Cowichan River Holiday Fishing Special 2014

Cowichan River Holiday Fishing Special 2014

| December 12, 2014

Cowichan River steelheading always has its unofficial opening on Boxing Day. If you are going to be on Vancouver Island over the holidays, there is no better way to enjoy the cool clean air of winter than to hook into a hard fighting chrome bright steelhead. Bring a friend, your father, your daughter or yourself […]

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Cowichan River Coho and  Everything Else

Cowichan River Coho and Everything Else

| November 29, 2014

Whether you like to fly fish, spin cast or drift fish with a float, the Cowichan River in November has plenty to offer. Nymph fishing with a long leader and a strike indicator will yield rainbow trout, brown trout or even this lovely cutthroat trout.. If spin casting is more your game there are plenty […]

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Steelhead – Late Fall Stamp River

Steelhead – Late Fall Stamp River

| November 23, 2014

Steelhead fishing.  Where else would you rather be than on the Stamp River in late November? As the Coho start to fade away, the steelhead to move in and over the last week the water has been steelhead perfect. On Tuesday I was out with my salmon fishing buddies “Rowdy” Rob Rowden and Conor Stookes and […]

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Cowichan River Steelheading

Cowichan River Steelheading

| November 20, 2014

The Cowichan river is one of the nicest rivers on Vancouver Island to drift with a boat and I have been spending a lot of time doing just that.  Almost everyday for the last few weeks we have been fishing, getting ready for our guiding season for steelhead which is in full swing each December.  If […]

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Dry Fly Fishing Report – Cowichan River

Dry Fly Fishing Report – Cowichan River

| May 2, 2014

This is one of the most amazing fisheries on Vancouver Island, when the trout start rising to eat the mayflies, stoneflies, PMD’s and Caddis flies.  The Cowichan river bug hatch is in full swing and the trout have been rising to the flies more and more everyday.  The last few days have seen epic bug […]

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Cowichan River Dry Fly Fishing and Spring Steelheading

Cowichan River Dry Fly Fishing and Spring Steelheading

| March 26, 2014

  The last few weeks I’ve been drifting the Gold river and some other remote rivers resulting in probably some of the best Steelheading of the year thus far.  The weather has been fantastic, most days have been sunny or with just a little bit of rain.  I love Spring Steelheading, I can finally get […]

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Stamp River/Cowichan River Fishing Report

Stamp River/Cowichan River Fishing Report

| February 15, 2014

Stamp River:  Suffering from low water and some fair to poor steelhead fishing.  It’s unfortunate to see such an amazing river have such low Winter Steelhead returns over the last couple of years.  I hope that this is just a speed bump and everything on this river will go back to the way it was […]

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Cowichan River Fishing Report

Cowichan River Fishing Report

| January 21, 2014

The last week has seen a vast improvement in the Steelhead catch and release in the Cowichan river.  We went from catching maybe 1 Steelhead per day to catching 2-6 in recent days.  The fish have been spectacular, all of them are chrome bullets straight out of the ocean.  The water quality is steelhead green […]

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Cowichan River Fishing Report

Cowichan River Fishing Report

| January 16, 2014

The Cowichan river has received a lot of much needed rain which brought the river up from .7m to 2.0m in less than 24 hours!  Since then the river has stabilized at 1.5m which is perfect water height and colour for Steelheading!  The Steelhead have been a little slow to enter the river due to […]

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Cowichan River – National Heritage River

Cowichan River – National Heritage River

| January 15, 2014

As an angler and a guide on the Cowichan river, I feel very privileged to have such a magnificent river to fish.   In 2003 the Cowichan river was designated as a Canadian Heritage River System due to its outstanding natural, cultural and recreational heritage and to conserve it, to give it  national recognition, and to […]

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