After a brutal day of fishing on Vedder, i thought it was time to give the Capilano a try. Normally i don’t fish this system during the fall as i would rather fish the Vedder where i could do both gear and fly. But today, didn’t feel like waking up early and driving for an hour, Capilano would be the best option. Even if i don’t catch anything, it’s okay, it’s close by and i get to just take it easy for a change. Let’s start with what happened yesterday first and then come back to the Capilano.
Right now with the less abundant of fish in the Vedder, first light seem to be the best option if you want to connect with a fish. As a matter of fact, any salmon will do for me right now. Not so much for food but just want the tug on the other end. I wasn’t able to connect with anything except for a chub in the lower section of the canal. It was one of the largest i have gotten, so i was quite happy when that connected. But still not close to any fight a salmon would put up. We worked from Keith Wilson bridge all the way down pass HWY 1. What a long walk back, gave me a bit of time to reminisce about the pinks we had last year. What a blast we had but this is a bit of a shame. When you reminisce, that only means you are not doing so well, hahahah. But to top it off, we moved up river to find lots of fish milling about. But we couldn’t get them to bite. We had flies, roe, yarn and blade. All from different people so we can’t say it was just the way we were doing it. Hook with the fly, Dice with yarn, roe and blade. Well, i did both. I thought i would have the best chance as i brought all my gear but just carrying extra weight all day. Oh well, that’s fishing!!
I thought about it last night, what we are doing wrong? But my conclusion is that the fish are a bit scattered and there just isn’t enough of them around to have constant bites. So today, i took it easy and just enjoyed the day. With that in mind, it does wonders. I managed to hook 4 fish in the 6hrs of fishing. Everything happened in the first 3 hrs upon arrival. I only landed 2 of the 4. 1 jack spring and 1 hatchery coho. All on yarn and pink seem to be the ticket. The 2 fish that i lost was so much bigger than what i had kept. The coho that i lost was at least a good 8lbs if not more and the spring was an adult in the 12lbs range easy. Oh well, still happy that i got to fight that many in one day, hahahah. Here is the picture.
Anyways, i hope that the Vedder picks up next weekend. Not much rain in the forecast that would make a big impact but i hope they are just late. I know there are fish in the hatchery already but the big push should be coming. Just wish we could all be there when they make a run for it.
Good luck all!!!