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.

2019-05-21 Fishing Reports

Fresh Water:
Colin – Durrance – 12 fish, lots of hits, on fly with Gold bead, UV Dubbing and black tail (not Maribu)
Mike – Large and Small Mouth Bass have higher Mercury Levels, Still looking for Mercury Levels in Carp in Elk Lake
Bob – 2 RB, 1 Coho, in Prospect, watch for Eagles, they go after your catch

Salt Water:
Ryan – Fishing Ling Cod, Rock Cod –
Mike mentioned Sand Lance spawning in the area
10 Jun – Halibut and Salmon fishing – $200 per person, for 8 hours, 2 spaces still available
Art – Run of Sockeye starting now, last 2 weeks of Jun – 10 Jul, Campbell River.

2019-05-14 Fishing Reports

Fresh Water:

  1. Rob – Prospect 8 RB 1.5-2.0 lbs (gang troll), nothing on Flies
  2. Colin – 11 RB and 1 Bass, Robs fly, Pumpkinhead, Leech, Beaded Nymph.
  3. Bill – Durrance – 2 RB on Beaded Leech
  4. Brian – Langford – Choronimid – Small Black fly
  5. Bob – Cowachin River – no fish, ant hatch, lovely nature walk and casting practice, river was beautiful, insect hatch was up river of  Spring Pool
  6. Sandy – saw a float tube on Elk Lake today in the wind and the rain
  7. Match colour of fly to leaves, may increase fish caught.
  8. Members were asked to bring in a sample of the flies used to catch the fish they report.

Salt Water:

  1. 10 Jun – 2 spaces Available on Good Time Dave