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  1. The fish are mocking me

    Member Introductions
    I am certain they sit under the water looking at my gear going by and sniggering among themselves. I have no trouble pulling all manner of trout from lakes large and small, and trolling for dinner out on the chuck, but this Fraser river shore fishing is another matter altogether! So this is me...
  2. Alvey Reel Repair??

    Saltwater Tackle Talk!
    When I was in Australia a few years back my one trinket I brought back was an Alvey rod and reel designed for shore casting. Unfortunately while washing sand and salt out of my reel after a few beach pops at 3 in the morning and releasing numerous sand sharks I lost a spring that engages the...
  3. Questions about fishing for trout and salmon

    Freshwater General Discussion
    I have a few questions in regards to float fishing for trout and salmon from shore. I'm in the Okanagan area if it matters (Yellow Lake, Skaha, Okanagan Lake, Shannon Lake, Okanagan River, etc). I have experience fishing for "coarse fish" back in Europe, but not for game fish here in North...
  4. Spin fishing is tiring

    Freshwater General Discussion
    Does anyone else find spin fishing from the shore to be physically tiring? I mean, you can only cast so far with a light lure, so you are pretty much casting every 30 seconds or so. I find that after an hour or two, and a hundred casts later, my shoulder is extremely tired and sore. I...
  5. large arbor fly reels are awesome

    Fly Fishing Discussion
    I'm new to using a large arbor fly reel and just had to say how much I really enjoy fishing it. Mine is a Snowbee Geo but the make probably secondary to my point in this post. Being able to catch up to a crazy coho that runs at break-neck speed from 100' out to inshore, goes around behind me...
  6. 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...
  7. Nicola Valley Outdoors Fishing Report for October 20th 2010

    Freshwater Professional Reports
    The water temperatures are now in the zone where the fish are eating everything they can get their fins on before the ice man cometh. Reports from Lundbom are that black micro leeches are still the ticket for fish to 24 inches. Roche is fishing with, you guessed it, micro leeches in varying...
  8. Bent Rods jigs for Chum

    Advertiser Specials & Updates
    Hi folks. I first would like to thank everyone for supporting our product by purchasing our jigs and spinners, thank you very much people. I just wanted to mention that I had received a email about a fellow who had problems with hooks bending on Chums. These were 1/0 sickles in pin and bead...
  9. Oct.14 tidal fraser

    Freshwater General Discussion
    Hit the river in my 12 ft. with a buddy at about 1pm today. Hooked up a double header in the first 15min !!! We had a pretty steady day with 3 wild coho to hand for me and a real beauty stole my fav spoon in classic aerial style. My partner landed 1 and lost 3 on the day and only once we were...
  10. Sturgeon Abuse - reported to RAPP

    Environmental, Fishing Politics & Fishery Updates
    Sunday Oct. 10, 2010. While sturgeon fishing we observed these absolute doughheads abusing a sturgeon. It wasn't particularly large but they dropped their anchor buoy and drifted more than 500m down to where we were anchored. They brought the fish to the boat about 100m above us and proceeded to...
  11. Nicola Valley Outdoors Fishing Report for October 6th 2010

    Freshwater Professional Reports
    Fish On! That is the cry being heard on lakes all over the area. Lundbom is producing well with dragons just off the shore under an indicator at about 8 feet deep. Roche and area lakes are producing as well. An olive damsel around size 12 seems to be good just about everywhere. Horseshoe is...
  12. [FISHING REPORT] October 5, Okanagan Lake *OK Centre

    Region 8 - Reports
    Was such a sunny day when I woke up in Kelowna today I had to head out to do some shore fishing! I took the dog with me and arrived at Okanagan Centre around 10AM. Hopped the pesky fence they have put up half way down the pier (the dog just fit underneath the edge). I started out the day float...
  13. [FISHING REPORT] Vedder River Sept. 22, 2010

    Region 2 - Reports
    So I had canceled all my plans to go fishing today, told 2 people I was not going...had things to do at home. But...I couldn't sleep, body woke me up around 4:30 this morning and felt wide awake. Said to myself screw it I'm going, yanked some roe out of the freezer and packed up my vest and...
  14. 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...
  15. Kootenay KingFisher Fishing Report to Sept 15‏

    Freshwater Professional Reports
    Well I've made it back from another summer of salmon and halibut fishing in Ucluelet BC. And what a summer it was. Excellent numbers of chinook salmon 18 - 35 lbs, and a few to 49 lbs. Get to outside south, southwest corner, or the Hyson. Get your big spoons and plugs down to 35 - 99ft and...
  16. Kootenay KingFisher Fishing Report to Sept 15‏

    Saltwater Professional Reports
    Well I've made it back from another summer of salmon and halibut fishing in Ucluelet BC. And what a summer it was. Excellent numbers of chinook salmon 18 - 35 lbs, and a few to 49 lbs. Get to outside south, southwest corner, or the Hyson. Get your big spoons and plugs down to 35 - 99ft and...
  17. Sockeye in the Vedder

    Freshwater General Discussion
    I've been hearing talk about the Cultus Lake sockeye in the Vedder, and in my 15 years of fishing that river, I've NEVER seen one. Until today, that is. I've been watching the government website for the water levels on the Vedder/Chilliwack for the last two dismal weeks, and the recent rain we...
  18. Identifying Smolts - Sept 11, 2010

    Freshwater General Discussion
    Catching sockeye off of Herrling Island this year, I noticed along the shore what I assumed were coarse fish ready for all the castaway innards of cleaned sockeye. My young son even caught a dozen or so (and threw them back), using sockeye eggs. I couldn't identify them, but it got me to...
  19. Good spots from shore around Vancouver?

    Saltwater General Discussion
    Hello All, I live in N. Vancouver and have tried Ambleside in W. Van a couple of times for salmon, but got schneidered (caught nothing) both times. I don't have a car and am wondering if there are any other good places to fish from shore (for salmon--or any other species--I'm getting desparate...
  20. 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...
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