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My friends and I are heading up the Thompson this coming week between Kamloops and Cache Creek and I was wondering how the fishing is?

Any advice on type of flies? Thanks in advance for any info.

wbugger

Also....I keep reading about this "California Blonde" fly. Can anyone refer me to a good website that has a picture of the fly? Thanks.
 

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OK...so after some research on this website I believe I found some of the answers I was looking for.

If anyone has been there within the past couple of weeks, how was the fishing???

Sorry for the redundancy of this post.

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i just got back from 4 days of hard, 10 - 12 hours/day fishing. the weather was cold by thompson standards. in fact i was fishing with long sleeves - even a fleece top - in the morning. on thursday the wind was howling all day - at least 30mph. i had rain every day. which would explain why everything was green and not the usual parched brown. there was a big tree down at the grease hole that hacked a concrete picnic table in two. also saw a river otter that must have been 60 pounds. it was huge. the springs have moved in and saw the odd sockeye.
the river is about 4' higher than it was this time last year. still found some water that held a few fish. i hate fishing nymphs, but they were working better than the dries.

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thanks for the reply. Looks like the weather is going to be hot this week. We'll be there from tuesday the 5th until monday the 11th.

Looks like the level is going down. Hopefully see some good dry fly action.

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just got back from the T last night. Had a real good day yesterday fishing around Ascroft! all my fish were caught on dries, (california blonde, tom thumbs caught the biggest fish) I had some beauties around 3+lbs. also a few monster takes that instantly broke my 5lb tippet! good times! Also got into some nice fish around Juniper beach provincial park also on dries. tried fishing nymphs a little but no fish that way also tried a few streamer patterns, missed one but thats it.
 

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I actually camped at Tunkwa P.P. because we were gonna fish the lake as well but were having too much fun on the T. Juniper beach looks ok for camping with descent river access, but there are trains ripping through there quite often. besides that it's just your basic campground but has free day use if you want to just park and fish.
 

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Just got back from my vacation last week and had an awesome time fishing the T for the first time. Camped out at Tunkwa the first couple of days and had decent success at Leighton, then spent the rest of the week in Kamloops. Here are some of my memory shots ....

This bad boy took at blood worm over at Leighton Lk



Another feisty Thompson River Bow


End of a good day on the T


Tight Lines
 

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Gibbs said:
just got back from the T last night. Had a real good day yesterday fishing around Ascroft! all my fish were caught on dries, (california blonde, tom thumbs caught the biggest fish) I had some beauties around 3+lbs. also a few monster takes that instantly broke my 5lb tippet! good times! Also got into some nice fish around Juniper beach provincial park also on dries. tried fishing nymphs a little but no fish that way also tried a few streamer patterns, missed one but thats it.
sorry for the thread jack, but we were planning on going out to juniper soon. I was wondering if you could generally point me in the direction of a good spot to fish from. Don't have any waders, but I will wade up to my thighs in swimshorts if its a nice day :happy:

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Go to Juniper and walk the tracks back towards Cache Creek. There is a decent spot right at the bend in the river just below the rapids. Follow the tracks another .5 miles and there is another spot that is decent as well. When travelling to and from the river, and for wading wear sturdy boots with felt soles or equivalent. Tjhe rocks on the Tommy are famous for being slippery...Be careful through the open sage fields. The prickly pear cactus will also eat you alive!...Best to wear heavy nylon pants back and forth, then discard for fishing. The water is quite warm, and you could stand in it all day without problem........Trains are frequent...3x/hr.
Ortho 8)
 
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