Chilliwack/Vedder Fishing Report – March 11

Posted on March 11, 2010

Chilliwack / Vedder River Fishing
The rain has finally arrived. The forecast calls for light rain today, with 15-20 mm on Friday. We checked the river at 7:00 am and saw no changes (clear and low). At noon, it was starting to colour up with that nice ” steely green” colour. No changes in height showing yet. So far 1 fish weighed in this morning. We expect the fish to start moving out of the canal late Thursday and Friday.
This weekend looks like a prime time to check out both the mid & lower river from the crossing down to the train bridge.

Fraser River Fishing
Water levels are looking good for this time of year. The Trout fisherman are taking advantage of the great weather. Reports are decent from the fly and spinning guys. Sturgeon fishing is good. Remember that the water temperatures are cold so the fish are usually in the deeper holes. Sturgeon fishing is productive but the fish are not real active, please handle these great fish with care especially during the cold temperatures.

Harrison River Fishing
If you get a chance to head over to the Harrison, the weather and water conditions are great. The entire system can produce some nice Cutties this time of year. The area around the mouth of the Chehalis is typically the best.

Chehalis River Fishing
The river low and clear. Some rain may help but it really needs some better flow to improve conditions. If it does rain, try heading out that day or the day after. There has been a few winter/summer steelhead caught in the Upper Canyon Region.

Fraser Valley Lakes Fishing
Winter months are tough, however you may do well on the lower lakes along the shore if the weather allows. A winter day near the water is always a pleasure, a few fish can make it perfect.

Interior Lakes Fishing
The winter months are here, dress warm and enjoy.

Note: This report of current local conditions is with thanks to Fred Helmer of Fred’s Custom Fishing & Tackle and to the BC Sportsfishing Group in Agassiz.

Fred’s Custom Tackle
1 – 5580 Vedder Road in Chilliwack.
Phone: 604-858-7344 or Toll-free: 1-888-858-7344

Got Your License?
Drop in to Fred’s and get your new licenses or at least pre register and get your new anglers ID number that you will keep forever. The licenses are up and running so come get your license today. New!! SIMMS Products including waders now available at Fred’s Custom Tackle!! Excellent Rod & Reel packages for $99 and up!

Wally Hall Steelhead Derby runs from Dec 1st to Mar 31, 2010.
Whether you’re in the derby or just fishing for fun, every Steelhead weighed in at Fred’s Custom Tackle receives a discount off any regular priced item (excluding Simms products) in the store on the day of your weigh-in relative to the size of your fish. For example, if the fish is under 15 pounds you receive a 10% discount. 15-20 pounds – 15% and fish over 20 pounds – 20 %. Sounds like fun, that is the whole idea. Good luck…

BC Sportfishing Group
100 Esplanade Ave. Harrison Hot Springs BC
Phone (604) 796-3345 to book your guided trip.

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