Steelhead Fishing on the Chilliwack River
Water levels in the local rivers have risen these past few weeks. A month ago, steelheaders were bagging for some rain, and boy did they ever get it. First it was the Pineapple Express that soaked the Fraser Valley with monsoon-like torrential downpours which blew the rivers right out. Just as the rivers got back into shape, another large low pressure moved through the Valley, dropping more heavy rains that spiked the river levels yet again. Although we lost a few days of fishing due to the rivers being blown out, it’s sure nice to see a bit more water and color in the system. All this extra water triggered fish movement again, spreading fish throughout the entire river. The excess rains also brought in a bunch of fresh chrome Steelhead and the daily reports coming in are fantastic. There seem to be a lot of wild fish around this year, which is great to see. When it comes to chasing winter-run steelhead on the Chilliwack River, March and April are top producing months. Fishing is great right now and we expect this to continue for another month or so, so get out there and enjoy some great steelhead fishing before the season closes.