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  1. Fly Fishing Discussion
    Recently moved to Kelowna and bought a fly rod. Tried a few lakes and rivers, haven't had much luck. What are some good spots to go near Kelowna, within an hour or 2? Any tips or tricks would be greatly appreciated!
  2. Freshwater Professional Reports
    Vancouver Friday Fishing Report Pacific Angler Outlook: The boys at Pacific Angler have seen a lot of rain fall over the last week. As we watched the river levels sky rocket up we shed a little tear and mentally checked out of steelhead season. I am not saying that the steelhead season is...
  3. Advertiser Specials & Updates
    Introduction to Chironomid Techniques with Trevor Welton It is widely known that chironomids are the number one food source for trout in BC’s prolific lakes. Therefore it should be no surprise that to be a top stillwater angler you need to have a solid understanding of the chironomid life...
  4. Member Introductions
    Hi everyone. If anyone can pass along some guarded good advice, I'd really appreciate it. I'm just getting back into fly fishing...it's been almost 3 years since I've been out. New twin boys can have that affect. I'm heading to Lac le Jeune late June / early July. I'm taking with me a not yet...
  5. Freshwater Professional Reports
    Sport fishing column for Oct 25 to Nov 1, 2010 One of the keys to successful angling is analysis. I tell students in my fly fishing classes to analyze everything from start to finish, both good and bad, on every fishing trip. Analysis brings theory and theories proven or disproven bring...
  6. Freshwater Professional Reports
    Sport fishing column for Oct 18 to 25, 2010 "In the best stories about fly fishing…big fish are caught, or lost; people say wild and spontaneous words; events become memory and sometimes; in the hands of a master, these bleed into art." Nick Lyons. Our BC angler's begin their years...
  7. Freshwater General Discussion
    Next week I will be heading off to Mabel lake for a camping trip with some buddies before the winter hits. Since I mostly fish mountain lakes, I am not used to fishing on big lakes so I need a few hints. I would rather use my fly rod than my spinning rod, but I think that this might limit me...
  8. Region 3 - Reports
    Tried the Knutsford area with hope of hitting a new lake that a member on here made me aware (thanks bronjuan) of but the wind was gusting pretty good up in the foothills so I decided to go up Tranquille to Red Lake which I know holds big fish but I had only been to in the hardwater season...
  9. Freshwater Professional Reports
    Sport fishing column for Oct 11 to 18, 2010 "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was an age of wisdom, it was an age of foolishness," A Tale of two cities, Charles Dickens Every fall thanks to thirty years of good work in conservation, our rivers are filled with...
  10. Freshwater Professional Reports
    Fish On! That is the cry being heard on lakes all over the area. Lundbom is producing well with dragons just off the shore under an indicator at about 8 feet deep. Roche and area lakes are producing as well. An olive damsel around size 12 seems to be good just about everywhere. Horseshoe is...
  11. Region 3 - Reports
    Fishing really was unbelievable today. Two really nice rainbows in the 20-22 inch range and shaped like a chinook, just pigs! Countless brookies up to two pounds. Yesterday was a bit slower. Alot of little guys in different areas of the lake but there are a couple holes where the bigger fish are...
  12. Freshwater Professional Reports
    Sport fishing column for Oct 4 to 11, 2010 "As a Presbyterian, my father believed that man by nature was a damn mess, and that only by picking up God's rhythms could we regain power and beauty." Norman MacLean; A River Runs Through It. Salmon season is upon us again and soon all our...
  13. Freshwater Professional Reports
    OVERVIEW – Trout fishing is IMPROVING and bass fishing has been GOOD on the local lakes. Trout fishing is SLOW on the Cowichan River. Salmon fishing is GOOD on the Nitinat River if you don’t mind the crowds. Fall stocking of local lakes with catchable rainbows has started this past week. If you...
  14. Freshwater General Discussion
    almost all the lower mainland lakes are now stocked with catchable rainbows now gofishbc has the fall stocking details. was out with my son yesterday at one of them and he caught a couple of rainbows.. 1 just using a float with worm, and 1 with slip bell sinker with green powerbait. I caught...
  15. Freshwater Professional Reports
    Sunny days ahead. It Looks like a fine time to get out and wet a line. The Kane Valley lakes were fishing well with chironomids on the weekend. Our source says fish to five pounds. The trolling in Nicola Lake continues to be steady for rainbows. A small Gomphus Dragon in Lundbom was the...
  16. Freshwater Professional Reports
    Sport fishing column for Sept 27 to Oct 4, 2010 Proverbs 22:28 Remove not the ancient landmark, which thy fathers have set. Another fishery is compromised. During the time that has passed since last years chum salmon fishery on the Stave River, no parking signs have been erected on...
  17. Freshwater Professional Reports
    OVERVIEW – Trout fishing is IMPROVING and bass fishing has been GOOD on the local lakes. Trout fishing is SLOW on the Cowichan River. Salmon fishing is GOOD on the Nitinat River if you don’t mind the crowds. Fall stocking of local lakes with catchable rainbows has started this past week...
  18. Freshwater Professional Reports
    OVERVIEW – Trout fishing is FAIR and bass fishing has been GOOD on the local lakes. Trout fishing is SLOW on the Cowichan River. CowichanRiver – The water level on the Cowichan River is at the summer lows. Fishing is tough and tubers will be out in full force if we ever get a warm, sunny...
  19. Freshwater General Discussion
    ok, my fishing buddy and I have this discussion every year. We normally troll Upper Arrow lakes for Rainbows and of course Dollies.. I have read that in spring time it is best to troll at slower speeds (under 2 mph) and faster if you like in the fall aka 3 mph and above. We normally use lyman...
  20. Freshwater Professional Reports
    Sport fishing column for Sept 20 to 27, 2010 "You like to tell true stories, don't you? He asked, and I answered, 'Yes, I like to tell stories that are true." Norman MacLean; A River Run Through It. Telling the story; oh how we love to tell those tails. It has been a big part of...
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