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.

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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Pink Salmon Squamish River and Tributaries

Squamish River Pink Salmon Timetable The Squamish area is one of my favorite places to fish, surrounded by mountains, tidal river and beautiful green colored tributaries it really is an outdoor enthusiasts paradise. Each odd year thousands of Pink Salmon make their...

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Pink Salmon Beach Fishing at Furry Creek

Howe Sound Pink Salmon Every odd year during the middle of summer the Howe Sound (Northwest of Vancouver up to Squamish) sees thousands of Pink Salmon returning to spawn. These Salmon are returning to the Squamish River along with smaller connecting systems like the...

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Teaching Kids How to Fish

It’s the end of March 2017 and we had a very cold winter so Rice Lake in North Vancouver has only turned over (ice cleared) 2 weeks ago. Additionally, it looks like Go Fishing BC hasn’t yet stocked Rice Lake (or haven’t posted it). Typically, Rice Lake is stocked in the second or third week of March each year, but I’m assuming the late ice has pushed back their schedule. That said, I was unsure on how the fishing would be…

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1st Winter Chilliwack River Trip (2016/2017 season)

The Winter Steelhead season has arrived, between now and April Steelhead will be moving into the rivers in the Fraser Valley. This trip was my first outing on the Chilliwack River in late December, 2016. My buddies Neal and Zach came on this trip. We put on a lot of river mileage but came up empty with the Steelhead. All in all, it was a great day with my good buddies.

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Maui Fishing – Mahi Mahi & Wahoo Action

My wife and I went to Wailea, Maui for 8 days in November of 2016. One of the highlights of the trip was the overnight chartered fishing trip. We left at 11:00 pm and got back at 11:00 am. We were fishing around 50 miles off Lahaina, Maui for Mahi Mahi, Ahi & Wahoo. Unfortunately, we lost 2 big Ahi tuna’s that morning but got into 20 Mahi Mahi and 1 big Wahoo trolling on the way home.

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Harrison River – Sturgeon & Salmon Combo

The Chum action was nonstop in the morning and was one of the best Chum days I’ve ever had! Every other cast was a fish, the four of us limited out on Chum within an hour (all clean doe’s). Not only was the Chum fishing a success but we got into 4 Sturgeon and landed 3. No monsters (the “big one” got away) but Neal and Tweedy both got their first Sturgeon.

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Teach kids how to fish! Rice Lake, Rainbow Trout

It’s mid October 2016 and the local municipal lakes are being replenished/stocked with Rainbow trout. Rice Lake is in my backyard and it’s a beautiful place to take the family and teach kids how to fish. On this trip I caught 3 Rainbow’s in a very short period of time. You can keep 2 Rainbow trout per fisherman per day on Rice Lake. These fish are very easy to catch, so check out the full setup in this Journal page!

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A Happy Thanksgiving on the Chilliwack River!

This past Thanksgiving weekend we ventured out to the Fraser Valley to fish the Chilliwack River! This time of year paired with the recent rainfalls has brought in a number of Coho, Chinook and Chum Salmon into the river. This trip we fished from first light until 11:00 am and got a Coho and Hatchery Jack Chinook. The action started at first light with the Coho biting procured roe. The Jack Chinook came shortly afterwards on roe as well.

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Fall Chum Salmon are here!

It’s early October and I’ve made my first trip out on the Stave River (outside Mission, BC) looking for Coho & Chum Salmon. Faithful, aggressive and ugly Chum… I love thee. I got a few big Male Chums and a ton of bait robbing Pike Minnows.

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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.


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