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peter13

I am going to be visiting Victoria BC around the 20th of July 2005. Can anyone give me some insight as to what would be running in the lakes and streams. what type of tackle i should bring. where i can get a fishing licence.
I am from NY, and i fish freshwater for bass, trout, and an occasional pickerel. we do not have salmon, pike. I am going to a wedding for my wife's sister, so i plan on spending most of the week getting my line wet.......can someone help?
speedy

Well if you want my advise since you are coming from ny, I would suggest you stay away from the fresh water and do some salt water fishing. In july that happens to be one of the best times to go after the big chinook salmon weighing as much as 50+lbs, after you have caught your limit of salmon change riggings and drop to the bottom, the west side of the island holds huge halibut well in excess of 100 lbs. Any local store around should carry licenses, heck you can even get a license at most gas stations in bc. By all means do some fresh water fishing in the local lakes and rivers, where you will find cutthroat and rainbow trout as well as salmon heading into their spawning areas up river.
I insist though that you spend at least one day on the ocean, you will be glad you did, bring a camera because not only is the fishing good but chances are you will see a killer whale or two as well. Enjoy your trip, and enjoy what beutiful bc has to offer, world famous fishing, world famous scenery!!! If you contact tourism bc they will send you info on places to see, go, do, fish etc, it's free from the goverment to promote tourism, give em a call,
800 HELLOBC or 800 435 5622, will take about two weeks to deliver, will come with coupons, brochures etc, all you need to know. Good luck!!!
peter13

speedy, thank you very much.....i am looking forward to this long awaited time off. i have always wanted to do a fly-in, but life sometimes gets in the way, and wives also have a major role.
el-nino2010

peter13...you have spoken the gospel.
jesseryan

Try Elk Lake or Shawnigan Lake for lots of Smallmouth Bass that get up to 8 pounds. You can probably catch 50 in a day.
jesseryan

Most Vancouver Island lakes have a lot of Smallmouth bass and Rainbow or Cutthroat Trout. You can catch trout up to 5 pounds all day and bass at the same time!
jesseryan

Most Vancouver Island lakes have a lot of Smallmouth bass and Rainbow or Cutthroat Trout. You can catch trout up to 5 pounds all day and bass at the same time!
peter13

you guys are a big help !!!!!! now i can't wait to get there. thank you again, and we don't have cutthroats in NY.
LK Ontario is the only fishery w/ salmonoids. we have brown, rainbow(small to 14 in.) and brookies. Unfortunetly, they are stock fish.
el-nino2010

if your really adventurous plan a charter boat for the day and fish for some halibut just off the deep in sooke which is part of victoria. 90lb halibut on average out in the salt. have fun.

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