folks, I'm going to be holidaying in the Coquitlam & Qualicum(Vancouver Island) areas from Sun 27th July for 2 weeks, any ideas on rivers to try for steelhead & salmon? I understand the Vedder-Chilliwack could be worth a try, with the Stamp-Somass rivers on the island . Has anyone fished these two systems? Any suggestions on "hot-spots" in these areas would be greatly appreciated please. I will be fishing off the bank, fly-fishing & spinning.
For fly-fishing I have these flies which range in sizes from #4 double to #6 single:
-green butt skunk
-red arctic fox ponoi
For spinning, I have countdown rapalas in various sizes(7cm, 9cm, 11cm) and in various colors(rainbow, brown trout, fluro orange/gold, black & gold, black & silver, fire tiger)
This will be my first time fishing for steelhead & salmon, so any suggestions would be greatly appreciated, thanks