A Real Eye Opener – Booby Fly Patterns

After fishing BC’s interior lakes for nearly forty years, its not often that a fly pattern or technique takes me by surprise but in early June of this year, I had a real eye opener that I will not soon forget. Mission Impossible Continues… Throughout the first few days we throat pumped several fish and […]

Summer Arrives in Great Bear

Whiskey Cove Saturday Night Shakedown With a big old deck party, barbecue and Whiskey Cove Saturday night shakedown, summer has arrived in the Great Bear. A flavourful collective of Denny Island characters and some solid Heiltsuk Nation representation ushered in summer and enjoyed a casual local night not seen for years. The sunset was fine, […]

Father’s Day Fish Tales – From our Field Team Members

Buzzer Beater Tyee My father, like his father before him, introduced me to the great outdoors and the sport of fishing.  One of my favourite trips together was a Friday after work, it was the last day of week 2 in the Great Ontario Salmon derby. The weekly leader was sub 30lbs (rare at the […]

Save your Stomachs – BC Adult Salmon Diet Program

The coastal ocean of Southern British Columbia is an important rearing and foraging area for migratory and resident Chinook and Coho salmon. These salmon support valuable recreational and commercial fisheries both economically and socially, as well as culturally important First Nations harvests. They also play a vital role in the ecosystem. Salmon feed on a […]

Wannock River Chinook – The Kings’ Stronghold

Days Gone By There are not many salmon systems left capable of producing river monsters. Sure there’s some big Kitsumkalem and various Skeena Chinook left up North but it ain’t what it once was. Not much is really, when it comes to our beloved salmon. Any hardcore Chinook angler will recount tales of giant Columbia […]

Holidays on the Wet Coast and Winter Springs

Tough Slogging With holidays here, the one thing foremost on the fisherman’s mind is… “man when is all this rain gonna let up!” From massive flooding and atmospheric rivers on British Columbia’s Coast to the rainiest November in recorded history, Fall and Early Winter 2021 have been soggy and saturated to say the least. Blown […]

Phil Rowley’s Dubbed Scud Pattern

In Phil Rowley’s latest tying video, he covers a simple yet highly effective dubbed scud pattern for stillwater trout. Whether you’re a guide looking to pump out industrial quantities for use all season long or a beginner trying to develop your tying skills, this is a great pattern for everyone. Check out the video below. […]

Ripping Spring Chinook

Images and words from Field Team member Tim Milne As producer and host of the Big Coast tv series, Tim has been trolling up and down BC’s coastline from Alaska to Washington with his Islanders on the riggers since 2007. The knowledge and connections he’s accumulated over the years have made him a walking, [sometimes] […]