September 23, 2022


Chilliwack/Vedder River Report

September 23, 2022

Walk-and-wade trip reservations are available for salmon fishing. Please contact our booking hotline at 604-835-3474 (FISH) or to book your trip today!

Coho and white springs are now in the system.

For springs you can drift pretty much anything in front of these aggressive fish to entice a strike. Roe, soft beads, jigs, gooey bobs, blades, intruders (don't laugh), and wool are all effective lures.

What's also exciting is the low water level means that fly anglers have a reasonable chance swinging a fly or intruder.

Fishing coho provides a wider range of options for tactics. The same drifting techniques work for coho too, as does twitching jigs, casting spoons & spinners, and casting flies.

New to the Chilliwack/Vedder system? Be sure to pop into the Chilliwack store and talk to one of the boys and see what they would recommend.

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Please be aware of the regulations and how to identify your fish. Release all non-retention species properly. Please 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

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Fraser River Report

October 2, 2022


There are currently no salmon fishing opportunities on the lower Fraser River.



The river is in really good shape, with some very large fish meandering around looking for an easy meal. With salmon migrating up the river, these giants of the Fraser will be moving around quite a bit, so you'll find them all over. This is where a good sounder can turn a mediocre day into an exceptional day with the fish of a lifetime.

Shore fishing is much easier now that the beaches are showing. Be sure to have the right gear, and be ready to lose some tackle to snags. Use as light of a weight as the current will allow. When fishing a back eddy you can sometimes get away with 4 - 6oz weights.

Options for bait are all over the map - salmon parts, roe, lamprey, eulachons, pike minnow, and dew worms are all options. Some work better than others one day and then they can be completely different the next. If you know there are fish in the area, switch it up and keep moving.

Our calendar for guided sturgeon trips is filling up fast. Give our booking hotline a call at 604-835-FISH (3474) or email to book your adventure.

About Sturgeon

The incredible power and strength of these unique fish are demonstrated with acrobatic jumps, long hard pulling runs, and, most importantly, 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

October 2, 2022

Reports of coho showing up in the Harrison. Not hearing too much about chinook or chum, but they are probably there as well. Opportunities will run through the entire Fall - some would say winter too, but that is for the brave few hunting late-run coho.

This is a great fishery for float fishing, twitching, casting spoons and spinners, backtrolling, swinging a fly, bar fishing, and casting & retrieving a fly. There is a lot of water where you'll find fish, including options for those with or without access to a boat.

Sturgeon fishing is always an option as these monsters cruise around looking for a salmon meal. Migrating salmon move up to the various rivers and streams that flow into Harrison Lake, making it easier for sturgeon to feed.

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

October 2, 2022

The river is open to coho and chinook retention. Could definitely use some rain.

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

Stave River Report

October 2, 2022

Typically see coho in the system by Thanksgiving weekend, but the low water may have something to say about that. Really could use some rain.

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

Dewdney/Norrish Creek Report

June 6, 2022

Nothing to report here. Usually the latter part of October.

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

Local Lakes Report

July 14, 2022

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

September 19, 2022

As the days shorten and the nighttime temperatures dip, the water temperatures are dropping. This will translate into fish moving away from focusing on chironomids and working their way to shallower water, searching for readily available food sources like scuds, leeches, and dragonfly nymphs.