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  1. Fishing? Did Someone say Fishing????

    Member Introductions
    Hello All: My name is Kana. I have read this forum for some time but only recently joined. I have been an avid fisher all my life. For the past 7 years I have been a land-locked fisher fishing the Fraser and the Vedder as well as some of the smaller trout streams in Southwest BC. My wife and I...
  2. just trying to get a handle on things for all of us

    Freshwater General Discussion
    First off let me say hi to all that may read this post. I am writing this post, to clear up some things and to help others understand what is going on with a lot things that are taking place on our rivers, and with a sport that we all say we love. I will start by apologizing for some of are...
  3. Alaska Chinook Bycatch - Again!

    Saltwater General Discussion
    Fishermen in the Gulf of Alaska have accidentally caught an estimated 58,336 king salmon this year, an unprecedented level of bycatch that could lead to new fishing restrictions. In recent years the Gulf of Alaska’s bycatch numbers have hovered around 20,000 fish. This year’s numbers surprised...
  4. a good day ruined

    Freshwater General Discussion
    well we got out at the crack of dawn thinkimg the launch was going to be a zoo since the langley launch was closed... well it was a great day the weather man was wrong again a the day was beautiful,,the fish was great..until we had to go home hit the boat launch it was packed with boat waiting...
  5. Mouth of the cap?

    Saltwater General Discussion
    Anybody been catching around the cap lately? I was out Friday and Saturday and didn't get a sniff. It seemed pretty quiet as far as boats go to. Just wondering if there was something I'm missing? Again thanks for the input.
  6. Charter operators marine navigation services fee

    Saltwater General Discussion
    So guys, any one receive a bill lately for $200 + HST for this ..... yet again another grab from the small guy. By the way Com. Fishing vessels, pleasurecrafts, rental boats are exempt ........ pathetic! Whats your take? HT
  7. Where to summer on Vancouver Island for fishing?

    Saltwater General Discussion
    My fiancee and I spent 6 days in Tofino in Aug. and we fell in love with it. We fished with a guide I know from Mexico and had wonderful fishing for salmon and halibut. We decided to spend several weeks up there next summer. We are going to pull a fully equipped boat up, fish for a week at a...
  8. Mouth of Harrison

    Freshwater General Discussion
    I was in the Harrison yesterday. Tried trolling spinners and plugs for a while with not much luck. Noticed a bunch of boats right at the mouth. We decided to join this Chum jigging frenzy right at the mouth. At first we sat back on anchor for a bit and watched everyone to see what they were...
  9. Finally something to report!

    Saltwater General Discussion
    Was out at the mouth of the Cap today, dropped the crab and prawn traps early and was fishing by 8:00AM. Had two or three hits, and then right at the marker I got smacked by this 20lb-er. The boats were pretty thick in there, so I punched the throttle and headed out to the shipping lane...
  10. Right or Way on Saltchuck

    Saltwater General Discussion
    I had this situation happen to me a while back, and it's still kinda bothering me. I was trolling out at the Cap, and it was pretty busy out there. I do my best to keep out of people's way, and really try to anticipate what the other boats are going to do. I rarely get upset with people who...
  11. Sturgeon Etiquitte

    Freshwater General Discussion
    Here is the question that I post to you all: If you are anchored in an area with a few other boats, sturgeon fishing of course, do you pull anchor and move if another boat is chasing a fish headed your way? That being said, here is why I ask: Yesterday, I hooked a really good fish, saw it a few...
  12. [FISHING REPORT] Sept. 17 Fraser Mouth Sox

    Vancouver & Sunshine Coast
    Well, this last week we certainly have had to work harder for these last fish before the closure. They are still out there in numbers but not the biters they were. They have been traveling in the shallows too making it difficult for the dummy flasher set up's required to get these things to...
  13. Oil changes when boat is in the water

    Boating Forum
    I know this may be the wrong section to post this, but I figure the majority of boaters who keep their boats in the water 24/7 are people in the chuck. I am wondering if one is able to do oil changes and leg oil changes (outboard motor) when a boat is in the water. Would an oil pump be...
  14. [FISHING REPORT] Sept 10th-13th Kalamalka and Beaver Lake

    Region 8 - Reports
    Launched at Kekuli bay on Fri and scooted over to the cliffs (south), went at 630am so I started flatline trolling with a lovely #3 pink/white Lyman Kokanee plug and 2ounce slipweight around 15' apart, within 30 mins I had a lovely 2 pound Koke thrashing on the surface! - thanks for the tip...
  15. Netters at T10

    Saltwater General Discussion
    Was out on Thursday watching netting boats bring up thousands of sockeye... Anyone know who these guys are and how long they will be out there?
  16. [FISHING REPORT] Tofino.....September Long weekend.

    Vancouver Island
    After hearing reports from TofinoGuy as to how things were late last week.....and witnessing the "warm water" slabs he was unloading off his boat on Friday; we were hoping for the best!! Unfortunately Saturday was "our day" to head out and it was rough fishing. Good swells...breaking...
  17. [FISHING REPORT] Sept 04th, 2010 Sooke

    Vancouver Island
    Sept 04th, 2010 Sooke, Spent the week down in Sooke. Lots of boats, counted over 300 last weekend. Still sockeye to be had. A few Coho but very few Springs coming in. Hope the fish arrive soon!
  18. Drift Boating Guides Harrison or Vedder

    Freshwater General Discussion
    Does anyone know of any guides that specialise in drift boating the upper rivers? It seems like a great way of fishing the river, and enjoying the natural beauty of the Valley. Ideally it would be an early start Sat. morning, fish from the boat and shore when we find a school, camp, then fish...
  19. best moorage close to east van

    Saltwater General Discussion
    ok my 16 ft isnt gonna cut in for the long haul unless i find a 17 to 19 i feel confortable in im thinking of going bigger but then it looks like moorage. it seems to me after a few phone calls you may as well go to a 24 ft cause they will make you pay for that size anyway because of lack of...
  20. Aft steering wheel???

    Saltwater General Discussion
    I was up in Ukee for a charter not that long ago and saw the coolest thing. A few boats had an additional steering wheel mounted Aft. Does anyone know anything about this? How difficult it is to add, maybe you know a mechanic that installs this kind of thing? I do a fair amount of solo fishing...