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Author Topic: 2011/12 Chilliwack River steelhead fishery information & water condition updates  (Read 63856 times)

Carich980

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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



HOOK - wonders if Dennis T ever has anything positive to say  :-\
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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chris gadsden

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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.