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2014 Tidal Fraser River Fall Salmon and Trout Fishery Updates
« on: September 28, 2014, 08:11:47 PM »

The Tidal Fraser River (downstream from Mission's CPR Bridge) is open for coho salmon fishing on September 29th, 2014. 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 September 28th.

Starting on September 29th, coho salmon fishing opens and bait will once again be allowed for salmon fishing. 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 by using a catch and release net. All wild coho salmon have to be released with care.


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 (absence of the adipose fin). All bull trout are wild. Please release all wild cutthroat and bull trout carefully.

Please make sure you have a valid saltwater fishing licence, and a salmon stamp if you intend to keep salmon.

The above is just a general summary of the regulations as of September 28th, 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: 2014 Tidal Fraser River Fall Salmon and Trout Fishery Updates
« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2014, 05:23:52 AM »

And go.
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Re: 2014 Tidal Fraser River Fall Salmon and Trout Fishery Updates
« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2014, 12:16:56 PM »

Lots of people out from low tide this morning but didn't see much action.
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Re: 2014 Tidal Fraser River Fall Salmon and Trout Fishery Updates
« Reply #3 on: September 29, 2014, 01:19:49 PM »

Me and 2 others were out this morning and landed 2 wilds and a bull/dolly. Seen a few jumpers. Terrible windy rainy weather.. freezing too lol
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Re: 2014 Tidal Fraser River Fall Salmon and Trout Fishery Updates
« Reply #4 on: September 29, 2014, 05:27:49 PM »

I was surveying the river around Maple Ridge and saw a few jumpers running from seals.

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Re: 2014 Tidal Fraser River Fall Salmon and Trout Fishery Updates
« Reply #5 on: September 29, 2014, 07:46:04 PM »

Water visibility?

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Re: 2014 Tidal Fraser River Fall Salmon and Trout Fishery Updates
« Reply #6 on: September 29, 2014, 07:48:18 PM »

Water visibility?

Probably about 6-8"

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Re: 2014 Tidal Fraser River Fall Salmon and Trout Fishery Updates
« Reply #7 on: September 29, 2014, 08:12:38 PM »

Was out in Richmond today with a buddy from 8 AM-3PM, lots of non Coho nibbles. We did hook into one but performed a long line release after a few jumps. Water in our spot was very clear, about 2-3' visibility. Seen a couple surfacing but not much action. Tons of rain and wind made it hard to stare at the rod tip for long.
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Re: 2014 Tidal Fraser River Fall Salmon and Trout Fishery Updates
« Reply #8 on: September 30, 2014, 06:31:30 AM »

Water visibilty was very good yesterday in Queensborough Rodney, fluctuating at about 2-3 feet, though where I fish is a slow sand bar :)

Headed out again for incoming tide as we speak. Will report again later on.

Edit: Oh and a friendly heads up to dress warm or at least bring warm clothes and gloves just in case. I had full waterproof gear on yesterday and I was still freezing cold. Its fall now basically. The rain and wind will break your will unless you dress for it.
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Re: 2014 Tidal Fraser River Fall Salmon and Trout Fishery Updates
« Reply #9 on: September 30, 2014, 07:07:48 AM »

a little bit of fireball usually helps combat the elements.
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Re: 2014 Tidal Fraser River Fall Salmon and Trout Fishery Updates
« Reply #10 on: September 30, 2014, 03:40:13 PM »

Very slow day. 2 of us fishing from 6am until 2:30pm not a single coho. Possibly a few bites but who knows what that was. No jumpers either. Whonnock test net shows 5 coho yesterday and 7 on the 28th. Try again tomorrow :)
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Re: 2014 Tidal Fraser River Fall Salmon and Trout Fishery Updates
« Reply #11 on: September 30, 2014, 04:01:53 PM »

Clarity is good in Maple Ridge area.
That was from a weekend report.
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Re: 2014 Tidal Fraser River Fall Salmon and Trout Fishery Updates
« Reply #12 on: September 30, 2014, 07:10:43 PM »

Water clarity is good near Glen Valley and 2- bit bar.
Fished roe at high tide, lots of bites, but I'm guessing
They were from the smaller coarse fish.
Switched to spoons and Colorado spinners
For a bit, no hook ups.
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Re: 2014 Tidal Fraser River Fall Salmon and Trout Fishery Updates
« Reply #13 on: September 30, 2014, 11:03:09 PM »

Water visibility is ok, not great, but good enough. It's still just a bit too early in my opinion. Once water temperature drops a bit in a couple of weeks from now, Northern pikeminnow should become a lot less abundant. Looking back at the dates from the last 14 years, October 10th to 15th have always been the period when fishing is consistent.

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Re: 2014 Tidal Fraser River Fall Salmon and Trout Fishery Updates
« Reply #14 on: October 02, 2014, 01:22:20 PM »

I will be fishing Glen Valley tomorrow but am confused about whether Chinook and Sockeye caught with bait can be retained or not.  The Fisheries Notice issued for the coho opening states that bait fishing for salmon is permitted, but just below that there is a bait ban listed for Chinook and Sockeye.  http://www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/fm-gp/rec/tidal-maree/fraser-eng.htm

Coho -
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Effective at 00:01 hours on September 29, 2014 until December 31, 2014 in the
Fraser River downstream of the CPR bridge at Mission, BC, you may retain two
(2) hatchery marked coho per day and the use of bait while fishing for salmon
is permitted
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Chinook -
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September 2 - October 3, 2014: bait ban in effect.
Sockeye -
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September 2 - October 3, 2014: bait ban in effect.

Was the statement in the coho Fisheries Notice intended for coho alone, or was it meant to override the other two bait bans?
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