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Brief but fast fishing in the Tidal Fraser

Published on Thursday, September 18th, 2008

What should people fish for when the Vedder is dirty? You guessed it, northern pikeminnows! Grin

After enjoying some cod and chips at Pajo’s yesterday, we made a few casts at Garry Point Park and briefly connected with a few fish but none made to the water surface. Cry Today we decided to venture back slightly earlier to catch the flood tide. The 1/8oz green blade spinner did its wonder once again. Nina brought a fish in on her second cast at the first location. At the second location we brought two fish in within a short span of time. The third fish even leaped soon after hook-up, which is rather unusual for a pikeminnow. We finished the brief outing at the entrance of the park, where I managed to connect with a chrome bull trout, but it fell off the hook near shore just before the camera was ready. Cry Water clarity is very good for spinning. It is an exciting time to be spinning in the tidal portion of the Fraser River, as there is the possibility to find a pikeminnow, cutthroat trout, bull trout and jack salmon at the end of your line. 

Taking advantage before the last opening days

Published on Tuesday, September 16th, 2008

Because we are now entering a critical period of the troubling Interior/Thompson coho salmon return, Fisheries and Oceans Canada has implemented no salmon fishing in various sections of the Fraser River and its tributaries to coincide with their run-time. The Thompson River’s chinook salmon fishery will come to an end on Tuesday (September 16th, see fishery notice), so I decided to make a short trip to the river with my dad, who is visiting for a week. We joined Chris, who was on his way back from BC Senior Summer Games. The outing was brief and the fishing was fast. Within a couple of hours, we were able to land our quota of chinook salmon. As usual, once we caught our limit, we decided to stop fishing as we choose not to unnecessarily/accidentally kill more fish by catching and releasing.

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