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Tips For Winter Steelheading

Tips For Winter Steelheading

| October 28, 2013

I love this time of year! November 1st, marks the beginning of the greatest fishery on the planet, Winter Steelheading! Beautiful, hard fighting, Chrome Winter Steelhead. My favourite fishery. Hunting Steelhead: Steelheading is synonymous with hard work. Nobody should get into Steelheading if they think its going to be like trout fishing or trolling for […]

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Enter the Coho’s Nemesis… Metal.

Enter the Coho’s Nemesis… Metal.

| October 9, 2013

What do Coho hate with a passion strong enough to leave their pocket of deep comfortable water and cross the river to crush it with their teeth?  …metal! This year, during my fall Coho season, I have focused on using a tactic to harvest the tasty Coho of the Stamp river.  My spinning rods are rigged […]

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Gearing up for Winter Steelhead – Tips for Steelheaders

Gearing up for Winter Steelhead – Tips for Steelheaders

| November 2, 2012

The Stamp River fishing report is made possible by my friends at Alberni Toyota! I love this time of year! November 1st, marks the beginning of the greatest fishery on the planet, Winter Steelheading! Beautiful, hard fighting, Chrome Winter Steelhead.  My favourite fishery. First, I would like to remind you of the number one rule of […]

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3 Tips to Improve Your April Steelheading

3 Tips to Improve Your April Steelheading

| March 28, 2012

April is always a great time to go Steelheading.  The weather is much better, warmer than the winter months, and there are still plenty of Steelhead in the rivers.  Some common difficulties in catching Steel in April are low and clear water conditions.  So, today I have a blog post about some techniques that I’ve learned to improve […]

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Tree-Wheeling a Broken Trailer

Tree-Wheeling a Broken Trailer

| February 9, 2012 | 0 Comments

Today, a friend and I fished a North Island river and we were about 50km’s from any kind of civilization, and hours from home.  As we were pulling the boat out of the river, we noticed that the trailer had completely blown a bearing.  We stood there for a couple of minutes thinking about all the different […]

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Spin Floating for Steelhead… What a Newb!

Spin Floating for Steelhead… What a Newb!

| February 4, 2012

A few weeks ago Pete picked me up a fantastic Shimano 13ft noodle rod from an old time angler who used to fish Steelhead on the Great Lake tributaries.  This rod is rated for 3-6lb test mainline and is perfect for use with very light leaders and small presentations, as is done in Ontario streams.  This is […]

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Rescuing a Bald Eagle on the Cowichan River

Rescuing a Bald Eagle on the Cowichan River

| January 17, 2012

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 […]

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5 Tips To Improve Fishing With Your Centerpin for Steelhead

5 Tips To Improve Fishing With Your Centerpin for Steelhead

| January 14, 2012

There isn’t a more productive or hardcore way to fish for Steelhead than using a Centerpin rod and reel.  For those of you that don’t know what I’m talking about, a centerpin reel has a large arbour with no drag and free spools all the time.  Your brake is your fingers and learning to use this reel to […]

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Preparing your Boat for Summer + Necessary Safety Equipment

Preparing your Boat for Summer + Necessary Safety Equipment

| April 16, 2011 | 0 Comments

Summer salmon season will be upon us SOON! Now is the time to prepare your boat for battling those tyee class salmon and halibut!  So, where should we start? What are some of the things we should do this spring to prepare? Well here is a check list that I put together using many different online sources that […]

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How to Improve your Prawn Fishing Results! Tips from the pro’s @ Tyee Marine

How to Improve your Prawn Fishing Results! Tips from the pro’s @ Tyee Marine

| April 14, 2011 | 1 Comment

I know first hand what its like to go prawning with high expectations only to come home with less than I had expected! So today,  I went and asked the pro’s at Tyee Marine for some ‘tips’ on increasing the catch in my prawn traps and this is what they said: Here’s some great advice to those of […]

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