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  1. Wabimun Lake

    Angling Outside BC
    It was the second weekend of Oct 2010 and Edmonton was experiencing unseasonable warm fall weather.We were on Wabimun Lake 45 mins west of e-town on this fine fall day.Throwing spoons to the edge of the weed beds on the North Shore of this big lake moving West in direction when the first bite of...
  2. 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...
  3. Fishing on pounded Steelhead in warm water

    Fly Fishing Discussion
    Just wanted to mention that the number one way to kill a Steelhead due to catch and release is to catch them over and over in warm flows such as those being experienced right now, in the Fraser Valley. Just becuase a fishery is open does not make it a well planned fishery. Sometimes leaving...
  4. Barbed vs Barbless

    Saltwater General Discussion
    I don't really understand why DFO bans barbed hooks for salmon fishing but allows them for ground fish. I always use barbless hooks no matter what species I'm targeting. From my experience it's a lot easier to keep a bottom fish on a barbless hook than a salmon, and I usually end up having to...
  5. Release or kill squaw fish (pike minnows)??

    Freshwater General Discussion
    I usually kill any squaw fish I catch. Wondering what other fresh water anglers do when they catch them.
  6. [FISHING REPORT] Campbell River, Aug 4, 2010

    Region 1 - Reports
    Chum8888 and I did the trip to Campbell River yesterday to get in on the pink action. Took the 5:15 AM ferry and was on the water by around 9:15. River is running clear, and the fish are in thick. Most are bullet chrome, with the odd fish showing just a hint of colour. River was busy, but...
  7. fishing report for the last 2 weeks bar fishing

    Freshwater General Discussion
    Well we have been out on the river hunting springs bar fishing:p, and 2 weeks ago was not bad as we had to release some nice fish and lost some even nicer ones:(:(. We also had the opportunity to teach a little about releasing fish your not allowed to keep:thumbup:,---over sized fish, as the...
  8. Best technique for Sockeye fishing

    Freshwater General Discussion
    While I was at upper Fraser yesterday, people around me hook and release Scokeye one by one. But in 6 hours i cannot connect anything. Is there any secret to hook a Sockeye ?? I use a long leader too
  9. [FISHING REPORT] vedder 7-23 , every slow

    Region 2 - Reports
    Hit the river first time with my fishing buddy, after I changed my wader. my buddy asked me, "where is your fishing rod?" "shoot!" I left it outside my door. tried some fly fishing with my buddy's rod at railway bridge. water is high and fast. every fast. No reaction. one of the other guy...
  10. [FISHING REPORT] Ross Lake Observations

    Region 2 - Reports
    Was up at Ross lake last week and stumbled into fantastic weather and no bugs.The campground was busier then the last few yrs ive been, probally due to the sudden appearance of summer.I found the fishing for rainbow to be medicore at best,the bull trout action on the other hand was better. The...
  11. Learning to fly fish

    Fly Fishing Discussion
    I have been practicing fly casting now for a while and I was wondering if anyone could tell me where would be a good lake to actually CATCH fish - I NEED practice CATCHING now - lol. Maybe a catch and release lake or something like that? Any ideas? Thinking in the area from here - the lower...
  12. [fishermenlist] Fish farmers threaten not to release disease information‏

    Environmental, Fishing Politics & Fishery Updates
    Salmon Farms refuse to release disease information if the province of BC makes fish farm disease public Eighteen years of secrets, the Ministry of Agriculture and Lands and Gordon Campbell (May 28, 2010 Sointula) In July 1992, IHN virus broke out in Atlantic salmon smolts as they were...