The Dept of Fisheries and Oceans has opened the main stem Fraser River to sportfishing for pink salmon! Effective September 11th until the 21st recreational anglers are able to harvest 2 pink salmon from the Fraser River, in the freshwater portion, from the Mission Railway bridge up to the Highway 1 Bridge at Hope. There is a bait ban in effect and all other salmon need to be released carefully. Please see full opening regulations here: https://notices.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/fns-sap/index-eng.cfm?pg=view_notice&DOC_ID=250216&ID=all
Along with the Fraser the Vedder, Stave and Harrison Rivers are open to a 2 fish per day harvest, however some areas of these rivers remain closed. Please check your updated opening and closures here: https://www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/fm-gp/rec/fresh-douce/region2-eng.html
We would like to take a moment and thank all those involved in lobbying for these opening, especially the Fraser River opening. This is special and with out the tireless efforts of the many fishing organization working along with DFO as well as first nations this never would have happened. Kudos to those involved and its great to see so many working together for a common cause.
Pinks are being caught on all sorts of tackle of late. Pink jigs worked in twitching motion have been the best producer in the calmer slack waters where they have been holding well. Also one can try different spoons and spinners especially if the water is a little quicker. Fly fishing is also very effective and stripping in a pink colored streamer style fly on a slime line through slack water or swinging a fly in walking speed water has been the ticket.
“GRFA has decades and decades worth of knowledge when it comes to targeting salmon Fraser Valley. If you would like to learn more about this fishery or simply want to get out on the river for some salmon fishing we can help. Please contact Rick at firstname.lastname@example.org and let us help you experience the thrill of salmon on the rod.”