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Is there any new action on the river yet? Is there enough water to fish in since the rain today?

Speaking about water in Chehalis ... this photo I made today near the hatchery.

River below hatchery is very shallow. At the same time water flow in canyon is good and strong.

As for the rain, sure current rain will bring a fresh run of Coho. Water level in Chehalis is changing rapidly (both ways).

Another view ...

Speaking about fishing - the best bet today was Inch Creek (hike 200m down the river from the bridge). Water flow is much better over there.

inch creek , or suicide ?
Dyer Straits

I am assuming he is talking about suicide where there is retention of coho. Inch creek is a feeder creek for the hatchery, providing access to the hatchery for spawning fish. Besides, inch creek is small enough that you could simply take a step across it. Just a tip: this is peak time for suicide right now so maybe go for a walk as there will be some coho around. BTW...where the hell is all the water in the chehalis? I noticed that the only water feeding the hatchery pool is the hatchery outlet channel. Was the other feed that was directly across from the outlet diverted?

hey dyer S. looks like a lot of rain is forcasted for this week in the fraser valley so maybe then we will be able to see the other feeder creek across from the hatchery.....then again...maybe just one giant river.!
Dyer Straits

that would be sweet to get the hatchery pool back into the main flow again but it is tough to say. I did a bit of research and, as it stands, much of the flow is being diverted through the log jams at easter seals and down a bit from easter seals. It would be a good idea to remove those logs and continue the dike that runs part way down easter seals. this would deflect the flow back towards the hatchery... but I believe it is designated salmon habitat so there would be miles of red tape and I dont believe the chehalis hatchery has the funding to take on a project of this magnitude.

speaking of funding and red tape....our fishing licenses and salmon tags apparently i was told by freds custom tackle in the chilliwack area, that none of the funds from license sales goes toward hatcherys and habitat for all goes back to the province...thats alot of money that can fix alot of problems....this fishery just gets shafted again and again.
Dyer Straits

2010 - This is true. Much of the funding that should be going to our fishery is being diverted. This is another money grab by the government much like the GST. Hopefully under the new martin regime there will be changes...but one can only hope.

Recent rains brougt a new run of Coho. Fishing was great, but water level is dropping rapidly.

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