Fishing Report – Vancouver & Fraser Valley 10-11-12
Fraser River Sturgeon fishing is excellent still as we are moving into November. Some of trips are still having multiple fish days. The team is reporting some giants and 7+ footers are common place right now. Deano has been out for the last week with the Geoff Love Group and they were consistently into sturgeon each day, with many needing to be taken to shore.
These, under water dino’s can and will make your arms feel like spaghetti. Salmon parts, roe, and lamprey is what’s enticing them right now.
Mainstream Fraser River Salmon fishing on the fly, spoon, or bar rod is absolutely the best it has been of the year. Right now you would not believe the incredible numbers of Coho Salmon and chrome bright Chum Salmon fresh with sea lice. Also swinging that spey rod is what I would be doing, while waiting for the tug I call the “the drug”. They are eating popsicles and some of our own killer tube flies with purple, pink, orange, and crystal flash. Get out there before the weather turns cold.
Chilliwack River and Vedder River have still been doing very well for Coho, Chum and Chinook Salmon. The river clarity is good right now, and with a favorable forecast for the next few days it should continue into the week. The water should be dropping over the next couple of days. Croc’s, Colorado’s, Roe are what you need. If you’re swinging flies it changes day to day depending on water color so keep switching it up till you find what works.
Don’t be afraid to change.
With our professional and knowledgeable guides we can make this dream become a reality. Spin casting, small spinners, silver, or brass are great choices. If you’re rockin the fly muddlers, Coho killers and wooly buggers are the cream of the crop. If you’re under a float, pink, purple, and red are all great choices for Chum. Chum numbers in the Harrison are curtailing, but there are still plenty of these powerhouses to be had.
The Pitt River was really good for Coho on the fly for our Malcolm Parry group from Wales in the UK. They thrashed the ho’s on the fly and to make a long story short this part of their week long trip turned it from great to brilliant, and the best trip Malcolm has had here since 2005.
That’s it for the report. As always, pack out what you pack in, and maybe a little extra.
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Steve “Murkywater” Price
I just want to take a moment to have a word about Remembrance Day. November 11th is a day we should all take a moment on our own or with loved one’s to remember the hero’s who fought, and gave their lives for our freedoms. It’s not just a day off work. I thought I would share a poem that I came across while in the military.
THE FINAL INSPECTION
The soldier stood and faced God,
Which must always come to pass,
He hoped his shoes were shinning,
Just as brightly as his brass.
“Step forward now, you soldier,
How should I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To my church have you been true?”
The soldier squared his shoulders and
said, “No Lord, I guess I ain’t,
Because those of us who carry guns,
Can’t always be a saint.
I had to work most Sunday’s,
And time my talk was tough,
And sometimes I have been violent,
Because the world is awfully rough.
But, I never took a penny
That was not mine to keep…
Though I worked a lot of overtime
When the bills got just too steep,
And never passed a cry for help,
Though at times I shook with fear,
And sometimes, God forgive me,
I’ve wept unmanly tears.
I know I don’t deserve a place
Among the people here,
They never wanted me around,
Except to calm their fear.
If you have a place for me here, Lord,
It needn’t be so grand,
I never expected or had too much,
But if you don’t, I’ll understand.”
There was a silence all around the throne,
Where the Saint’s had often trod,
As the soldier waited quietly,
For the judgment of his God.
“Step forward now, you soldier,
You’ve borne your burdens well,
Walk peacefully on heaven’s streets,
You’ve done your time in hell.”
By: Sgt Joshua Helterbran