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Hey Guys,

I am new to fishing in B.C. and just had a few questions. I am thinking of trying some salmon fishing this year and am looking for any advice regarding that, especially recommended line strength, and some good fishing spots for salmon (within 2 hours of Coquitlam).

Also, I was rather shocked to find out that we need a tag to keep Rainbow Trout in B.C. as they are so abundant in Alberta. I am wondering what other types of fresh water fish people catch around here that are good to eat.


1) get a license
2) get a regulations guide

coquitlam is in the money when it comes to salmon. take a look around

fisher 696

This year is a pink year and should provide the easiest catch, 10 lb line is plenty. Sockeye, if they open, 20 lb with 8 or 10 leader. Coho about the same. Springs 30 lb with 20 leader. Or cover yer bases with some 50 lb tuff line and change leaders to suit targeted type. Often when fishing for sockeye you will hook a spring, make sure yer drag is set & be ready to move....a pissed off 30 pounder can peel 75 yards of line off in a second or 2. I watched a guy on the Vedder get spooled and lost his rod for a awhile......somebody snagged the line & he got it back.....lucky bugger...............oh ya I think that u do not need a "tag" for rainbows.....steelies yes ....perhaps on the classified waters but locally a license should cover it.
The trout

u don't need a tag to keep ranbows in bc, only in the kootney lake a few other lakes.

rainbow tags are only for kamloops area and kootenay. runing heavy braid and changing leaders is the way to go, if your runing an abu 65000 itll handle anything out there except sturgeon.

You need a stamp for Shuswap Lake and Kooteney Lake trout.
They are extra special!
But there is a limit everywhere.
The best thing to do is to read the fishing regulations and make sure you understand them for the area you are planning to fish.

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