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  1. 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...
  2. Kitimat Fishing Report Sept 30, 2010

    Freshwater Professional Reports
    With the rivers in full blown out conditions, we sit and wait for the drop and clean, current color and texture resemble chocolate milk. Yes 200mm of rain in a short period took us from the lowest water levels of the year to a log jam moving tumble. All spawned out Salmon cannot fight the...
  3. Fishing off the dock with little ones

    Saltwater General Discussion
    Hey guys, Theres a family friend in town who are staying with us right now, and their little boy is really interested in fishing, and since his dad told him about the sharks you can catch around here he has been obsessed with catching one. My question is, is there any way to get him into a dog...
  4. 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...
  5. [SEEKING INFO] South Island Beach Fishing

    Region 1 - Reports
    Anyone south of naniamo been fishing on the beaches, any coho being seen yet. I assume the pinks are all real dark by now.
  6. [FISHING REPORT] Sept. 17 Fraser Mouth Sox

    Vancouver & Sunshine Coast
    Well, this last week we certainly have had to work harder for these last fish before the closure. They are still out there in numbers but not the biters they were. They have been traveling in the shallows too making it difficult for the dummy flasher set up's required to get these things to...
  7. Newbie in need of Help

    Saltwater General Discussion
    Hello, I have a fair bit of past experience on the water but I recently purchased my first boat (21' Seaswirl Striper) and I could use a little advice. I've been out three times and i only have a bullhead and a grilse to show for it. I live in South Surrey but I'm willing to drive anywhere...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. What is this (Boat) ?

    Boating Forum
    Hey can anyone advise me on this; I realize its a boat but what function is it performing on the water , seen it today on the south arm of the fraser ? Cape R
  11. [FISHING REPORT] Sept 10th-13th Kalamalka and Beaver Lake

    Region 8 - Reports
    Launched at Kekuli bay on Fri and scooted over to the cliffs (south), went at 630am so I started flatline trolling with a lovely #3 pink/white Lyman Kokanee plug and 2ounce slipweight around 15' apart, within 30 mins I had a lovely 2 pound Koke thrashing on the surface! - thanks for the tip...
  12. Sandheads Crabbing

    Saltwater General Discussion
    Got a buddy in town from Calgary. Taking him out on Saturday morning and hoping to bonk a couple of socks for him. I was wondering where a good area is for crabbing off the South arm? I don't really care if I eat any more crab this season but the Calgarians look forward to it all year. Any out...
  13. [FISHING REPORT] Big ones still on the way south?!?!?

    Vancouver Island
    Just heard from a friend who guides in Kyuquot but is on his way back home for the season; they are getting the biggest slabs of the year up there in the last few days. Their group has got a 47 and a 49 (and lots of high 30-low 40's)....lots of them around with nice big coho as well mixed in...
  14. Gulf Island Sockeye

    Saltwater General Discussion
    Lots of Sockeye going by South Pender on the weekend. I'm sure they will all be rounding towards the Fraser so we should have lots of good fishing for a while. Caught a couple and changed to Spring gear to see if I could knab something a little bigger. No luck, caught a bunch of grilse!!!
  15. The elusive sockeye

    Saltwater General Discussion
    Arrrggghhh. Just curious if anyone can help me figure out what I was doing wrong. We were out yesterday from 2 until 7 in the pack of boats of the south arm. We watched a crazy amount of fish jumping everywhere. We watch what seemed to be every boat hook up multiple times. I got zilch. Not one...
  16. How many lines per Person?

    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...
  17. [SEEKING INFO] North Arm or South Arm

    Vancouver & Sunshine Coast
    The South Arm has slowed a little, how is the North Arm or T10 producing for Sock's? South Arm was Crazy a week ago.
  18. Kalamalka Lake - South

    Freshwater General Discussion
    Greetings all, I am looking for any tips on slow trolling Kalamalka Lake's southern area. I am hoping there is a boat launch in the area and some decent fishing... I will be going in a few weeks. Any info would be very appreciated (lures, weight, good spots etc...). I will be trolling without...
  19. Pink Salmon Fishing Campbell River OR are they Further down South??

    Freshwater General Discussion
    Im going to the island tomorrow from vancouver and my original plan was go to campbell river to fish for Pinks in the river as i dont have a boat. But i was wondering have the pinks made it further down south on the island so i wont have to drive from naniamo duke point to campbell river and i...
  20. [SEEKING INFO] First trip of the Year

    Vancouver & Sunshine Coast
    Heading out for my first trip this year. I have been very late on getting going, on holidays all of July! Going to try South Arm or T10. Any Suggestions? Lots of Sock's? Is it worth dragging an anchovy in hopes of a Spring? or just go for the Sockeye's?