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Fred's Fishing Adventures

Fraser

A little surprise with some increase in the water levels over the past two days that has dirtied the river with poor visibility and lots of debris flow. Bar fishing options are very limited right now, bottom bouncing may also be tough with the debris. Hopefully we will see the levels peak in the next day or two and conditions will resume as they were looking very good a few days ago. This could be the peak for the year with the snow pack under the average and some of the main tributary rivers levels such as the Thompson now dropping quickly. We can expect some good Chinook fishing during June with ideal water conditions due to the the lower run-off. Numbers of fish so far this year have been down but the past few days it has improved. Most if the fish are 10-25 pounds but we did see some big fish over this week with the biggest a womping 56 pounder. Sturgeon fishing is good if you can find the right groove and get out of the debris flows. You may want to venture down to the mouth of the Sumas where it meets the Fraser for some Chinook. Trolling spoons, casting or fishing bait can be very worthwhile at this time of year. It is an option if the Fraser has poor visibility. Be sure to check on the water conditions on the Vedder before heading out.




Aqua Ventures

FRASER RIVER

Salmon Fishing is nearly upon us BOOK early to ensure your PRIMETIME spot for JUNE/JULY and AUGUST...The Fraser has been quite a challenge to fish recently with weather patterns playing a big role in snow melt and rising water...seems to be settling somewhat now, making for some great BAR fishing conditions for salmon,get out the BIG chrome and green spin-glos. They always have good success.By mid June the levels should be real steady and just in time for the big runs of Chinook to arrive.If you are camped out keep an eye on the water levels as they could rise quickly if there is hot weather up north, I have seen some scary happenings when people get caught in the night by a rising river Sturgeon fishing has slowed somewhat in the Mission area..last week we had good success some days and had to work for fish on other days....the fish are starting to move upstream and can be found all the way up to Hope, baits are changing from eulachon to roe, eels and salmon bellies if you have them from last year. Salmon fishing getting going now, with good numbers of Chinnook showing on the sounders...BAR fishing is now an option for June, river conditions are now co-operating...the mouth of the Sumas is producing some steady numbers with the clean flow from the Veddder system bringing the fish in close to clean their gills...trolling, casting and plunking from the boat with spoons and spin- glos are getting success for a few guys....TEE- SPOONS get good results on the slow troll.



STS Guiding Service

Chinook Salmon

The Fraser River has been on a slow but steady rise since Late Sunday, Water clarity at this time is fair to poor with some floating debris. Tides for the weekend are good for both salmon and sturgeon fishing. A 4:51 am high tide at Point Atkinson would make good for early morning fishing in the Mission to Chilliwack area for both Saturday and Sunday.

Salmon fishing was fair up until Sunday when water clarity started to deteriorate. As I write this report, water conditions on the Fraser are poor. Its a hard call for this weekend, water clarity may or may not improve enough. The best bet would be to fish tributaries and confluences like Sumas, Emory, American and Yale. Be sure to check your regulations for fishing and gear restrictions before heading out.

Sturgeon

Sturgeon fishing was surprisingly good this past week. We landed several fish over 5 feet with plenty of those smaller fish in the 3 to 4 foot range. The tides for this weekend are perfect for early morning sturgeon fishing. High tide should reach the Mission area by 8 to 8:30 am on Saturday and 8:30 to 9am on Sunday. You should be trying a variety of baits such as Oolichons, eels, night crawlers etc.


Harrison Bay Guided Services

The Fraser River is fishing well for sturgeon and it is definitely the best place to target Sturgeon in the spring and summer months with fish available from Vancouverto Hope. With the warmer water of the summer months the sturgeon are very active often jumping 4 to 6 times before coming in for a quick photo and healthy release. The Chinook salmon fishing has been fairly slow, but we expect fishing to really turn on by the middle of the month as the Fraser River begins to drop and clear.

Bar fishing is the preferred method, but you can bottom bounce corkies and wool, or cast spoons at the creek mouths as well.



Tight lines!

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