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I have the next two days in the Vancouver area to fish, visiting from Portland, OR. We brought all of our fly gear and would love to target anything over two kilos. We don't have a boat.

Are there any fish left in the Capilano? Squamish? We'll drive a couple hours if we have to, but we're stuck on the bank wherever we go. Salmon, Dollies/Bulls, anything bigger than your average rainbow will do. We will release everything. I realize we're about three weeks to early too really have fun...

Can anyone offer any suggestions for us?


I drove over the veddar river yesterday, I could see some good reflections. The water is clear and not too deep, only a few guys fishing around 4pm. It's in Chilliwack, which is about 1.25 hours out of downtown, to the east on highway 1. Easiest way to find it is follow highway 1 to Lickman Road exit, follow that south till you hit the river.

Should be some pinks.

green guy

hey guys welcome and thanks for the visit. squamish from what i have heard is doing very well right now and they have lots of really good fly water!

have a blast!

Thanks for the suggestions!

I was told by the local fishing shop guys that the Squamish is only worth it when the tide rolls in right now. The Vedder does sound interesting, though. Maybe I'll do Vedder today, Squamish tomorrow.

I also heard about Green Lake and the surrounding creeks offering up good Bull Trout action, but that's a long way to go to find out you needed a boat after all.

I'm surprised no one has mentioned pink salmon! Its peak time for them right now, they can be found anywhere in the Fraser River (nice to close to urban cities). Cast out spoons and retrieve, must have tidal license and salmon stamp. You can try along River Road in Delta, along the dikes in Richmond, Garry Point Park (Richmond), bars along the NewWestminster or at the park beside the Patello bridge.

Some pinks should have already arrived at the Vedder as well. Have fun, enjoy your stay in Canada

Yes indeed, we went to the Fraser, over by Chilliwack (Peg Leg). There we indeed plenty in there. They didn't seem to be interested in pink flies in the least, and it was pretty murky. Yellow seemed to work better.

Maybe the Vedder isn't as murky? May wanna try it tomorrow.

Thanks again!

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