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  1. Vancouver Island - Which Techniques/Tackle to use from an inshore boat in Sept?

    Saltwater Tackle Talk!
    Hi all, First post here so here goes. I'm taking a week-long yacht trip from Sidney around the archipelago in the first week of September. I am very interested in fishing while on the trip. The yacht comes with a 10ft dinghy with 4HP motor. My plan will be to fish wherever we moor up in the...
  2. looking for advice on inflatable

    Boating Forum
    Hi All. I'm looking at picking up a 2003 Mercury 380 HD inflatable and I've read mixed reviews about them. Does anyone have any experience with the older Mercury boats? Thanks!
  3. Fishing advice or maybe partner?

    Saltwater General Discussion
    Hi, i'm a new fisher, so I was wondering if I could get some advice from you guys. I live in the Oak Bay area, and I was wondering if anyone knew any good places to shorecast for flatfish such as flounder, sole, dab or plaice? Also, lingcod and salmon from shore would be sweet too. I can go out...
  4. First Trip to Quesnel Lake - Need advice

    Freshwater General Discussion
    I am departing Dawson Creek on May 11, heading for Quesnel Lake. This will be my first sojourn into the interior lakes. Have fished nearly every wet piece of ground in northern BC over the past 40 years, but May in the north it's always hard to find water that isn't still hard. Time to try...
  5. Broken Rod Advice

    Fly Fishing Discussion
    I have a broken pre-1994 Powell flyrod (graphite). A 600.00 rod when it was new, it carries a lifetime warranty but the Powell Co. has since changed ownership (Charles Schwaub) and their policy on the original rods is 50% upgrade on a new rod, which are pretty much just generic middle of the...
  6. Harrison River

    Freshwater General Discussion
    Hey Guys Hoping to get out on the Harrison to chase some chum in the next few days. I've never drifted maribou jigs in this system before, and was looking for some advice on where to start out, and the technique to use. I have a boat, so moving around isn't a problem. Feel free to PM me if you...
  7. Sink Rate Fly Lines

    Fly Fishing Discussion
    I would really appreciate some advice on fly lines. I have an 8 weight single hand , fly rod. I want to fish steelhead in the Vedder cannel this year. What type of sink rate would be the best all round line for the area? I tried some T 14 at different lengths but it is hard to cast. I thought I...
  8. Vedder River Fishing tomorrow

    Freshwater General Discussion
    I am going to the vedder tomorrow from richmond at around 5am wanting to b e out on the water first light. This will be my first time on the vedder trying my luck for salmon there Any advice would be good. I will be float fishing and so far ive got Roe, whool and some fake eggs as bait. got...
  9. Abu or Shimano?

    Freshwater Tackle Talk!
    Ok, I have pretty much given up on getting my rod and reel back that I lost last week but without a rod I'm starting to jones for fishing like a crack addict out of crack, it's bad...so I need a new set up and want some advice/opinion...so, Abu Garcia 6500c4 or the equvilant shimano reel. I lost...
  10. The Middle Vedder. Worth the walk?

    Freshwater General Discussion
    Question to all of you who fish the middle vedder runs this time of year. I do not have waders, and I usally short float tipped Jigs or blades. The hike in around twin cedars ( which I did once last year )seems to keep the crowds away just enough to enjoy some personal space on the flow. My...
  11. Presentation for fly-fishing salmon on Fraser Tributaries

    Fly Fishing Discussion
    I'm fairly new to fly fishing and have only tried fly fishing for salmon in rivers of the lower mainland a few times. Can anyone point me to resources on learning good presentation for salmon? Is it heard of to use indicators for salmon? Without indicators, I get confused in my mending, on...
  12. New Setup

    Freshwater General Discussion
    Greetings all, I am new to fishing, havn't fished in 20 years so I consider myself new since I remember nothing. I want to get a spinning rod setup that I can use for everything from Lake Trout to Pinks in the river, but am unsure of what I need for a rod and line. What line weight...
  13. Newbie in need of Help

    Saltwater General Discussion
    Hello, I have a fair bit of past experience on the water but I recently purchased my first boat (21' Seaswirl Striper) and I could use a little advice. I've been out three times and i only have a bullhead and a grilse to show for it. I live in South Surrey but I'm willing to drive anywhere...
  14. "Company Outing"

    Saltwater General Discussion
    So, my Boss comes to me and says he'd like to take the employees out fishing. He has a boat (50+ ft), some fishing gear and a desire to fish, but no knowledge. I'm a fisherman of sorts (kind of new to salt with some experience) and he is hopeing i can make this whole employee fishing get...
  15. fishing in Nanaimo area

    Freshwater General Discussion
    Hello to all, I just started a new job in Nanaimo for next 2-3 months, get back home on weekends. Have a few hours after work during the weekdays and 'd be not bad to spend rest of the day some where on the lake/river/sea bar...with a rod. Does anybody have any suggestions/tips/advice of such...
  16. Good spots from shore around Vancouver?

    Saltwater General Discussion
    Hello All, I live in N. Vancouver and have tried Ambleside in W. Van a couple of times for salmon, but got schneidered (caught nothing) both times. I don't have a car and am wondering if there are any other good places to fish from shore (for salmon--or any other species--I'm getting desparate...
  17. fishing the squamish

    Freshwater General Discussion
    morning all! My friends and i are on our way to squamish on the 15th October to fish for Chum and maybe Coho (fingers crossed!) i just wondered if any of you local fisherman could offer any tips on flies etc........ i fished it the same time last year and was successful but obviously you can...
  18. Best lure for Lake trolling???

    Freshwater General Discussion
    Greetings all, Just after some advice on a good lure/plug etc.. for slow lake trolling. I currently use Lyman's and the occasional Apex spinner, all about 4" long for bigger rainbows with a nice long leader (20'+). I use 4-6 ounce weights and go real slow, I get a fair amount of bites and the...
  19. Scotty Electric Downriggers - ISSUES?

    Saltwater General Discussion
    Hey guys, I wanted to see if anyone had some advice before I send these down riggers back again to scotty! Everything works fine, they come up fine but wont go down, I have to pull the line out with my hands to get it to go down. I have 10 LB cannon balls on? Is there something I can do myself...
  20. Fish finder recommendation

    Freshwater Tackle Talk!
    Hi guys, I am looking to purchase a fish finder for use with my 10' harbourcraft...I will primarily fish lakes on the Island. What brand/unit would you recommend?... any advice would be much appreciated...thanks guys D
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