Journals detail our Fishing Adventures

Here you’ll find my most recent fishing trips information that includes: Video (if available), Photos (species caught, lures, landscape, etc), Trip summary, Tackle, Strategies and weather/water conditions. I’ll also detail how I prepared for the trip, read the water, chose my tackle, and pretty much every other detail I can think of in order to be successful. Lastly, I’ve included fishing conferences/events, fishing industry thoughts, and any other random fishing related topics.

Fishing for Early Fall Vedder River Coho Salmon

It's mid September and I made my first Fall trip out to the Chilliwack / Vedder River in pursuit of early Coho Salmon. The river levels recently bumped up with a few heavy rain days, when you see those levels spiking and plateauing it's go time! For my first Fall...

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Fishing Sockeye Salmon in the Fraser River

Sockeye salmon fever has hit the northwest! Typically, this fishery only opens once every four years on the Fraser River. This iterative 4-year cycle has continued to bring in the largest return of Sockeye so the Fisheries open it up for recreational anglers. For me...

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BC Salmon Openings on the Fraser River

This Salmon season of 2018 is already kicking off with a buzz here in NW area with many counts already exceeding expectations, starting in the northern Vancouver Island and throughout British Columbia systems. We've been hearing excellent returns already of Chinook,...

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How to Fish for Flounder, Bottom Fish and Crab

If you live in the Vancouver area (or near any Ocean) you’ve likely got more fishing options available than you may have known about. The Ambleside pier in West Vancouver offers many multi-species fishing opportunities paired with some great crabbing as well! I’ll be...

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Capilano River Winter Steelhead

Fishing late March for Winter Steelhead The Winter Steelhead run begins January and April. By mid to late March most (if not all) of the Winter Steelhead will be in the system. Typically, around this same time if you catch or see any of these fish, you'll notice many...

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Bead Fishing for Winter Steelhead in Low Clear Water

Low and Clear Presentations Required I got out winter Steelhead fishing with 2 other buddies this past weekend. Today the weather was around 2 degrees Celsius with a chilly breeze it felt below zero. These are not my favorite fishing conditions but with two toddlers a...

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Attended the 2018 BC Sportsmen’s Show

Father & Son Tradition I attended the BC Fishermen's Show this past weekend with my oldest son Asher. It's becoming a bit of a tradition for us as it was our 3rd annual trip (actually 3 times in past 4 years, see past journal here). Even with the...

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Vedder River Winter Steelhead Kickoff 2018!

  Vedder River Winter Steelhead Kickoff 2018! This trip was special for me for a number of reasons. Two most prominently: 1) It was my first time out fishing in 3 months! It was an intentional step back for family time as I have 2 young boys (3 yrs & 10 mths old)....

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The making of “The Zombie Chum Awakening part 2”

Day of Chum Fishing & Videoing The footage for The Zombie Chum Awakening 2 was captured on two different days: October 6 & 13. Ninety percent of the footage is from October 13, which was fitting as that was Friday the 13th. This day was particularly special as...

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Vedder River Salmon Fishing in late September

Trip Summary It's late September and the weather continues to feel like the middle of Summer! Here in the Vancouver lower mainland and Fraser Valley area we've had a string of hot days. Although it's prolonged our summer it has kept our rivers very low and clear. This...

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Vedder River Coho & Pink Salmon

Trip Summary It's mid September 2017 and that means Salmon fishing is starting to pick up in the Fraser Valley Area of British Columbia. I went out to the lower Vedder River in Chilliwack for the morning to look for any type of Salmon. The river has been very low with...

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My name is Jesse, I’ve been obsessed about fishing since I was a toddler trying to catch fish with my minnow net in any type of water. These journals are another fishing outlet for me as I have a passion to promote fishing in an educational, fun and respectful format. Feel free to reach out to me with any fishing questions or business inquires, see contact page.

Jesse

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