Today was a fabulous day out on the rivers in terms of sun however with dropping levels and clearing water it's best to get onto the water before the sun hits it or after the shade returns. Chum and coho are primarily the quarry of the day in most waters including the Squamish system. While the fish have reached over 20 km upstream of Squamish, they are still few and far between up there though several souls were out there enjoying the weather and the solitude.
It was a day to test some new fly patterns and today, chartreuse pink over purple certainly out-fished purple over chartreuse pink and with some nice chrome chum the rods bent hard and the reels sang quite nicely!
The fisheries technicians were out on the water tracking chum with transmitter to see how the upstream migration was progressing. As it turned out I managed to capture one of the fish which had a marked external tag. If you catch one of these, it is appreciated if you simply record the number and let the fish back into the water as quickly as possible
The Squamish main stem was very slow today, but hopefully some new fish will come in with the tides. So as this week end progresses, any of the rivers are a good bet for fly and spinner fishers. If you are in the Squamish area, the bears are along the river as the berry season ended by the summer drought has pushed the bears to the river. There were lots of bear tracks and yes, I did bump into one and only managed to get a picture of his considerable paw print. So, keep an eye open.
So, here is the current outlook for Chum and Chinook on the Fraser.
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