Fishing Reports

On the Little Q. 15 10 21

On the Little Q. 15 10 21

“An atmospheric river”, is how the radio report termed it. Such were the expected weather conditions about to set in for tonight and tomorrow. The area slated to get pounded by rain ought to extend roughly from Fanny Bay down Island to Nanoose Bay. That puts the...

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On the Beaches… Lately

On the Beaches… Lately

Slim pickin’s is the best way to describe Coho fishing along the beaches from about Deep Bay down Island to Englishman river. Sporadic appearances of a few fish from time to time keep hopes alive. Some Coho have been seen passing through various beach fishing areas,...

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Pearls In The Oyster

Pearls In The Oyster

Cam phoned me Sunday night and said I think we can cross the Oyster, do you want to go give it a try tomorrow? Of course I said yes, knowing full well it was going to rain biblically on Monday morning, but the afternoon looked better. We went to the stretch of river...

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On the Little Q. 03 10 21

On the Little Q. 03 10 21

Today was bright sun and 18º C. A nice day to be on the river. River levels have been dropping after the recent few days of stormy weather had passed. The water level gauge hovered at the 5.25 m. mark. At that stage, there was a brisk flow but not raging. Clarity was...

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Spider Lake Fishout – Oct. 02, 2021

Spider Lake Fishout – Oct. 02, 2021

The Prez said "Hey gang, Saturday looks like a great day for a fishing trip to Spider to catch some rainbows." Seemed like a good idea at the time but by Friday the forecast had changed to clouds, winds increasing all morning and rain early in the afternoon. In spite...

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What the Hell?!!

What the Hell?!!

So, does the Provincial Fisheries Branch have nothing better to do than follow my ramblings – see previous fishing report on the Gold River -- and try to thwart me at every turn? Check this out:...

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Home Waters

I just needed a day on the water ! Labor day was available so with my limited time I hit Maple Lake . Nice weather and I was expecting to educate some of this years stockies but never got one to the net . Had some nice fish on but never saw them however had a 17 to...

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On the Little Q. 19 09 21

On the Little Q. 19 09 21

As the old saying goes; “you should have been here yesterday”. Then again, I was there yesterday. More precisely, it should go; you should have fished here yesterday. For me, the big storm blew in one day too soon. River levels rose dramatically. I was stuck at work...

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Gold River Springs  08-10 09 21

Gold River Springs 08-10 09 21

In maturity, it seems to have become a biological imperative with me: make another pilgrimage to my old stomping grounds and waters of my formative years, the Gold river valley. Not for the legendary, now extirpated, steelhead, but for the other giants of this big...

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