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im thinking about fishing on the vedder river from anytime now till october.. can you tell me if you can usually fish for chinook during that time or if the dfo closes catching them around that time??.. also can u give me some help on what to use cause im new to this.. thanks so much!
Fraser King

fisher88 where do you live?


fisher88, hi!

Chinook is present in Vedder river from late July till November. Early run is mostly red springs. Starting September most of springs will be white.

Vedder will attract a lot of anglers during Coho season (October-November).

This year you will also see pinks in the system (September-October).

I am not aware of any closures for chinooks for Vedder. The only fish that is heavily regulated is sockeye.

As for tackle - bottom bouncing is the mainstream technique for Vedder (and chinooks in particular):

1. baitcasting rod (ex., Shimano 10', 12-20lb line test)
2. baitcasting reel (Shimano, Abu Garcia, etc.)
3. main line: 35-50 lb
4. foam float
5. pencil weights
6. leader: 15-25lb
7. yarn eggs pattern (#2/0-#3/0 hook with yarn/wool) - see the picture.
8. three-way swivel

When you will be buying this equipment, guys at the store will show how to put everything together.

And on the water just spend 10 minutes watching other guys fishing. You will get the idea soon.

Tight lines and sharp hooks!

This is how our buddies are fishing for chinook from a bridge over a Shuswap river

Did somebody say Scale Bar is crowded? Look at those floats!

thanks alex!

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