Sunday, March 31, 2013

Last day of steel

Well today is March 31st. Licenses expire today, it was beautiful,  sunny and warm. So what better day to end my season chasing steelhead. Actually, catching one would have made the day perfect but that was not in the cards. I fly fished the river from the clay banks down to Lickman road without a bite. However,  it was a beautiful day to be on the river and it is now time to say goodbye to the Vedder for a while as I move on to other fishing adventures.

Sunday, March 24, 2013


Another beautiful day on the Vedder River. The sun was shining,  birds chirping and the water was just about perfect... unfortunately the fish didn't get the memo.. No fish for me today, I only fished for three hours in the lower river. I did see one hatchery fish caught before 7:30 am,   but that was all I saw all day.

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Como family fishing

A bit late but better late than never.

Well Como Lake was stocked with about 500 rainbow trout on Thursday, so I decided to take my two girls fishing yesterday. We set up on one of the docks and cast out. It was a nice day out,  with a bit of sun,  but the weather was playing tricks that day. There had been a bit of unexpected snow earlier in the day and the weather seemed to be a little bipolar.
Anyway,  embracing the up and down weather we sat and waited for the fish to  bite. Now these are stocked fish,  so they aren't too bright. We fished just off the bottom with a sliding weight,  a size 10 hook and a bit of red and chartreuse power bait. It didnt take too long and we had a bite. Unfortunately we were not paying close enough attention and my eldest daughter just missed on the hookset. Shortly after the other rod produced the only fish of the day which my youngest reeled in. She was quite excited and eagerly touched the side of the fish with her outstretched pointer finger and a giggle. The fish was unhooked,  a quick picture was taken and it was promptly released  back into the lake.
We stayed another hour and had a few more  bites until it was time to go home for dinner.
All in all,  not a bad day on the lake.

On a side note,  I was glad to see they changed the retention limit in that lake for the upcoming season to 2 instead of 4. It gets fished out by the meat fishermen far too quickly after it is stocked and the local kids dont get much of a chance.

Thursday, March 21, 2013


For those of you that dont know me i live near Vancouver British Columbia (Canada). This blog is about fishing. For the few of you (if any) that are reading it, the blog will follow some of my fishing adventures. It will chronicle where and when I am fishing, if I am catching fish and maybe a little blurb about the area and my experiences within. I primarily fish in the Vancouver area, but I do take the occasional trip to other locations.
I have been fishing on and off for over 25 years and I have been engulfed in the sport for the last 10+ years.
I learned to fish from taking trips to the local lake as a kid with my dad. We used to go and fish from shore,  targeting carp and the occasional rainbow trout on light tackle. Since then I have evolved to targeting everything from trout and char to salmon and sturgeon in rivers lakes and oceans. I fish using a variety of setups including spinning rods/reels,  level winds,  center pins and pole fishing. My absolute favorite is fishing with my fly rod, and this year I plan on giving spey fishing a try.
I feel very lucky to live in such a beautiful province with so many fishing opportunities. I also feel lucky to have such a wonderful and understanding family who have supported me in my fishing endeavors. A beautiful wife and two fantastic daughters who occasionally accompany me on my outings but always support my love of the sport.
Anyway, enough about me. I hope you enjoy the blog.