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  1. Freshwater Tackle Talk!
    In Europe, where I'm from, keepnets are extremely common among freshwater anglers. They help you maintain the fish you decide to keep fresh until the moment you leave, and allow you to pick the largest fish within your allowed daily quota (as opposed to just randomly select say, 5 trouts, as you...
  2. 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...
  3. 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. 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...
  5. Saltwater General Discussion
    I'd like to point out and remind everyone that the daily limit IS the DAILY limit! This morning on my way out from Ambleside, I ran into a couple guys in a small aluminum boat who were on their way home after limiting out in a couple hours (I know this because they couldn't stop bragging). I...
  6. Saltwater General Discussion
    The regulations state that "There is no limit to the number of fishing rods a licenced fisher may use in tidal waters, other than the tidal waters of the Fraser River where the limit is one line per angler". Anyone have an idea where the the "tidal waters of the Fraser River" extend to. How far...
  7. Recreational‏ - Updates & Notices
    Category(s): RECREATIONAL - Salmon Fishery Notice - Fisheries and Oceans Canada Subject: FN0630-Recreational Fishery - Salmon: Type of gear or bait change in portion of Cowichan River (Region 1) Effective immediately until 23:59 November 15, 2010, the Cowichan River will be closed to all...
  8. Recreational‏ - Updates & Notices
    Category(s): RECREATIONAL - Salmon Fishery Notice - Fisheries and Oceans Canada Subject: FN0629-Recreational - Salmon: Angling Closure in portion of Cowichan River Effective immediately until 23:59 November 15, 2010, the Cowichan River will be closed to all angling from lower Marie Canyon...
  9. Environmental, Fishing Politics & Fishery Updates
    Dear Salmon People: Please see letter below to the BC government. It just came to my attention that the salmon feedlot owners are refusing to allow government to test the fish in their pens for disease as of April 1 2010, they will not even give them access to their dead fish. I don't know...
  10. Saltwater General Discussion
    Can someone please tell me what the hell "possession" means in the regulations? I was told if I go on a week-long trip in my boat, I can only catch and keep 8 salmon--only 4 of which may be chinook. Is this accurate? Thanks for any clarification on this!
  11. Environmental, Fishing Politics & Fishery Updates
    Hello All The federal government has released their proposed Federal Pacific Aquaculture Regulations with a sixty-day public input period. These regulations role back the safe-guards we have in British Columbia to prevent heavy industrialization and privatization of the coast at the expense of...
  12. Commercial‏ - Updates & Notices
    Category(s): COMMERCIAL - Salmon: Gill Net Fishery Notice - Fisheries and Oceans Canada Subject: FN0565-COMMERCIAL - Salmon: Gill net - Area 6 - Opening Area 6 Gill nets open for 6 hours from 16:00 hours to 22:00 hours Monday July 26 in that portion of Subarea 6-1 inside a line that...
  13. Commercial‏ - Updates & Notices
    Category(s): COMMERCIAL - Salmon: Seine Fishery Notice - Fisheries and Oceans Canada Subject: FN0564-COMMERCIAL - Salmon: Seine - Area 6 - Opening Area 6 Seines open 6 hours from 16:00 hours to 22:00 hours Monday July 26 in Subareas 6-5 east of a line from McCreight Point on Pitt Island...
  14. Saltwater Professional Reports
    The local saltwater fishing has been fairly consistent for coho off W. Van. The best depths have been from 60 feet up to the surface. There have been schools of fish from Pt. Atkinson to the Cap Mouth and the trick is simply finding them. The best bite has been in the morning but we have...
  15. Region 2 - Reports
    Went for a full day of fishing and had a great day with no fish to my line, but had a good sleep on the river bank due to not sleeping night before ( got called from work to fix something ) :) River was high, clear and fast. Have seen two sockeye jump in front of me, no springs. Seen one guy who...
  16. Commercial‏ - Updates & Notices
    Category(s): COMMERCIAL - Salmon: Gill Net Fishery Notice - Fisheries and Oceans Canada Subject: FN0480-COMMERCIAL - Salmon: Gill Net - Area 3 - Opening Area 3 Gill nets open for 16 hours from 06:00 hrs to 22:00 hrs Monday July 5 in a portion of 3-7 north of a line running from Elliot Pt...
  17. Freshwater General Discussion
    Hi, Just wondering what you guys take along with you, if you want to leave that old tackle box back at the car... Your goto favorite things/gear/tools/fishing gear, that you must have with you while your out there on the water. looking to head to the vedder in the next 2 weeks, i want to...
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