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  1. just trying to get a handle on things for all of us

    Freshwater General Discussion
    First off let me say hi to all that may read this post. I am writing this post, to clear up some things and to help others understand what is going on with a lot things that are taking place on our rivers, and with a sport that we all say we love. I will start by apologizing for some of are...
  2. Stave river chum: Closed to retention

    Freshwater General Discussion
    Yes folks, I'm aware that this is also posted in the 'DFO Announcements...' section on this site but with the hundreds and hundreds of people accessing the Stave recently I didn't think it would hurt to double-up a posting of this recent info..... Moderators can remove it if it's redundancy is...
  3. Bent Rods Fishing report October 2010

    Freshwater Professional Reports
    Hello everyone, hope you had a great fall of catching fish. September saw a huge push of fall Chinook in the Fraser Valley and our guides had some great days fishing spinners on the Fraser and other systems for these hard fighting large fall Chinook. The odd chromer is still entering the...
  4. Fraser sockeye methods on the vedder

    Freshwater General Discussion
    fished the ved yesterday, hiked in to the big run above tamahi rapids, just one guy fishing the hike in side and half dozen from the road side.....2 guys and one women across from me dredging the bottom, no floats, constant snaggging up, rippin away, the idiot across from me dredges up a dark...
  5. [FISHING REPORT] Punteldge River 10/20/10

    Region 1 - Reports
    I was up in Courtney for the evening and had an hour before meeting my buddy for dinner so I tried fishing at the wooden bridge at the end of Cliff. Before I made my first cast this year river fishing, I hooked into a 20lb spring... well it was before it started swimming upside down and had...
  6. Great day fishin

    Freshwater General Discussion
    Hey my son took me sturgeon fishing on Sunday Oct 18th(Langley) Great sunny day--no kiddin for October Caught my first ever sturgeon, I think 5 feet kid says 4 feet --big fish good fight for my first. Gonna take weeks to get smile off my face. Tied up and fished next to 2 other BCFR members the...
  7. fall and winter leader lengths

    Saltwater General Discussion
    gonna try to get out into west van , the freighters, during this fall and the other side of bowen this winter. does anyone have any tips on leader length for springs wether it be running blades, bait or hootchies thanks big joe
  8. [SEEKING INFO] Oct.17,2010-Squamish River

    Region 2 - Reports
    The last I heard it was running dirty but that was a week ago after a big rain. Just wanted to make sure it is clear before I drive up Tuesday.
  9. Lower Cowichan?

    Freshwater General Discussion
    Hey everyone, I know the cowichan is really touchy due to the spring "run" thats going through. Is there any pools in the lower reaches still fishable by law for either trout or some chum. Any info would be great, Id prefer not to have to go to skutz but I may end up doing that. Clayton
  10. Need help with info on the I5 from Vancouver to California

    Boating Forum
    Hi, Can anyone tell me from experience what I should expect when going over threw oregon / california mountains in the first two weeks in November ? I am concerned about snow in the mountains in November , is there any ? I will be bringing back a 21' boat from California via the I5 to...
  11. How far and away?

    Freshwater General Discussion
    On my trip on Monday back to Calgary (after exceptionally successful 5 days of fishing -springs, cohos and chum), in the area of the Enchanted Forest - some 20-30 km before Revelstoke, next to the road there is a small river running along. There was a reduced speed zone, cars were parked and...
  12. [FISHING REPORT] Lower Vedder Canal Oct 8th

    Region 2 - Reports
    Got the call out at 10:30 AM yesterday that my fishin bud was off work and on route. I figured I'd bring my first ever cured roe to see how it held up. Met him at KWB :oto see what was coming up and there was plenty of fish all through out the lower canal as the water was higher than I would...
  13. Halibut Closure

    Saltwater General Discussion
    As posted by Rick this morning: http://www.bcfishingreports.com/forums/threads/17167-FN0891-Recreational-Halibut-All-areas-Halibut-Fishing-Closure%E2%80%8F?p=134476#post134476 This is Complete and utter BS! From First-hand observance, the hit from Bamfield, Port and Ukee was down substantially...
  14. We all look better in shades

    Contributer Discussions
    I can't wax as poetically as Ribwart, Fishortho and others so foregive me (and my lack of spell check). Out Saturday A.M. the concert beacons (headlamps and flashlights lifted and lighted the trail), marking the meat/honey holes; no fires so I guess the camping was at a minimum. Worked my way...
  15. squamish chums

    Freshwater General Discussion
    does anyone know if this years run is supposed to be a large one. i know last years run was a little better than the previous two but nothing close to ones from the past. i remember fishing there 5 or 6 years ago catching so many chum your arms would be sore. any chance of fishing like that ever...
  16. Reel songs

    Freshwater General Discussion
    It's sad one can't let a reel sing. You know, the sound that increases your heart beat a bit more than the tug, the run, the jump. (the adrenaline rush) I hate and love the mute on my baitcaster. I can fish stealth or, if I know I'm alone (not these days!) turn it on. Got some old reels I wanna...
  17. Braided snag...with a wild coho on the end

    Freshwater General Discussion
    Fished from a boat in the lower vedder for something different. Fished jigs with prawn, jigs with roe, jigs, spoons, spinners, roe...nothing but a couple coho chasing spinner close to the boat. But, I did hook into an unexpected snag in an area I had been drifting. My float dipped very slowly...
  18. Anchovy rigging

    Saltwater Tackle Talk!
    Generally, I run cut plug herring, but am going to give anchovies a whirl. How do you chovy guys run them? I was advised to buy some helmets, but a far as the hooks go...Just the same as cut plug herring? With herring, I run a 4/0 and 3/0 and about a 5' 25# leader. If some of you wouldn't...
  19. [FISHING REPORT] Vedder River - Sept. 30th

    Region 2 - Reports
    I headed out for first light this morning. Started down by Keith Wilson. I don't know the river very well, if at all, so my day was pretty experimental. The water was high and fast, in comparison to the one other time I headed out a couple years ago. I had my pin, so it was hard to get my...
  20. [SEEKING INFO] Chehalis this weekend

    Region 2 - Reports
    My wife and I are headed to the Chehalis camping this weekend at the forestry site by the bridge. I've ever only fished close to the campground with my kids for little trouts but no kids this weekend... looking for info on what's running up there now and some tips on where I could head to...