Lake Fishing

The Polish Condom Fly…  aka Vladi’s Worm

The Polish Condom Fly… aka Vladi’s Worm

Since 1990, when my eyes awoke to see the ingenuity of Polish fly fishers, I have paid attention to those creative fly tyers. They really mean business when it comes to staying at the forefront of the World competitive fly-fishing scene. Game-changing tackle, tactics...

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Spider Lake – May 15 (follow up)

Spider Lake – May 15 (follow up)

I managed to take a photo of the 20” (approx) fish I caught that day at Spider on a green squirrel hair leech. I did catch several others on that same fly on a full sinking line. No luck chironomid fishing however. Cheers, Rob L

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Horne Lake Mar 16, 2024

Horne Lake Mar 16, 2024

Blue bird banner day and no wind till about 2pm then light easterly up the lake. Looks like all the big spawners have skedaddled up the river, did their thing and then moved on, as all fish landed were around the 12-14" variety in beautiful shape. Keith had a couple...

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QUINSAM FISHING – 16 MARCH 2024

QUINSAM FISHING – 16 MARCH 2024

            TheCourtJester drove to the river alone, parking at the Argonaut Bridge pull-out.  This was a shake-down trip, to check out his new Dragonfly rod and Sage reel.  Only one other fisher was seen, a spinner, looking for steelhead.  There were, as expected, a...

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Spider Lake – March 15, 2024

Spider Lake – March 15, 2024

Weather looked great and neither of us could do the Horne Lake thing so Roy called me to head out to Spider - and we did. What an amazing day - great fishing and great weather. By the time I got there at 9, Roy had been out for about half an hour and had multiple fish...

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On the Beach 14 03 24

On the Beach 14 03 24

Bright sunshine, no wind, only a very slight westerly breeze to occasionally ripple the surface; a great day to be on the beach. Air temperature was pegged at 11°C. Water temp stood at 7.4°C. A falling tide had exposed great windrows of seaweed piled in calf-deep...

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An Eye Opener

An Eye Opener

While flying about in Google Earth™, searching for a suitable aerial photo of the Qualicum River delta at Horne Lake, it was shocking to discover the effects of drought on that area. While scrolling through a series of chronologically arranged back-dated aerial shots,...

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Horne Lake 05 03 2024

Horne Lake 05 03 2024

I took a wander over to the mouth of the Qualicum River through the Horne Lake Regional Park campground. Without having a pair of chest waders on, the only way to cover any fishy looking areas would have been with a boat. Laziness prevailed, so my Frog Boat went...

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French Creek Ramble

French Creek Ramble

A howling sou’easter blew me off the beach today. So, headed upstream to try fishing in more sheltered waters. An early high tide was receding. That revealed the stream moving along at a fair clip. My thoughts: the first pool upstream of tidal influence might hold a...

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The History of Spider Lake

The History of Spider Lake

This is a note from one of our members: Richard Best. Richard is interested in finding out if any of our members might be able to help him me get information  regarding the introduction of various types of fish Into Spider Lake. Hopefully we'll be able to help him...

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