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Chilliwack River, September 23rd 2019
« on: September 23, 2019, 09:13:40 PM »

I decided to spend a bit more time today on the river since it's about the right time for some good coho salmon fishing. Conditions have been very good, both river level and clarity. I gave it an hour at first light with only one brief hook-up to show for it. There sure isn't a shortage of chinook salmon in the river right now, and that's turning the coho off. I headed out for another hour in the afternoon, found a run with both chinook and coho salmon rolling on the surface once awhile. After drifting through for 30 minutes and missing a few light takes, finally a good float take-down in 3 feet of water and it was a chinook jack. A few casts later in the deeper water further upstream, a 10lb chinook salmon buried the float. All of them were released.

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Re: Chilliwack River, September 23rd 2019
« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2019, 07:11:24 AM »

Awesome Rod , nice fish !
Sounds like a great morning.....!
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Re: Chilliwack River, September 23rd 2019
« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2019, 09:32:25 AM »

Good Day
I used to live and fish the Fraser Valley,80s,now reside in Kelowna,not happy.
Will be comming down to Chilliwack this weekend. Try to fish the Veeder for a bit.
I have the usual gear just need a heads up for prferable lure or bait success.
Thanks
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Re: Chilliwack River, September 23rd 2019
« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2019, 01:32:23 PM »

Good Day
I used to live and fish the Fraser Valley,80s,now reside in Kelowna,not happy.
Will be comming down to Chilliwack this weekend. Try to fish the Veeder for a bit.
I have the usual gear just need a heads up for prferable lure or bait success.
Thanks

not happy in Kelowna ?? or cuz you cant fish the Fraser like before....
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Re: Chilliwack River, September 23rd 2019
« Reply #4 on: September 24, 2019, 02:10:15 PM »

Put it this way, I dont drink wine or golf
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Re: Chilliwack River, September 23rd 2019
« Reply #5 on: September 24, 2019, 07:05:17 PM »

but you fish...........
different lake everyday if you want.......

golf ? whats that.... 
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Re: Chilliwack River, September 23rd 2019
« Reply #6 on: September 25, 2019, 02:12:33 PM »

I dont fish the lakes, I was referring to the Fraser Valley systems Do you trek up here to fish the lakes for 6in trout? Prob not. Back to the question.
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Re: Chilliwack River, September 23rd 2019
« Reply #7 on: September 25, 2019, 09:57:45 PM »

Flybob is from Kelowna.

Note to self, don't move to Kelowna... lol

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Re: Chilliwack River, September 23rd 2019
« Reply #8 on: September 25, 2019, 10:30:17 PM »

I dont fish the lakes, I was referring to the Fraser Valley systems Do you trek up here to fish the lakes for 6in trout? Prob not. Back to the question.

LOL , grumpy pants , move back to the coast.....fill yer booters on the Fraser  :o
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Re: Chilliwack River, September 23rd 2019
« Reply #9 on: September 27, 2019, 06:37:44 AM »

Thanks for your helpful input
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Re: Chilliwack River, September 23rd 2019
« Reply #10 on: October 01, 2019, 09:56:27 PM »

I am no longer a big roe fisher, but it does have it's place.

If you have been out of it for a while, I would look into Colorado Blades.
I am not a big jig fisher, but find guys I know who are good at twitching them in the right conditions do well.
Finally, various shades of metallic green sparkle buggers can work great under the right conditions with a fly rod.
On the lower river, a retrieved Koho, Kit-A-Mat, or Krocodile can all work well too.

Hope this helps,
Dano
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