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Thanks for viewing my first blog. For more info about my guide service view www.bcflyguide.com or if you have questions about flyfishing Vancouver Island in general please feel free to ask. This site's all about Flyfishing Vancouver Island with some great pictures from guided & personal fishing trips, new flies I'm tying, whats new & all that other good stuff related to casting a fly on island waters! Flyfishing, guiding and my passion for this sport is always growing. I hope this blog will assist those of you in keeping up on what I'm up to here, and why I think Vancouver Island BC is so under rated for it's Flyfishing opportunities. Thanks for visiting and come again, regards.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Fishing Vancouver Islands Oyter River November 22 / 09

Sunday I had a few hours and the Oyster river was at the perfect hight to fish so I hiked up to the Hatchery and fished my way back to the car. I took my boat & my dog and we hit the trail. Well the trail was good for a while but was washed out a bit for a good long way. This made it tough for me to drag my boat through but a half hour of wheeling up & then I was good to float back down to the Glenmore Pool. Well no question the river made a few changes but overall they may have been positive ones. The big question when we have a rain like the last 2 weeks is how the Spawning beds & salmon eggs faired. With all the great returns of salmon to our rivers on the island this fall we can only hope that the spawning beds didn't get flushed too bad. Back to the fishing, I fished 4 pools hard with no success! I encoutered an old Chum but didn't see any Cutthroat which was my goal. I also consider that maybe I will encounter one of those Summer Steelhead that I occasionally hear about in the Oyster. For years now I have heard of the odd Summer Steelhead rumer including swimmers who say they've seen them in the lower reaches near the estuary. The true Steelhead run I know of  in the Oyster River, Vancouver Island is the winter fishery ! It would be great to have a good run of  these awesome Winter Steelhead, the river is a nice size, just large enough to float with endless runs & pools to fish. I have some great memories of this sleeper river that once was! I will never overlook this great river as occasionally it provides great fishing! We'll be heading north on Vancouver Island tomorrow, hope to find a chromer:)