With the forecast being rain I headed out early but the drops were splattering all over the windshield as I cruised through West Van on the way to Squamish. I was wondering if it was going to be worth it, or would the rain pound out the morning? By the time I reached Furry Creek, the rain turned to a spatter and by Britannia the road was semi dry. So it looked like there was a prospect of at least a few hours before the deluge hit. I checked the Mamquam first but with low clear flow and only one chum in the pool at the rail bridge it was not looking optimistic. About 20 minutes of casting lower down with no sign of fish movement confirmed the diagnosis.....time to move on.
The first four fish up at Fisherman's Beach managed to spit the hook which was getting rather frustrating and it got worse when the 5th was a nice chrome coho that lasted only long enough to do an ejection seat routine out of the water and spit the hook back at me. Finally the 6th fish stuck and put on a great head shaking battle. If you are stuck indoors this weekend because of the rain then just click here and imagine your are on the other end of the battle.
The run continued steady for about two hours and some mean knuckle busting occured when one or two big buck chum grabbed the flies. Alas, only my neighbor about 100 meters downstream was the only one lucky enough to hook a nice coho. It took him quite a while to land the chrome fish that was a decent 8 to 10 lbs. It was the only other coho that I saw during the day. So far, the chum run to the Cheakamus is strong but coho are still few and far between.
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