the Vedd during fly season only. I think it should be closed to everyone,period.A hook is a hook wether a fly is attached to it or a pc of bait.

Yeah, I am going to have to disagree.  Post release mortality is an order of magnitude greater with scented baits, even artificial ones, than artificial flies.

http://www.google.ca/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&ved=0CFwQFjAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwildlife.state.co.us%2FSiteCollectionDocuments%2FDOW%2FResearch%2FAquatic%2Fpdf%2FPostreleasemortality.pdf&ei=ctSxT_GHDKOpiAKque2jBA&usg=AFQjCNH5udXRCAmioo_soaD33R4VHc9Zng&sig2=m7e6PoGqTqKG09nTlgc15Q
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Yeah, I am going to have to disagree.  Post release mortality is an order of magnitude greater with scented baits, even artificial ones, than artificial flies.

http://www.google.ca/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&ved=0CFwQFjAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwildlife.state.co.us%2FSiteCollectionDocuments%2FDOW%2FResearch%2FAquatic%2Fpdf%2FPostreleasemortality.pdf&ei=ctSxT_GHDKOpiAKque2jBA&usg=AFQjCNH5udXRCAmioo_soaD33R4VHc9Zng&sig2=m7e6PoGqTqKG09nTlgc15Q

and that study was done on trout using a #10 hook...not steelhead. #10 hook + bait = death.
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Water still fishable his AM when Lew and I had a boo.

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Still good today, saw 3 chaps in action this morning.