The Port Hardy Steelhead season started strong in some rivers and brutally slow in others. We have been doing far better when the rivers are dropping, keep you presentation close to the bottom. Fish the structure and if you think the fish are moving, fish the heads and tailouts of the runs. If the water is slow fish the guts of the deep pools.
Pink worm, yarns, maribou jigs and beads have all been producing. Pink intruders, and smaller bright flies have been doing well too.
Squamish fishing report
The mainstem Squamish river has been producing if you are willing to put the time in to drive a good ways up past the Ashlue bridge. Sculpin patterns, beads and the white Wolly have been hooking many fish in the 2-6lbs range. The Cheakamus has been very busy, but still producing many fish, mostly on the 6, 8 and 10 mm beads in pink, peach and off-white. The Mamquam has been a bit slow since the salmon finished doing their thing in December so we have not spent much time there. But running a bead through the deeper runs usually produces a nice bull or two.
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