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  1. Newsman's sport fishing column & report

    Freshwater Professional Reports
    Sport fishing column for Oct 4 to 11, 2010 "As a Presbyterian, my father believed that man by nature was a damn mess, and that only by picking up God's rhythms could we regain power and beauty." Norman MacLean; A River Runs Through It. Salmon season is upon us again and soon all our...
  2. 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...
  3. [FISHING REPORT] October 2 2010 Port Renfrew

    Vancouver Island
    This was the coho derby weekend at Port Renfrew Marina. I don't go in derbies but was out with a few buddies anyways. There seemed to be enough coho to keep people busy, we had a slow morning but the afternoon picked up real good. All fish on green and white spoon and green flasher, not a hit on...
  4. [FISHING REPORT] vedder oct 1st

    Region 2 - Reports
    finding the vedder incredibly slow this year.....should be in full swing by now but just not happening.....3 1/2 hours on the water today saw one jack, and one spring jump......caught a very fat white fish and a beauty 3 lb rainbow on a blade.....only saw one other fish hooked and that was a...
  5. [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...
  6. Stave Sept 30

    Freshwater General Discussion
    I arrived at the river just before 7:00. There were a few fish around, I caught one chum (buck) not in good shape so back in the water. Hooked into one more but leader broke off. I was alone on the river except for a heron for about 1 1/2 hours. The fog was rolling around but the sun...
  7. Newsman's sport fishing column & report

    Freshwater Professional Reports
    Sport fishing column for Sept 27 to Oct 4, 2010 Proverbs 22:28 Remove not the ancient landmark, which thy fathers have set. Another fishery is compromised. During the time that has passed since last years chum salmon fishery on the Stave River, no parking signs have been erected on...
  8. [FISHING REPORT] Vedder Sept27th

    Region 2 - Reports
    Little late on the report, but thought I'd throw out my trip. Floating row most of the morning with only a couple Spring jacks and pesky smolts taking the offer, so switched up to shortfloating some jigs, and boy was that the ticket, hit some froggy looking water, and BANG an absolutely...
  9. [FISHING REPORT] Chedder Sept 26

    Region 2 - Reports
    Hit the river with the buddy Sun.Started in the lower,saw some coho and some spring-jacks rolling.No action except someone releasing a foul-hook and my float taking a dip with nothing on the hook-set.Moved to the upper and found some action as soon as we arrived.Saw someone land a coho on a...
  10. [SEEKING INFO] white springs

    Region 2 - Reports
    white springs are in the harrison and the vedder. do they migrate farther up the fraser or are they only in the lower part of the fraser?
  11. The Middle Vedder. Worth the walk?

    Freshwater General Discussion
    Question to all of you who fish the middle vedder runs this time of year. I do not have waders, and I usally short float tipped Jigs or blades. The hike in around twin cedars ( which I did once last year )seems to keep the crowds away just enough to enjoy some personal space on the flow. My...
  12. [FISHING REPORT] Vedder river sept 25

    Region 2 - Reports
    Well searun and I decided to hit the river for first light to see if we could hook up with some coho. The river was in great shape with fish rising. We decided to start down low with some roe but after an hour or so we had no takers so we decided to move a little further up river where we knew...
  13. [FISHING REPORT] Vedder September 24

    Region 2 - Reports
    Started just before firstlight tossing spoons and spinners. Hooked 3 spring jacks on first 5 casts. By 1030am I was into about 17 fish, BUT only two coho!. Then things died off. Went for lunch. Came back and fished the rest of the day with a buddy. He caught 4 spring jacks and 1 adult. I managed...
  14. Vancouver Island Freshwater Fishing Report - Sept 22, 2010

    Freshwater Professional Reports
    OVERVIEW – Trout fishing is FAIR and bass fishing has been GOOD on the local lakes. Trout fishing is SLOW on the Cowichan River. CowichanRiver – The water level on the Cowichan River is at the summer lows. Fishing is tough and tubers will be out in full force if we ever get a warm, sunny...
  15. Lost fish...

    Saltwater General Discussion
    Out of the last 6 fish I've hooked, I've lost ALL of them at the boat, including a monster spring today at Ambleside..... Time for an MR2, I think.... Does anyone think my wife will buy that excuse???
  16. lake trolling speed

    Freshwater General Discussion
    ok, my fishing buddy and I have this discussion every year. We normally troll Upper Arrow lakes for Rainbows and of course Dollies.. I have read that in spring time it is best to troll at slower speeds (under 2 mph) and faster if you like in the fall aka 3 mph and above. We normally use lyman...
  17. Newsman's sport fishing column & report

    Freshwater Professional Reports
    Sport fishing column for Sept 20 to 27, 2010 "You like to tell true stories, don't you? He asked, and I answered, 'Yes, I like to tell stories that are true." Norman MacLean; A River Run Through It. Telling the story; oh how we love to tell those tails. It has been a big part of...
  18. Flys for Springs

    Fly Fishing Discussion
    Fly fished the Little Qualicum yesterday. Fish visible but wouldn't take any of our flys. Realize that they are not active feeders in the river but is there any type of fly that might entice them?
  19. [FISHING REPORT] Cap River Sept. 19

    Region 2 - Reports
    It's been awhile since I got out and went out this morning. Made it to the river by 7;30'ish. The river had risen at least 3 ft over night. I thought OMJG it's going to be a good day. Well mother nature did not disappoint. There was virtually no one on the river so I called my wife to wake my...
  20. Trout Fishing on Lakes in the Fall

    Freshwater General Discussion
    HI, I'm new to this forum - what a great site by the way! I've gained some valuable knowledge by reading through a lot of the topics, and I really appreciate it. I've spent the whole summer repairing and refurbishing a boat that I bought in the spring (older 14 ft aluminum) and its finally...