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  1. [FISHING REPORT] Red Lake October 12th

    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...
  2. A cautionary tale

    Freshwater General Discussion
    Just thought I'd post this as a reminder to all to be careful out there! On Saturday, I decided to visit some familiar spots along the Squamish north of Ashlu. The torrential rains of last week sure brought the river up to incredible heights - the brush along the banks was stained with silt at...
  3. Is my Fishing Rod Too big to fish the Vedder

    Freshwater General Discussion
    So im planning on going out to the vedder this weekend to try my luck with some buddies... I am fairly new to salmon fishing im sure you noticed my amateur posts earlier lol..anyways barrys bait and tackle shop in richmond sold me a Trophy 10 and a half foot spinning fishing rod with 15pound...
  4. Fishing off the dock with little ones

    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...
  5. 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...
  6. steelhead poaching

    Freshwater General Discussion
    so we have quite the steelhead poaching problem in the south coast, mainly with our summer steelhead. I have come up with a plan to help the conservation officer in catching or knowing who is doing it. I know over the past few years I have found filleted carcases, and even gut piles and blood...
  7. 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...
  8. Trout Fishing on Lakes in the Fall

    Freshwater General Discussion
    HI, I'm new to this forum - what a great site by the way! I've gained some valuable knowledge by reading through a lot of the topics, and I really appreciate it. I've spent the whole summer repairing and refurbishing a boat that I bought in the spring (older 14 ft aluminum) and its finally...
  9. 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...
  10. Post-Sockeye Fraser Tips Please

    Freshwater General Discussion
    Most falls I find myself fishing the Fraser Tributaries (Vedder, Harrison-Chehalis). After frequent summer excursions to different locations on the Fraser for sockeye this past summer, I wondered to myself, "What does salmon fishing look like here after the fall closing when the Fraser opens...
  11. Sockeye Fishing at T-10: A Few Questions

    Saltwater General Discussion
    Hi Everyone, As I posted in seabouy's thread (sorry I don't have enough posts to link yet), I tried my luck at T-10 yesterday. I didn't catch anything, but the weather was nice and I got to watch a fantastic sunset. Anyways, I just had a few questions, as I'm new to fishing T-10 (usually just...
  12. Licensing Question

    Freshwater General Discussion
    My step father is comming out next weekend and asked if I would take him out for a day of sockeye fishing. He is from manitoba . If he is practicing catch and release and is not keeping any fish, does he need a salmon tag? Does he need a salmon tag or just a 1 day license?we will be fishing the...
  13. Salmon in rivers: do they bite? Do they feed?

    Freshwater General Discussion
    Hello All, I just went fishing today on the Fraser River around Sapperton Landing off the shore for a few hours and caught nothing--even though salmon were jumping out of the water all around me. I was casting Gibbs Kit-a-mats, Crocs, and Fox spinners of various sizes, all to naught. Not even...
  14. putting out spring gear?

    Saltwater General Discussion
    I keep hearing people say they are putting out at least one set-up to target springs. I have a quick question, should I put the chinook gear on the upper or lower rod? I've had a couple nice chinooks in the last week, both have been on sox gear, and on the top rod. Would it be correct to assume...
  15. How Well Do You Know the Regs?

    Freshwater General Discussion
    Hi folks, I thought I would throw this question out as a little challenge to see how well people can interpret both the saltwater and freshwater regulations. If our good mods feel there is a more appropriate section for this post, feel free to move it. It is primarilya 'salt' question but...
  16. Apologies to lionfish

    Saltwater General Discussion
    Lionfish, Let me just extend an apology to you......I didn't mean to come across as an arse which I apparently did. I just had a feeling (unrightly so) that your post may have been a "one post" type question which we have seen many, many times on the forum. I, as do many members like to...
  17. how many is enough?

    Freshwater General Discussion
    Not looking to be a smart ass here, just an honest question regarding the sockeye fishery. I was thinking today with such a long opening this year there must be a ton of fish being stacked into the freezers of many fisherman. i myself have been out 3 times with a total of 6 fish being put to...
  18. Sockeye fishing from shore in Gibsons area?

    Saltwater General Discussion
    This might be a stupid question but... Can sockeye be fished from shore Around the Gibsons area? I don't have a boat but would like some socks. Thanks!!
  19. Fish spitting up there bladders/ stomaches

    Saltwater General Discussion
    Hey, Just a question for all those who know what there taking about, i was watching a fishing show the other day and when the brought the fish onto the boat, the fish's swim bladder had swollen and was protruding out its mouth. The host of the show called it a gag grouper, and that was...
  20. Chum in the salt/Migratory patterns

    Fly Fishing Discussion
    Hi All, So we all hear of beach pinks and beach coho, and maybe the odd beach spring...but has anyone seen beach chum? I've never heard of them being caught in the salt...what's the deal? I'd assume the beaches toward squamish would produce some...advice? and the secondary question to...
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