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Starting up the 2019 Winter Steelhead Season!

Starting up the 2019 Winter Steelhead Season!

It's mid-February 2019 and I've finally gotten a chance to get out Winter Steelheading on the popular Vedder River in Chilliwack, BC. This time frame is ridiculously late for this water system as the season typically starts around late December. This late start won't...

Fishing for Early Fall Vedder River Coho Salmon

Fishing for Early Fall Vedder River Coho Salmon

It's mid September and I made my first Fall trip out to the Chilliwack / Vedder River in pursuit of early Coho Salmon. The river levels recently bumped up with a few heavy rain days, when you see those levels spiking and plateauing it's go time! For my first Fall...

Fishing Sockeye Salmon in the Fraser River

Fishing Sockeye Salmon in the Fraser River

Sockeye salmon fever has hit the northwest! Typically, this fishery only opens once every four years on the Fraser River. This iterative 4-year cycle has continued to bring in the largest return of Sockeye so the Fisheries open it up for recreational anglers. For me...

BC Salmon Openings on the Fraser River

BC Salmon Openings on the Fraser River

This Salmon season of 2018 is already kicking off with a buzz here in NW area with many counts already exceeding expectations, starting in the northern Vancouver Island and throughout British Columbia systems. We've been hearing excellent returns already of Chinook,...

How to Fish for Flounder, Bottom Fish and Crab

How to Fish for Flounder, Bottom Fish and Crab

If you live in the Vancouver area (or near any Ocean) you’ve likely got more fishing options available than you may have known about. The Ambleside pier in West Vancouver offers many multi-species fishing opportunities paired with some great crabbing as well! I’ll be...

How Many Steelhead are Returning to the Chilliwack-Vedder River?

How Many Steelhead are Returning to the Chilliwack-Vedder River?

Each year there is an ongoing conversation around the strength of the adult Steelhead population in the Chilliwack-Vedder (CV) River.  There is little to no enumeration data on these returning fish, so much of the conversation is speculation. Whether amongst local...

Tackle Guides

Tackle Guide: Best Spinning Rod for 2020

Tackle Guide: Best Spinning Rod for 2020

Tackle Guide: Best Spinning Rods for 2020 First off, there is a bunch of information on fishing rods in this article from beginner to advanced. If you're looking for the best spinning rod recommendations skip the initial educational sections and jump down to the best...

Best Fishing Sunglasses for 2020: Gear Guide

Best Fishing Sunglasses for 2020: Gear Guide

Best Fishing Sunglasses for 2020: Gear Guide When fishing on brighter days and scanning sections of water quality sunglasses are a must. In particular, polarized lens are the most important as they provide incredible glare protection (reflected light) so that...

Best Fluorocarbon Line For All Fish Species

Best Fluorocarbon Line For All Fish Species

  Best Fluorocarbon Line For All Fish Species Fluorocarbon line is a game changer in the fishing industry. An near invisible and low stretch line that has a number of benefits for any type of fishing application or species. Whether using as a mainline or leader...

Best Fishing Backpack – Tackle Storage

Best Fishing Backpack – Tackle Storage

  Best Fishing Backpacks for 2020 - Gear Storage Gone are the days of large bulky backpacks with one large unorganized compartment packed full of various fishing gear. Fishing backpacks are an incredible improvement on the standard backpack in that they create an...

Best Mono Fishing Lines and Specifications

Best Mono Fishing Lines and Specifications

  Best Monofilament Fishing Lines and Mono explained If you’ve searched around at the monofilament options today, I think you’ll agree they are endless. It seems there’s a line for every specific fishing niche; each fish species, in a specific water type, in...

What is the Best Spinning Reel under $100

What is the Best Spinning Reel under $100

Best Spinning Reels under $100 If you're on a tackle budget or like me are always buying more reels for various fishing applications, you don't need to break the bank on these reels. These might also be great reel options for the "weekend warriors" who don't get out...

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