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 such a small amount of rain over the past few months, but we had our first “biggish” rainfall the night before so I had to check out the river. I chose a run on the lower river area with one of the deepest holes. I was rewarded with lots of action all morning as the Pinks were biting everything: spoons, spinners & jigs. However, the highlight of this short trip was the hatchery Coho I landed. This Coho made 6 massive jumps while ripping up/down the run. Coho are one of my favorites as they’re jumps and fights are legendary. Unfortunately, my GoPro skills are beyond pathetic as I had the camera angle way too low for all these exciting jumps. I’ll make sure it’s pointing correctly next time! Or perhaps I’ll get some buddies out with cameras as well to get some fresh perspectives. Anyway, regardless of the poor camera work it was an amazing morning and I can’t wait to get back to river!

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Spinning Rod & Reel Tackle

My spinning setup is an 8′ Shakespeare Wild Series rod, Mitchell spinning rod with a Seaguar INVIZX Fluorocarbon mainline (10 lb).

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Shakespeare Wild Series Spinning Rods (8′)

Mitchell Spinning Reel

Seaguar INVIZX Fluorocarbon (10 lb)

Additional Lures & Baits used

  • Gibbs Crocs (Pink, Copper/Orange)
  • Blue Fox Vibrax Spinners (Copper size 2)
  • Jigs with plastic curly tail

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