Fishing Reports

Qualicum Bay Today

Qualicum Bay Today

It was a grand day for a prowl along the beaches today; no wind, a balmy 10°C during intermittent sunshine, slowly receding tide, no floating debris in the water. That scenario promised good fishing conditions.   Hop-scotching through various beach access points...

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Scouting… the Upper Big Q.

Scouting… the Upper Big Q.

This time last year, there were still small patches of snow lingering in the shadowy recesses. This year, not so much. Even though a bitter south-easterly wind whipped across Horne Lake today, mild temperatures over the past few weeks had seen off the snow.  ...

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DIY in Boca del Rio – Part 7

DIY in Boca del Rio – Part 7

After a couple very windy days that had dust clouds, cats and dogs blowing down the streets, and whitecaps on the creek, it was time to put it all together and land a Sabalito. No need to paddle way up the creek anymore, as fish were showing in the spot 300m from our...

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DIY in Boca del Rio – Part 6

DIY in Boca del Rio – Part 6

After hooking several good fish and losing them all, figured it was time to learn about the quarry. I was obviously lacking in the knowledge and skillset required to land a baby Tarpon - or Sabalito, as they are known here. I'd somehow been dropped into Sabalito...

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DIY in Boca del Rio

Not wanting to tarnish the name of the CVFF Club with only a couple tiddler baby Tarpon, the next morning I held my nose, launched the kayak through the ooze, and paddled upstream to the spot where I'd caught the small Tarpon. Same as the other day, there were no...

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DIY in Veracruz / Boca del Rio – Part 4

O.K. Enough planning and not enough fishing! Was time to get things moving, so after several miscommunications with Manuel - the security guy at the Airbnb, and the owners of the kayaks, plus a few pesos, I got the green light to use a small old sun bleached...

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Yellow Fin Tuna on the Fly

Yellow Fin Tuna on the Fly

Day 8 in sunny Melaque, Jalisco, Mexico. Headed out for a day of guided fishing with a buddy from Prince George. Our quarry - Duraddo and maybe sailfish. I asked our guide, Geraldo, if I could bring my 8 wt fly rod along and he said “ sure , we might find some tuna,...

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DIY in the Yucatan / Veracruz / Boca del Rio – Part 3

DIY in the Yucatan / Veracruz / Boca del Rio – Part 3

After finally christening the 8wt on a very tiny Jack in the Yucutan, it was surely time for more and larger fish in Veracruz, where we were staying for the next few weeks. Veracruz is a large, gritty, port city where fishermen had been hammering the pesca population...

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DIY in the Yucatan – Part 2

DIY in the Yucatan – Part 2

As I may have alluded to in Part 1, my Scottish lineage and that of my wife, precluded any all-inclusive resorts, fly-fishing lodges or guided trips while in the Yucutan, so my best hope to find fish was to drive down the coast about an hour south of Akumal to Poca...

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