Fishing Trip Summary
Well it was another bust in the Steelhead department… but that is Steelheadin’, and it only fuels me for my next trip!
It’s a mid January trip, the temperatures are much warmer than the last time I was on the river. I fished primarily the mid section of the Chilliwack River. I got a few bites on the pink worm, but nothing took. I didn’t see or hear of any fish caught around the mid river area.
At the end of the day, I drove down near the Keith Wilson bridge (lower river section) and just happened to see a guy land a good sized Steelhead. I’d guess the fish to be between 13-15 lbs. I didn’t see what he caught the fish on, but many of the guys were using a bar fishing method around this area (as the water was slow moving). I’ve included a photo of this lower portion of the river in this post Gallery below.
Fishing Trip Photos
Tackle & Method
Rod / Reel: 10’6 Shimano Convergence Rod w/ C3 6500 Abu Garcia level-wind reel
Mainline: 15 lb Maxima Chameleon line
Leader: 12 lb Seaguar Fluorocarbon
Floats: Red 30 gram Cleardrift fishing float
Weights: Pencil lead
1/8 oz pink jig head with 6″ pink worm (cut down to approx. 4.5″)
Coho Roe Sacks (5-10 egg sacks)
Red/Black 1/8 oz Jig
Water Conditions & Weather
Water Conditions: Water Clarity was perfect for Steelhead fishing. Visibility was probably around 2-3 feet, the water had a beautiful green color (which is exactly what you want!). However, the river level was very low so was fishing many types of water.
Water Temperature: Not available
Weather / Lighting: 6-9 degrees Celsius, overcast morning with no rain.