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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.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Monster Cutthroat / Kens Weekend Fishing Trip

This Cutthroat barely fit in my net after finding it on a
 mainland lake near Vancouver Island. I fished all by myself on this lake on Saturday afternoon searching  for it's renown monster Cutthroat. It was a long day in the rain with no sign of action anywhere on the lake but I figured if I keep covering water I should encounter something that will eat my stickle-back immitation. The take was gentle and frankly I wasn't sure what I had hooked although it was pretty heavy feeling. As I starting reeling it in the head shakes got bigger and stronger. When I first saw this fish I was stunned as I have never encountered a cutthroat like this before. The fish started to wake up after trying to get it close to the boat; it put my 5wt 8.5 ft rod to the test:) Eventually I got the fish back close to the boat but it circled it 2 times working hard to get into the anchor rope, luckily I managed to keep it off and soon after put it in the net! A great result after a long day with no sign of fish at all! This fish has been eating well and clearly this lake has all the food a cutthroat needs. I'm guessing there are few trout like this one on any of the Islands lakes but we do have some of the greatest river fishing on the coast which is why the Island is a choice place for me!