Fishing Reports

On the Beaches 24 01 22

On the Beaches 24 01 22

Even the usually raucous shit-hawks stood stock still, looking forlorn. A pair of Stellar sea-lions cruised along a hundred metres or so off the shore. A lone Crow patrolled the beach from above, searching for a tidbit of something edible. And me, hoping to find a...

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Dean Hodgson Tying “Isla’s Special”

Dean Hodgson Tying “Isla’s Special”

Before I got my Hummingbird depth finder last spring I used to refer to this fly as my ‘fish finder’. I fish it under an indicator, with a dry line, as well as trolled using a type III uniform sink wet line and with a type VII wet line fished similar to deep water...

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I’d Rather Be Fishin’…

I’d Rather Be Fishin’…

In those immortal words from Thumper, as he rapidly beat his hind foot on the frozen-over pond, “Look Bambi, it’s stiff.” So, I guess a trip to Spider Lake is out of the question for the time being. Yes, just when I thought we had opened up some opportunity with the...

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On the Little Q. 03 01 22

On the Little Q. 03 01 22

Melting snow, it’s time to go... steelheading that is. In my neighbourhood, winter’s icy grip had loosened and heavy rain over the past two days melted much of the accumulated snow. That’s a good sign. Water levels had risen a wee bit and coloured-up just slightly. It...

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Boxing Day 2021 Winter-runs… brrrr!

Boxing Day 2021 Winter-runs… brrrr!

My plan all along had been to get up to the Quinsam river, to celebrate the unofficial opening of winter steelhead season on Boxing Day. December and fishing for winter-runs on the Quinny are synonymous. But, this year they would have to wait. Heavy snow on Christmas...

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A Merry Christmas and a Happy and HEALTHY New Year

Not a fishing post per se but a wish for all the best to all of the CVFF Members. As soon as this damnable virus gives us a break I hope to be back at meetings and even the fly tying at Royston. Thanks to all who have reached out to make sure I am Ok....I am, Just...

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Little Q. — after the flood.

Little Q. — after the flood.

The Little Qualicum river, at least in that certain portion known best to me, has become unrecognizable after the latest flood. The water level topped out at over seven metres on the gauge. You may recall the series of photos posted here last week. The ones where a...

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Spider Lake – Oct 18,2021

Spider Lake – Oct 18,2021

A late Sunday call from Roy Dash convinced me to give Spider a try on Monday. Weather looked better on Monday than Tuesday said Roy and boy, was he right. Arrived at the lake shortly about 9 to find Roy unloading and nobody else on the lake. A bit of a breeze but not...

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