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FISHING REPORT for March 30th , 2015 8:10AM
Recent rain has bumped the river a few inches, clarity is still better than 12" most places and will improve throughout the day.  More rain in this weeks forecast, we will have to wait to see how it affects the river.

Techniques
Steelheading is all about covering water to find a fish. Float fishing is the most common technique to target these winter bullets. You can use almost anything to fish for steelhead, but the most common baits would be wool, single eggs, roe, prawns, pink worms, jigs, or blades. Swinging flies for steelhead is gaining in popularity very quickly. Egg sucking leeches, marabou popsicles or larger intruder type flies are just a few common patterns when looking for winter steel. Nymphing or indicator fishing is also a great way to target these fish.

Spring is in the air and the Eulachon run is not far around the corner. If you are having trouble finding sturgeon make sure you have a few different bait options. Use your sounder to help locate where the bigger fish are laying, they are moving around to much to pick your bait up. The Fraser River is murky and around 39 - 40 degrees.

Try out Pro-cure Sturgeon and Garlic scents before leaving a hole and see what climbs on your hook!


It's been a bit slow for trout and dolly fishing. The whitefish tend to school up pretty tight so once you find them you can spend the whole day getting you "tug on".Drifting wool ties, troutbeads or jensen eggs is effective for the gear anglers. Lighter fly rods are fine (3 - 6 weight) with indicators. We have 3 different types of beads in the shop - Hevi-beads, Trout beads and Steelie beads. Try hitting them with some egg oil or krill scent!

Other Fraser Valley Rivers

Stave River... Cutthroat fishing is picking up with the warmer weather. Fry are starting to pop and there is some good trout fishing to be had. Parking is still restricted so please pay attention to where you leave your vehicle.

Chehalis River... The Chehalis has been very low and clear for a few weeks now. It is much harder to locate fish and find willing biters with these conditions.

Fraser Valley Lakes

Kawkawa Lake... Kokanee fishing is doing well. Remember to ID the fish before killing - there are coho in this lake and they are a no no.

Sasquatch Park Area... These lakes are doing okay. The water is still quite cold so the fish aren't too active.

Chilliwack Lake... With the salmon fry starting to show themselves the cutthroat, dollies and kokanee will begin coming out to feed.

Cultus Lake... Highly under fished, Cultus Lake offers awesome opportunities for cutthroat, and dollies. The kids will have a great time from shore with a bobber and bait (worms, Pautzke Balls-o-fire, and PowerBait are staples) fishing for coarse fish, and even cutthroat.

Jones Lake... Very good fishing reports from Jones. The road isn't the best and the logging can make for a bit of stop and go. For gear you can't go wrong with wedding bands, Bingo Bugs, Flatfish, RoosterTails, and Hilldebrandts. On the fly go with mini/microleeches, spratleys, woolly buggers, and fry patterns like rolled muddlers.

Interior Lakes
Ice off already???? Wow! 6-mile, and Minnie is off and there are lots of other lakes very close - including Morgan, Stump, White, Gardom, and more.
Saltwater Report

Prawn and crab fishing has been excellent as of late. There are some winter chinook around, but nothing to get to excited about yet. Be sure to get your downriggers tuned up with a visit to our Abbotsford store - we are an authorized Scotty service centre.