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  1. Vancouver Island Fishing Trip? Where to Go?

    Saltwater General Discussion
    I'm planning a 5-7 day fishing trip around the beginning of August. My goal is to camp and target Salmon and bottom fish. I'll be leaving from Victoria but don't mind a long drive. I used to fish Nootka a lot but haven't been there in 4 years. I'm not sure what it's been like lately or if...
  2. [FISHING REPORT] Puntledge October 20-24th 2010

    Region 1 - Reports
    I just got back from fishing the Puntledge and WOW! I hooked into 50 or more chums each day and the odd older chinook. I pretied a bunch of jigs using the DIY jig packs from Bentrods and I could not keeper the chums off them. Biggest fish I landed and kept was 18lbs without the guts and gills. I...
  3. Flyfishing Mabel lake, any ideas?

    Freshwater General Discussion
    Next week I will be heading off to Mabel lake for a camping trip with some buddies before the winter hits. Since I mostly fish mountain lakes, I am not used to fishing on big lakes so I need a few hints. I would rather use my fly rod than my spinning rod, but I think that this might limit me...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. Howdy Folks

    Member Introductions
    Hmmm, what to tell you...basically I've just gotten back into fishing this June after taking about 5 years hiatus...was busy training to race kayaks and surfskis...is great to be getting reacquainted with my fly fishing gear and of course our fish. I'm mostly a lake fisher, pretty much...
  8. The transition...........crabbin and dolphins

    Saltwater General Discussion
    Well we finally made the transition from West Coast to East Coast with the Sculpin. Made her in one piece no problems along the imfamous Tofino highway;). We left Salmon Beach around 8:30 this am and headed home for lunch and a short rest only to throw in the crab traps and launch down at...
  9. New Member

    Member Introductions
    RickB, Thank-you for the nice welcome. I was in Skidegate the summers of '62 and'63. Stayed with rhe Kendalls. Leaving today for Loon Lake. Taking our trailer. Last trip of the seaaon. Jim47
  10. [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...
  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. 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...
  13. Oahu Bone Fishing

    Angling Outside BC
    Hi .... My wife and i are planning a trip to Honolulu in October and i would like to do some Bone fishing while I'm there. Does anyone have any experience flats fishing in Oahu for Bone fish? I was going to hire a guide for the day so, if anyone has a recommendation it would be very much...
  14. [FISHING REPORT] Vedder Sept 19

    Region 2 - Reports
    Have had the coho itch for the last week brought on by the bits of rain that fell and the odd report of fish.Went out this morning to check a piece of water that caught my attention on an exploratory trip last weekend.A couple of other fishers were around,seemed pretty quiet.Tossed a colorado...
  15. Whitehorse?

    Angling Outside BC
    Will be in Whitehorse next week, any good fly fishing close to the city? I'll probably take a 6 weight and some waders on my trip in case of a day off. Thanks.
  16. Tofino

    Saltwater General Discussion
    planning a quick trip this week and just want to know what to expect fishing wise Salmon/Halis?
  17. [FISHING REPORT] Port Renfrew - Sept 2010

    Vancouver Island
    Just got back from a week in Rennie with my oldest son. This was my first trip over there, so it was a learning experience. To sum it up, the spring fishing was slow. Not a lot coming in, and most weren't that large that I did see landed. The Coho fishing just started to heat up the last couple...
  18. Halibut Trip Recommendations

    Saltwater General Discussion
    My Dad has offered to take my son, brother and I on a halibut trip next spring. Not sure if spring is a good time. He is talking Alaska (Cook Inlet) for 3 fishing days or maybe someplace closer for a few extra days. I've (he either) never fished for halibut before, and am not sure we really need...
  19. Drift Boating Guides Harrison or Vedder

    Freshwater General Discussion
    Does anyone know of any guides that specialise in drift boating the upper rivers? It seems like a great way of fishing the river, and enjoying the natural beauty of the Valley. Ideally it would be an early start Sat. morning, fish from the boat and shore when we find a school, camp, then fish...
  20. Looking for a awesome fshing trip

    Freshwater General Discussion
    Once a year we do a father son fishing trip. We have been to the island numerous times for springs and coho, but have a smaller boat now.. and fraser twice for pinks and strurgeon. And now were planning another trip for sometime in september maby october...... Right now, our ideas are the upper...