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Eat the rich

I'm interested in coho fishing or spring fishing from the shore from whiterock to tsawwassen in tidal waters. I've never done it before so wondering if you could tell me what type of lure/ bait to use and what type of rod and reel i'd need

Thanx
killer fisher

well im not sure about that. but i no and seen ppl fish in the little campbell river. if you want to try it just go on the beach on the south side and start walking down the beach you will past the dog park and stuff just keep on walking in till you see this train bridge theres a trail down below to get to the river. the ocean come ins to the river so u might have some good luck. wait till tide is high then fish

killer fisher
BeerDust

I've heard of people fishing the area between White Rock and Cresent Beaches using attractor fly pattens. Just wade out and give'er.

I've also heard of folks catching salmon in season at low tide near the mouth of the little Campbell river using spinners.

Just be careful.. anything inland of the rail bridge is considered non-tidal. All the non-tidal waters before you hit the freeway are on an indian reservation and you must have their permission to fish. Even with permission I'm somewhat certain it's catch and release only.

It must be 15 years ago now.. when I fished down there. We had to pay extra for the right to fish.. but could not keep anything. It was worth it.. those pools are great fun at low tide. Big Coho.. and of course, bigger Springs.

If you are looking for some reasonable fishing on that river.. I'd suggest trying the Peace Portal golf course. There's a couple nice holes for bait fishing.. and some decent areas to fly fish. Careful though.. it is a golf course and the golfers are far from professionals. I've been hit with golf balls more than a couple times.
killer fisher

i fish under the bridge by the mouth and no one cares everyone fish up river. try blue vibrax or brass,silver works good too.if you are going to try spoons use like a brass with orange strip or sliver. lots of bullhead if u use roe with float cast up stream
Eat the rich

thanx guys appreciate it!
Eat the rich

anybody think buzz bombs would work? i was camping in deception pass in washington state a few years back and they were using pink buzz bombs not sure if the fishing would be simular here. Killer Fisher what size vibrax and sppons would you suggest?
killer fisher

umm ya they would try one. but ya where i go fishing at the train bridge guys fish at the end of the opening where the ocean comes in to the river. really any size would work but for me i got them pretty small. but same with spoons and any size not to big though.try spin n glows too in bright colours.
are you going to use a float with the spinners and spoons ?
Eat the rich

would it be better use use a float or just the spoons/spinners?
BeerDust

Well, if you don't mind catching a million bullheads to every trout or salmon.. the float is a good way to go.

If nothing else.. you won't have a boring experience.
killer fisher

ya im going to try and fish there again this coming weekend im going to try some vibrax on a float
Eat the rich

i might try to make it out this week or next weekend would be nice. thanks for the info!
killer fisher

ya ill be there next weekend.. pls get back to me if u catch anything or any bites.. this is wut i heard The Little Campbell gets a return of Springs, Coho, Chum and steelhead. Springs would be starting soon with Coho to follow.steelhead should be running now right now
BeerDust

Steelhead now? Hmm.. I'd think it's a lot early actually. I was under the impression the peak time was Dec thru Feb on the LC.

The salmon don't get in there until late September usually. If it's a year like most.. with little rain.. the fish may pool up at the mouth. That's when it's good to go out at low tide and walk out on the beach as far as you're able. Then you can cast your spinners out to the pooling fish. I've heard from more than one person that this is a beauty way to go.
ethicalbonker

WOW killer you are very wrong.

Sorry to be a jerk but first off killer you have your fish times messed up. Steelhead are a winter and there are not to many in the that river, I wouldnt even be targeting this fragile run. Noe the springs have already passed and there are no whites there. There is no chum on that river that i know of and that leaves you with coho. This is a good river for coho but they move in fast when the rain comes. Do not listen to Deer because you dont want to be walking out during the low tide unless you feel like getting stuck and saved.
Eat the rich

i might just go to freds or the tackel chop in abby and se what they say. not sure if i have a saltwater reel i Have a Diawa S-5000 not sure if its salt or not does anyone know how you would i dentify this?
killer fisher

well maybe you are wrong i checked the regs and it says
Chinook Jan 01-Jul 31 No fishing for chinook.
Aug 01-Sep 30 1 hatchery marked fish per day.
Oct 01-Dec 31 No fishing for chinook.
Coho Oct 01-Dec 31 1 hatchery fish per day.
ethicalbonker

Hey killer i have only met a few guys that have caught
reds on the Little Campbell, and that was like 10 years ago. There are not many fish that come back to this river. Here is a website that might make you think twice about fishing that river for Steelhead.

http://www.bccf.com/steelhead/r2-focus4.htm

How about you ask your mom if you can borrow her car and hit up a real river like the Vedder, Fraser, Squamish, or Harrison.

We all need to leave these little rivers alone.
BeerDust

Don't be afraid to fish in Semihamoo bay. The tides are extremely slow moving. Unless you chain yourself to a giant oyster you'll be quite fine.

I've caught chum in the little Campbell.. but I'm quite certain they haven't stocked them for years. Although I hear the hatchery is just starting to try them again. The hatchery is a cool little place on 168th.. just south of 16th Ave in Surrey. Semihamoo Fish and Game Club.. look for it.

As for springs.. the run is later. The bulk of springs hit that river in October. Springs used to be closed after Sept 15th to protect the run.
killer fisher

anything running now
psycho

Sculpins.
killer fisher

no like salmon or steelhead or do i have to wait
BeerDust

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BeerDust

There's always Trout in the river.. and the Perch can actually get large enough to eat too. BUT if you're targeting the Perch.. again, you will catch mostly Bullheads.

What we need for the Spring and Coho to move up is an extended period of rain. Generally you see the bulk of the salmon hit this area late September through October. The steelies are in a little after that BUT as Bonkster said.. I wouldn't target the Steelhead at all in the Little Campbell.

I suggest walking along the river in the next couple weeks.. especially when it's calm. If the salmon are in there you'll be able to see them moving around as long as there's little wind. Not to mention.. they'll be jumping from time to time to try and shake the odd sea lice.

Just remember.. if you are fishing Freshwater in Region 2.. you must release all Wild Salmon.
killer fisher

BeerDust what do u think i should i use in that river for the springs and silvers
BeerDust

I use to just drift wool farther down the river. Not a lot different than fishing the Vedder. You just don't use any weight. This is a great way of keeping away anything but the fish you're targeting. If you're fishing closer to the mouth I dunno. When I was much younger my father used to use a variety of lures. It can be a pain.. coz there's a lot of weeds floating around down there generally.

Aren't silvers and Springs the same thing? I'm not a scholar on the subject.. but where I come from they are two of the same.
killer fisher

ok. ya im going to try some spoons and some red wool. so wehn u mean no weight its just the float and the wool ??

silvers - coho
springs - chinook
killer fisher

wut colours did u use ?
psycho

I always liked turquoise and amber, some times a few strands of fuschia.
killer fisher

kk ill try it
BeerDust

Hmm.. cool. The old guys down on the river use to call the Cohos "Blues". Could be just a regional thing. Apparently they were known for their size back in the day. They were beauties. I'm sure they must be still there.

I used pink and white wool. Used to mix'em together to make a sorta peach. I'd drift'em in that first hole on Peace Portal and more often that not get a fish or two.

The best thing about fishing this way is.. you won't snag too many fish. A lot of people down there tend to try snagging and it drives me bonkers.
killer fisher

hey have u ever heard of ppl fishing at the end of the river where the oceans comes in ?
killer fisher

well i went fishing at the little campbell river and i caught a 5 lb coho. there was 10-15 lbs cohos jumping out of the water but iu did not hook that big of one. i find when the tide is in fish are jumping. i used a spin n glow with a little bit of weight
Eat the rich

did you fish the holes in little campbell? what size and type of spin n glow??
killer fisher

umm dont think so if you no where the dog park is on marine drive you will this the river right along there thats where u go
killer fisher

but there is some fresh coho jumping right now
Eat the rich

so your fishing just on the freshwater side of the railway bridge??
killer fisher

ya and then just walk up the river and fish
Eat the rich

hey wonderin if you guys could help me out. ive been fishing the little campbell with no success see lots caught but nothin for me yet. Ive been fishing the holes up river when the springs were in season but have been fishing the mouth lately. I see lots of coho jumping which i'm targeting now i've tried the blue vibrax under a float with no float ive tired small orange and green spinn glos under a float and nothing. You guys got any other suggestions. I heard one guy was using worms? maybe a wool under a float and just chuckin git out there.

any help would be great
Antics

I was at the Little Campbell last week and caught 4 Jacks at the mouth when the tide was changing (going out)I was using a #2 Blue/Blue Fox

The best time to fish the mouth is at the changing of tides their is to much seaweed in the river after about 40min into the tide changing!

At low tide a worm and hook works good in hole along the campbell
but the down side is there is lots of bullhead/and alot of mud!!!

Good Luck!
Eat the rich

awesome ill give it a sho tit mus tbe the times i've been fishing there. Ill pick up some smaller blue foxes and see if that helps you don;t happen to know nay flies do you ??
killer fisher

hey did u put any wieght on the line of the vibrax and blue bell with sliver baldes was that what u were using
Eat the rich

ive used a little split shot and no weight at all. but dont take my advice i havent gotten anything yet haha
Antics

Very hard river to fish right now
I use a no weight slow retreive At tide change Low to High
I givin up on the little campbell
I bin having great luck at the serpentine latety
with the same setup!!
Eat the rich

where abouts is the freshwater marker at serpentine. i might give it a shot this weekend. might give little campbell a shot tommorrow night
Eat the rich

anybody tried the nicomekl??
Antics

The Freshwater marker on the Sepentine is the C.N. train tressal
alot of people mistake the marker for the flood lockes at king G hwy.
killer fisher

hey i live like down theroad form the serpentine river but i think its on 164 or something like that ever been there
killer fisher

so for the set up its just the vibrax tied straight to the line then cast out and very slow retrieve ??? what colours did u use for the vibrax ??
killer fisher

ya goin this weekend for sure so wanting to make a shoping list
killer fisher

how big were the jacks ??
CanadianLatitude

hey have u ever heard of ppl fishing at the end of the river where the oceans comes in ?
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Yes for Sea Run Cutts.
Antics

SLIVER or Brass #2 blue fox straight to the line
the jacks were 2lb and a 4lber
lots of cuttys in the river I never caught them at the mouth or ocean
I seen guys out there in bellyboats
killer fisher

so no blue bell or anything just straight silver
Eat the rich

same with little campbell seen guys in belly boats gettin some. a guy in a kayak i was talking too was out in the bay getting lots of coho but they were all wild still fun to play!
Antics

yea that would work too!!
killer fisher

ok kool, im heading out this saturday coming up and all sunday morning
killer fisher

ya some guys were fly fishing a little bit down the river near the tressal and one guy caught a 20 lb coho and then a 12 lb coho after that. i wish i could go to that hole but everyones in the water fly fishing so theres no room left but thinking about taking out a belly boat or something like that this weekend. is anyone one fishing the little campbell river this weekend ??
Eat the rich

i was gonna but now i gotta work the weekend!
killer fisher

ya im going this weekend, going to try some colorado blades and some vibrax
killer fisher

but try the serpentine there is some big big springs in there like 20-30lb i saw a couple on 168 st fishing right off the little bridge
toine555

hey for those blue vibrax, how do u change the treble hook to a single hook without cutting the treble hook

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