The Fishing Report – Oct 2018

The Fishing Report – Oct 2018

Here’s the latest fishing report from the pro’s at Reel Adventures. Email not displaying correctly? View it in your browser. Fall Fishing has begun!! The Fishing Report – Oct. 2018 First off, I’ve got to share this great video from one of our days on the westcoast.  These guys put together a short film of their experience.  And since we are already booking our trips for next year, I thought I would share this .  Check it out. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uO9PAvlG0I0 And now, onto our local fishing… Fall is in the air.  The water has cooled.  And it’s now time for my favourite season of fishing. Here is your latest report: Kootenay Lake: The fishing has been consistent on Kootenay for the past month and should only get better as the water cools down. Most days we’ve had around 10 fish to the boat and a few days even busier.  Rainbows have been fattening up a bit this fall and there’s been a few in the 5 pound range.  Lots of 2 -3 pound fish with the odd bigger one mixed in. And Bull Trout are still hanging in there as well.  We are seeing a few Bulls up to 10 Lbs, but mostly 3 – 5 pounders. Looking forward to what the rest of October will bring us. Stay tuned, as there are a couple derbies coming up as well.  These are usually the indicator of what the fall/winter will bring. The annual Thanksgiving derby is this weekend Oct 6,7,8 out of Woodbury.  And then the following weekend is the Nelson City Police Alumni charity derby. We will be present at the NCP derby as it is a great fundraiser for the Kokanee Creek interpretive centre.  Hope to see you there Oct 13 & 14.  Come on out and support a great cause. Columbia River: The weather has been a bit ugly the past couple weeks, but we are still managing to get out a bit on the river. Fly fishing for Rainbows has been productive, and spin casting for Rainbows and Walleye has produced as well. The usual 2 -3 pound Rainbows are coming in, with a few up to 5 Lbs.  And the Walleye seem a bit smaller than last year, but still some great eating fish at 2 – 3 Lbs. Hoping for some decent weather to prolong our river fishing.  Stay tuned………….. What are they biting on ??? On the lake it’s been the usual assortment.  Bucktail flies have been working, as well as small spoons and hockey sticks.  Our best lures have been flies in the # 210, 215, & 226 colors.  And crocodile spoons in the brass/fire wing, nickel/fire stripe, and brass/fire stripe colors have been...

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The Fishing Report – June 2018

The Fishing Report – June 2018

Here’s the latest fishing report from the pro’s at Reel Adventures. Email not displaying correctly? View it in your browser. The current fishing report…………………  ( from my office ) The Fishing Report – June 2018 Kootenay Lake: May was a good month of fishing.  Early on it was the usual buck tailing for Rainbows and things were very productive.  But once the high water hit, it was a little bit more tricky.  Dodging sticks and logs made it a bit difficult, but when we found some clear water to fish, we would just keep doing circles in that area. Average days throughout the month of May consisted of 10 -15 fish coming to the boat.  Mostly Rainbows, but still a few Bull Trout mixed in.  The usual 2 -3 Lb Rainbows and a bunch of Bulls between 3 – 8 Lbs made up our daily catches.  Water temperature is hanging in the high 50’s F, which is perfect for keeping the fish active. The beginning of June saw our limited 3 day opening for Kokanee on the west arm again, and the boats were out in full force.  Another successful few days of west arm Kokanee fishing made for some exciting times. Lots of fishermen were done fishing before breakfast even started.  That’s the trade off when Kokanee fishing.  When its good, you may only get to fish for an hour to retain your limit. Our groups at the beginning of the month chose to fish for Kokanee in the morning and then venture out on the main lake for Rainbows and Bull Trout for the afternoon.  All the groups were rewarded with their limits of Kokanee and also got to fight some high flying Rainbows and a few Bull Trout later on. The weather cooperated for this opening and made for some enjoyable Kokanee fishing.  It’s also nice to see all the boats out and it made for a nice social interaction each morning on the water. Look forward to the next short opening in July.  Fun times……….. And now that the water has receded, we look forward to more great days on the main lake with guests.  The water temperature is perfect and June is usually a good month for fishing.  So, stay tuned………….. Columbia River: The river was high for a while and tough to fish, but now has become consistent flows and the fish are very active.  Just like the lake, water temperature has a lot to do with it.  And now is perfect! The last few outings on the river have produced some great numbers of fish.  Some days hooking into 20 – 40 Rainbows has made it very entertaining.  Seems like the flyfishing...

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River Fishing

River Fishing

We fish the Mighty Columbia River from March to November, and sometimes throughout the winter if the weather allows.  Plenty of good fishing to be had on this river with Wild Rainbows and Walleye being are key targets.  Flyfishing, float fishing, or spin casting, we can accommodate any fisherman. We also fish a couple of the Kootenay River and tributaries through the spring and fall.  This provides a trophy Bull Trout season to add to our packages. Check out our Kootenay Charters  page for more details.          ...

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Lake Fishing

Lake Fishing

Our backyard is Kootenay Lake and we fish here all year round.  Even in the winter.  Our lake never freezes over and the fishing is actually better throughout the cooler months.  Our boats are fully enclosed and heated for all weather conditions.   Check out our Kootenay Charters page for more details.         Mitch’s Biggest Rainbow ever        ...

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West Coast Salmon & Halibut

West Coast Salmon & Halibut

Ocean  (Salmon & Halibut) During the months of July, August, and September, we send one of our boats and guide to the west coast of Vancouver Island. The small fishing village of Ucluelet is our home for the summer.  The offshore banks attract millions of migrating salmon each year, and it is not uncommon to hook into more than 20 fish each day. Whether it’s Salmon or Halibut, we will try and cater to your needs. Bring a big cooler, because you’re gonna need it for this trip. Check out our West Coast page for more...

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Westcoast Salmon & Halibut 2016

Westcoast Salmon & Halibut 2016

We’re back from the coast !! And a busy summer it was.  Our boat kept busy every day on the ocean, and our boats kept steady at home on Kootenay Lake and Columbia River. The ocean threw some curveballs at us this year.  July was a very windy month on the West coast and made for some tougher conditions.  And when the weather cooperated, the fish decided to be stubborn and make us work very hard for our catch. It seemed like the fish were holding in areas just beyond our reach for a while.  And our usual expectations were a lot harder to meet this year. However, we did manage to have quit a few good days mixed in with the slower days.  Fish would show up for a couple days, then move on.  So, we found ourselves catching our limits on some days in a few hours, but other days we would have to work harder for our fish.  Makes the sales pitch for booking 3 days seem a lot more reasonable. After the tough conditions of July, we found ourselves with better conditions and better fishing during August.  In fact, the last 3 weeks of our summer were the best 3 weeks.  Seemed like the fish were showing up later than normal. Halibut fishing was good when we planned the time for it.  However a lot of days we spent longer hours trying for our salmon and left not a lot of time to target halibut.  But, when we did target halibut, the fishing was great.  Some groups managed to land 5 or 6 big halibut each day.  In fact, one of my regular groups ended up with over 100 Lbs of fillets of halibut one day.  So, it just proved that you have to put your time in.  Another good reason to plan on a 3 day trip. Our biggest Salmon this year was just over 33 Lbs. And our biggest Halibut this year was around 72Lbs. Just below the maximum size limit. So, to sum it up,  the season started out slow, but ended with a bang.  It’s different every year.  Here’s hoping next year starts with the bang and continues throughout. Thank you to everyone who joined me this year!  Looking forward to next year already. And now back to the Kootenays. Stay...

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