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2013 Tidal Fraser River Fall Salmon and Trout Fishery Updates
« on: October 01, 2013, 10:42:49 AM »

The Tidal Fraser River (downstream from Mission's CPR Bridge) is open for coho salmon fishing on October 5th, 2013. Once again, this thread is designed to let members to provide updates on the fishing and water condition throughout the season.

Regulations

Please note that coho salmon fishing is closed and a bait ban for salmon fishing is in effect until October 4th.

Starting on October 5th, coho salmon fishing opens and bait ban will be lifted. You can use roe, krill, shrimp, ghost shrimp, dew worm and any natural bait or artificially scented bait for salmon. The daily quota for hatchery marked coho salmon is two fish per day during this opening. Please make sure you identify your fish correctly in the water first. All wild coho salmon have to be released.


Wild coho salmon (presence of the adipose fin)


Hatchery-marked coho salmon (absence of the adipose fin)

For trout and char, the daily quota is two hatchery marked fish. You will find some hatchery marked cutthroat trout. All bull trout are wild. Please release all wild cutthroat and bull trout carefully.

The above is just a general summary of the regulations, so you MUST check the Tidal Fraser River fishing regulations before heading out as it may change from time to time.

Articles and Videos

A list of articles and videos have been compiled on this page for those who have never tried this fishery before.

This thread is started so everyone can post updates throughout the season. Please do not ask for updates.

Good luck!

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Re: 2013 Tidal Fraser River Fall Salmon and Trout Fishery Updates
« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2013, 11:41:18 AM »


Thanks for the good informative jobs Rod.

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Re: 2013 Tidal Fraser River Fall Salmon and Trout Fishery Updates
« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2013, 11:47:34 AM »

Rodney,
 I think you are mistyping the title, should be 2013 not 2012. ;D
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Re: 2013 Tidal Fraser River Fall Salmon and Trout Fishery Updates
« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2013, 11:51:54 AM »

Thanks, fixed now.

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Re: 2013 Tidal Fraser River Fall Salmon and Trout Fishery Updates
« Reply #4 on: October 01, 2013, 11:56:54 PM »

anyone know where this fishing spot is approximately(is in richmond,not sure if on riverroad somewhere?)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3mkMNRH5uJ4
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Re: 2013 Tidal Fraser River Fall Salmon and Trout Fishery Updates
« Reply #5 on: October 02, 2013, 12:06:32 AM »

anyone know where this fishing spot is approximately(is in richmond,not sure if on riverroad somewhere?)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3mkMNRH5uJ4

How about go out for a drive and explore for yourself? ::)

Not everything should be asked on a public forum.
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Re: 2013 Tidal Fraser River Fall Salmon and Trout Fishery Updates
« Reply #6 on: October 02, 2013, 07:54:30 AM »

Are you sure it is the 5th and not the 4th?

Other sites said river open on 4th, haven't seen the fishery notice.

Or maybe rod is trying to get the river all to himself on Friday...hmmmm

Something fishy going on
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Re: 2013 Tidal Fraser River Fall Salmon and Trout Fishery Updates
« Reply #7 on: October 02, 2013, 08:46:26 AM »

anyone know where this fishing spot is approximately

Yep.

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Re: 2013 Tidal Fraser River Fall Salmon and Trout Fishery Updates
« Reply #8 on: October 02, 2013, 09:46:52 AM »

Are you sure it is the 5th and not the 4th?

Other sites said river open on 4th, haven't seen the fishery notice.

Or maybe rod is trying to get the river all to himself on Friday...hmmmm

Something fishy going on

Yes, because my goal is to keep the entire Lower Mainland angling population off the river for one day so I can have it to myself. ::)

Best to get the correct information from the source.

http://www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/fm-gp/rec/tidal-maree/fraser-eng.htm

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Coho:
No retention of coho until October 4, 2013. The use of bait and fishing for coho is prohibited September 3 - October 4, 2013.
October 5 - December 31, 2013: 2 hatchery-marked coho.

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Re: 2013 Tidal Fraser River Fall Salmon and Trout Fishery Updates
« Reply #9 on: October 02, 2013, 11:12:43 AM »

So there is the problem.  In the same statement dfo says both 4th and 5th. Silly dfo.
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Re: 2013 Tidal Fraser River Fall Salmon and Trout Fishery Updates
« Reply #10 on: October 02, 2013, 11:14:28 AM »

What?

Read the regulations.
« Last Edit: October 02, 2013, 11:20:55 AM by Rodney »
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Re: 2013 Tidal Fraser River Fall Salmon and Trout Fishery Updates
« Reply #11 on: October 02, 2013, 11:22:06 AM »

So there is the problem.  In the same statement dfo says both 4th and 5th. Silly dfo.

That's DFO for you. They can't get their own facts straight, yet they expect anglers to comply with their regulations.
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Re: 2013 Tidal Fraser River Fall Salmon and Trout Fishery Updates
« Reply #12 on: October 02, 2013, 11:24:33 AM »

Coho:

    No retention of coho until October 4, 2013. The use of bait and fishing for coho is prohibited September 3 - October 4, 2013.
    October 5 - December 31, 2013: 2 hatchery-marked coho.

That would mean you could retain a Coho on the 4th correct?


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Re: 2013 Tidal Fraser River Fall Salmon and Trout Fishery Updates
« Reply #13 on: October 02, 2013, 11:25:21 AM »

ok I must have woken up on a different planet this morning...

No retention of coho until October 4, 2013. The use of bait and fishing for coho is prohibited September 3 - October 4, 2013. = You cannot keep coho and use bait until October 4th.

October 5 - December 31, 2013: 2 hatchery-marked coho. = From October 5th to December 31st, you can keep two hatchery-marked coho salmon.

And if that is not clear enough, lets take a look at the fishery notice for the opening.

http://www-ops2.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/fns-sap/index-eng.cfm?pg=view_notice&lang=en&DOC_ID=153536&ID=recreational

Coho:

No retention of coho is permitted effective immediately until 23:59 Friday,
October 4, 2013
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The use of bait and fishing for coho is prohibited from 00:01 Tuesday,
September 3, 2013 to 23:59 Friday, October 4, 2013.

Effective 00:01 hours Saturday, October 5, 2013 until 23:59 hours Tuesday,
December 31, 2013 the daily limit is two (2) hatchery-marked coho.

A hatchery-marked coho is a coho salmon with a healed scar in place of the
adipose fin.
« Last Edit: October 02, 2013, 11:27:48 AM by Rodney »
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Re: 2013 Tidal Fraser River Fall Salmon and Trout Fishery Updates
« Reply #14 on: October 02, 2013, 11:29:18 AM »

 Yes until October 4th, October 4th starts at 12:00 am, I read it as you can retain a fish on the 4th.

I am not going to retain a fish but that's what is reads to me.

It does say that you cant use bait thru October 4th.

They should get all their notices in sync. Leaves things to interpretation.
« Last Edit: October 02, 2013, 11:30:55 AM by pbish »
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