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Updated: Sunday, August 8, 2020

 

Barry's Bait and Tackle

14651 Westminster Hwy, Richmond, BC
Hours: 9AM–5PM Phone: (604) 273-5901

www.berrysbait.com

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Local Conditions

Updated: Sunday, August 8, 2020

Posted with permission


Vedder River

Chinook open july 1st. fishing has been good as there are good numbers of fish stacked up in the lower river below the vedder crossing. Roe and prawns has been the hot ticket!

 

Fraser River 

Good Cutthroat opportunities throughout the Spring months in the upper Fraser backwaters. Sturgeon fishing has been good for the early season. The eulichon run is in full swing so that would be the best bait option for the next month or so. Lamprey eel's, Roe or Dew worms would be a good second option. Heavy weights up to 18 plus ounces is a must as the river is in freshet.

 

 

Harrison

Cutthroat fishing can be good at times throughout the later part of Spring.

 

Capilano

Coho are open. Fishing has been fair to good mostly in the upper river pools. 

 

See more photos of the guys and gals here.

 

Squamish

Fishing will be slow for the next few weeks due to the high water.

 

Chehalis
We have had a handful of reports of chinook and some Summer run steelhead.

 

Stave River

Chum and Coho fishing has picked up!  

 

Local Lakes

All of the urban lakes have been stocked with catchable rainbow trout. Como, Lafarge, Green Timbers and Rice lakes are all good options.

 

Interior Lakes

Fishing has remained good in the interior as of late. the late Summer weather has delayed Summer doldrums so we should expect to have excellent trout fishing throughout August.

 

Vancouver Saltwater Report

 

SALTWATER FISHING REPORT  (July 23rd, 2020)

Chinook openings in certain areas (Please read below) You may still catch and release. Coho Salmon remain open for (2) hatchery marked fish per day. Fishing has been very good this past week. The south side of Bowen Island has been producing excellent numbers of Coho. Currently there is  is holding a large amount of anchovies holding on the south end of the Bowen Island shorelines and a large school of coho has stalled to gorge on the abundant numbers of Anchovies. Chinook fishing has also been very good with consistent numbers of fish caught in the open and closed "retention areas". Thrasher rock will be the best bet as it is open for one chinook between 62 and 80 cm. last report was good with productive depths being between 120 to 260 feet.
Make sure to drop your traps as Prawning and crabbing has been excellent.

 

 

To purchase a saltwater licence please go here

 

Go to Barry's here for more info.

 

Meet Barry's Team

 

Barry's Bait and Tackle

14651 Westminster Hwy, Richmond, BC
Hours: 9AM–5PM Phone: (604) 273-5901

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www.berrysbait.com

 

 

Click here for retention limits and up to date notices specific to Region 2 rivers.

 

 

 

Chinook Conservation Measures

To address Chinook conservation concerns, DFO is implementing a precautionary 25-35% reduction in exploitation rates for Chinook stocks of concern to support conservation and promote rebuilding. These additional reductions are planned to address conservation concerns for Nass River, Skeena River and many small wild Chinook populations in Northern BC; and, all Fraser River Chinook populations (including Spring 4(2), Spring 5(2), Summer 5(2), Summer 4(1) and Fall 4(1) (populations) in Southern BC.  

 

Southern BC Inside Waters

Areas 13 to 18, 28 and 29 and Subareas 19-1 to 19-6 (except those portions listed below):

 

Effective June 1, 2018 until September 30, 2018, the daily limit for Chinook Salmon is one (1) per day in in Areas 13 to 17, 28 and 29 with the exception of those four areas listed below under the headings Strait of Georgia, Pender Island, Juan de Fuca and Fraser River mouth. Terminal fishing opportunities 

at full limits for Chinook may be considered in-season if abundance permits.

Effective October 1, 2018 until further notice, the daily limit for Chinook Salmon is two (2) per day in in Areas 13 to 19, 28 and 29.

 

Exceptions: Strait of Georgia: 

Note: this measure came into effect on May 7, 2018 as previously announced in FN0370 issued May 7, 2018.

Effective immediately until June 28, 2018 the daily limit for Chinook salmon is two (2) per day, of which only one may be greater than 67 cm in Subareas 18-1, 18-3, 18-6, 18-11, and 19-5.

Effective June 29, 2018 to July 31, 2018 the daily limit is two (2) Chinook salmon per day between both of which must be less than 85 cm in Subareas 18-1, 18-3, 18-6, 18-11, and 19-5. 

Chinook salmon retained in these waters must have a fork length of at least 62 cm.

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Pender Island:

Effective June 1 to September 30, 2018 there is no fishing for finfish in Subareas 18-2, 18-4, 18-5 and 18-9.

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Click the link below for real time water levels
www.wateroffice.ec.gc.ca/report/report_e.html  
For information on the Family Fishing Weekend please go to www.bcfamilyfishing.com 
For Fresh water Fishing Regulations go to :
www.env.gov.bc.ca/fw/fish/regulations/#Synopsis 
For great fishing information and stocking information go to : www.gofishbc.com/default.htm 

Classes

Stay tuned as we are planning to have another course in the near future!

Watch for future seminars here.

Please give us a call 604 273 5901 or stop by the store to save your spot

   

 

Anchovies dyed in chartreuse Brine 'n Bite fished in Full Metal Jackets behind green and purple onion Hot Spot Flashers have been the hot tickets!

Purple haze and green splatter hoochies, Coyote, Kingfisher and the new Hot Pesca spoons in various colours are good bets as well.

 

Click the Links Below for Real-Time Water Levels

wateroffice.ec.gc.ca/report/report_e.html   

For information on the Family Fishing Weekend please go to 

www.bcfamilyfishing.com

 

For Fresh water Fishing Regulations go to :

www.env.gov.bc.ca/fw/fish/regulations/#Synopsis

For great fishing information and stocking information 

go to www.gofishbc.com/default.htm  

 

FishingBC App

The FishingBC app, Apple version is available now with the Android version coming soon. It’s free, and is already providing thousands of anglers with real-time access to regulations and other fishing-friendly features.  Anglers can find species and area specific regulations through map tools which identify their current location and species of interest. Because of how DFO has organized information to be delivered to the app, anglers now have access to virtually everything they need to know on their portable electronic devices. In addition to providing current regulatory information, the Fishing BC app has several other important features:

• It holds an electronic copy of your recreational licence and a permanent record of your catch log;

•It allows photos and entries to be shared by social media or e-mail directly from the app

IF you have an Apple iphone get the app today and in preperation for the coming season.  

 

A link to the app store here or on the icons below 

 

 

DFO Sockeye Openings Hotline 1 604 666 8266 Opt 2

A little history…
It all started with a fridge and a handful of worms. Ivan Berry and his wife Marilyn proved to all that know them, that with a little sweat and perseverance, you can accomplish your dream. In the spring of 1972, Ivan and Marilyn began Berry’s Bait & Tackle, by selling dew worms from their basement. Marilyn recalls donning rubber gloves and flashlights and heading into the night out on their property, located in the heart of Richmond’s farming community, to harvest dew worms. “There’s nothing to it – see a worm, pick it up.” Their children, Mike and Michele, would often tag along to help Mom collect worms. “We had a fridge out on the driveway, with a jar for fishermen to leave their payment – it was an honor system” said Marilyn. “Then, guys started asking if we had any weights or hooks for sale, so we started carrying a small supply of tackle. Before we knew it, our little business had to move from our basement into the garage!

Eventually, the Berry’s perfected how to make a variety of roe bait in addition to packing worms. Soon they were supplying many service stations with all of their bait products. Meanwhile, the store continued to grow. Mike began working in the store, then Len Marshall, who would eventually become a partner in this growing family business. (Many of Berry’s regular customers actually mistake Mike and Len for brothers!) Finally, Michele joined the team to make it a true family business.

Fishing Tales… Ivan and the senior staff make their annual pilgrimage to Rivers Inlet, BC each August in search “Walter”, the mythical spring salmon which run through Rivers Inlet. Base camp is Salmon King Lodge, now returned to it's original name Good Hope Cannery Lodge. Ivan and Marilyn were part owners of this lodge, and Ivan helped transform it into one of the foremost fishing resort lodges in the Province.

Mike and Len make their annual trek to the mighty Thompson River each November in search of the ultimate trophy – Steelhead. They are always more than happy to share their wild tales of triumph and champion with our customers.

 

 

 

Looking Ahead ...
Berry’s Bait & Tackle has grown to become the best stocked sport fishing tackle store in British Columbia.  Located on the site of the original garage, the store now boasts a huge inventory of nearly every kind of tackle and bait imaginable.  Ask anyone who fishes, and they will most likely have heard of Berry’s Bait & Tackle, and likely they will have shopped there – whether it was for their first Snoopy tackle box or their latest Sage rod, all have become the valued customers to whom Berry’s strives to serve.

Looking toward the future, as the business continues to expand and grow, Berry’s is busy building on its existing customer base in British Columbia, and with their new website, globally.

 

 

 


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