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SALTWATER FISHING REPORT
Gabriola Island
Submitted by Regan Lall | Mar 31, 2015 5:45PM
They should be here anytime soon! - We have been out 5 times in the last 2 weeks. It has been great to see so much wildlife enjoying the herring (not so much the commercials (see my Nanaimo report). We have had a couple good hit and runs and the undersize put up such a good fight you know they are getting well fed and have the e [...]
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SALTWATER FISHING REPORT
Nanaimo
Submitted by Regan Lall | Mar 31, 2015 5:31PM
Waiting for them to come home! - It always seems like Christmas eve at this time of the year. WAITING! Waiting to open up the big smiley present. There is a lot of bait around and the commercials are still scooping them. We hear there is a lot of immature herring being caught (under size with little or no row) So there is ton [...]
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Bamfield
Submitted by Doug Lindores | Mar 31, 2015 1:05PM
Bamfield Area Feeder Chinook Fishing Slower - Weather conditions around the Bamfield Wall and Harbor mouth have not been favorable the last few days. The winter Chinook fishing has slowed down. Earlier in March the feeders were more prominent and the fishing was quite good. Those individuals fishing the area just before and during the [...]
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SALTWATER FISHING REPORT
Kyuquot Sound (Video Report)
Submitted by David Murphy | Mar 31, 2015 10:54AM
BC Tuna on Chek TV & Wild TV - WildTv - Canada's Hunting and Fishing Tv Network and Chek TV is airing Tuna Fishing episode on Sportfishing Adventures TV Show this week. Featuring NHL'rs Brendan Morrison and Garry Valk!

We had an epic trip offshore Tuna fishing this summer in Kyuquot on Vancouver Island's West Coast. [...]
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FRESHWATER FISHING REPORT
Stamp River
Submitted by David Murphy | Mar 31, 2015 10:46AM
Stamp River - Spring Conditions & Last Week of Guided Winter Trips - This weeks Highlights:

The Winter Steelhead season has come to an end for us with yesterda being the last day on the water. What a great season, best in years.

Stay tuned for our Salt Water operations which are starting up in a few weeks. Will be reporting from Barkley Sound, U [...]
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SALTWATER FISHING REPORT
Port Alberni Inlet
Submitted by Doug Lindores | Mar 26, 2015 10:48AM
Looking Forward To Sport Season In Alberni Inlet - The Alberni Inlet is a fantastic destination for summer fishing. The Inlet has very quiet and pristine water and is a very easy and relaxing area for individuals and families to fish. One does not have to worry about fishing in a big sea when fishing the Inlet during the summer months. Salmon [...]
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FRESHWATER FISHING REPORT
Stamp River
Submitted by David Murphy | Mar 24, 2015 3:01PM
Stamp River - Spring Conditions & Last Week of Guided Winter Trips - This weeks Highlights:

Water conditions improved with the rains this last week, it was coloured up pretty good in the lower but the upper remained fishable through out the rain. Many fish are spawning now, so there is a mix of fish that have spawned and are on their way out and fish th [...]
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ARTICLE - HOW-TO / TIPS
Sturgeon Fishing Tackle Tips
Written by silverside | Mar 23, 2015
Sturgeon Fishing Tackle Tips
Get your Sturgeon fishing tackle ready and be prepared

Peak Sturgeon fishing season on the Fraser river approaches as we head into spring. It won’t be long before we are hooking up with some beasts from the river! This is the perfect time to learn all the proper tackle setups and to ensure that you are ready to successfully fight that big fish. The primary objective of having your tackle adequately setup is to ensure success of landing that dream fish. Your arsenal is only as strong as the weakest link and that's where we have to ensure that all functioning parts of the system are 100%. This is also good for the health of the fish. We’ll go over the details below.

Sturgeon rods

Keeping in mind that Sturgeon can grow to epic proportions and fight with insane strength you will need a rod that can handle everythin [...]
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SALTWATER FISHING REPORT
Barkley Sound
Submitted by Doug Lindores | Mar 17, 2015 1:14PM
Some Food Fishing. Near Twenty-Four Pound Chinook Wins Sproat Loggers Derby - The Winter Chinook Fishing in Barkley Sound, the islands outside of the Ucluelet Harbor and those areas close to the Bamfield Harbor and the Bamfield Wall have been generally quite good. The Weather and water conditions have also be fantastic which has continued from February right into mid M [...]
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FRESHWATER FISHING REPORT
Report Image 1 Squamish River Valley
Submitted by Silversides Guided Fishing | Mar 16, 2015 11:04AM
Fly fishing the Squamish river near Vancouver - Bull trout are on the prowl for salmon fry. If you can find a pod of trout and present them a offering 'they can't refuse' then you'll be into fish! We fly fish here and are good at it. This is a beautiful river for a guided walk & wade fly fishing trip. It's only 50 minutes from Vancouve [...]
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SeaFever wrote: HaHa!!......chuckle.......:) You're right.......I don't take a tackle box on board.....I have plastic close-able trays that go in onboard storage boxes....on either side of the rear of my craft. I have a habit of always taking way too much tackle with me....(just in case it's needed...you never know....:)) On any trip I will ex [...]
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Blainedrick wrote: Emergency Trailer Kit: Bearings, seals, grease, jack, cribbing, paper towel, lug nuts. Absolutely everything needed to fix bearings on the road side. I always carry this Kit on my summer trip. Spare trailer tire. Dust caps. Rubber gloves. Have every wrench needed to do the job in the box. Carry this box where you access it easily. I [...]
Mar 30, 2015 11:06PM
OldShoreFisherman wrote: Thanks for taking the time to post the reports and photos again this year, Gil. I found them very enjoyable. I'm looking forward to your saltwater reports. Regards.
Mar 30, 2015 2:55PM
SeaFever wrote: The two little flashers in the pic were made, I think, by a local man that lived in Nanoose Bay and were on the market a number of years ago. They were out a couple of years and then I never saw them any more (or since). I put them beside a normal flasher for size comparison. I want to get some more of these but I have no idea [...]
Mar 28, 2015 3:03PM
tyeefisher wrote: I agree with Seafever that the Hotspot flasher seems to be made of tougher stuff than the others of its ilk and the green and glow is my most consistent producer. I also like the OKI Betsy especially in the silver form early in the summer with the Super Gold Betsy most productive for me in August and September.
Mar 28, 2015 1:00AM
jimfish wrote: I too am eager to fish. Just replaced my 20 hp mercury kicker with an electric start 9.8 as they said it has the thrust of a 30. Anyway no more dislocated shoulder. I am thinking Salimanica Pt. I trust it is open? Report soon...
Mar 26, 2015 11:02AM
IronNoggin wrote: And DFO Plunges MADLY On... Latest Here Seems The Dino won't be satisfied until the Herring are All Long Gone! :) Nog
Mar 23, 2015 12:03PM
btrout wrote: I understand the fisheries recently did a swim count of the wild Steelhead in the Salmon River here on the Island, they counted 40 fish. There are still guides daily flogging the water and catching the same fish over and over again .Every year the counts are less and less when are we as sports fisherman and the regulators going to w [...]
Mar 17, 2015 10:09PM
cory wrote: FishTactics has a facebook page and we used to keep it somewhat updated with photos and the occasional report but lately we have let it go mainly due to not having enough time to manage it properly. My goal was to link all new articles, and 1 report daily plus some goof forum topics, cool photos or videos submitted on the site. I [...]
Mar 12, 2015 8:29PM
SmokeyRiver wrote: ''Some'' spawning activity is a major understatement. Probably 90% of the doe's we've caught in the last week have had tail damage from starting to dig, and probably 25% have been kelts. It's extremely hard to target the non-spawning fish right now. We picked up quite a few sea liced chromers the next cast after landing a dirty o [...]
Mar 12, 2015 7:11PM


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