Fishing Reports

On the Little Q.  23 11 20

On the Little Q. 23 11 20

This year’s runs of salmon have pretty much finished doing their business. Spawned-out salmon carcasses have made it up over the riverbank and into the forest, thanks to the nocturnal activity of black bears. Flocks of shit-hawks still screamed at each other as they...

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Once In A Blue Moon….

Once In A Blue Moon….

You don't get a day like today (Sunday Nov 01) but once in a blue moon and it was worth getting up in the dark to get to good old Spider Lake just before sunrise. What an amazing morning!! And what a great day! Angus and I were on the water shortly after 7 followed by...

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Return to Spider Lake – Oct 26, 2020

Return to Spider Lake – Oct 26, 2020

Wow, how great it was to get back on good old Spider Lake after at least 3 months! Angus and I were on the water around 8AM followed shortly by Roy and a bit later by Norm. Weather was cool and cloudy in the early morning with only the slight stirrings of a breeze...

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On the Little Q. 26 10 20

On the Little Q. 26 10 20

Several freezing nights in a row, with fresh snow dusting the hilltops, made for low clear water on the Little Qualicum river today. The river level graph pegged the height at 5.10m., meaning, seasonal low. Salmon were easily seen holding steady in all sections of the...

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We’re going to try Zoom Meetings

This pandemic is not going away for some time and we want to keep all of our members safe, so we've decided to try meeting using the video conferencing app: Zoom Meetings. It is quite user friendly and it should allow us to get together and chat about what we've been...

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On the Big Q.  18 10 20

On the Big Q. 18 10 20

Look closely at the above photo. You will see a good mix of fresh Coho and Chum salmon in that pod of fish. This is in the open to angling section of the Big Qualicum river and that picture represents only about 20% of the area of that pool. The rest of the pool was...

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Springs, Coho, Chums and Kelsey

Springs, Coho, Chums and Kelsey

Having become tired of walking empty beaches or spotting coho well off shore out of range I thought maybe I should go where the fish are already waiting with more on the way. I called Cam and we went to the Puntledge. Friday we fished below the hatchery and Monday we...

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Access Regan Lake

Sorry no pics as I am technically challenged . I recently fished Regan which is quite a favorite of mine . Had a good not a great day but that's fishing and I can always manage a few and get a chance to wash a bunch of flies in the attempt . Gladly pass on the access...

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On the Little Q. 13 10 20

On the Little Q. 13 10 20

KA-BOOM!... the detonation of that atmospheric explosion abruptly jolted me awake at 4:57 am this morning. Just a single burst of thunder, then it was over. High-speed winds still rattled windows and toppled trees. Rain pounded down, as it had all night long. What the...

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