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Fraser Pinks 2019
« on: August 15, 2019, 09:20:12 AM »

From the area 20 Test fisheries, it looks like we may have more pinks this season compared to 2017.  Any rumors of possible openings for the rec sector?
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Re: Fraser Pinks 2019
« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2019, 09:26:00 AM »

From the area 20 Test fisheries, it looks like we may have more pinks this season compared to 2017.  Any rumors of possible openings for the rec sector?

Yes it does appear that the test fisheries are improving and may be better then 2017.  In pre season meetings DFO said there may be a 2 week opening for the rec sector in the Fraser for pinks.

The difficulty is late sockeye returns were forecasted to be Low, So if there is no salmon fishing to protect the late run sockeye and no salmon fishing to protect IF coho. It leaves a very small window where you can have an in river pink opening.

That was all too before there was a slide to worry about
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Re: Fraser Pinks 2019
« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2019, 11:00:30 AM »

If the Fraser doesn't open, then we'll have to target them on the Harrison and Vedder.  The retention is 0 on the Vedder, the last time I checked but 2 on the Harrison.
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Re: Fraser Pinks 2019
« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2019, 11:07:04 AM »

Fly fishing for them from a boat at the mouth of the harrison was one of my favourite fisheries. That was when you could actually get a parking spot at kilby.
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Re: Fraser Pinks 2019
« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2019, 03:42:45 PM »

If the Fraser doesn't open, then we'll have to target them on the Harrison and Vedder.  The retention is 0 on the Vedder, the last time I checked but 2 on the Harrison.
The better solution would be to open only the tidal Fraser to fishing for pinks - since you really can't bb down there, and you can catch pinks in the tidal casting lures from shore, this would be a pretty selective opening.
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Re: Fraser Pinks 2019
« Reply #5 on: August 15, 2019, 03:55:26 PM »

Wouldn't surprise me in the least they'll open it for recreational fishing at the same time the First Nations have a food fishery.
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Re: Fraser Pinks 2019
« Reply #6 on: August 15, 2019, 04:44:19 PM »

Wouldn't surprise me in the least they'll open it for recreational fishing at the same time the First Nations have a food fishery.

Given the small window they have to work with yes that is very high likelihood there will be nets out. That's the way it goes sometimes better open for all then not.
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Re: Fraser Pinks 2019
« Reply #7 on: August 15, 2019, 06:00:41 PM »

The better solution would be to open only the tidal Fraser to fishing for pinks - since you really can't bb down there, and you can catch pinks in the tidal casting lures from shore, this would be a pretty selective opening.

not much flossing for pinks in the section they open for pinks. Also pretty hard to floss pinks below KW bridge. Flies and lures are excellent in both those places.
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Re: Fraser Pinks 2019
« Reply #8 on: August 15, 2019, 07:06:01 PM »

not much flossing for pinks in the section they open for pinks. Also pretty hard to floss pinks below KW bridge. Flies and lures are excellent in both those places.
lol are you talking about Keith Wilson bridge on the vedder. 99% of the fly caught pinks between kwb and the highway are flossed.
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Re: Fraser Pinks 2019
« Reply #9 on: August 15, 2019, 07:36:56 PM »

lol are you talking about Keith Wilson bridge on the vedder. 99% of the fly caught pinks between kwb and the highway are flossed.

LOL! As if you counted & did the math.  If they were they don't have to be. Pinks chase a fly. They will even take a popped or waked fly on the surface sometimes chasing it 30 or 40 feet slashing at it the entire distance.

Put in a floating line only reg and then the chance of flossing fish all but disappears.
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Re: Fraser Pinks 2019
« Reply #10 on: August 15, 2019, 11:15:47 PM »

Thatís not how most guys are fishing down there lol
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Re: Fraser Pinks 2019
« Reply #11 on: August 16, 2019, 08:35:14 AM »

lol are you talking about Keith Wilson bridge on the vedder. 99% of the fly caught pinks between kwb and the highway are flossed.
Out of all the years I've been flyfishing, I've never flossed a single fish with a fly rod. It's a ridiculous thing to say. Even with a sink tip or a sink line. If by chance you end up lining a good floss depth, the feeling of a thick fly line sliding thru the fishes mouth is enough to spook them. Pinks bite.
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Re: Fraser Pinks 2019
« Reply #12 on: August 16, 2019, 09:03:02 AM »

I was watching that show fishing on the fly or w/e it was called. They were fly fishing for steelhead on the skeena and catching sockeye after sockeye.
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Re: Fraser Pinks 2019
« Reply #13 on: August 16, 2019, 09:14:48 AM »

Numbers of Pinks caught continue to exceed 2017.  2015 appears to be better than 2019.

Last 10 Days in Area 20
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2019           2017           2015
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494               112           1083
3461             267            1071
1049               81           3908
177                118          4088
4140               59           4391
874                432          4202
3623              130          1848
6521              104          3273
4468              105           731
2895               631          678

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Re: Fraser Pinks 2019
« Reply #14 on: August 16, 2019, 09:16:14 AM »

Numbers of Pinks caught continue to exceed 2017.  2015 appears to be better than 2019.

Last 10 Days in Area 20
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2019           2017           2015
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494               112           1083
3461             267            1071
1049               81           3908
177                118          4088
4140               59           4391
874                432          4202
3623              130          1848
6521              104          3273
4468              105           731
2895               631          678

You need to include area 12 as well, As pinks can come down ether side of the island and the diversion rate can very year to year.
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