Fishing Reports

Upper Campbell River – November 18,2022

Upper Campbell River – November 18,2022

Was a beautiful afternoon so drove up to Campbell River and hiked the Canyon view trail down from the John Hart parking area, and fished a few accessible sections from the trail. A few hikers and bears but no one else fishing. Action was pretty good and it was a 3...

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Maple Lake – October 30, 2022

"Oh no, I slept in!" That was the first thing I said Sunday morning at 8:30. It was the day after helping clean up the Puntledge river, and I figured having done a good deed, my karma and luck would be way up! So far, not the case. My plan was to head to Spider Lake...

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Off the Beach and Onto the Rivers

Off the Beach and Onto the Rivers

Finally, the rains have come. Heavier downpours in some places, with corresponding rises in river levels. Less rain in others, with only minimal water increase. Storms have been relatively brief with only moderate amounts of precipitation. The next photo shows a...

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Fishing at the Crack of Dawn

Fishing at the Crack of Dawn

The “Hunter” moon hung high in the cloudless night sky. Its moonbeams cast their cold luminosity over the shoreline rim of crushed oyster shells. Off in the distance occasional splashes punctuated the silence as simultaneous shards of silver flashed above the still...

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cariboo and merritt

missed the coho beach fishing instructional and bbq which I was looking fwd to as friends on the mainland dragged me back to the interior for 10 days of early fall stillwater. Fished the 70 mile area for a few slow days then down to leighton lake for the remainder....

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Blue Seas Coho…

Blue Seas Coho…

Conditions were tough for fly casters at the “Miracle” beach area today, for the last few days, and will remain so for the next few days. Clear sunny sky, flat calm water, very clear water, no wind to ripple the surface. That is the bad news. The good news... a whole...

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QUINSAM FISHING – 24 SEPTEMBER 2022

QUINSAM FISHING – 24 SEPTEMBER 2022

            Before availing himself of the delicious repast provided at the fancy outdoor eater (AKA  the CVFF fishout BBQ at Miracle Beach), TheCourtJester decided to wet a line.  He chose to seek Quinsam trout that may be fooled by a dry fly while awaiting the...

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Beach Fishing Reccy 26 09 2022

Beach Fishing Reccy 26 09 2022

Sometimes it is what’s missing that tells the tale. Today was one of those times. From Salmon Point down to the deer farm, flat calm water, no wind, no fish showing. A pair of fly fishers were practicing their casting skills off Kuhushan Point, without a hook up, at...

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Broodstock Collection… Gold River Style!

Broodstock Collection… Gold River Style!

Just got back from my annual fall sortie to Gold River and environs. Had some very productive and enjoyable trout fishing on the dry fly, both in some streams and lakes. Rainbows and Cutthroats, of course. Also, caught a ton of salmon... on camera. As luck would have...

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