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Well we are very lucky in BC to have he opportunity to chase fish 12 months of the year, wether if it is on a river, open water or on the ice. I am curious as different anglers from all corners of the province respond, what is your favorite season to pound the water and what are your reasons?

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Up here in PG, for me it is the fall once the leaves turn golden, mornings are brisk, and the afternoons mild. There is nothing that can compare to the drive through the Bulkley Valley enroute to my favorite steelhead and coho haunts. Sure the rest of the year is filled with beautiful scenery and great trout, salmon and steelhead fishing, however autumn in the north comes and goes to quickly for me.
 

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my favorite is september to october as you can catch coho,trout, big springs and pinks every odd year. The numbers of fish are huge and with light gear you can have a lot of fun as there are so many you don't care whether or not you loose some. I've had days when 10 to 15 big springs have been hooked on 8lb test and I'm lucky if I get one near shore, but what a riot!!
 

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anything i can catch on a fly rod ;D ;D ;D

i tend to like salmon ore only cause i dont eat trout and the trout fishing down here isnt as good as the interior which i enjoy more

god i hate waiting for May1st so the lakes up there are open :'( :'(

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I'd have to say fall...There's so many options, it can be hard to choose. Salmon down here on the coast. Then there's the task of choosing which flow to fish. Interior rainbows, and fall brookies..In the fall it's hog time! :thumbup: The option of the T is there (when it's open) as well. Yup fall is a special time.

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Fall by far. I run a summer camp for kids in bellingham. I am hosed from about April to the friday of Labor Day. Then its straight for the Chilliwack/vedder. I have enough "comp" days built up that it is two days a week on the banks until after Thanks Giving (US). Of course this year it got cut a little short by the crazy amounts of water that we ended up with.
 

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My favorite months would be October and November for fall run salmons. I also like December because thats when I have more time off from the business. Together with my buddies we head for the Queen Charottle rivers for some steelhead fishing and more :beerchug:


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Well my favorite time would be winter/early spring just for those grey ghosts we like to call Steelhead my favorite fish by ten fold over any thing else, but just not the fight of the fish its the whole thing about fishing for them, trying to find them, the the bitter cold days when your eyes on your rod are freezing and the snow capped mountains. Its sweet out there ;). Second would be flyfishing the interior lakes of the merrit-kamloops area and if i'm lucky a couple trips in the cariboo.
 

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Hands down for me is steelhead fishing from november to mid may. With my most favorite being march and april.


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For me it's June and first half of July on the Fraser after the freshet levels drop and the fish are moving in, then Sept, Oct, on the local flows and Fraser, the early morning fogs, smell of poplar leaves changing, and a hit of a campfire smoke in the air, tons of fish in the flows. :cheers:
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Mine would have to be the very beginning of fall...when you first notice the air has become suddenly crisp, and can almost hear the change happening. :yummy:

Fall. This is the time of year I love. I don't fish as much during the summer as I do in the fall, winter and spring, so that first week of the season after the long hot summer is where it's at for me.
There's so much to it...That emerald green water just seems to be so much more green and hypnotizing. Big bright Salmon and Steelhead cruising in the water below, catching glimpses of the subsurface view through windows in the current while cloudy chilled morning breaths lift softly towards the sky.

Then BAM!!!! The float dives under and you feel a real chill this time as you see bright flashes of silver through one of those same windows in the current. Then clear as day, you can see every detail of the fish as if in slow motion...You see it's spots, every fin, the thick chrome slab of its flank shuddering with every headshake. Colors so bright it seems unreal...then you look the fish in the eye, for just a moment...when suddenly, with a quick slash of its thick powerful tail, the whole scene speeds up again as the fish tears off in a powerful run...and you wonder to yourself...Did that all just happen...?

Awesome! I can hardly wait... :happy:
 

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Very well worded Rib, the anticipation is a killer.
 

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Spring time in the interior :cheers: ....Can't wait for this weekend :thumbup: But it only beats out the rest of the year by a small margin. Always so much fishing to do and so little time :wallbash:
 

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Fishing at any time of year is a little bit of heaven here on earth, but if I had to pick one season only it would be Fall. I just love the stillness in the air at that time of year and the colour that nature takes on.
Of course the bonus is the abundance of species available all in one season as well.
 

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While Steelhead season will always hold a place in my heart, and I love hunting Coho, I have got to say that the upcoming Red/ Sturgeon season has got to be my favorite. I love fighting big Chrome fish and the Monsters of the Fraser. Nothing gets my heart going like the feeling of a fish that will do whatever it wants for trhe first part of the fight, while you hold on for the ride. The top water runs of the Big Reds and the power runs when you think they are almost done is awesome to me. Then the fight and ariels of the late summer sturgeon, when you know you have a biggun on but you just don't know.....that is until the monster rockets almost all the way out of the water and you heart stops for a second.... and you think, oh my god... this is gonna be fun. Yep this upcoming season is my favorite, and I can't wait!!! ;D :cheers:
 
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