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I am taking my son to the vedder either tomorrow or Monday but had a few questions. The first being that we have some cured roe in borax we bought last year that has been thawed and frozen a few times (hasn't turned to mush yet) it still smells and is firm but I wanted to make sure using old roe doesn't cause any major problems. The second is we have a couple croc spoons like the ones Rodney (from used in his vedder coho vid, is it worth trying these or is roe just better. The last is, this is are second trip to the vedder and our first for coho so any tips on where on the river to find coho or pretty much any other knowledge your willing to share would be much appreciated. (we would also be interested in catching any other edible fish in the river but aren't aware of any others present, but probably not Chinook as our gear isn't heavy enough). Thanks

It took me three seasons to land my first coho.

Not two trips.

Those spoons will work well. Braid mainline with mono leader, or mono etc.
Hammered brass with orange stripe seems to be the go to.

Have you drift fished roe before? #2 hook and a small piece of roe, about the size of your thumb nail should be good for coho.

If you're afraid of a Chinook being around, watch out for the chum that are present as well.
Since you're rather new to the vedder and want to find fish. Go where the crowds are. That's where some holes are found where you can possibly hook into all 3 of those fish.

So there are chum in there as well in numbers? last time (2weeks ago we saw 1 chum caught) are there more now?

Still lots of springs in there but more and more colored each day now, chum are starting to come in numbers now until end of month and chances are high of latching onto one, especially if fishing jigs either shortfloated under a jig or twitched (works great for coho as well). However....if your gear is not suited for springs or coho then your best bet would be to use spoons as mentioned above (orange striped crocs, R&B/Trophy Tackle spoons) or #3 or #4 fox are ok and work in a pinch but again trophy tackle are much better quality or even bent rod spinners or other custom made ones available at freds...for the most part I find they work much better than blue fox, better quality and better priced......if you do use roe and are using lighter gear then I would not fish it any deeper than about 3ft to try and stay away from the springs.

ended up going today got skunked but had fun found we had a low pro bait caster with 20lb braid so we where targeting springs. Might go back next week will springs still be edible then? And what will be the most prominent fish in the river then? We didn't leave empty handed thou found 3 pounds of spring roe and a nice gerber knife on the shore.

springs will be mostly past their prime so to speak but should be some coho around and some decent chum.....also have you posted the knife in the lost and found section on FWR site?....or on the FWR facebook page?....Just an idea

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