Fishing forum > East Kootenay resident has some questions

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I've been a reader of this forum for a while now even though we live in the Kootenays. My husband has expressed a wish to come your way and fish for pinks as he has heard they are fun to catch ( he is mostly a catch and release kind of fisherman). I would love to tell him, " pack your rod, we are going". The big but is: We have no idea where to go! Neither of us know the area at all and have no idea where to go. He would be shore fishing and he has mentioned it would be nice to fish some place around Harrison as that is where we would probably be camping.

He has fished the Fraser River twice with a guide and enjoyed that very much and he went shore fishing once to Hope when the sockeye were running and he swore never again.... crazy with people shoulder to shoulder. Was this only because of the sockeye or is fishing the bars always so busy?
Would any of you kind people give me a few specific spots we could go and do a bit of casting? . Our thought was to come your way sometime in the early fall. Actually anything you can tell us will be helpful and, as I said in the beginning, we know next to nothing so we need details and directions. I would love to hear about your favorite spots, particularly around the Harrison area.

you are a year too early. the pinks only run on the odd years. you have to wait until the fall of 2011. kilby park near where the harrison flows into the fraser is a prime spot and isn't as crasy as fishing sockeyes.
all you need to use is anything pink......small spoons or jigs or flies. they can be lots of fun. read back on the posts from last fall to find exactly when but i think mid october is about prime time. there is some limited camping at kilby park but is booked well ahead i think.

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