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NOR CAL..IN B.C.

HELLO ALL IM NEW HERE..LIKE TO SAY I LOVE THE SITE SO FAR.IM FROM NORTHERN CALIFORNIA FISHED THE SACRAMENTO RIVER AND NEAR STREAMS AND LAKES FOR BASS,SALMON,TROUT,STRIPED BASS,STEELHEAD AND CATFISH.IVE FOUND A FEW BASS LALKES NEAR HERE TO SOME WHAT CURE MY FISHING NEEDS,BUT THIS TIME OF YEAR MY POLE IS VERY LONELY ANY ADVICE ON WHERE AND HOW TO CATCH ANYTHING THIS TIME OF YEAR WITH SOME EASE? ANY ADVICE WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED PLEASE HELP THANK YOU
coto

you can try some local lakes , but , that is simply not worth it if you want an experience. you need to go to a tackle store and ask all the questions you have. im guessing you staying in vancouver , you should head out to pacific angler located on broadway(closer to the westside)and its either yukon or cambie street, but i bet the only place theyre going to send you now is the vedder for steelhead ,and thats about 90kms from van. , make sure you get all the right angling licenses (its going to be pricy for you since your not a resident)theyll set you up
coto

ive shouldve read your post more slowly, you will not catch steelhead with ease on the vedder river. you will not catch anything with ease at this time of year , but go to a tackle shop and see what they say , my pole is very lonely ?????? the people from cali
Beak007

great, more americans...
NOR CAL..IN B.C.

I ACTUALLY LIVE IN LANGLEY AND WORK IN WHITE ROCK...THANKS COTO.IVE BEEN DOING OTHER RESEARCH ONLINE ABOUT THE SPECIES AND HABITS IN THIS AREA....GUESS IM USED TO BEING ABLE TO CATCH LOTS OF STEELYS IN CALIFORNIA THIS TIME OF YEAR...IS IT REALLY THAT HARD TO GET A STEEL HEAD HERE LOL I MAY HEAD TO THE VEDDER WITHIN THE NEXT FEW WEEKS SEE IF I GET LUCKY..ANYBODY GOING TO CALI??? I KNOW LOTSSSS OF FISHING THERE FEEL FREE TO ASK...ILL BE POSTING HERE PROBABLY DAILY SO SE YOU GUYS AROUND..THANKS TIME TO GO TO WORK AND DREAM OF FISH ALL DAY...
fisher 696

Welcome, around these parts, steelies are known as the fish of a thousand casts. The Vedder and perhaps the Chehalis are your best bets. The Vedder has better access which makes it more popular, however the Chehalis has more natural beauty and requires a bit of a hike to get to any decent pools.
We are all dealing with lonely rods & reels, 'tis the season so to speak. After the horrible season just past I have found rock hunting to be more rewarding.....30 trips to the river & haven't been skunked yet. lol
fishinforlife

the cap starts up in june
NOR CAL..IN B.C.

LOL THIS IS HARD TIMES INDEED.BUT AT LEAST THINKIN BOUT FISH STILL MAKES ME HAPPY IM PATIENT AND FISH MANY SPECIES IM JUS TRYNA SORT OF PLAN AHEAD FOR THIS YEAR...ITS HARD BEING NEW TO AN AREA AND NOT KNOWING A PLACE TO CATCH SOMETHING ON ANY DAY OF THE YEAR...WHEN IS THE NEXT SALMON SEASON????THANK YOU ALL WHO ARE HELPFUL ITS APPRECIATED
fishinforlife

JUNE IN THE CAP SMALL COHO
NOR CAL..IN B.C.

HOW ABOUT THE NICOMEKL I LIVE RIGHT BY IT? TRIED LAST FALL WITH NO LUCK BUT SAW SOME
fishinforlife

never tried
shizzyisback

i have fished it and actually caught some decent lil cuttys in there ...
NOR CAL..IN B.C.

NEVER CAUGHT A CUTTHROAT YET...WHAT U USE,WHEN, WHERE PLEASE EXPLAIN
fishinforlife

if you want to catch the pinks or any kind of salmon here you can go out and find a nice big halibut treble and a huge weight and use a ton of wool and roe cast out into a pool where they tend to spawn, then reel in 2 times then yank as hard as you can, if you feel the lightest thing reef your line. many of the salmon that spawn like to use the backs or anypart of there body besides the head to attack a setup. make sure to kill any size any time , any year
NOR CAL..IN B.C.

VERY FUNNY IN NOT A SNAGGER BUD
Cream Corn

hi my husband and i have spent many hours at the nicomekl it is a great place to go to just relax. we go to 184th street bridge and head west just past the first curve. we have had days where we are catching them left right and center and we have had days where they are jumping everywhere and can't get them to bite anything. we use worms just throw out a worm and leave it on the bottom (maybe a small weight depending on the current)
NOR CAL..IN B.C.

I KNEW THE BEST SPOT 1 COULD IMAGINE IN CALI STEELHEAD FISHIN WAS EASY IN THAT 1 SPOT OTHER THAN THAT IT WAS TOUGH. I MISS MY SECRET SPOT LOL 1200 MILES AWAY
Edzzed

never having tried bass, i gotta ask what do they taste like. personally i am more into trout fishing. allouette lake and the lakes of merritt or kamloops areas. not much in the way of trout trophy fishing locally. you need to head inland. there is roche lake, tunkwa. just to name a couple. do you camp or just drive and home in a day. Ed
Sergey2

In my opinion, bass is good eating, not too many bones. I prefer smallmouth. Never caught any nice ones in BC (Except in abbotsford, but they were really small) but have fished them in ontario quite a bit. From what I hear, vancouver island has a lot of lakes with bass in them. Would be nice to explore them... too bad i totaled my car a few days ago, so no fishing for me for a while.

I find it hard to fish the lakes/rivers in lower mainland, but then again, i'm pretty new to trout fishing.
fisher 696

Osoyoos sp? lake in May or October with rubber grubs = 4-8 lb pre spawn smallmouth.....oxbow from May to Sept, same thing........ssshhhhhhhhh
clownfish

Most of those lakes on the Island were illegally stocked with bass and yellow perch by the "bucket brigade" that has been doing this all over the province. The provincial Fisheries Dept., along with the federal Fisheries and the BC Conservation Foundation recently had to poison Skmana Lake, near Chase, to eliminate illegally stocked yellow perch that had essentially wiped out the native trout population of the lake. There were only 15 trout found in the entire lake after the completion of the poisoning and "the shoreline was literally yellow with thousands and thousands of dead perch", quoted from article in the Jan/Feb. '08 BC Outdoors Sportfishing magazine. The Ministry has at least seven more lakes on their hit list. If you know of anyone that participates in this destructive activity (illegally transplanting fish), or any other illegal or unethical activities please do the right thing and report them.
Edzzed

i was up at skmana lake last year and saw the sign, closed, no fishing due to perch. i was also up there the year before and people were saying if ya catch one kill it. white lake also had a sign warning about perch and if you caught one the ministry wanted to hear about it. i don't know why people would put perch into lakes. maybe if they realize they are causing an entire kill off to cleanse the lake of perch they might think twice. kinda like those morons that claimed to have injected poison into thanksgiving turkeys. really did wonders for the rest of the turkeys populalation when they recalled all the frozen turkeys to replace them with fresh slaughtered turkeys. Ed
treble

I believe you get a reward if your report leads to an arrest!
treble

whytf would someone stock a lake with perch they aren't much fun to catch and are generallly small...taste good though
clownfish

Apparently it is these morons' usual first step before bringing bass in. The perch eat almost anything, breed prolificly (IE. faster than rabbits or guppies), and are small enough for the bass to eat.
One of the problems with their basic assumptions in their plans is that with the colder water in our lakes, bass tend to grow slower and usually end up stunted (IE. smaller than if they were growing in warmer waters). Maybe they think that global warming might lend them a hand, I would rather hand them (the bucket brigaders) the business end of a souped up cattle prod.
bcbasser

bass are not for eating in bc you have to preserve the fishery catch and realease is my opiniun
bcbasser

perch bad bass good .perch eat trout feed and eggs and fry they breed fast you can never get rid of the perch which sucks there is one lake in the lowermainland with perch
clownfish

Bass are also a predatory fish, IE. besides insects and frogs, they eat trout and salmon eggs, fry, and the larger forms. Bass can eat fish up to about 1/3rd to 1/2 of their own size. If you read all of this thread and similar ones posted here and on other sites, and websearch the topic, you will find out just how bad bass AND perch are for our trout and salmon fisheries. If the system they are in is closed, then the application of poisons that are relatively short lived can be used, like mentioned above, and then the original species can be reintroduced. Hopefully the people responsible for causing this problem get caught, I would like to see them forced to pay for the cleanout of these locations, and to do the work as well, and to never be allowed to fish in BC again.

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