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  1. Region 1 - Reports
    I just got back from fishing the Puntledge and WOW! I hooked into 50 or more chums each day and the odd older chinook. I pretied a bunch of jigs using the DIY jig packs from Bentrods and I could not keeper the chums off them. Biggest fish I landed and kept was 18lbs without the guts and gills. I...
  2. Region 2 - Reports
    So got out pretty early, on the river by 0645, would have like to been earlier but had to stop at bank and gas station on the way...anyways, i started below Tamahi, Boulders?, not too sure of the exact name, worked that area up and down for about one KM, with roe, wool, blades for about 2...
  3. Member Introductions
    Hmmm, what to tell you...basically I've just gotten back into fishing this June after taking about 5 years hiatus...was busy training to race kayaks and surfskis...is great to be getting reacquainted with my fly fishing gear and of course our fish. I'm mostly a lake fisher, pretty much...
  4. 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...
  5. Freshwater General Discussion
    Hey everyone, How are the runs heading into the river where everyone lives, The Cowichan is, supposedly, having some chum and coho show up, but cant verify. The pinks are all but gone, few left in the bay but are very developed. So how are the salmon in the flows you guys fish? Clayton
  6. Saltwater General Discussion
    Hey guys, Theres a family friend in town who are staying with us right now, and their little boy is really interested in fishing, and since his dad told him about the sharks you can catch around here he has been obsessed with catching one. My question is, is there any way to get him into a dog...
  7. Freshwater General Discussion
    Hey guys, I've been out on the North Thompson, in a few different spots but cant seem to get any luck, I've been bottom bouncing with a 5-12 foot leader with green red or white wool but cant seem to get into any. There are lots of fish about but I cant seem to get any, any tricks I should know...
  8. Region 1 - Reports
    Anyone south of naniamo been fishing on the beaches, any coho being seen yet. I assume the pinks are all real dark by now.
  9. Vancouver Island
    I went and purchased myself a nice 24foot Grady.. .I think I want to come over to the island near Sooke to do some halibut fishing. I have zero clue where to go to do this in the area... any and all info would be greatly appreciated. Please PM me if you have a special place, discretion is...
  10. Freshwater General Discussion
    There was a discussion on CBC radio on Saturday about Genetically modified salmon Based on springs DNA, grows as twice as fast, not reproductive, approved by FDA... http://www.cbc.ca/canada/prince-edward-island/story/2010/09/10/pei-gmo-salmon-aquabounty-584.html
  11. Freshwater General Discussion
    Catching sockeye off of Herrling Island this year, I noticed along the shore what I assumed were coarse fish ready for all the castaway innards of cleaned sockeye. My young son even caught a dozen or so (and threw them back), using sockeye eggs. I couldn't identify them, but it got me to...
  12. Member Introductions
    Wow, what an amazing site! I'm very excited to join and learn from this group of like-minded fishermen. A bit about myself: I'm born and raised here in Vancouver, and have been fishing as long as I can remember. Most of the fishing I've done has been up at Savary Island near Powell River in the...
  13. Saltwater General Discussion
    Heading to Renfrew next week and looking for an updated fishing report. Are there still some big Springs around? Have the Coho moved in yet? I have seen the Island Outfitters report but was hoping to get some more specific insight.
  14. Environmental, Fishing Politics & Fishery Updates
    I'm not too sure how much response this thread will get, but here it goes. In my mailbox today was a letter addressed to me from the University of British Columbia, Environmental Health Dept. When I opened it, I found it to be an invite to participate in a survey investigating fish consumption...
  15. Freshwater General Discussion
    Once a year we do a father son fishing trip. We have been to the island numerous times for springs and coho, but have a smaller boat now.. and fraser twice for pinks and strurgeon. And now were planning another trip for sometime in september maby october...... Right now, our ideas are the upper...
  16. Saltwater General Discussion
    Lots of Sockeye going by South Pender on the weekend. I'm sure they will all be rounding towards the Fraser so we should have lots of good fishing for a while. Caught a couple and changed to Spring gear to see if I could knab something a little bigger. No luck, caught a bunch of grilse!!!
  17. Freshwater General Discussion
    Well, the Pinks seem to be in the final stages in the Campbell. The Puntledge is virtually in my backyard, but is closed till Oct 1st. Being a new addict to the river scene on the Island, I need some dope for September, and don't know where to find it! Where's the good fishing in Sept? I saw...
  18. Freshwater General Discussion
    Well I got to take out the new toys. Motor ran well and boat isn't much different from the Zodiac. Looking forward to finishing break-in period tomorrow,as then I can take it to the ocean for some crab and maybe a little mooching around James Island. Started today fishing northwest side of Elk...
  19. Saltwater General Discussion
    I am interested in trying to find out if anyone can recommend any affordable !?? self guided fishing lodges or a place that you can rent a boat to fish around Vancouver Island. I like boat Charters, but they often don't take single fisherman and sometimes I wish I had more time on the water. I...
  20. Saltwater General Discussion
    Hello fellow anglers, Could someone give me a good spot(s) to fish red snappers around Vancouver and/or the east side of Vancouver Island. Thanks.
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