A Photo Diary of the Fishing Adventures of the Guides and Guests of BC Fly Fishing Charters

Winter Trout

clock March 19, 2010 05:35 by author curtis

With rivers in great shape and the lengthening days who can stay home with so many trout out there just waiting to be caught. Well we have been able to oblige quite a few over the past week. here is a look at a few of them:

 


Sea Run Cutthroat

clock March 11, 2010 08:42 by author curtis

There is no question that this year has been one of the best years we have seen in a long while for Sea Run Cutthroat fishing on the Fraser River and Tributaries. There have been a few days of over 40 fish and most days have been spent casting to fish rather than searching for them. If this has ever been an interest to you.....NOW is the time. Below are a few pictures from this past Tuesday......Enjoy

 

Welcome March

clock March 5, 2010 06:42 by author curtis

Well I wasn't sure if I was going to get to post this this year..... But Finally the Lillooet River is in shape and fishing is ON.

The water has not been high, but muddy and our early scouting trips saw water that was either unfishable or only marginal. We had cold nights and no rain previous to a couple of trips but still the water was low and colored. There was reports of a slide and though there were many hours spent trying to confirm this rumor I was unable to get a solid answer. The good news it that now it is March and the weather is starting to warm and bugs are starting to hatch and soon the fry will too. The trout are all there and nobody had fished them for almost a year.

On our last trip we finally saw the water fishable and it looks like what ever it is that muddied the water has blown through The fish were in a lot different water than where we normally find them, though the bites were HARD and the fish were HOT.

 

 

   

I have received a number of requests lately of people who would like to "trip share" a trip up the Lillooet. If you are interested please have a look at the specials page on the front page of this diary.


Bringing in December

clock December 5, 2009 19:15 by author curtis

"What do you want to do tomorrow" was the question put to me on this last day of November. "Fly fish for Sturgeon"???? "How about a little back country exploration? ya know it IS real late in the season but at least the scenery should be spectacular. Might even catch a few fish".

Well double check mark

 

OK so the fish is awesome.....the hat is NOT.....but LOOK at those mountains...... God I love BC

Bulls and rainbows..... a December 1st I won't soon forget


Mid November

clock November 21, 2009 19:07 by author curtis

It is Mid November and as I check the river it is looking awful white. With the water hovering around the freezing mark and snow and freezing rain falling all day I was sure thankful for the heater on the boat.

 

 We even managed to get some fish

Some days just making it through the day is a success. Although fishing in a winter wonderland IS pretty COOL


At it again gettin' the big rods BENT

clock November 21, 2009 19:03 by author curtis

Once again out chasing Sturg on the fly. Fished for an hour on the tide, Swung on three and finally managed to stick this one. Not huge but man do they PULL

 


Late season COHO

clock November 15, 2009 18:44 by author curtis

We had a local group out in the beginning of November looking for some of those famous NORTHERNS

Day one saw us on the Harrison with several hookups and 2 landed fish:

 

 

The first one to the boat got us so excited we forgot to hang on 

 

 

 

Day 2 was to a remote river where a slight increase in water volume was bringing in the freshies

 

We started the day off with a beautiful Cutthroat followed by an obese Bull Trout gorged on salmon eggs

Then it was Coho time. First one rolled and then they were every where. Fresh into the river and eating everything we threw in the water

This one ate the fly as it was stripped down stream............ Presentation? I don't think so.....Just get the fly in the water

 

 In fishing you are always hearing about how good the fishing was yesterday and how "you should have been here last week". Well we should have been here today!         And were!


Our friends for Scotland #2

clock November 12, 2009 16:21 by author curtis

Between the high hopes of a Chinook fisherman and the aching arms of a Chum fisherman there needs to be some filler...........Right?

Well check out this for "filler":

 

 

 

Sockeye and Coho, target or filler it is your call but one thing that is for sure is that they are aggressive and a heck of a lot of fun on the fly.

To all my new friends from Scotland, I thank you. People like you make this life on the river enjoyable, I cherish the memories we made and look forward to the ones of the future.

PS: Nice Reel Mr. Bell


Old Friends and New friends

clock November 6, 2009 16:40 by author curtis

Long time Friend and fishing buddy, Martin, from England decided this year to share his love of BC and the fishing that it offers to a few of his friends from back home. New to fishing in general we decided if you want to do it you midas well start off doing it right, so forget the natural progression of a fisherman and lets just skip ahead to fly fishing with the double hander. This is one of Martins favorite ways to fish and on one of his many favorite venues.....the main stem of the Fraser.......Check out a little of what we got:

 

 

John's first fish EVER

 But clearly not his last.

 fresh off the tide

 

Nice.......and check out that fish.

 

 Coho on the main stem.

 

 A little silver lining.

 Smokin

 

Martin, it was a pleasure as always, and thank you for sharing your wonderful friends with us. We look forward to seeing you all again soon.


Our Friends from Scotland.

clock October 28, 2009 16:11 by author curtis

"Blessed be a salmon fisherman with a river full of salmon" ..... These boys came across the pond to do business and make it happen they did. Spending much of their time fishing the endless waters of the Mighty Fraser, they felt the grab and experienced Chrome:

 

 

 

Big Water and near Perfect Chum Salmon. Feel the big grab on a long swing and it is not the fish who is truly hooked.