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  1. Alaska Chinook Bycatch - Again!

    Saltwater General Discussion
    Fishermen in the Gulf of Alaska have accidentally caught an estimated 58,336 king salmon this year, an unprecedented level of bycatch that could lead to new fishing restrictions. In recent years the Gulf of Alaska’s bycatch numbers have hovered around 20,000 fish. This year’s numbers surprised...
  2. Bill Otway has passed on

    Environmental, Fishing Politics & Fishery Updates
    I wasnt sure where to post this. It is with a heavy heart that I bring news which you may already be aware of. Bill Otway passed away last night. His family has requested that no flowers be sent but that donations be made to BCWF in Bills honour. Bill was the single most vocal proponent of...
  3. Chum closure

    Freshwater General Discussion
    FYI- DFO's note Fraser chum escapement has been trending downward over the last 11 years. Both the 2007 & 2008 escapement was estimated at 1.0M; the escapement goal for Fraser chum is 0.8 M. An estimate of the 2009 escapement is not yet available although early indications are that escapement...
  4. 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...
  5. [FISHING REPORT] vedder oct.4

    Region 2 - Reports
    so finally i decided to get out and fish when my rod has been collecting dust for a long time. It was stupid of me to not bother to get new lines etc, cause i have no idea how long 2 years storage shelf will last. Apparently the big problem for me today was LOSING my hooks, i was tying them...
  6. A cautionary tale

    Freshwater General Discussion
    Just thought I'd post this as a reminder to all to be careful out there! On Saturday, I decided to visit some familiar spots along the Squamish north of Ashlu. The torrential rains of last week sure brought the river up to incredible heights - the brush along the banks was stained with silt at...
  7. squamish chums

    Freshwater General Discussion
    does anyone know if this years run is supposed to be a large one. i know last years run was a little better than the previous two but nothing close to ones from the past. i remember fishing there 5 or 6 years ago catching so many chum your arms would be sore. any chance of fishing like that ever...
  8. D.F.O. Screw-up!

    Freshwater General Discussion
    I have been away from the forum for quite some time,so I don't no if this subject has been brought up. I would like to share my complete frustration with D.F.O. The last week extention in this years Sockeye fishery was complete proof of how stupid D.F.O. really is. I was fishing in the last...
  9. [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...
  10. Hello

    Member Introductions
    Hello every one, I am a retired engineer live in greater Vancouver area. Being fishing for many years but relatively new to this area. Does any one can tell me if Skagit river ( near Hope) is fly fishing only? Thanks.
  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. 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...
  13. Albion Test Nets

    Freshwater General Discussion
    I was just comparing last years test numbers compared to this years just to get an idea of what the chum situation's looking like, and it turns out the numbers showing up this year have at least doubled over from last year at this same time, which is good news. However, the main thing I noticed...
  14. hello

    Member Introductions
    Hi I am from Terrace B.C. I have fished the Skeena system, Kitimat system and the nass system for years. I have become very interested in two handed fly rod systems and am currently researching everything I can find about the rods and casting methods for using them. Eventually I will take the...
  15. New Setup

    Freshwater General Discussion
    Greetings all, I am new to fishing, havn't fished in 20 years so I consider myself new since I remember nothing. I want to get a spinning rod setup that I can use for everything from Lake Trout to Pinks in the river, but am unsure of what I need for a rod and line. What line weight...
  16. Sockeye in the Vedder

    Freshwater General Discussion
    I've been hearing talk about the Cultus Lake sockeye in the Vedder, and in my 15 years of fishing that river, I've NEVER seen one. Until today, that is. I've been watching the government website for the water levels on the Vedder/Chilliwack for the last two dismal weeks, and the recent rain we...
  17. Boat Titles

    Boating Forum
    I am looking at purchasing a boat from the USA , but have never seen a "TITLE OF OWNERSHIP" could someone advise me on the same. Is it a document produced by the State or by the Boat Manufactured or The Dealership ???? I'm a bit embarrased since I was a banker for 25 years but here in Canada...
  18. Numbers at Albion in previous years

    Freshwater General Discussion
    Hi All, So I was just procrastinating a little by playing around on the DFO site, and I was a little confused. If you look back at the last three, 4-year cycles, the number of sockeye in the nets is drastically larger than it has been this year (aside from 2006). In some cases, like in 1998...
  19. Any one choked.......

    Saltwater General Discussion
    For quite a while now I blame my late night owlness @ targeting the 11:30 CHEK station for Gary Coopers NICE FISH Now its an American broadcast of Night Line............WTF!!!!!!!! Guess I'll have 2 settle for the weekend day broadcast For twenty years I have learned & been entertained...
  20. Bow River - 3rd week of September

    Angling Outside BC
    Hi guys, I am working in Calgary the third week of September, and have a day off while there to boot! what flies and areas would you recommend?...I'd prefer to walk/wade at a few choice spots (vs hire a guide)....haven't fished the river in 10 years.... would really appreciate any...
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