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Here are a few of the fishing opportunities available to anglers and guests in the Fraser Valley for the month of March!
Firstly, with recent rainfall, the Vedder/Chilliwack river saw more steelhead enter the system. With the higher and more turbid water, fishing conditions improved greatly. Traditional float fishing methods using bait, wool ties and blades is always a good bet, and with warmer temperatures, fly fishing can also be very effective. The Vedder/Chilliwack river sees a good run of March and April fish that are fresh and silvery, plus they are generally pretty aggressive fish that are willing to bite with reasonably good water conditions.
Other local rivers that see smaller returns of wild steelhead and subsequently see less angling pressure are also worth the venture and provide an excellent fishing experience.
There are other river systems just off the Fraser Valley that offer a true wilderness setting by virtue of being entered by boat only access. With dollyvarden, cutthroat and rainbow trout mostly on the “hit list”, fly fishing is an exceptionally rewarding experience in these wilderness settings. Salmon fry are starting to hatch in some rivers, and the trout will be keying in on this valuable food source, often recklessly. Using minnow patterns closely resembling these fry can be essential near the end of the main fry hatch, but other minnow type patterns such as rolled or sparcely tied muddler minnows are also effective early on. Swinging streamer patterns and smaller intruder patterns for dollies can be an enjoyable way to spend a day as the dollies are often not that fussy.
Sturgeon fishing is just around the corner. We’ve had an amazingly warm winter this year, but the water temperatures have remained cool, keeping the sturgeon fishing a bit on the spotty side at times. By the end of this month, water temperatures will start to climb. With that, the Fraser river’s sturgeon will start actively moving in search of food to satisfy their increased metabolism.
We offer guided fishing adventures for all of these angling opportunities. If you would like to spend a day learning about the fish we pursue, how to improve your fishing skills or just simply enjoy a day on the water where everything is taken care of so you can relax and enjoy the scenery, give us a call. We’ll look after all the details for you!
The fishing season is really upon us now – we wish you all the best in your fishing adventures!
Whether you are looking for a day trip fishing or you want to stay longer, we can arrange everything from your pickup at the airport in a limo, to your hotel accommodation and the best guided fishing tours in the Fraser Valley. Please contact Marc or Maggie on Toll Free: 1-877-887-4366 or use our contact form.