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August 2015

Latest BC Fishing Videos
Roadside Surprise Roadside Surprise
Shore fishing can be surprisingly productive. Find out what Rod hooks when he stops beside the highway at Nicola Lake near Merritt.
30 Minutes, 20 Kokanee! 30 Minutes, 20 Kokanee!
How many kokanee can be hooked in 30 minutes when the bite is on? Rod finds out when a thick school of fish is located below the boat.

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Latest BC Fishing Reports
Lower Mainland Fishing Report Lower Mainland
Fraser River salmon fishing opens. Other opportunities are available for Chilliwack and Squamish Rivers.
Updated on August 4th, 2015
Tunkwa Lake fishing report Tunkwa Lake
Rainbow trout fishing at Tunkwa Lake is very productive right now as the bomber hatches are in full swing!
Updated on July 29th, 2015

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Latest BC Fishing Deals, News & Events

Selective Fishing Practice Requested
As salmon fishing opens in August for the Lower Fraser River, anglers have been asked to fish selectively to avoid by-catches of sockeye.
Posted on July 31st, 2015

Current Fishing Closures Dissected
Recent fishing closure announcements can be confusing, so here is a summary of all recent changes to help you understand better.
Posted on July 24th, 2015

Fishing Closures for Southern BC Streams
Due to the drought conditions, fishing closures for streams in Southern BC with some exceptions have been issued.
Posted on July 20th, 2015

Fishing is Free This Father's Day Weekend
The annual BC Family Fishing Weekend is coming up on June 19th to 21st! Find out where events are happening in this province.
Posted on June 15th, 2015

Vancouver Island Rainbow Trout Stockings
Many lakes have been stocked and restocked with catchable rainbow trout by Vancouver Island Trout Hatchery this spring.
Posted on June 15th, 2015

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Featured BC Fishing Articles & Videos

Our First Q&A Video
Here is the first ever Q&A video on Fishing with Rod! Rod selects and answers questions being asked on our YouTube and Facebook pages.

Video Tutorial: Spoon Jigging for Kokanee
In this fishing video tutorial, we demonstrate how to catch kokanee successfully by jigging a 1/16oz Gibbs Croc spoon.

Video Tutorial: Summer Kokanee Tactics
In this fishing video tutorial, we discuss how to catch kokanee by using bait such as krill, deli shrimp and salmon eggs in the summer.

Article: Chubby Fishing, A Good Opportunity
Peamouth chub are minnows which are widely abundant in the Fraser River throughout the summer and can easily be caught by kids.

Article: Beach Fishing for Pacific Salmon
Before salmon return into their spawning streams, they can be caught from inshore beaches where they stage in the summer.

Blog: A Hot Kokanee Morning
Kawkawa Lake offers a productive kokanee fishery from May to July. Read this story on a recent trip where good fishing was experienced.

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Latest BC Fishing Regulation Updates

Vancouver Island Stream Salmon Closures
Starting on August 1st, salmon fishing is closed for all streams on Vancouver Island due to extremely low river level and high temperature.

Tidal Fraser River Salmon Fishing Openings
Fisheries and Oceans Canada has announced salmon fishing openings for the mouth and tidal portion of the Fraser River.

Non-tidal Fraser River Salmon Fishing Openings
Fisheries and Oceans Canada has announced salmon fishing opportunities for the non-tidal portion of the Fraser River starting on August 3rd.

Squamish River Pink Salmon Opening
Sections of Squamish River and its tributaries open for pink salmon fishing on July 6th. Daily quota is two per day.

Howe Sound Pink Salmon Opening
Pink salmon recreational fishery opens for Howe Sound on July 6th 2015 until March 31st 2016. Daily quota is four per day.

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Featured BC Fishing Spots

Durrance Lake, Mount Work Regional Park
This so-called urban lake is surrounded by dense forest and abundant wildlife while providing good trout fishing for families.

Tunkwa Lake
Located just north of Logan Lake in Thompson-Nicola, Tunkwa Lake offers excellent ice fishing for rainbow trout from December to March.

Tidal Fraser River
The Lower Fraser River between Steveston and Mission provides excellent fishing spots for pink salmon in September.

Chilliwack River
Winter steelhead fishing is available in this river system for Lower Mainland anglers from December to May.

Belcarra Regional Park
This is the perfect location for families in the Lower Mainland who wish to do day trips for crabbing, fishing and BBQing.

Find more fishing locations!

Fishing Retail Stores
Army & Navy
Vancouver, New West, Langley
Berry's Bait & Tackle
Richmond
First Light Fishing & Tackle
Burnaby
Fred's Custom Tackle
Chilliwack & Abbotsford
Mike's Reel Repair
Abbotsford
Pacific Angler
Vancouver
Sea-Run Fly & Tackle
Coquitlam
Fishing Guides & Lodges
Bent Rods Fishing
Chilliwack
Bon Chovy Fishing Charters
Vancouver
Crystal Cove Beach Resort
Tofino
Fishing Tofino
Tofino
Great River Fishing Adventures
Chilliwack
Murphy Sportfishing
Stamp River
Nomad Sport Fishing Adventure
Vancouver
Reel Obsession
Victoria & Zeballos
STS Guiding Service
Mission
Tunkwa Lake Resort
Tunkwa Lake