Oct 1 update

Sturgeon fishing picking up

The past two days we have seen some great sturgeon fishing in the Mission area. Yesterday we had 7 boats on the water, 2 fish landed over 8ft, several over 6 and good numbers of fish under 4ft. The tide at Mission is incoming most of the morning turn to outflow by early afternoon. The bite was off by late afternoon so you want to be on the water early morning.

The boys from Drayton Valley landed this nice 8ft sturgeon near the end of the day yesterday, nice fish.

 

 

Another beauty landed by Rusty Kempe of Powell River. Just one of several large fish they landed.

We saw a few salmon rolling and jumping while the tide was coming in but nothing like we are use to, I think we need some rain to get these salmon moving into the river. I think we just broke a record for longest period ever with no rain.

If you are wanting salmon, there are a few Coho and Chum moving into the Harrison River, Casey was scouting the Harrison yesterday and found a few Coho around the Chehalis confluence, water is so low that fish are very spooky, most hiding under brush or cut banks.

The Vedder is low and clear, fish are also spooky once the sun hits the water. First light and just before dark are you two best times to fish the river. Salmon eggs, small egg sacks and for fly fisherman, try a bead headed rolled muddler with long leader. I remember quite a few years back we had the same conditions and we did quite well with the rolled muddler, you can even fish it under a float and do well.

We still have a few spots available this week, give us a call if you would like to get out on the water.

Have a great week.

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