Thursday, June 17, 2021

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How To Save Time and Get More Strikes

Salmon bites last from minutes to hours and depend on a number of factors that have led to generalizations about salmon bite patterns. Some...

How To

Catching Trout: Lake Fishing Strategies

The spring weather starts to heat up for trout fishing in most lakes. The water starts to get warmer, and more marine life starts...

White Gold: How To Find Halibut

In recent decades the Pacific halibut has risen in stature with anglers. Fifty years ago, catching one was rare, because Chinook and coho dominated...

How To Make A Breakaway Flasher

After many years of salmon fishing, much of that time running flashers, I’ve discovered breakaway flashers. They’re the best thing since sliced bread. Figure 1...

Winter Chinook Fishing In Nanaimo And Gabriola

Prior to the early 2000s, Nanaimo and Gabriola waters were renowned on the east coast of Vancouver Island for the incredible quality of the...

Victoria BC: A Winter Fishing Gem

Traditionally, mid-October is the start of a major slowdown for British Columbia’s saltwater angling until spring. But if the Chinook non-retention regulation continues in...

DIY Downrigger Repairs

Nothing can prematurely end a salmon trip faster than a downrigger going down. Or not going down. Or worst of all, staying down and...

Gear

Hook On Boat Retrieval System Review

Tired of getting your feet wet connecting your boat to your trailer? Then it’s time to get hooked up with the Hook On boat...

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The Alberni Valley Tyee Club Comes Back Even Stronger

The Alberni Valley Tyee Club (AVTC) just wrapped up their 2020 Ladder Board Derby which ran from Father’s Day to early September. What is a...

The 2020 Port Alberni Ultimate Fishing Derby

Not even COVID-19 could stop the 49th edition of the Port Alberni Salmon Derby held over the Labour Day weekend, but it was a...

2020 Westview Marina’s Salmon Enhancement Derby

Join the fun and fundraising of this year’s derby on Friday, August 28 and Saturday August 29, 2020 with an entry fee of $100...

Island Fly

Imitating the Caddisflies

I believe that the caddisfly hatch offers more exciting dry fly fishing than any other hatch. In this article on trout foods and the...

Imitating The Stoneflies

What Is A Stonefly? Stoneflies are one of the four major aquatic insects on which freshwater fish feed. They are found only in fast-moving water...

Imitating the Midges

Midges are the most prolific of the aquatic insects that trout feed on, but can be an incredibly frustrating hatch to fish successfully. Midge...

Leaders for Saltwater Fly Fishing

For the most part, a salt water fly fisher plying their skills around Vancouver Island is not too concerned about delicately presenting the fly...

Catching Pink Salmon

The heat of late July and August is not what most fly fishers consider prime fishing time. But those of us on the coast know that this time of year brings some wonderful fishing.

Tips

Salmon bites last from minutes to hours and depend on a number of factors that have led to generalizations about salmon bite patterns. Some...

Spotlight

Sons of Salmon: An Initiative to Support Hatcheries on Vancouver Island

Island Fisherman Magazine's new merchandise initiative to support, and generate funds for Vancouver Island fish hatcheries.

Cabin in Barkley Sound For Sale—Reduced!

Floating home in Barkley Sound for sale, only $125,000.

Introduction to Fly-fishing Course In Duncan 2019

Bill Luscombe's fly fishing course is open for registration.

Guest Posts

Op Ed: BC’s Public Salmon Fishery Screwed Again by Fisheries Minister Bernadette Jordan

  Today’s announcement about 2021’s Chinook salmon fishery is a tragedy for the south coast public Chinook fishery which, for two years, has faced Chinook-non-retention...

Reader Story: Fish-On Fantastic!

Calm waters and gorgeous sunshine greeted us as we started our Easter break early on April 5, 2020. We work hard, and it was...

Op-Ed: Why Chinook Retention April 1st Is Critical

There is a lot of unnecessary confusion and anger right now because of the most recent fisheries notice kicking the announcement of fishing plans...

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