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 has made the river fishing a little more challenging and this is certainly the case with the Vedder river as the fish are all holding up in the deepest holes in the lower river area. These few deep holes are pounded hard by fisherman creating some heavily pressured fish, so you have to work a lot harder for these Salmon.

I fished this one hole for about 2.5 hours starting at first light. There were a lot of Pink Salmon surfacing but they were not biting. I was surprised at how challenging the bite was here. I started the morning off fishing roe with no success. Most of the guys around me were fishing roe, so I decided I needed to change it up, so I put on a small piece of raw prawn on a single sized 1 Octopus hook. First drift, bobber gone! And as you can see in the video and gallery I got into a nice Pink Salmon Doe. She was still very clean and fought really hard, at one point I thought she was a Chum doe.

As mentioned before, the fishing was challenging. In the time I was there 3 fish were caught and all on different baits/lures. It just goes to show you how pressured these fish were that we had to keep changing it up. A small-to-average sized Spring was caught on roe shortly after first light, a Pink Salmon was caught on a pink spinner and my Pink Salmon was caught on a small piece of raw prawn. It was a great morning to be out on the river, as you can tell from the video, the sun and blue sky from on the Vedder Canal path was incredible. Awesome morning!

Video

Photo Gallery

Tackle Used

Shimano Convergence Casting Rod (10’6 ft)

C3 6500 Abu Garcia level-wind Reel

Maxima Ultragreen – Mainline (15 lb)

Seaguar Blue Label – Leader (10 lb)

Gamakatsu Octopus hooks – Size 1

  • Raw Prawn
  • Procured Roe
  • Sliver & Orange Croc spoon
  • Copper Blue Fox Vibrax Spinner

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