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Take our 2021 Boat Buyer’s Survey

2020 was a strange year! And by the time we all got word that fishing was a great way to social distance, the boat...

How To

Canning Salmon Like the Pros

Award-winning smoked canned salmon recipe. This recipe has won two blue ribbons at the Salt Spring Farmers’ Institute Fall Fair. It's sure to win you over, too!

Twitching, Hopping, and Jerking Jigs like a Rockstar

In recent years, the term “twitching jigs” has become synonymous with fishing for coho in rivers. In this article I will discuss twitching jigs...

Albacore Tuna Opportunities—West Coast Vancouver Island

Tuna fishing on the West Coast of Vancouver Island is fast paced, extremely exciting, and the rewards are delicious!

Stacking Fishing Lines Like A Boss

I usually fish one line to a downrigger, but there are times it is useful to stack two lines. Occasionally one downrigger will have...

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.

Teaser Head Herring: Part 2

The Rhys Davis Super Herring Special Teaser Head works best with blue (7” to 8”) herring. The bait can be brined or fresh.

Gear

Review: Why The CruciFish Might Be Divine Intervention

Who Invented The CruciFish? Local Islander Glenn Sollitt began deckhanding for his father in 1972, and by the time he was in grade 11, he...

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Guest Posts

Winter Salmon Fishing: Mapping the Salish Sea Through Salmon Diets

The Adult Salmon Diet Program, at the University of Victoria, collaborates with recreational anglers to collect data on the diet composition of adult Chinook...

Why I Can’t Wait to Come Back to Vancouver Island

Fish Tale: A Vancouver Island fishing trip through the eyes of of a Wisconsinite

Op-Ed: The Future of BC Depends on the Sport Fishery

"[Valued at $1.1 billion], the sport fishery is the largest economic driver of all B.C. fisheries."

Places

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

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.

All About Fly Lines

Many people, especially beginners, find it baffling when they start looking at lines and rods and reels in combination with another. It is not...

THE MOSQUITO FLY

The mosquito is a classic Catskill-style dry fly, but without the feather wings; it’s an “all hackle” fly.

THE CAREY SPECIAL

The Carey Special was named after its creator Colonel Carey. It is a very simple, yet very effective, wet fly.

Tips

2020 was a strange year! And by the time we all got word that fishing was a great way to social distance, the boat...

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

Winter Salmon Fishing: Mapping the Salish Sea Through Salmon Diets

The Adult Salmon Diet Program, at the University of Victoria, collaborates with recreational anglers to collect data on the diet composition of adult Chinook...

Why I Can’t Wait to Come Back to Vancouver Island

Fish Tale: A Vancouver Island fishing trip through the eyes of of a Wisconsinite

Op-Ed: The Future of BC Depends on the Sport Fishery

"[Valued at $1.1 billion], the sport fishery is the largest economic driver of all B.C. fisheries."

Features

Review: Why The CruciFish Might Be Divine Intervention

Who Invented The CruciFish? Local Islander Glenn Sollitt began deckhanding for his father in 1972, and by the time he was in grade 11, he...

Winter Salmon Fishing: Mapping the Salish Sea Through Salmon Diets

The Adult Salmon Diet Program, at the University of Victoria, collaborates with recreational anglers to collect data on the diet composition of adult Chinook...

Creature Feature: Pacific Halibut

Pacific Halibut (Hippoglossus stenolepis) Phylum: Chordata Class: Telostei Family: Pleuronectidae What do they look like? Related to flounders and dabs, halibut are the largest members of...