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  1. [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...
  2. Where to fish this coming weekend???

    Saltwater General Discussion
    Help! This is maybe a tall order but I've got a friend driving out this weekend for a couple of days of fishing with me on my little 16 ft runabout. I'm in Yellow Point (Nanaimo) and have not had any success lately. Just some grilse. I'm fairly new to trolling the salt so I'm really...
  3. Trolling the Alberni Inlet

    Saltwater General Discussion
    Have any of you been or know anyone who's fished from Port Alberni in the Alberni Inlet in the past week? Wonder if it's picking up with the recent rainfall. I'd like to get out there this weekend. Looking for any silvery units especially springs. Any tips for trolling the inlet from PA to...
  4. Hello!

    Member Introductions
    Wow, what an amazing site! I'm very excited to join and learn from this group of like-minded fishermen. A bit about myself: I'm born and raised here in Vancouver, and have been fishing as long as I can remember. Most of the fishing I've done has been up at Savary Island near Powell River in the...
  5. Best lure for Lake trolling???

    Freshwater General Discussion
    Greetings all, Just after some advice on a good lure/plug etc.. for slow lake trolling. I currently use Lyman's and the occasional Apex spinner, all about 4" long for bigger rainbows with a nice long leader (20'+). I use 4-6 ounce weights and go real slow, I get a fair amount of bites and the...
  6. 1972 Evinrude,Yachtman,4HP. / 1987 Mercury,9.8HP.

    Pay it Forward
    My wife says I must clean up basement so these have to go: The Evinrude was bought new in 1972 by my dad when he bought the Zodiac I now have. It is forward/neutral only. Has not been run since 1987 and is wrapped up and stored and ready for someone to get it running again. Ran well to the day...
  7. Squirt and Hoochy's for Sockeye

    Saltwater General Discussion
    I've heard of some guys ripping every other leg off of a squirt or hoochy when trolling for sockeye... think it makes any difference?
  8. Trolling the Fraser

    Saltwater General Discussion
    Has any body tried trolling the lower fraser with any luck, We did it last year for the chum run with a couple of other boats and one landed just below annisis island. Would this work for the sox / springs? and what method would you recommend. Hootchies, spoons, baittrix, Flashers ?? Thanks Mo
  9. 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...
  10. Lake country in September? Beaver, Dee, Postill...

    Freshwater General Discussion
    Greetings all, I live in Kelowna but am spending a weekend in Sept at Beaver Lake, apart from Beaver (Swalwell) Lake itself can anyone give me a tip on a surrounding lake if I get bored? I hear Echo or Dee are nice... I will be slow trolling with Flatfish, small Lyman's and probably the old...
  11. Victoria Lakes

    Freshwater General Discussion
    I'm getting back into fishing the lakes around here and was wondering which ones are hot and which ones are not. I don't have a depth finder so probably stick to trolling near surface. any/all tips well received. :)
  12. I can’t fish: Help! Heading to the Shushwap, need tips!

    Freshwater General Discussion
    I totally don’t know what I’m doing and would like some advise…. Help me! I am heading up to Shuswap Lake and would like to do some fishing, but I don’t have a bloody clue what I’m doing. I am not a fisherman. Usually I have a actual angler to set me up and tell me the rules and such. I have a...
  13. [FISHING REPORT] Tahsis August 13 & 14

    Vancouver Island
    Had another good trip to Tahsis this year. The drive up is still a bugger - took about 10 hours each way with the last hour going there on dirt. Weather was a little touchy the first day (Friday) and getting out was a bit of a challenge. But we made it out to about 5 miles out and got into a...
  14. Strange but true

    OFF Topic
    Railroad tracks This is fascinating. Be sure to read the final paragraph; your understanding of it will depend on the earlier part of the content. The US standard railroad gauge (distance between the rails) is 4 feet, 8.5 inches. That's an exceedingly odd number. Why was that gauge used...
  15. Custom Spinning Rod

    Freshwater General Discussion
    I recently took up building custom rods, and decided that my latest build would be a rod for my neice. She lives in Kamloops and my brother takes his kids out to the local lakes quite frequently, either still fishing from shore, or trolling very light gear. I wanted to build a rod that she could...
  16. FN0572-COMMERCIAL - Salmon: Troll - Application to Participate in the Area G WCVI Tro

    Commercial‏ - Updates & Notices
    Category(s): COMMERCIAL - Salmon: Troll Fishery Notice - Fisheries and Oceans Canada Subject: FN0572-COMMERCIAL - Salmon: Troll - Application to Participate in the Area G WCVI Troll Sublegal Chinook Sampling Test Fishery The Department is conducting a sampling test fishery on sublegal...
  17. [FISHING REPORT] West Vancouver

    Vancouver & Sunshine Coast
    I spent Monday afternoon and evening trolling along the West Vancouver shoreline from the lighthouse to Capilano. There were a few fish showing up on the sounder, and a few fish splashing about on top at high tide. I was not able to get anything other than two grilse. I did not see anybody boat...
  18. Trolling deep with a leech or flat fish

    Fly Fishing Discussion
    I'm headed to sheridan park resort tomorrow and I plan to bring an old trolling set up with lead core line but I really want to use my fly rod and type 6 sink line with a big ole leech to entice a beast from the depths. I was also considering tying on an apex or k5 size kwik fish if the...
  19. Underwater camera

    Freshwater General Discussion
    has anyone used or heard of someone using a camera for trolling and river fishing?
  20. rod and reel suggestions

    Freshwater General Discussion
    Hello, I'm looking for suggestions for a rod & reel set for trolling with leaded line and a fly. This set up works well at a lake I' m going to fish at. I thought a 7' medium action rod and a trolling reel but I'm open to your ideas. Thanks