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hey im pretty new to fishing and just getting into the vedder river area. just wondering if anyone knows a good website i can go to to help me to learn my fish. how to tell which breed is which. thank you

Your best place to start is with the Freshwater Fishing Synopsis, usually refered to as "the regs", available at any tackle shop, where you should have already purchased your freshwater or non-tidal license. There is a full-colour two page section in the middle that shows most/all of the sport fish that, are native to BC or have been legally stocked by the Fisheries Department(s). You can also find some good info at
. Make sure you know the regulations for the body of water you are fishing before you go, ignorance of the regulations are no excuse, and fines, along with the possible confiscation of your gear and maybe even your vehicle, will definately ruin your day. If you are going to be fishing for salmon be sure to have the freshwater salmon tag on your license and don't kill/keep any fish you are not sure are open for retention.

Good luck, tight lines!

thanks for the info. I've already bought my licence. but i just picked it up from the local wallmart and i know very much about the tags and the penalties. however where i bought the license i was not given any booklet in which i know now that i should have gotten *shakes fist* but i have been looking online at the restrictions and things. thanks for the suggested sites i will give them a look

Even after many years of fishing in BC, I would still wish DFO has a simple map on their website where I could click a region and see ALL regulations summarized currently in place for that area (not just a long list of notices)...

I use Google Earth to find the spot and Fish Wizard to indentify the body of water then I check out the fresh water regs online.

I found a spot that way that has trout and salmon and I haven't seen a foot print there for nearly a year.

vedder has been fished top to bottom

i've posted this link before but it sorta has what you're looking for.

you may have to zoom in the picture to read the text. keep in mind that the fish in the picture are still silver; they change in appearance after time in the river.

for chums look for vertical bars around mid-body and nasty teeth. chinooks/springs have spots and are usually pretty big.

thanks alot for the help guys. that fishingwithrod site is a pretty good spot to start :-)

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