A slough is a channel where water is usually stagnant. They are usually found at backwaters of a large river system or where a small stream connects with a larger river system.

A slough

When fishing in British Columbia, sloughs and streams share the same fishing regulations. A good example of a slough is Nicomen Slough in the Fraser Valley, between Mission and Agassiz.

Fishing can be excellent for both salmon and trout in a slough. Because the current is minimal, spincasting lures and bottom fishing with bait are the best techniques.

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