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Tips

What is a Hawaiian Snap?

Here's a rock-solid solution favoured by many Vancouver Island guides. Pre-tie your leaders with a Hawaiian snap. Simply pinch the snap together and put on your favourite lure.

How To

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.

Buying a Fishing Kayak: Options and Considerations

In my last article, I outlined all the reasons why kayak fishing is a great alternative to more traditional ways of getting on the...

Gear

Choosing the Right Fishing Hook

First of all, what follows is my personal opinion on hook choice for salmon and ground fish. I know every angler has their own...

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Guest Posts

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."

Op-Ed: Fishing with Rod on DFO Fraser River Management

Rodney Hsu of FishingwithRod.com provides serious opinion and insight on the DFO's management of the Fraser River recreational fishery..

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

Here's a rock-solid solution favoured by many Vancouver Island guides. Pre-tie your leaders with a Hawaiian snap. Simply pinch the snap together and put on your favourite lure.

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

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."

Op-Ed: Fishing with Rod on DFO Fraser River Management

Rodney Hsu of FishingwithRod.com provides serious opinion and insight on the DFO's management of the Fraser River recreational fishery..

Features

Creature Feature: Giant Pacific Octopus

The Giant Pacific Octopus (Enteroctopus Dofleini) Phylum: Mollusca Class: Cephalopoda Family: Octopodidae There are approx. 300 recognized species of octopus worldwide, and nine have been...

Fish Hatchery Challenge: Sons and Sisters of Salmon

Of course, we all want to save wild stocks of Chinook. And, of course, we also want to take fish home. There are serious...

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...