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Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Guiding Update Oct 6th / 09

We floated the Campbell River yesterday in search of Steelhead & Coho (silvers). At the top where we put in we hooked many Sea-Run Cutthroat on Dry flies which has been a great way to start our floats. Using a large dry fly like a Humpy works great! We also skated some Muddlers with success until we moved on for larger fish! As we floated down stream we saw many fresh Coho in the river. We fished hard for these fish which aren't huge on the bite... For the amount of fish we covered, our success wouldn't be considered great. We did land one nice fish 16lbs which was in good shape, somewhat new to the river. On the Campbell River I think there are more fished fowl hooked than caught respectably! There are too many fly anglers fishing inappropriately with way too heavy sink tips sweeping flies & lines through the pool rather than swinging flies with a proper hang down of the fly. This results in allot of action for anglers, with the mojority of the fish being fowl hooked everywhere but in the mouth! I shouldn't disclude the amount of flies & lines snagged in the river too which keeps them busy as a result! I retrieved a full fly line while my client was fishing yesterday as an example. None the less, the Campbell is a beautiful river, large flowing for the island allowing anglers to swing flies in crystal clear water on a short river that hosts allot of fish! Many of our rivers are just too low to fish in dry months like we've had this season but the rains are coming:) So far this season there seems to be great numbers of all species of pacific salmon. Still haven't received any great summer steelhead fishing related to the inroduced Tsitika Summer Steelhead, I guess 2010 will be the year! We did however see a pair of Sockeye spawning near the pump house pool, are they lost Fraser river fish? I also spotted one on the Salmon river a few weeks ago! Makes a guy wonder!