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 on: Today at 11:36:48 AM 
Started by rezak - Last post by flyguy1
to BCFisherman

You still have to cross the  spawning channel to get to the toilet bowl  and probly will until they finish construction in 2018 . You will need chest waders as the water gets quite high during high tide but at least its not as deep as before. Some of the trails from the road to the channel are getting pretty slick from all the rain so be careful  as I slipped a few times.
 

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 on: Today at 11:35:59 AM 
Started by Flytech - Last post by Rodney
lol... Respect is earned and go both ways. :)

This is a comment he left in one of our videos two years ago.

"you must be Chinese or Asian dude  No o fence but your lack of understanding of simple logic tells me you are defiantly Asian of some sort"

Enough said.

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 on: Today at 11:24:16 AM 
Started by Trophy Fisher - Last post by Flytech
What is worse for the fish:

A) Snag a fish by the back, reel it in after a strenuous battle - unhook it and release it. Snag another fish by the mouth - bonk it and keep it - then go home because your limit is done.

B) Snag a fish by the back, reel it in after a strenuous battle - bonk it and keep it - then go home because your limit is done.


A is worse for the fish. But B is worse for the fishery, the whole point is to try and prevent people from purposely snagging.

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 on: Today at 11:14:48 AM 
Started by Flytech - Last post by Flytech
With the risk of getting jumped on here…

But when I first got into fishing as a newbie fishing gear, there were trips where I will see all these other "fishermen" land fish after fish using unnecessarily long leaders and huge sweeping hook sets. I was fortunate enough to have friends who are ethical fishermen and was taught proper fishing techniques/ethics. Thinking back, without them I would be one of these "fishermen" whom you all laugh about. Impervious of what's right or wrong.

When I watched the above mentioned videos, I see an enthusiastic angler who wants to share his passion but unfortunately doesn't know any better. In the first video, you can see him attempt to C&R while holding the fish by the gills. Now my first reaction was WTF? Then I asked myself, what if he doesn't know any better? I've seen lots of people abuse fish on river systems and was refreshing to see someone not beaching a fish or kicking them back (sad commentary… I know). Maybe a better approach for us is to try to educate him on proper C&R technique without resorting to public lashing? I would imagine that the message would be better received and the potential of him relying correct information to his viewership would have a more positive result.

Just thinking out loud.

PS. Agree that the lady crossing was pretty dangerous.

Rusty,

I took that approach at first, If you've read some of my other threads, I'm usually the first one to help out anglers who I see using less than savoury methods. The problem with this guy is, many people have told him and he refutes their efforts and begins to bad mouth them.

He sees the naysayers are "just jealous". Now of course not everyone is trying to do this nicely, but you would think he might start to get the message when he sees so many people telling him he's doing things wrong.

Watch his videos, he calls out people, he threatens that he's going to share their personal information to the world via his facebook page etc.

This guy doesn't seem to understand a mere change in his attitude and technique might make him a better angler, and not just that but a better public persona. He is very caught up in being "the guy" and gets his kicks from the positive feedback, but does not listen to the overwhelming negative feedback.

He deletes so many comments you're not seeing the whole picture.


https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=1563603737196254&set=vb.1541391062750855&type=3&theater Not sure if this link works, he deleted it off YouTube and inky left it on his Facebook page.




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 on: Today at 10:37:46 AM 
Started by Trophy Fisher - Last post by jon5hill
What is worse for the fish:

A) Snag a fish by the back, reel it in after a strenuous battle - unhook it and release it. Snag another fish by the mouth - bonk it and keep it - then go home because your limit is done.

B) Snag a fish by the back, reel it in after a strenuous battle - bonk it and keep it - then go home because your limit is done.

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 on: Today at 10:19:20 AM 
Started by Flytech - Last post by rustybee
With the risk of getting jumped on here…

But when I first got into fishing as a newbie fishing gear, there were trips where I will see all these other "fishermen" land fish after fish using unnecessarily long leaders and huge sweeping hook sets. I was fortunate enough to have friends who are ethical fishermen and was taught proper fishing techniques/ethics. Thinking back, without them I would be one of these "fishermen" whom you all laugh about. Impervious of what's right or wrong.

When I watched the above mentioned videos, I see an enthusiastic angler who wants to share his passion but unfortunately doesn't know any better. In the first video, you can see him attempt to C&R while holding the fish by the gills. Now my first reaction was WTF? Then I asked myself, what if he doesn't know any better? I've seen lots of people abuse fish on river systems and was refreshing to see someone not beaching a fish or kicking them back (sad commentary… I know). Maybe a better approach for us is to try to educate him on proper C&R technique without resorting to public lashing? I would imagine that the message would be better received and the potential of him relying correct information to his viewership would have a more positive result.

Just thinking out loud.

PS. Agree that the lady crossing was pretty dangerous.

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 on: Today at 09:54:45 AM 
Started by Pacific Angler - Last post by Pacific Angler
Outlook

Another wet and wild weekend of fishing is upon us here in the Lower Mainland. Most of our rivers have been in and out of shape all week, and we are hoping for more stable conditions in the near future. Coho fishing in the Fraser Valley has been good when the conditions allow.

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 on: Today at 08:24:42 AM 
Started by Ry the fly guy - Last post by whereismyfloat
I bury a tungsten bead inside and also use lead tape at times. It's white poly over Mcfly foam. Can be fished Euro style as Clarkii says.




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 on: Today at 08:15:43 AM 
Started by Flytech - Last post by Flytech
Now that we are all on this topic...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2JFKIKFkJ4A

Watch this video, specifically after about 3:40. It is of the guy filming his girlfriend cross the river in her track pants and shirt.

If it was up to her knees, whatever. Waist... yeah, maybe if the flow was about walking speed.

But up to her armpits in swift moving water? Come on!!! She wades across a swift moving section of the river and bails at about 4:22. During the time I spent watching this my jaw hit the floor and stayed there... I would never allow my worst enemy to attempt that.

That is ridiculously dangerous and could have ended terribly. There are always a few fishing-related deaths each year...


Not to mention this is in October, and now she might be near hypothermic after that bail.


Also the fish she caught and was cleaning was dark as fudge! Gross.

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 on: Today at 06:34:04 AM 
Started by A Frayed Knot - Last post by A Frayed Knot
Nah, I've used the kayak for other fisheries already :D mostly open ocean over on the island for springs. But its not even really designed for fishing, its for camping, so its signed to carry about  3 weeks of camping gear, where the cup holder is I managed to fashion a rod holder and it clips underneath but it kinda sits at a high angle ;/ its abit 50 degree angle I feel like it should be sitting much lower. Easier to patter for sure.

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