Stave River Fishing Report We are starting to come into the tail end of the salmon season on the Stave. The water is also affected by tides, making for best fishing on an in-coming tide, as that's when the fish tend to push into the Stave River from the Fraser. The river is at my favorite stage… dropping, with good visibility and at a reasonable level. Dewdney/Norrish Creek Report. The Coho run should be near its peak, so I’d recommend taking advantage of the fishable water. Stave River. Beach Scenery . Traditionally, not many or any anglers have targeted chum off the mouth of the Fraser. Freshwater Salmon regulations for retention opportunities and boundary restrictions, Be sure to check out the Region 2 freshwater salmon regulations for details. In past years larger numbers of egged females showed up around late December and early January. The Stave River fishing is starting with some early Chum and perhaps a few Coho. The prawning has been quite good as of late as numbers continue to build back up after the commercial opening late last spring, and they should continue to build right through the winter and spring months. Fly fishing, twitching jigs, and casting … Every year the Stave River has a large return of Chum Salmon. Still some steelies, cutthroat, and whitefish. His first ever steelhead, and a memory for a lifetime. Follow this link to monitor the water levels in the Capilano River: http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/water/sources-supply/watersheds-reservoirs/seymour-capilano-river-levels/Pages/default.aspx . Guys have been fishing up close to the damn by boat. Please remember to check with the local Fish and Wildlife department to ensure the stream is open to the public. These US hatchery fish are all clipped, and the hope is that we can get a change in the regulations this spring which will allow for the retention of clipped hatchery fish in some areas of the South Coast instead of us being hit with non-retention of Chinook from April 1st until July 15th in all inside waters again in 2021. Chum are very aggressive and willing biters so this is a great river for introductory Salmon anglers. The water was still like chocolate milk so it made fly fishing almost impossible and spoons and spinners were able to get a few but the twitch was king. Steelhead season is just around the corner. Hi and welcome to the GRFA fishing report updated on the 16th of November 2020. For now, anglers have opportunities to target coastal cutthroat trout, northern pikeminnow, mountain whitefish in the system. Aidan Munro. Fishing has been good and we are seeing some of the later runs start to show up on the Stave and Harrison. Now get out there and fish! If you’ve got any questions about techniques and/or gear, stop by the shop and we’ll get you set-up with some knowledge and tackle. This blog will let you know what is going on in the local fishing scene; when to go, where to go, and what to use! We also offer exclusive yearly hosted trips to prime fishing destinations in Mexico, Cuba and beyond. It really hits home, and hits hard, when lives are put in danger or lost in places that many people frequent every day. Mission, BC Canada The Stave River is a short river due to the Ruskin Dam, being only 1.5km of Salmon bearing waters. Things are a bit different this year due to the change of organizer and the need to follow COVID guidelines. Other Names. We hope that you all had a great Thanksgiving Long Weekend and enjoyed an extra day on the water or around the table with family. Stave River is very quiet during this time of the year because there are no salmon returning to it until October. Salmon season is starting to wind down. You can also buy raffle tickets to be eligible for the season-ending wind-up draw prizes. Well this is pretty much the end of the season for migratory chinook and coho. Stave River * Home * * Reports * * Forums * BC fishing links: Albion Test Fisheries: BC Freshwater Fishing Regulations Synopsis : BC Tidal Waters Sportfishing Guide with BC Freshwater Salmon Supplement: DFO Fisheries Notice, Pacific Region: Fish Stocking Reports: Online boating license: Online Freshwater Angling Licence: Online Saltwater Angling Licence: PSC Test Fishery Summaries: … Fishing Spots. That being said, for such a short river it provides excellent fishing for Chum and Coho Salmon and can get quite busy due to easy access and being so close to the city. Matt goes over it all in the video version of the report here: We also have some updates from the saltwater world because there are still some fish out that way. Stave River Fishing Report . Chum numbers are really ramping up, right on schedule. Downstream is the Hayward Lake reservoir and the Ruskin Dam.. Things settled a bit early in the week then we saw a bit more rain on Tuesday which bumped the river up again. They are not welcome and practicing catch & release is not recommended for the longevity of our native fish. Steelhead will usually move in around January. Early fish are the very best for condition and best fight. As I figured would have happened, fresh fish pushed in and they found some decent coho action on twitching jigs. These salmon usually start showing up early October and run until early November. For the coho, cover water with small spinners, spoons, light twitching jigs, or sparse flash flies. Suffice to say, it’s fishing well right now, but expect that to change with the rain. Juvenile sturgeon, on the other hand, tend to be a little more active and will continue to move around looking for a bite to eat. Details for Stave River. Be careful to watch the water levels and hydro dam controls. Please handle these prehistoric beasts with care and keep them in the water as much as possible. If you’re fly fishing, go with small presentation in olive, black, or flashy. It is also a good idea to test your bilge pumps this time of year. Follow this link to read the latest message from Fred. Salmon Fishing Report. Winter Steelhead will continue to be the targeted species in the Vedder-Chilliwack System until May. They feed within our local waters during the winter months then we encounter them again during the summer months over off Gabriola when they are migrating back down to US waters. Reservoirs popular for fishing, paddling, swimming, hiking. All of us at the shop are sending our condolences to the family and friends of those who were lost in the high water. There is no fish ladder for the fish to get over the dam. The upper river is still a touch high and dirty from the last report that I got earlier in the week but as mentioned before I expect things to clear up later this week. This video is unavailable. With some more rain in the forecast for the weekend, the Stave continues to be a fantastic choice as the dam is unlikely to open, barring an unexpected monsoon hitting the coast. It is by no means hot fishing yet but it is a good time to scout it out and is a feasible drop-by point if you are fishing other systems in the area. Now is a good time to check on your boat. Small spinners & spoons, float fishing jigs, wool, and twitching jigs are all great ways to target the salmon in the system. At the time of writing, the river is sitting at a fishable level; a tad on the high side, but with decent visibility, fish are getting caught throughout the whole system. It is always a good idea to check the water levels of any river before you head out. Release all non-retention species properly. It will keep you updated on the latest and greatest rods, reels, lines, lures and flies. March 30, 2018. The Stave Lake reservoir is bounded by the Stave Lake Dam. Both the Squamish River and Cheakamus River have been fishing great of late. During it we are targeting the actively feeding immature Chinook, the majority of which will end up spawning next fall as 3 or 4 year olds. There are now a few chums and some coho milling about. You can register up to 3:00 pm on December 24th either online and in both of our retail locations. Watch Queue Queue Make sure they are working and make sure that all important float switch is working. Annoying as it is, I love the big blow outs because they completely change the look of the river and one has to unlock the secrets all over again. If you have never experienced a Sturgeon fishing excursion, we highly recommend you try this world-class fishery that is dedicated to the conservation and sustainable fisheries for generations to come. We will touch on all the river fishing in the Freshwater Fishing Report Section below updates on the Squamish, Stave, Harrison, Capilano and Vedder. November 03, 2020 Coho fishing has been quite good of late. If you're new to the Chilliwack/Vedder system, be sure to pop into the Chilliwack store and talk to one of the boys (from 2M away) and see what they would recommend. IMPORTANT NOTICE: Please read this notice and let others know the significance of invasive species in our lakes and river systems. Everything I discussed in my last report will still be valid, so I won’t ramble too much about that. Fly fishing, twitching jigs, and casting spinners/spoons are all good options. Let Pacific Angler assist you in planning the trip of your dreams. I’m looking forward to getting out later this week again to see how things have shifted. Watch Queue Queue. These can be caught by either fly fishing with a small nymph or float fishing with bait such as single eggs, dew worms. Steelhead will usually move in around January. If you aren’t going to run your boat all winter, you should also consider filling your tank to minimize condensation and to add some fuel stabilizer. Current fly fishing conditions are still good. Stay within your limit. With salmon which have been spawning in the system, coastal cutthroat trout, mountain whitefish will be feeding on their eggs and carcasses in the next several weeks. Success rates are 100%. It’s been a bit of scene on the eastern shores of the river as most other systems were blown out due to the heavy rains of last week. This fishery for "winter" Chinook runs from early October through until the end of March, so it is actually our longest "fishery" of the year. The larger "egged" females ow have to be released, but I have yet to get too many of them in my traps. Other River Systems & Lakes . For trout, char, and whitefish, beads and egg/flesh flies are good options. These trips require the use of our jet boats to access the prime spots. I like to head down to the boat mid-October and wipe down the interior with disinfectant or a light bleach solution to remove any bacteria, then get some heat going to keep things dry. Fraser River Valley Coho & Chum Salmon Fishing will be a great option from early October to November 10. The recent jump in the Fraser is a message to all the salmon to head home to their place of birth and start the entire process again. We're very much nearing the end of salmon on the Harrison. Please contact either location for details. With fishing pressure diminishing quickly the rivers start to empty of people and yet the fishing remains very strong. You may need to work a little harder. 34150 South Fraser Way  Abbotsford, British Columbia  T 604-746-1481, 6336C Vedder Rd, Chilliwack, British Columbia  T 604-858-7344. Last week we saw a ton of water but we also saw less water than was forecasted. Pacific Angler Friday Fishing Report: October 16, 2020, Vancouver Fishing Trips & Vancouver Fishing Charters, http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/water/sources-supply/watersheds-reservoirs/seymour-capilano-river-levels/Pages/default.aspx, https://wateroffice.ec.gc.ca/google_map/google_map_e.html?map_type=real_time&search_type=province&province=BC. In any case, good luck, tight lines and stay safe out there. A gradual rise on the graph usually means the river is fishable, but a spike like we saw last week means the river is blown. Locally Owned and Proudly 100% Canadian. Pink Salmon are now coming to an end and the lingering smell of decaying Salmon is in the air. Weather conditions are not optimal, but there is still opportunity to land some trout. Real Time Chwk River Level at Vedder Crossing, Click here for retention limits and up to date notices specific to Region 2 rivers. Anglers can take advantage of some excellent fishing opportunities, especially near the inlets of streams, and the outflow tunnel from Alouette Lake on the west shore (see map). As it’s still a bit early, most anglers on the system are having fun with chum – yet hoping for coho. Stay safe out there and be mindful of how powerful rivers can be. As the lakes begin to ice up, we're moving into "hardwater" season. Have some smaller streamers in black, olive and white ready to go for the swinging and dirty water as well as the small flash flies for stacked up coho. Don’t forget that this system has plenty space for the more fly inclined angler. Many recreational activities can be enjoyed in the area, from boating, fishing and swimming, to picnicking, hiking and mountain biking. Stave River, British Columbia Fishing Report. You can register up to 3:00 pm on December 24th either online and in both of our retail locations. A detailed fishing report for the Stave River will make the difference between a good fishing here and a bad one. Looking forward to some good numbers of the Fall salmon moving in soon. Enjoy the … Videos. I will cover winter fishing in more details in November and December. Let's face it, there's a lot we can learn and share from one another like what bait or lure is generating the best results. Stave Lake Reservoir ranks among the larger lakes in the Lower Mainland and has a variety of sport fish, including cuththroat trout reported up to four pounds. Be sure to check out the Region 2 freshwater salmon regulations for details. Check out our Fishing Times chart to determine when the fish will be most active. Photography & Videos. March is a bit of a funny month for this fishery, as we have started to see the springtime plankton blooms begin in March during recent years. Fishing Reports. Many anglers don't even feel that it truly starts until December, but in looking back over my catch records, there are some years when the best action occurred during November; however, typically the best months are December, January and February. Twitching will really start to pick up as will the spoon and spinner fishing so have a variety of colours and sizes to cover all water conditions. Just remember… bigger presentations, preferably with scent, flash or vibration in dirty water when the rain comes. Chehalis River. Juvenile sturgeon have been known to lay on bait and using octopus hooks could result in an ugly situation. Be safe out there. We still have a fair number of chum and coho salmon in the system but there are fewer and fewer fresh pushes coming in. Fly Fishing Gear Discussions and Reviews. Join us as we discuss the Illinois Fishing License options, fishing rules and fishing regulations. I wouldn't hold your breath on being allowed to retain Chinook next spring, but we can hope the Minister follows the science instead of some other agenda this year. In short this is Vancouver’s blog for the fishing enthusiast! Stave River Report. Jan 29, 2018 - Stave River, British Columbia fishing report, rainbow trout fly fishing forecast, fishing season updates, fly shop and fishing guides, and fly-fishing weather. A single barbless hook is very easy to remove. With the cooler water temperatures and food sources dwindling, the bigger sturgeon will begin to get more and more lethargic, saving up their energy stores. The feeder Chinook fishery got off to an early and strong start more than a month ago, as legal-sized fish were getting caught quite consistently even in early October. Real Time Fraser River Level Near Agassiz, Click here for retention limits and up to date notices specific to Region 2 rivers​. I was super happy to see these fish return to their resident spawning habitat, and it reassured me that the Capilano is still receiving fish. Believe it, October can offer some of the best Salmon fly fishing in the World right here in … Finally, some cooler weather hit on Wednesday and she’s slowly dropping back into shape. Both gear and fly fishing work well in these lakes. Fish are still moving into the Capilano, and the water is moderately high at the moment. Be sure to check out the Region 2 freshwater salmon regulations for details. We’ve been hearing reports of anglers targeting the spawning fish in there, so always try to avoid that area and notify any anglers which are unaware of the closure. If you can get out, do it! December 04, 2020 With salmon season finished, fishing for trout and whitefish will be the staple for a couple of months. This short river provides excellent fishing for Chum and Coho Salmon and can get quite busy due to easy access and being so close to the city. AnglersAtlas / Staff writer. 'You will miss 100 percent of the shots you never take.' In the meantime, we are open for Chinook retention (2 per day over 62 cm fork length) during our winter Chinook fishery. Bead fishing will really start picking up as the rains will have pushed some eggs around and there will be hungry trout cruising around looking for an easy meal, so have a variety of sizes and colours at your disposal for the different conditions that you may encounter. Fishing for chum is still permitted, but please ensure to handle all fish with care. There are quite a few Coho Salmon starting to pile up in both Rivers. If you can, get some heat in your boat so you don’t get mildew. Additionally, the Stave water levels are dam controlled … The Stave River has experienced a low return of chum salmon this year. If you did any scouting before the storm that may have all changed as it usually does after a big blow out. Back in the 90's they didn't start until at least a week into April, so this is a local indicator of global warming at work. ©2016-2019 by Fred's Custom Tackle Ltd. Approximately 50km east of Vancouver is the Stave River in Mission. My favourite colours are pink & purple for the chum, and white / blue for coho. There should be opportunities to find fish throughout the system, whether you choose to go to upper pools or lower runs. Please be aware of the regulations on the system as there is a spawning channel on the eastern side, from the inlet near the dam down to the boat ramp, which is closed to fishing. The action during the winter fishery typically goes through a few ebbs and flows throughout the winter, and it is really hard to predict the best time or month in which to go out. 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