...that they named it twice: the Chilliwack/Vedder in s.w. B.C. For us steelhead wretches agonizing in the Puget Sounds of Silence, be of good cheer: the Vedder is open, and March and April are the height of the winter(?) steelhead run. I fished the Vedder today. From my home in Bellingham, it was 38 miles - half the distance to the most upstream of my favorite runs on the Skagit. The water was dropping, with about two feet of visibility. No, I didn't catch one, but I had a pluck. There were other anglers in sight, but not crowding each other. (I won't fish it on weekends, when you have to turn sideways to fit between the pin reelers.) Downside: time in line at the border crossings. About 20 minutes in Sumas in late morning, over an hour in the evening heading home. Fill your gas tank and take a good book.