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i know it's a bit early, just trying to do some there decent coho fishing anywhere near squamish? i'm not up for the shoulder-to-shoulder battles on the vedder this year...let me know. thanx fellas.
Kai the Guy

try the frog pond at sunwolf on the Cheakamus by where the Cheekeye merges. Lots of chums mixed in there too. I doubt we'll be allowed to keep any coho this year tho. Lots of good places upstream too, just stay off of the Outdoor School's property or they will cry like big fat babies. And stay on the white man's side unless you have a status card.

i know that you can fish for coho/chum on the squamish river, or on the mamquam.. i've never done it b4 but i know that they are there..hopefully thats of some help

Just read the BS salmon Supplement and it did not indicate an opening or closure for coho I think it is safe to assume no retension, as it has been that way for several years not. You can take 2 chums and 2 jack springs....but thats it...oh ya, there's a bait ban too!
Kai the Guy

Pretty soon there will be a rod ban too, and we'll have to use our hands. Then one hand tied behind our backs......

Decent access to fishable points on the squamish river are restricted by native land / private property issues. Also, You usually can't fish the mamquam between the rail bridge & the river mouth, which is of course where all the fish hang out....

I remember getting there at 4am one time, Octoberish or so. I brought a flashlight and literally saw THOUSANDS of pink salmon coming upstream in the shallows - you couldn't even step around them, they were so thick in the river. AFter sunrise, tehj fish disappeared. I fished all day and didn't catch a thing. IN my experience the Cheakamus stomps the Mamquam.

thanks for the feedback fellas. i'll give it a go and let you know on the success..geez, they don't make it easy, do they. sounds like bears are the least of my concerns...cheers.

no way is there bad fishing in mamquam for pinks in the certain years.. went there 3 times last year and every time caught plenty... just matters where u are..
where is the cheakamus?? past brackendale??
Kai the Guy

Yup. You can't fish downstream of the sunwolf bridge (to tenderfoot hatchery/happy valley) and heading upstream involves parking, walking, and traversing train tracks, train bridge & a bit of a hike. Stay off of the sunwolf property, and the west shore is reserve land so don't even go there.... a friend showed me the way years ago. I'll show you the way if you drive & let me sleep on the way up! I usually head up after first frost... and if the fishing sucks, the mamquam (or Alice Lake) are 10 minutes away!

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