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  1. Pacific Angler Charters: Special Sockeye Charters

    Advertiser Specials & Updates
    Check out Pacific Angler's latest Newsletter for details on the epic sockeye run... http://myemail.constantcontact.com/The-Salmon-are-Here---.html?soid=1101213834936&aid=ZZgwEfTiTcw
  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. 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...
  4. Shimano Citica 201E Broken???

    Freshwater Tackle Talk!
    I just bought my second baitcaster (Shimano Citica 201E) [third if you count my Walmart sturgeon reel] reel this afternoon and I notice that in the free spool, the line guide does not move back and forth with the line. I did a couple of research through google and found the term "non-disengaging...
  5. Memorial Service for the Sturg

    Saltwater General Discussion
    October 16,2010 at Tswwassen Golf Club 1 to 4 PM There will be a celebration of the life of Kevin Sturgess, the guide of the boat that went missing out of Winter Harbour this Summer. I'm sure anyone who knew him would want to be there. There will be a contingent from Tofino making the trek to...
  6. 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...
  7. Oahu Bone Fishing

    Angling Outside BC
    Hi .... My wife and i are planning a trip to Honolulu in October and i would like to do some Bone fishing while I'm there. Does anyone have any experience flats fishing in Oahu for Bone fish? I was going to hire a guide for the day so, if anyone has a recommendation it would be very much...
  8. Tidal water guiding

    Saltwater General Discussion
    Hello all, Is a person required to hold an 'Anglers guide licence' while guiding fishermen in Tidal waters? This might be a silly question, but everything I can find on the subject pertains to freshwater fishing only, including the Wildlife Act. Any clarification on this would be greatly...
  9. What is a reasonable tip for a guide?

    Environmental, Fishing Politics & Fishery Updates
    Anybody care to chime in here?....Seems to me, in general, guides put in long days, and get an average days pay....But, they do provide a service and in this culture, we generally tip......What is a reasonable tip for a guide after a day onn the water?.......Curious.......Ortho:peace:
  10. Guiding in Vancouver area salt

    Saltwater General Discussion
    Already got my dream job - almost. Just wondering if it's possible or worth it to get a guide license these days. What are the requirements? Grant
  11. If you fish for sockeye, this is a MUST READ

    Freshwater General Discussion
    I took a drive down to Peg Leg today to check out the mayhem. It didn't take long until I stumbled upon this: Now hopefully everyone on this site realizes what is wrong with this picture. Of course there are some people who will not, hence the reason this picture was taken. The fish in the...
  12. Aspriring Writers?

    Contributer Discussions
    For those of you that are currently enjoying your summer adventures, it may seem a little early to be looking ahead to 2011, but for the BCO team the New Year is fast approaching. With only two issues left to publish this year we need to start planning for next year; we start working on our...
  13. Bow River - 3rd week of September

    Angling Outside BC
    Hi guys, I am working in Calgary the third week of September, and have a day off while there to boot! what flies and areas would you recommend?...I'd prefer to walk/wade at a few choice spots (vs hire a guide)....haven't fished the river in 10 years.... would really appreciate any...
  14. The Margaree

    Angling Outside BC
    Headed back to Nova Scotia to attend a conference last week, and was able to extend my stay and try a little atlantic salmon fishing up in Cape Breton on the Margaree River. I decided to hire a guide so that I could give myself the best opportunity to take advantage of the two days I had. As it...
  15. spincaster vs levelwind for sockeye: what are your thoughts?

    Freshwater General Discussion
    I tried bottom bouncing for the first time last year on a trip to the upper fraser and now that sockeye are open look forward to getting out in the next couple of days. The guide that took us set us up with spinning reels but that was probably because everyone can use a spinning reel. I...
  16. baitcaster problem!!

    Freshwater General Discussion
    its a bps pro qualifier when reeling in, the line guide stops kinda and just goes back and forth only across 1/4 of the bar resulting in the line piling up all on one side.. not enjoyable at all!! what can i do or do i need to get a new line guide...?
  17. How young is too young to land a fish

    Freshwater General Discussion
    Today at Gill Rd a parent with 2 small children landed 6 Sockey. 2 each, Dad holds the rod and the young ones touch the rod and bingo 6 fish for dad. So How young is to young and to what degree do they have to participate in the landing? Using the regs as a guide line a baby can touch the...
  18. Custom Spinning Rod

    Freshwater General Discussion
    I recently took up building custom rods, and decided that my latest build would be a rod for my neice. She lives in Kamloops and my brother takes his kids out to the local lakes quite frequently, either still fishing from shore, or trolling very light gear. I wanted to build a rod that she could...
  19. FN0580-RECREATIONAL - Shellfish: Prawn and Shrimp by Trap - Areas 17, 19 & 23 - Closi

    Recreational‏ - Updates & Notices
    FN0580-RECREATIONAL - Shellfish: Prawn and Shrimp by Trap - Areas 17, 19 & 23 - Closi Category(s): RECREATIONAL - Shellfish Fishery Notice - Fisheries and Oceans Canada Subject: FN0580-RECREATIONAL - Shellfish: Prawn and Shrimp by Trap - Areas 17, 19 & 23 - Closing - Amendment to FN0536...
  20. FN0579-PSP - Bivalve Shellfish: Marine Biotoxin - Update for Area 25, and Summary for

    Recreational‏ - Updates & Notices
    Category(s): PSP (Red Tide) /Other Marine Toxins, ABORIGINAL - General Information, COMMERCIAL - Invertebrates: Clam - Intertidal, COMMERCIAL - Invertebrates: Clam - Razor, COMMERCIAL - Invertebrates: Geoduck and Horseclam, COMMERCIAL - Invertebrates: Oyster, COMMERCIAL - Invertebrates: Scallop...