The Fishing Report – Jan. 2019

The Fishing Report – Jan. 2019

Here’s the latest fishing report from the pro’s at Reel Adventures. Email not displaying correctly? View it in your browser. All Smiles on January 2nd, 2019…………….. The Fishing Report – Jan, 2019   Happy New Year Everyone!!   Well, another great year is in the books.  And it was definitely a fun one.  We met a lot of new families and friends and it just reassures the reason we’re in the business. Putting smiles on faces……… Looking back on the 2018 season I have a lot of great memories.  From the fantastic Kokanee fishery in the spring, to the amazing Salmon/halibut fishing in the summer, and the great flyfishing season on the Columbia, and to the great fall/winter fishery we had out on Kootenay Lake, it all combined for another great season. Thank you to all of our new guests and our returning guests for making 2018 a wonderful year.  Looking forward to what 2019 has to offer. And now, the latest fishing report: Kootenay Lake:   December was another good month on the lake.  It started out with a bang, and slowed down a bit near the end of the month. Our early trips saw between 10 -15 fish coming to the boat with the averages sizes being: Rainbows between 2 – 4 Lbs and Bull Trout from 2 – 8 Lbs. One memorable trip was with a boat full of elementary students.  The kids were introduced to some great fishing, with each kid hooking into a couple fish each.  Some of these fish being either the childs first fish, or their biggest fish.  Making it very rewarding for all of us.  Its always fun sharing our passion with the new anglers, and hopefully getting them a jumpstart into their own fishing adventures. And as the water cooled down in the last couple weeks, we’re managing to hook into 5 – 10 fish on the good days. December weather made it pretty easy to be out there.  The mild days were very comfortable fishing for our groups, and so far January is continuing with the mild temps, so we look forward to spending a lot of time out there. Columbia River:   Some mild days made for some fun fishing on the river as well.  We managed to get out a few times from shore and were rewarded each time with some great fish. All Rainbows at this time of year for us, and they ranged from 2 – 4 Lbs. Lots of fun on the spinning rods. January and February usually provide us with some pretty decent fish from the river.  Looking forward to more fun times from the shore. Stay tuned………. What are they biting on ???...

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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 50 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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