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bigblockfox

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Re: 2015 Boxing Day Vedder River Steelhead Derby
« Reply #15 on: December 26, 2015, 06:18:23 PM »

3 well fed smolts and one 3 pound bull for the group of 3 today. no steel. water looks A+, maybe a little high for my liking.
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Re: 2015 Boxing Day Steelhead Derby Results
« Reply #16 on: December 26, 2015, 06:38:30 PM »

Good report Chris, thanks :)
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Re: 2015 Boxing Day Steelhead Derby Results
« Reply #17 on: December 26, 2015, 06:43:00 PM »

Yes thanks for the report! Your guess of six fish being brought to the scales was exact
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chris gadsden

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Re: 2015 Boxing Day Steelhead Derby Results
« Reply #18 on: December 26, 2015, 06:44:42 PM »

Yes thanks for the report! Your guess of six fish being brought to the scales was exact
Lucky I guess.  ;D ;D I have more pictures on the Fraser Valley Salmon Society FB if you are interested will have a vid up here later.

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Re: 2015 Boxing Day Vedder River Steelhead Derby
« Reply #19 on: December 26, 2015, 11:46:56 PM »

Yea, Kitty missed 2 good float downs first run on roe, and then we switched to spoons.

She landed a wild coho, I landed a rainbow around 16 inches, and my buddy landed a 5 pound bull. Nice day to be out, water was perfect. Can't believe there weren't more fish weighed in.
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Re: 2015 Boxing Day Vedder River Steelhead Derby
« Reply #20 on: December 27, 2015, 07:32:39 AM »

I won the 50/50 draw at the clubhouse after the derby :) almost as good as getting a bite. My buddy and I saw 2 fish landed on the other across the river from us so we weren't entirely in the wrong section of river, it was a nice day to be out fishing anyhow I couldn't think of anyplace I'd sooner be.
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Re: 2015 Boxing Day Vedder River Steelhead Derby
« Reply #21 on: December 27, 2015, 07:41:17 AM »

The second place's  "Steelhead Story" I filmed https://youtu.be/u0CguGHjjV8

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Re: 2015 Boxing Day Vedder River Steelhead Derby
« Reply #22 on: December 27, 2015, 12:40:41 PM »

CONGRATULATIONS! to all the Winners, Participants and Volunteers.

Sounds like the Derby was a great success.
Thanks CHIS for the great reports!
Unfortunately, I could not make it this year due to family events & scheduling.

-------- "Catching a Hatchery Steelhead":

Boy ... by "the numbers" (Math) it sure takes a lot to get one.
There were 338 registered tourney participants.
Only 6 fish were on the board.

This represents:  1.7% success rate.


WELCOME to STEELHEADING on the VEDDER!
« Last Edit: December 27, 2015, 12:45:09 PM by blair »
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Re: 2015 Boxing Day Vedder River Steelhead Derby
« Reply #23 on: December 27, 2015, 02:49:21 PM »

man these steelhead are a sneaky bunch thats for sure been, out 8 times already for a few hours not even a bite was starting to wonder if there are even fish in the river.
congrats on the few lucky enough to hook one of those beauts
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Re: 2015 Boxing Day Vedder River Steelhead Derby
« Reply #24 on: December 27, 2015, 07:36:02 PM »

Oh well, my Boxing Day didn't exactly turn out very lucky. Worked 10hrs graveyard shift the night before, tired but excited 5am I was on the highway straight after work. Then a headlight went out, got pulled over for it, then Hwy 1 was shut down at 200th St, anyway I make it to the line up at 6:30, I was happy with the fact there was such a good turn out this year, it sure looked like way more than 300 people and that combined with great river conditions it looked like it will be a busy at the scales. I personally didn't get a sniff, a small 5-6lb of something moved up away 2 feet to examine my roe but didn't commit (not my best batch of cured eggs I know, I know lol). And then on the way back my rear tire blew into pieces while driving 120 on the highway, luckily it wasn't downhill or in a curve.
Six fish is not the greatest number you could wish either, considering the number of anglers, I sure hope steelie season is not a follow up of the coho but it sure feels like it so far.
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Re: 2015 Boxing Day Vedder River Steelhead Derby
« Reply #25 on: December 27, 2015, 09:57:39 PM »

man tough day you had
good luck in your future endeavours
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Re: 2015 Boxing Day Vedder River Steelhead Derby
« Reply #26 on: December 27, 2015, 11:19:28 PM »

Thanks bud, appreciate it, I hope karma pays back in steel soon  :)
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Re: 2015 Boxing Day Vedder River Steelhead Derby
« Reply #27 on: December 28, 2015, 08:13:17 AM »

A brief look at the derby board. https://youtu.be/-vVRVR_YmwQ