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Fishing Report for Chilliwack to Vancouver – July 13, 2017

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Fishing Report for Chilliwack to Vancouver – July 13, 2017

Hi and welcome to the GRFA fishing report updated on the  13th of July 2017.

Another hot week, both in weather and fish. Here’s what’s happening on the fishing front for us…

watermarkSturgeon:
The Fraser’s water levels are still dropping fast but has tapered off a bit from the last few weeks. This gets the fish more spread out but they still seem to be clustered in groups. What this mean to the angler is that they should be moving more. Even 100 feet can make the difference.  The river also has a good number of salmon in it now and the Sturgeon are starting to switch their attention to salmon parts and Roe. Having said that do not forsake the tried and true summer baits, like Lampreys and dew worms, as every day seems to be different.2017.07.13 B

The Canyon continues to produce both numbers and size.  It’s dropping fast and the fishing is getting faster it has been ultra-steady with good numbers of above average fish coming on every charter. If you are thinking of running this special piece of water keep in mind that is very “heavy” water and not for the timid or unexperienced jet boater. Please be very careful!! The canyon is a high water fishery and the sturgeon haunts are not always obvious as the water levels tend to hide the really good spots. If you’re interested in trying your hand at biggest of the big in one of the most spectacular venue’s in the world drop Rick a line and he’ll be more than happy to help organize one of our Ultimate Fraser Canyon Sturgeon trips with you. rstahl@greatriverfishing.com

2017.07.13 CWhat better way is there to spend a warm summer day than sitting in a comfortable covered jet boat waiting on another bite from the almighty sturgeon.  With limited fishing pressure on the river this is a great time of year to get out and experience these dinosaurs of the deep. We offer half and full day outing’s via jet boat with nothing but the finest in guides and tackle. We pride ourselves in ensuring your day is as comfortable, safe and enjoyable as possible. Whatever your speed, we will cater to your needs. Call or email today.

Pitt River:2017.07.13 D

Seems to be day to day with new bunch’s of fish pushing in every few days. The fish have been scattered and it’s been best to keep moving. No salmon to report as of yet. Fly fishing is the choice of most anglers and a fast sink tip with different colored leach style streamer patterns in different color schemes are the norm.

Because the Pitt is glacier fed, water levels have still been fluactuating with any warm weather bumping the river up and cool days bring ing it down fast. If you are intersed in trying out this river for the first time please keep in mind that is boat access only and the river can be treacherous to run for a novice jet boater.

2017.07.13 FGreat River Fishing Adventures guides have many years’ experience fishing the Upper Pitt River watershed and are knowledgeable about the area and effective techniques to target all species. As Jet Boats and experienced boat handling skills are required to access and fish this river, you rarely see other anglers, and more importantly this area is not over fished. It is truly an adventure that is easily accessible within a day from Vancouver. For a free personalized quote please drop Rick an email at rstahl@greatriverfishing.com

Vedder / Chilliwack River:

We have seen both Chinook and Sockeye through out the system now. Not huge numbers in any one location but rather a smattering of fish from top to bottom. As the water continues to drop fish will start stacking more and more in certain runs. Look for  larger push’s of fish to show up in the next few weeks.

If you see Chinook rolling and showing themselves stick it out, they can turn-on at the drop of a hat. Sockeye will also show themselves allot but are typically much smaller and just boil where as Chinook will sometimes leap clear of the water or at least get their heads out and their obviously a much larger fish… Keep in mind that all Sockeye are non-targeted species, if you happen to hook one they must be released unharmed and not removed from the water.

We have heard of Chinook being taken on jenssen eggs, wool and roe. Fish are biting best at first and last light or cloudy days.

That’s all for now, until next time: tight lines and scream’n reels.

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