Sept 26 update

I am having a hard time finding the words to describe the fishing right now, it’s not great, it’s not terrible, it’s just okay I guess. The salmon are Coho and Chinook Salmon fishing has been good one day, shitty the next, Sturgeon fishing has been much the same. Over the next few weeks we should see some great improvement on salmon numbers in the Fraser , Vedder, Chehalis and other local streams. See below for more detailed report.

Here is a nice 7ft sturgeon caught recently while fishing the canyon with Vic Carrao of STS.

Sturgeon fishing

Best way to describe the fishing right now is inconsistent, lots of fish rolling and jumping, the occasional hook up but man are we working hard for our fish. A few days ago we had a large corporate group out, 80 anglers, 61 sturgeon landed, 21 fish over 5 ft, 8 over 6ft and 2 over 7ft. Not bad for a 6 hour trip but most of these fish came at the high tide so we did go a few hours hoping for a bite.

This is a nice 6ft 2 we landed yesterday

The past few days we have seen a few larger fish caught in the Mission area, lamprey, salmon meat and eggs have all produced some nice fish but again we are working very hard for every fish. Lots of drops with no bites then suddenly we hook 4 in one spot. From talking to other anglers and guides, everyone is having the same experience.

Fraser Valley Salmon-

Mouth of the Vedder is producing some nice coho but only issue is getting into the canal at low tide. The lower canal area is filling up with sand and silt so at low tide only the small car toppers are getting in. The larger boats must wait for the incoming tide and make sure you get out before the tide gets too low.

The Fraser is also producing some nice Chinook , Tony Reid of Mission did well this week fishing the bars below the Harrison River. Most anglers are plunking spin n glos or T-Spoons, either one will work but last week Tom did best with spin n glos. As water clarity continues to improve, fly and spoons will begin to work best.

I am heading out this morning to chuck spoons and flys on the Fraser so we will see how it is.

Vedder River is super low and clear, anglers are getting some nice coho at first light but then it is dead. Once we get some rain we will see a big blow out then fishing will turn right on. My only fear is that once the rain starts, it will never stop and water clarity will be an issue. Lets cross our fingers and hope for the best.

I will be fishing the lower end of the river today so we will see how it is, if anything crazy happens i will post a new report.

Have a great day and enjoy the weather while it lasts

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