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NOV 18, 2023

Chilliwack/Vedder River Report

November 18, 2023

Walk-and-Wade trips are booking up fast for the salmon season! Contact our booking hotline at 604-835-3474 (FISH),, or follow this link to book your trip today!

​The crowds are long gone, but there are still some fresh coho working their way up the river. They are few and far between, but the dedicated angler who works their way through a bit of water may just be rewarded.

With the mayhem of coho season all but over, it's time to pull out the fly rod and drift a trout bead, egg or flesh patterns under an indicator for foraging trout, char, and whitefish.

There are also chum in the system, which are off limits. Try not to target them, and if you do hook up please treat them with care and respect.  The returns this you are very disappointing, so we want to give them the best possible chance to recover as possible. Every male and female that gets the opportunity to spawn, means that many more returning in a few years.

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

Be sure to follow us on Facebook, and Instagram, where we post regular updates.

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

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

Fraser River Report

November 18, 2023


DFO has opened coho retention. There are a few b-run fish moving through that may take a spinner or spoon. Bar fishing a spin-n-glo with roe may also grab the attention of a migrating coho.



The weather may be cooling down but the sturgeon fishing certainly hasn't. Definitely prime time for sturgeon right now.

Nothing is better than summer sturgeon fishing. Warm weather and the hot bite.

Salmon parts, whole pinks, and salmon roe are the go to baits. We are working with a local processor to stock bait.

And you don't need a boat to enjoy this fishery either. Shore fishing on the Fraser River is easily accessible, super relaxing, and can also be a great family activity. Chuck out a couple of rods, play on the beach, and see what happens.

If you would like to learn more about gear and technique, drop into either store and the gang will be happy to share their knowledge. We've also got all of the gear specific to shore fishing for sturgeon to get you started.

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

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


Harrison River Report

October 27, 2023

The prime coho run is winding down but fishing will continue for a few weeks.

Sturgeon fishing is doing awesome, with lots of food swimming around. 

Be aware, targeting chum has been closed down by DFO.

Chehalis River Report

November 18, 2023

It's now late in the season but there are reports of coho moving up. There are always late returns that work up the Harrison to the Chehalis, even as late as January (not a typo).

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

Stave River Report

October 27, 2023

With the closure of targeting chum by DFO, the last of the coho fishing is all that is left. This fishery is winding down for salmon, with sturgeon fishing near the mouth a really good option.

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

Nicomen Slough/Norrish Creek Report

November 18, 2023

It's coho season in the slough. Working the incoming tide can be your best bet.

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

Local Lakes Report

July 21, 2023

The smaller urban and rural lakes are fishable but quiet right now as water temperatures rise. 

Bass fishing is becoming more and more popular in the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley. Cultas Lake has become a particular hot spot, with invasive smallmouth appearing in frightening numbers. Late Spring through Early Fall are a great time to target these fish, and it is recommended that you kill them when caught. 

Larger lakes, such as Alouette, Chilliwack, and Cultus can be go-to's this time of year with the aid of a sounder and downrigger. Fish can be found at various depths, but usually deeper than traditional trolling hardware can achieve without assistance. Depending on the body of water you can find rainbow trout, cutthroat, kokanee, bulltrout / dollies, lake trout, brooktrout, and whitefish.

Kawkawa Lake is another local option for kokanee. Again, a downrigger is recommended, or presenting a jig at the bottom. 

Although you can "fish" Harrison Lake, it is not renowned as a productive body of water.

Interior Lakes Report

July 21, 2023

It's summer. Some lakes, like Tunkwa, are notorious for good summer fishing when the bombers hatch. Other than that it's basically a hit and miss proposition.

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