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  1. [FISHING REPORT] Fishing Derby

    Region 8 - Reports
    So I have to admit I dont know who exactly organized it, or if any bcfr members took part in it, but yesterday there was a fishing derby on the Okanagan lake which I, along with my stepdad and a friend took part in. We started at 8 sharp from Summerland. Besides stopping in Westbank to pay fees...
  2. 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...
  3. Imagine Hooking into This

    Contributer Discussions
    Stand back, he bites: British fisherman grapples with ferocious 'giant piranha'... which has been known to eat CROCODILES By Richard James Last updated at 3:45 PM on 20th October 2010 British angler Jeremy Wade looks understandably anxious as he grapples with this ferocious-looking 'giant...
  4. wanna help out ?

    Freshwater General Discussion
    short notice but here it is.... Hi Jim, I know this is short notice and all the work is during the week, but hopefully you could pass this along for me. I am looking for a couple volunteers to help out on the Silverhope next Wednesday (Oct. 20th) and Friday (Oct.22). We will be...
  5. 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...
  6. [FISHING REPORT] Red Lake October 12th

    Region 3 - Reports
    Tried the Knutsford area with hope of hitting a new lake that a member on here made me aware (thanks bronjuan) of but the wind was gusting pretty good up in the foothills so I decided to go up Tranquille to Red Lake which I know holds big fish but I had only been to in the hardwater season...
  7. Vedder Fishing

    Freshwater General Discussion
    Hey Everyone I have recently moved to Vancouver from Ireland. I would consider myself an experienced angler but it seems that the techniques used here, especially for salmon fishing are quite different so I suppose even after 15 yrs fishing back home I am in the newbie category. I joined...
  8. [FISHING REPORT] Similikameen

    Region 8 - Reports
    Well, last weekend, Wendy and I headed out of town to Manning Park for one last weekend in the trailer. We had just buried her Dad the week before, and seriously needed a decompression from the past month of worry and grief. The weather was absolutely gorgeous, with no clouds in the sky night...
  9. [FISHING REPORT] September 25/26- Corbett Lake

    Region 3 - Reports
    Went to Corbett for the weekend on the 25th of September, birthday gift, and fished the Saturday and half of Sunday. Mixed wind, sun, cloud, and a touch of rain with a variable barometer that dropped at night then slowly rose. Fishing was interesting with takes on everything from nymphs in...
  10. 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...
  11. Visiting BC with family -fly fishing, kayaking, hiking, please critique our itinerary

    Saltwater General Discussion
    We are planning a trip and found a seemingly nice place through the VRBO web site on Half Moon Bay (this is my part of the trip). We are from Florida and the closest we have been to here is Banff National Park area so need recommendations. Our trip itinerary is the following: Fly in to...
  12. coldwater river

    Freshwater General Discussion
    I was wondering if many people on this site have fished this river. i have heard it can be good for trout not sure at what times though. i fished it a week ago caught one small rainbow on a beaded nymph but that was it. also do the steelies make it up this far?
  13. Chum?

    Saltwater General Discussion
    I have discussed this with the BigGuy numerous times about fishing for chums around the mouth of the fraser and areas. does anybody out fthere fish for these salmon regualrly out here? Any special techniques, times etc? Would like to get involved but I have heard they dont stick around to long...
  14. [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...
  15. out of commission- boat stolen (recovered but damaged) Would like to go out cpl more.

    Hookup a Partner
    >:(Hello, Boat was stolen and found with some damages, so its comming out of the water. I would be interested in going out a cpl times before season ends -would pay half the fuel and that sort of thing. Point Grey, Tswassen etc..... Phil
  16. 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...
  17. Sturgeon Etiquitte

    Freshwater General Discussion
    Here is the question that I post to you all: If you are anchored in an area with a few other boats, sturgeon fishing of course, do you pull anchor and move if another boat is chasing a fish headed your way? That being said, here is why I ask: Yesterday, I hooked a really good fish, saw it a few...
  18. FN0830-RECREATIONAL - SALMON: Region 3 - Extension for Sockeye in Fraser River near L

    Recreational‏ - Updates & Notices
    Category(s): RECREATIONAL - Salmon Fishery Notice - Fisheries and Oceans Canada Subject: FN0830-RECREATIONAL - SALMON: Region 3 - Extension for Sockeye in Fraser River near Lillooet Conservation measures are in place to limit Canadian exploitation rates for Interior Fraser River coho to...
  19. 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...
  20. [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...