2019-09-10 Fishing Reports

Fresh Water:

  • Barry – Prospect Lake – some small bass
  • Dale – Durrance – Cut Throat Trout – oversized black leeches off down rigger at 23’  9:00 AM
  • Winston – Prospect nothing
  • Ryan – maintains water is still too warm
  • Bill – no Chum yet in Sooke River

Salt Water:

  • John F – 3 weeks ago, double header, 15 lbs Chinook, some pinks
  • Good Time Dave – good Halibut Fishing
  • Ken – Port Renfrew – lots of Chinook
  • Bill – Kyoquot – good fishing
  • Peter – Bam field – great fishing – 100 boats in area, seals and sea lions were taking a great many salmon, there will be shortage of Salmon soon if we are not careful

2019-06-18 Fishing Reports

Fresh Water:

  • Roche Lake Report – fishing was not very good, John P – 6 fish.
  • Jim M – Langford Lake, March Brown and Pumpkinhead, 20“ fish. Deep 6, go to backing.
  • Winston – Marimichi River, New Brunswick, in John Boat – slow flowing, meandering water. Casting, hooked small trout. Cains River, smaller river, 100’ across, fishing in chest waders, flooding had broken off Alders on shore. Stopped at Atlantic Salmon Museum, worth the trip.
  • Jochen – Diversion Reservoir – WFA – boat fishing and wading. Use Polarized glasses to see fish.
  • Bob C – Prospect Lake – Good fishing for Bass, 73 degrees yesterday.
  • Barry – 76 degrees, Durrance Lake, not good fishing.

Salt Water:

  • Jim – seals are not catch and release, not sure if catch and release works.

2019-06-11 Fishing Reports

Fresh Water:

  • Bill – fishing at Tunkwa was not good, food, ambiance was great. Met Mo Bradley, bought his book.
  • St Mary’s Lake – lots of fish yesterday(Monday 10 Jun 2019), some problems of water quality, aeration equipment is there, but not being used.
  • Bob – Cowachin River on Friday, 2 Brown Trout. Just south Lake, downstream of Spring Pool, on a Hares Ear
  • Jim – Langford Lake – Belly boat on water at 6:30 AM, deep 6 Line and 3 ips. 20” RB, then 14” RB, fishing beside aerator, fishing deep, right down to backing.
  • Dale – Fairy Lake – 2 Cut Throats.

Salt Water:

  • Chris – Good Time Dave – Halibut Day – 1 Strike, 1 Halibut. 45 lbs. Highly recommended.

2019-06-04 Fishing Reports

Fresh Water:

  • John P, fishing with Colin, kept 3 at Prospect Lake, including a 2lb 4 oz rainbow.
  • Ryan topped that with 2 lb 14 oz at Langford.
  • Brian zeroed out at Prospect.

Salt Water: John P and party had a nice boat ride with Good Time Dave.

2019-05-28 Fishing Reports

Fresh Water:

  • Buttle Lake (Peter):  Not as good as last year.  Lake level very low—800 steps to carry boat and gear from ramp to lake, with multiple trips.  Fishing so-so.  Red and Yellow fly doing well, Dale had luck using Cowichan Spoon and worm.  Dennis limiting on small spoons.
  • Diversion Reservoir (near Jordan River):  Jochen notified the club that we were welcome to join a WFA group meeting in Sooke on Sunday 2 (A&W at 8 am) June to go inland on ATVs and fish the reservoir.  Fishing can be great.  Please see appendix if you want more details.  Jochen would welcome someone who wants to go and who has a boat with a spare seat in it.  Call Jochen if you wish to go– 250 478 9572.
  • Spectacle Lake—Ron E.: Ron fished this lake for the first time last week, and caught 5 trout up to 2lbs on a pumpkin head.  Says the Lake would be great for a belly boat (he used a kayak).  Ron also tried to fish Beaver Lake but algae bloom was too fierce.
  • Prospect Lake—Dave C.  Trying out his new inflatable, Dave caught a bass about 5lb.
  • For the record, Underwater Videos: The website where these are available is Humpty’s Basstravaganza on Youtube.  I found lots of stuff when I (John) tried but couldn’t locate it in the short time I had.  Looks like a great site.  In any case, I have a copy of the videos.

Salt Water:
Ryan stated that very little was going on in the saltchuck, possibly partly due to the mandatory catch and release regulations for Chinook.