Hey anglers, it’s that time of year when I get to spend a lot of time in the shop creating new versions of my Wigglewoods to meet the coming season. Not that the existing colour line isn’t producing. In fact the Cotton Candy pink is one of my hottest sellers. I have personally caught rainbows, cutties, sockeye and pink salmon all on this colour alone. But as they say, “Variety is the spice of life.” Also, we have been getting requests for some specific colours to round out our line. As a result I have come up with our “White” line. Lure combos designed for those bright, sunny days on the water. These things catch fish like crazy when some of the darker colours slow down. I have also made an improvement to my Licorice stick colour. We have changed the way the sparkles are added to make a more flashy lure designed to trigger strikes on those darker days or during low light hours. So have a gander at these colours and see if your catch doesn’t improve this year.
In addition you will see that we have perfected our single hook rig. By using a bobber stop between the bead and hook you get a proper hook placement and perfect hook sets every time. Make sure you get some of these for next summer’s pink fishery.
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Fishing was good today, and one of the fish was an acrobatic, cart wheeling, chrome 8lb doe that I happened to get on video. Here is a video of that doe we caught today, this is a must see: (When viewing enlarge to full screen) Music by The Kid Natural – Land Called Haida Gwaii http://soundcloud.com/jsburton/land-called-haida-gwaii
During today’s drift down the Cowichan river we came across an injured Bald Eagle on the beach. Guide Peter Dick managed to capture it and we called Pacific Northwest Raptors to come and meet us at the bottom of the river. The Eagle was totally calm while being held and transported, which surprised all of […]
Unless you have been living under a rock, you have most likely heard about Enbridge’s proposed pipeline that may be built from the Alberta tar sands to Kitimat BC, so that the oil and gas can be shipped to Eastern world markets. I oppose this pipeline, as it will introduce an immense risk to the habitat […]
Fishing offshore of the West Coast of Vancouver Island requires a boat that will troll all day 20 miles from shore in safety and comfort then be able to get you home quickly when the weather starts to blow. So today I’m going to give you my list of the Top 5 single engine offshore fiberglass fishing […]
I use three basic casting techniques when casting a centerpin rod and reel. – The common cast, where you just pull the rod as far back as you can and then swing and free spool the pin reel. This is very similar to level wind casting. The cast needs no instruction as this is the most […]
Here is our favourite Halibut recipe, which has to be eaten with homemade Tartar Sauce: Breaded Halibut Recipe: 1 1/2LBs of Halibut 1/2 Cup of Flour 2 TSP Dry Mustard 1 Egg Beaten 1/4 Cup of Cornflake Crumbs 1 TBSP Coconut Oil or Vegetable Oil Subscribe to The Rambling Fisherman by Email Cut fish into […]
A Burnaby angler was trying to float from the falls pool to the gun club. Apparently he got the launch information from a friend, but obviously it turned out to be bad information. He launched his pontoon boat at the falls provincial park, which is directly above the Stamp River falls. The falls is higher […]
Every summer I try to convince my father in-law to go back up to his home waters in Kitimat to fish for those huge, exciting Coho and every summer it never pans out. This year was different, I had an open invitation to fish with an extremely experienced fisherman and guide in Kitimat. I certainly […]