June 6th, 2022


Message from Fred...

March 24th, 2022

"This means that hundreds of thousands are going directly back into the river which helps with increased survival and ultimately more returning fish..."  Follow this link to read the latest message from Fred.

Chilliwack/Vedder River Report

June 1, 2022

Walk-and-wade trip reservations are available for the upcoming salmon season. Please contact our Chilliwack shop at 604-858-7344 or info@fredscustomtackle.com to book your trip today!

The river is closed until July 1 when we reopen for red chinook and summer trout season.

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.

Be sure to follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter where we are posting regular updates.

Please be aware of the regulations and how to identify your fish. Release all non-retention species properly. Do not take them out of the water. A single barbless hook is very easy to remove. Stay within your limit.

Real Time Chwk River Level at Vedder Crossing

Click here for retention limits and up to date notices specific to Region 2 rivers

Fraser River Report

June 6, 2022


There are currently no openings for salmon fishing on the Fraser River.


The River is high and mighty as the freshet is well underway. The water levels at the Mission hydrometric station have been steadily rising over the past week.


This translates into lots of debris coming down river and junk gathering up on your lines. 

There is still fishing to be had, but you'll want to take extra precautions. 

About Sturgeon

The incredible power and strength of these unique fish are demonstrated with acrobatic jumps, long hard pulling runs, and most important the impressive durability. Making them one of the most exciting catch-and-release fisheries on the planet.

Many people have taken the time to educate themselves on the conservation and management efforts that the Sports fishing sector has dedicated over 20 years to ensure that these fish will be around for years to come. If you have never experienced a Sturgeon fishing excursion, we highly recommend you try this world-class fishery that is dedicated to conservation and sustainable fisheries for generations to come.

Please handle these prehistoric beasts with care and keep them in the water as much as possible. Our job is to keep an eye out for these fish and report your observations to the authorities immediately.

Real-Time Fraser River Level at Mission

Real-Time Fraser River Level at Hope

Real-Time Fraser River Level Near Agassiz

Albion Test Fishing Data

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Harrison River Report

June 6, 2022

Not a lot of activity right now outside of some casual trout and whitefish fishing. Salmon season will kick in around mid-September.

Be sure to check the Freshwater Salmon regulations for retention opportunities and boundary restrictions.

There are always resident char (catch and release only), trout and whitefish cruising around during the off-season. However, they are far more abundant during the Fall salmon season, and when the late Winter / early Spring salmon fry are moving through.

Chehalis River Report

June 6, 2022

The river is open to chinook retention. Haven't had any reports as of yet..

Be sure to check out the Region 2 freshwater salmon regulations for details.

Stave River Report

June 6, 2022

Resident trout and whitefish are about all that you'll find on the Stave. Salmon season won't kick in until mid-September.

Be sure to check out the Region 2 freshwater salmon regulations for details.

Dewdney/Norrish Creek Report

June 6, 2022

Nothing to report here.

Be sure to check out the Region 2 freshwater salmon regulations for details.

Local Lakes Report

June 6, 2022

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Please read this notice and let others know the significance of invasive species in our lakes and river systems. They are not welcome and practicing catch & release is not recommended for the longevity of our native fish.

Lakes are stocked, and the weather is kind of warming up. 


Outside of the urban lakes, it's also a great time to hit up lakes like Chilliwack, Cultus, Alouette, and Kawkawa for kokanee, cutthroat, char, and rainbows.

Interior Lakes Report

June 6, 2022

Who doesn't love lake season? The fish are feeding, and the weather is almost warm.​

Salt Water Report

June 6, 2022

We've had the Big Rig out on the saltwater and the catch-and-release chinook fishing has been fabulous - sorry folks, no retention. 

There are retention opportunities for hatchery coho