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 on: Today at 02:23:09 PM 
Started by Gato - Last post by Fish Assassin
Ambleside area is open

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 on: Today at 01:27:21 PM 
Started by Gato - Last post by Gato
I've never fished in this area of the Capilano, so I was looking forward to wetting my line there. However, when I looked at the 'restrictions' in the DFO site, it says that "Finfish for 28-8 is Closed." Does this mean that this area is closed for fishing any type of fish (including salmon)? Or does it mean that I can still fish there, but the area is closed for retention of any type of fish (including salmon)? Sorry for the confusion. I'm a fairly new to tidal fishing.

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 on: Today at 12:55:45 PM 
Started by Rodney - Last post by Gato
Name: Guy Incognito  8)
Language Spoken: English and Spanish.
Residence: Vancouver
Favorite food: BBQ Ribs and beer
Favorite fish species: Salmon
Favorite fish species for fishing: Rainbow trout
Favorite river: Any small stream where I can use my Tenkara rod

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 on: Today at 08:50:39 AM 
Started by 300 win mag - Last post by Wiseguy
It's not about enforcement. It never really was, it's about trying to keep the virus from spreading to cities that are incapable of handling an outbreak right now. Stay within the health region as defined by the health authority right now unless it's essential to do otherwise and then hopefully we can fish everywhere this summer/fall.
X2 I give this a LIKE

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 on: Today at 12:26:41 AM 
Started by 300 win mag - Last post by colin6101
It's not about enforcement. It never really was, it's about trying to keep the virus from spreading to cities that are incapable of handling an outbreak right now. Stay within the health region as defined by the health authority right now unless it's essential to do otherwise and then hopefully we can fish everywhere this summer/fall.

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 on: May 15, 2021, 01:54:24 PM 
Started by 300 win mag - Last post by TacoChris
I clicked on the find your health region Hope is listed under Fraser Health which it is. Yet the ministerial order says otherwise good luck enforcing that when the same website shows otherwise.

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 on: May 15, 2021, 08:10:14 AM 
Started by alindsey - Last post by Snagly
I land 2/3-to-3/4 of steelhead hooked when fishing spoons with single, barbless hooks using Everyday's Dacron loop method and 1/0 Gami or Owner octopus hooks. Fishing a 1/0 or 2/0 Siwash on a split ring, my percentages drop about 10%. Every angler goes on streaks . . . 9-for-9 or 0-for-7 that have you higher than a kite or lower than whale dung, but if you're consistently landing less than 50% of what you hook, you have one or more problems.

The possibilities are many and others have mentioned several possibilities: dully hooks, too tight a drag, rod/line issues. Rather than add to the laundry list, let me describe what works for me:

1. Fairly stiff graphite rod described as "spoon rods" (e.g. Loomis, Rainshadow)

2. Braided mainline knotted to a 7' (2m) length of 15lb-20lb mono to introduce some stretch into the system. (Braid stretches 2% while mono stretches 20%, so that longer leader is an important buffer.)

3. Unlike many others, I strike the fish as follows (a) tight drag; (b) thumb off the spool; (c) once the fish is hooked, back off the drag by 50% so a hard-pulling fish will take line at will.

4. Put maximum side pressure on the fish: if it's not taking line, you are pumping-and-winding. Lay the rod parallel to the water at the angle that maximizes the bend in the rod. Don't baby your fish: the longer it's on the line, the higher the probability it will fall off.

5. Pay PARTICULAR attention to never, ever allow slack in the line. Many anglers pump-and-wind in a manner where they either drop the tip too fast, introducing 1-2 seconds of slack, or pumping the rod straight overhead (less pressure on the fish, easier to introduce slack and easier to break your rod).

6. If possible, net your fish (knotless mesh, please) or have your buddy leader it in 12" or more of water. "A leadered fish is a caught fish." Despite what I wrote about horsing the fish/applying maximum torque, that doesn't extend to dragging the fish into water so shallow that it's body is in contact with the riverbed. You'll lose a lot of fish in super shallow water: they freak when their bellies touch bottom, and they injure themselves on those rocks (plus gain leverage to throw your hook or break the line).


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 on: May 14, 2021, 10:33:25 AM 
Started by Fisherbob - Last post by Fisherbob
https://seawestnews.com/lets-get-the-facts-right-about-aquaculture-mr-risley/

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 on: May 14, 2021, 10:21:23 AM 
Started by hardyguy - Last post by hardyguy
Just a heads up I came across this amazing local fishing tackle auction. This one is the 1st in a series of 4. Personal vintage fishing tackle collection. 1st auction tomorrow, Sat May 15 at 10AM PST

I have personally viewed this auction and it is epic! Link below to view the first part of this incredible collection. There's something for every level of fishing tackle collectors.

CHECK IT OUT!

https://www.icollector.com/Canada-s-Largest-New-Vintage-Fishing-Collection-Auction-Series_as72970

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 on: May 13, 2021, 12:34:36 PM 
Started by spoiler - Last post by spoiler
I'm open to offers

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