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Fishing Report for Chilliwack to Vancouver – November 26, 2017

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Fishing Report for Chilliwack to Vancouver – November 26, 2017

Hi and welcome to the GRFA fishing report updated on the 26th of November  2017.

2011.11.26 WMEWow! What a wild weather ride we’ve been on. From a freezing cold snap to warm and wet… and we mean wet. The last week has seen in excess of 300 MM of rain!! This has all the rivers swollen to their capacities at the moment. Although this doesn’t affect the sturgeon fishing, we simply adjust our techniques, but really signifies the end of the salmon runs for 2017. There may be a few Coho and Chum left around after the water recedes but only time and the weather will decide that now.

As noted the Fraser is way up with these torrential rains, however, thankfully sturgeon still go right on feeding and one simply needs to adjust their fishing location and techniques a little. Look to the edges of the deeper holes where the remaining salmon carcasses will be blown into. Having said that it is not too early to start trying baits other than salmon parts, like eels and pike minnows. Often sturgeon will seek out something different to tickle their pallets after feasting on the same foods for a few months.

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Also, please note, that there is a lot of debris around at the moment. Please be very careful when traveling the river in a boat and also keep an eye up stream to ensure you don’t get run over by a log when at anchor. With this debris it will be wise to check the lines a little more often while fishing.

What better way is there to spend an autumn 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.



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GRFA has acquired a 15 foot raft and will be offering float trips on the Vedder?Chilliwack River this winter!! This is in an effort to enhance the fishing experience and open up water that is difficult to access any other way. These adventures will start the first of February and run until the end of April. Want to knock old square tail of the bucket list? This is your best opportunity…


Steelhead will start to enter the Vedder about the middle of December and are typically there in catchable numbers by the first week of January. Peak of the run is towards the end of February and into March. We will be primarily float and/or fly fishing for the chrome beauties and will use the raft primarily to offer ease of access to the water and most fishing will be still be done from shore. If this is something that interest you please drop Rick a quick email for more info.


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With winter quickly approaching our thoughts turn towards the new fishing opportunities that it will bring. The Lillooet River is a gem of a winter fishery for Bull Trout and a great opportunity at some steelhead, cutthroat and rainbow trout as well. This is one of our premier trips and when you get there you will see why. This is a remote fishery that gets very little pressure and requires a skilled jet boater to reach the best waters.

2011.11.26 WMBThe shear beauty and majestic scenery coupled with miles of perfect fishing water makes this one of those bucket list kind of rivers… want to get it out of your bucket? Contact Rick for more info

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That’s it for now. Conserve our waters and here’s to great fishing, forever…



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