Fishing Reports

The Little Q. Flat-lines…

On the Little Qualicum river the wintertime angling closure ended on May 31st. The summertime angling closure commences July 15th. That allows an approximate six-week window of opportunity for anglers to get back in the river to fish for trout. But, what a difference...

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ELK FISHING – 12 JUNE 2019

TheCourtJester drove HisRoyalDashness to Cervus Creek where no other vehicles parked. During the day, a few NCAs showed up. A pair of the latter showed briefly downstream, but without obvious results; a young fellow strode across the river (as if he were walking about...

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Return to Spider Lake

OK, so I did not post reports from the last 3 outings to Spider because I figured they were getting boring. One of them was the fish-out with one day before that and again shortly after - all with pretty much the same results - good fishing and good weather. Yesterday...

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Tuesday the Elk, Friday the Quinsam

Watch-out fisher folk:  Spider Lake Specialist, Ron Sawula is taking his fishing prowess to the rivers.  Tuesday was the Elk (River), Friday, the Quinsam. He’s quickly accumulating double digits AND can now boast of taking Cutty on his Tenkara rod! The precious...

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ELK FISHING – 5 JUNE 2019

            TheCourtJester drove HisRoyalDashness to the Cervus where no other vehicles parked.  During the day, a few NCAs showed up.  None fished in the upper section of the river near our duo; they concentrated around the confluence of Cervus and the Elk....

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QUINSAM FISHING – 2 JUNE 2019

            TheRedPrincess drove theCourtJester to Campbell River.  The purpose of the trip was to buy a shooting head for her new switch rod, so a stop at the local fishing store was in order, followed by trials at the Haig-Brown run. Unfortunately, the wading proved...

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Elk river – June 4th 2019

Trying to tear me away from Spider Lake, Fred Ensom called me and invited me to go out to the Elk with him. Having heard all the stories of the great fishing on the Elk I quickly agreed. Headed out at 6:15 and after a pleasant drive arrived at the hidden parking spot...

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QUINSAM FISHING – 31 MAY 2019

            TheCourtJester decided to make a solo run to the river, starting at the hatchery pool and working down past the corner pool in the morning.  After lunch at the hatchery, he drove to the campground and fished the runs upstream. Only two young NCAs were...

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