What a fishing week this past one has been and again always feel so blessed to live in British Columbia “The best Place on Earth” . From Sturgeon fishing to Trout fishing with warming temperatures the fishing is just getting better and better.
We started out the week taking out a group of young anglers and had the chance to teach them all about fishing and the outdoors and how they can make a difference in the future years and have fun too. Being responsible for our resource is key and all agreed that having the chance to fish and to catch and release is only one part of the solution. We taught youth from 11 to 18 years of age to single hand fly fish, double hand Spey fish (the most loved this the best) and to float fish and to spin fish. Cover water effectively and make the best of all procedures, read water and set up gear. We did this on the Vedder River and even caught fish, way to go Hunter.
We did a number of Steelhead trips this week and had great results both float fishing and on the fly. The Vedder / Chilliwack River is in perfect shape and the fish are all over the river from top to bottom. Best results have been on dyed prawns and roe as well as Colorado blades. James had a great trip yesterday and 1st timers landed 2 Steelhead, great work James!
Sturgeon fishing has really started to come to life, we were on the river most everyday and had fish on all trips. We were thrilled to have 21 youth out fishing Sturgeon yesterday on a teaching and instructional day for conservation all boats caught fish. Learning about these prehistoric giants is fun for youth as they seem very connected to Dinosaurs. All youth had a chance to scan, measure and tag their own White Sturgeon. Over 50 fish were caught by the group for the day and the memory of this day will last a lifetime. Best baits were Eulachon and Lamprey eel and most fish were found still in deeper waters over 40 feet.
Trout Adventures this past week have been great with all the emerging Pink fry on the mainstem Fraser River and Harrison River. We have been doing great with fry patterns again – matching the fry type and also with small Hildebrandt lures in silver.
I am sure we will see a bump in the water levels soon with the warmer weather this week and this will continue to make fishing good to great.
I would also like to mention that the Fraser Valley Salmon Society will be holding its annual AGM – Annual General Meeting on March 27th at Evergreen Hall in Chilliwack and I personally encourage all of our followers to come along and to sign up for an annual membership. The Salmon Society has been fighting for the rights of all Recreational Anglers since 1984. Please visit their website at www.fraservalleysalmonsociety.ca to see all the amazing things they are involved in and how they are committed to providing stable fishing opportunities for all who fish our waters in British Columbia. The more members we have the bigger our voice for the future, so please tell all your friends to join.
Looking forward to more great fishing this upcoming week with our friends, clients and guests.
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Tight loops and lines for another week, Dean <”)))><