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  1. New to Fly Fishing and Fishing the BC river systems

    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. Vancouver Friday Fishing Report, April 27

    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. Fresh fish on the tides?

    Freshwater General Discussion
    Do rivers like the Stave, Harrison and Vedder see fresh fish moving in as the tide pushes up the Fraser????
  4. Private vs. Crown land

    Freshwater General Discussion
    I’m hopping to find someone more knowledgeable on this mater. Assuming I’m fishing on a river and on the banks are private properties or any form of association or first nations that have legal possession of the land adjacent to the river, am I trespassing? It is in my understanding that the...
  5. Sept, 27, 2010, Squamish area rivers

    Freshwater General Discussion
    Had a look at the rivers in the Squamish area today, Howe Sound is BROWN, all the way up from Lions Bay,, never seen it quite that bad, Squamish river was the worst, running very high, looks like the Fraser Mamquam, high, and dirty but not blown out Cheakamus, running fast, brown, but looking...
  6. Vedder Etiquette

    Freshwater General Discussion
    I recently read a post that referred to someone being "lowholed" on the Vedder and it got me thinking about how I feel about this and what other people might think. Here's my position: On the Vedder in the fall almost no ones moves. I realize that rotational angling is the proper way to go...
  7. 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...
  8. Presentation for fly-fishing salmon on Fraser Tributaries

    Fly Fishing Discussion
    I'm fairly new to fly fishing and have only tried fly fishing for salmon in rivers of the lower mainland a few times. Can anyone point me to resources on learning good presentation for salmon? Is it heard of to use indicators for salmon? Without indicators, I get confused in my mending, on...
  9. Thompson River bait ban petition

    Freshwater General Discussion
    There is a petition up rigt now to ban bait on the Thompson and other threatened interior rivers it can be found here if you are interested: http://www.petitiononline.com/baitban1/petition.html
  10. Hello

    Member Introductions
    Hello all, First off, I would like to thank you for this excellent site. It is a great place to network with similar like minded people of all experience levels. I have fished the lower mainland area for about 40 yrs in both the chuck and local rivers, with the exception of fly fishing which...
  11. Drift Boating Guides Harrison or Vedder

    Freshwater General Discussion
    Does anyone know of any guides that specialise in drift boating the upper rivers? It seems like a great way of fishing the river, and enjoying the natural beauty of the Valley. Ideally it would be an early start Sat. morning, fish from the boat and shore when we find a school, camp, then fish...
  12. Rivers/Streams/Creeks around 100 Mile House?

    Fly Fishing Discussion
    I am going to be staying in Lac la Hache for a few days. Sadly, I am not taking a boat, so I won't be able to check out my favorite lakes. Does anyone know if there's any good streams/rivers between 100 Mile House and Williams Lake where I can get into some rainbows?
  13. Where are the pinks in BC?

    Freshwater General Discussion
    Cutt / trout streams on western Vancouver Island I'm from the US and have not fished in BC before. I am looking for suggestions for streams close to the Campbell River area that are good for cutts or rainbows and have decent bank/ shore access. I'm planning to fish mainly for pinks but want a...
  14. Fishing Banff to Vancouver

    Freshwater General Discussion
    Hi Guys, I am coming over to Canada from the UK for three weeks from 29th August driving from Banff -Jasper- Whistler and Vancouver, mainly hiking sight seeing, but as a keen coarse and fly angler I hope to spend some time fishing for trout in the rivers/lakes on the way, maybe salmon in...
  15. Stillwater gear?

    Fly Fishing Discussion
    A buddy and I will be doing a little tour at the end of next week between Merritt and Williams Lake area, we'll be hitting both lakes and rivers. I am typically a river fly fisherman, and haven't spent much time lake fishing. My 6 wt only has a floating line, do I need to pick up a 2nd spool...
  16. FN0634-RECREATIONAL - Salmon - Region 5B - Bella Coola/Atnarko Chum‏

    Recreational‏ - Updates & Notices
    Category(s): RECREATIONAL - Salmon Fishery Notice - Fisheries and Oceans Canada Subject: FN0634-RECREATIONAL - Salmon - Region 5B - Bella Coola/Atnarko Chum Effective 00:01 hours Monday August 16 until 23:59 hours Friday, December 31 the daily limit for chum salmon is reduced to 0/day in...
  17. Rivers inlet

    Saltwater General Discussion
    Been going to Rivers Inlet for the past four years I believe,and cant wait to go up there again this year. We always go up there third week of August,and fishing is great, even me who is a rookie at this type of fishing but with a great nose for finding fish LOL had no problem finding fish. Now...
  18. big springs/big dissapointment

    Saltwater General Discussion
    posted awhile ago about going to big springs fishing resort in rivers inlet.four friends going for a great five days.were to leave on 17 aug. find out today july 31 they are not operating, no notice. my fishing buddy called airline to check on when we would need to be there and what...
  19. Campbell River Pink Salmon Fishing

    Freshwater General Discussion
    Me and few buddies want to go down to campbell river from vancouver to catch some Pink Salmon. we are noobs but apparently few guys have told me there is plenty of pinks in the rivers to catch. i was wondering is this true?? and what types of lures/ bait should we be using?? yesss we are Noobs...
  20. squamish?

    Freshwater General Discussion
    Are there any salmon going up the rivers around there right now?