Fishing Reports

QUINSAM FISHING – 17 JUNE 2021

QUINSAM FISHING – 17 JUNE 2021

TheCourtJester drove himself to the hatchery swing pool, and fished downstream past the corner pool.  Only one other angler was seen, an NCA, who was spinning downstream of Jester and who left shortly with neither fish nor word.    A total of four walkers and four...

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Spider Lake Synopsis – April, May, June To-date

Spider Lake Synopsis – April, May, June To-date

Wow, 2 1/2 months with no report! It's not that the spider men were inactive, just that the spider web guy fell down on the job. Not sure why I'm the only guy reporting on Spider when so many members fish it but cest la vie. So, we were out at least 6 or 8 times in...

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ELK FISHING – 14 JUNE 2021

ELK FISHING – 14 JUNE 2021

            TheDagger drove TheCourtJester to Cervus Creek.  The original plan had been to attack the Quinsam, but fair weather suggested a return to the Elk. There were no other vehicles parked upon their arrival, but subsequently a couple of NCAs came; one had been...

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Crawdads on the Little Q. 14 06 21

Crawdads on the Little Q. 14 06 21

With the lyrics from that ol’ Hank Williams cajun tune worming in my ear, “Jambalaya and a craw fish pie and filé gumbo”... my tiny Battenkill fly reel sang along with its staccato click. That was a welcomed sound. That was the first time a really good trout pulled...

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QUINSAM FISHING – 10 JUNE 2021

QUINSAM FISHING – 10 JUNE 2021

TheCourtJester drove himself to the hatchery swing pool, and fished downstream past the corner pool.  Meanwhile his partner, EyeTee parked at the Argonaut Bridge and fished upstream, finally meeting Jester at the corner run.  Jester spoke with one NCA who was...

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The Female Fisher

Tuesday morning, with tired legs struggling to support, it was time to break for a beach lunch. Close-by neighbour and club member Jerry O. and I sat on a bleached tree limb that was well-worn by sun and water. Now, on the bank across from us on the Elk, a small ...

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The Students

The Students

Tuesday morning this week my fishing concentration began to dissolve, when whispers in the shadows and the rustling of branches slowly revealed hidden shapes and forms moving discreetly  through the forest canopy. Following in single file,  the forms became solid and...

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ELK FISHING – 31 MAY 2021

ELK FISHING – 31 MAY 2021

TheDagger drove TheCourtJester to Cervus Creek where four vehicles were parked; none were familiar.  Our chaps spoke with some of the NCAs, including a guy from Duncan, a fellow from Nanaimo and the latter’s brother from Toronto (golly, who would have thought that fly...

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