BC Freshwater Fishing Journal


Welcome to the BC Freshwater Fishing Journal, the place where YOU can tell your story and show your pictures or video from your latest or not-so-latest fishing trip.

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2012 BC Freshwater Fishing Journal

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Making Gravlox with Trout 
One thing that I really enjoy while in Europe is the abundance of fresh lox, specifically Gravlox. My appetite for this cured raw fish is almost insatiable. …

Skaha Lake - Trolling for Rainbows 
It was late October and I was out with a friend trolling for Rainbow trout. We had caught some Sockeye earlier in the month but they seemed to have been …

bittersweet weekend 
This last weekend was bittersweet for me as it was the first anniversary of my fathers death, and it was a planned weekend trip with my 18 year old daughter …

The Waterboatmen are coming 
Fished Edith Lake on Friday Sept 7. There were a lot of folks fishing. The improved campground was almost full and there was much activity at the day …

Scuitto lake  
Aug 30 2012 arrived at lake around 730am fished till 3 in a fishing innertube trolling tom thumbs. Lake was a bit cloudy But really calm with the odd ripple …

Giant Beetle Invade Walloper Lake! 
My friend Rob and I visited Walloper Lake a couple of weeks ago and witnessed a truly unimaginable phenomenon... a GIANT ATTACK Beetle... first we …

Whats up with Black Lake 
Been to Black Lake in early May, June, and last weekend and there seems to little or no fish. I have caught lots of fish in the past but now there are …

June 20 - Face Lake & Mile High Resort 
I finally made an arrangement to access to Face Lake through Mile High Resort located about 13 kms north of the Lac LeJeune/Logan Lake Road. This is …

Scuitto Lake - June 17 
Well, it was Wayne's birthday and he wished that we could go to Scuitto Lake. In town, there was a quiet south breeze whisping around town but nothing …

Red Lake BC- June 16 
Fishing with Wayne at Red Lake BC. It was our annual (around or near Father's Day) fishing weekend. My buddy Wayne came up from Penticton for a couple …

The fishing dock from Hell 
This year I've set a goal of seeing if I can catch fish from the public docks in the Kamloops region. I've caught a few nice small ones at LacleJeune and …

May 28 - Kamloops Area Lakes Weekend Fishing Report 
It was a great weekend for weather and the annual chironomid hatch is in full bloom here in the BC Southern Interior. 1) Campbell & Scuitto Lakes …

Edith on May 27 
Took my 10 year old to Edith. Fished in 19' near entrance to channel. Great weather, son hooked 22, Dad 12. Tough to set hook when Dad is netting fish …

WTF - Someone Got Stoned and They Missed It!  
Someone Got Stoned and They Missed It! I went fishing at Scuitto Lake, SE of Kamloops, BC, on Thursday evening and I spotted this on the water in the …

Mo Bradley - Fishing Legend - Kamloops Sports Hall of Fame 
Congratulations to our friend and popular fly fishing guru Mo Bradley who has had another distinguished award bestowed upon him. He was recently inducted …

John Frank Lake - May 20 
Who would have thought that one could find themselves as the only person on a lake, only minutes from the Kamloops Area famous Roche Lake... Well, as …

White Lake - May 18 
After an out-of-town business meeting, my friend Armaddeus and I dropped into White Lake for the afternoon... actually, we got there just in time for the …

Roche Lake - May10 
As I approached Roche Lake I noticed a lot of guys at the north end. It was a cool day but the water was near flat, with a wiffle here and there. I …

John Frank Lake - Escapes Winter Kill 
Although it's a shallow lake (max depth of 18'), John Frank Lake (located in the Roche Lake Provincial Park) has escaped any large winter kill. KJ …

Solunar Tables Shape Up for Weekend 
It's a full moon this weekend and this is when you find the Major Feed times at the height of the day or the height of the night. Fish seem to be most …

May 3 - Pass Lake Winter Kill 
It has been reported to me by a reliable source that there has been a significant winter kill at Pass Lake. Earlier this year it was posted in the local …

mexico november 2011 
I went to Puerto Vallarta last fall to fish and get some sun and ended up having one of my best trips ever! I took my girl & we stayed in Bucarius,then …

04.13 Stump Lake - It's Ice Free 
While I was at 6 Mile the other day, one of the fishermen that I encountered was muttering about Stump and Jacko Lake ... saying that they were open and …

04.09 Early Spring Action at Six Mile Lake 
I had heard that 6 Mile Lake and Morgan were opened around the first of the month. With family here on the long weekend, I avoided the Easter aluminum …

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Hoping to escape winterkill 
I spoke with a fisheries biologist to get an update on oxygen levels at local lakes. - Bleeker is a goner as the O2 levels are lethally low and there …

Mo Bradley Wins National Recognition 
Mo Bradley, the long time Kamloops area fishing guru was recently recognized by the Canadian Government for his continuing contribution to outdoor recreation …

BY THE TIME I GOT HIM IN HE WAS JUST SWEATING... 
February 5th/2012 is the day when Walter met his match a story told and lived by a local fishing enthusiast and written by his lovely companion. …

Matching Fly Lines with Rods and Reels Not rated yet
Here are a couple of quick tips for mixing and matching your fly fishing equipment. http://www.examiner.com/article/tips-to-mix-and-match-fly-fishing-equipment-1?cid=rs …

Six Mile Lake - Dec 2 Not rated yet
With temperatures hovering around the +10C (50F) mark, there are still a few lakes open for fishing. Just a couple of years ago, under the old regional …

Morgan Lake Still Producing Not rated yet
Nov 16 - Morgan Lake is still ice free and continues to produce... albeit, relatively slow, especially in the high wind conditions that we experienced …

Phillips Lake - Cool Breeze Limits Fishable Area Not rated yet
There was low hanging cloud and a light but cool breeze coming straight up the lake. One vehicle was in the launch area but I couldn't see them on the …

possibly my last trip of the year Not rated yet
well, here we go up to the north Adams for a day of fishing . .. Hey , wait a minute , it is November 14th and there is snow everywhere! oh well off …

Brookies Hot on Boobies - Nov 4 2012 Not rated yet
A final open water trip to Red Lake, BC proved productive as the Brookies got "Hot on Boobies". KJ, Gil and I made one last open water trip up to …

snow fishing Not rated yet
Well here we are nearing the end of fishing season , but we arent done yet! A couple weeks ago my son came to visit me for a week , and we managed …

Idleback Lake and Pumpkin Head Flies Not rated yet
Today, October 22/12 my friend Jay M. and myself went to Idleback Lake near Penticton. We got there at 9:30 and were on the lake at 10. I started with …

Booby Flies Produce Well in Fall Not rated yet
Using Booby Flies in the fall has always been the best time for me... and this day was no exception. KJ and myself have both been working out-of-town lately …

Roche Lake - Sept 12 Not rated yet
Wayne and Brian decided to go back to Penticton this day instead of coming to Roche Lake with me... although the weather had improved, the fishing was …

Sept 11 - Community Lake  Not rated yet
It was quiet up at Community Lake with only a few other fishermen there. It too had terrible weather the day before when they woke up to snow on the ground. …

No Boatmen at Red Lake BC- Sept10 Not rated yet
My guests this day were Wayne & Brian Murphy. We have been doing a Sept fishing trip for about 5 or 6 years now... and Red Lake usually doesn't disappoint. …

Silver Bullets from Roche Lake - Sept 8 2012 Not rated yet
It had been a while since KJ and I ventured onto Roche Lake... our last visit in the spring was dismal with the high water and algae problem that seemed …

BC Freshwater Fishing Journal Back on Track Not rated yet
After a couple of months of technical challenges, the BC Freshwater Fishing Journal is back up and functioning. It was a short hot summer after a record …

Osoyoos Lake - Milfoil Problem Not rated yet
Osoyoos Lake has had a milfoil problem for years but this year it has been particularly bad on one part of the lake. One of our frequent readers from …

Duffy Lake Moose - June 27 Not rated yet
It was finally a warm day in the valley and after a few holes at the spectacular Tobiano Golf course, I thought that a little trip to Duffy Lake for an …

June 2012 - Batstone Lake Not rated yet
Like Us on Facebook Batstone Lake at the 7 Half Diamond Ranch south of Merritt, BC. One Happy Customer... Hi Jim and Heather, Here are …

Create Your Own Boobies Not rated yet
Create Your Own Boobies! As the water starts to warm up in the interior lakes and the fish start to go deeper, one of the best ways to attract a trophy …

June 14 - Kamloops Area Fishing Not rated yet
It's been a slow week for me in the fishing department... the weather has been really crappy and I am up to my butt in alligators on the business side …

Wet trip to Gannet Lake . Not rated yet
On june the 8th it was my dads birthday. He passed away last September and I decided to take him ( a small amount of his ashes) on one last fishing trip …

June 3 - Leighton Lake Not rated yet
After missing out on fishing on a gorgeous Saturday, I took the opportunity to get up to Leighton Lake on Sunday. It was an overcast and breezy day, …

June 1 - Morgan & Mayflies Not rated yet
Just before I headed out for a meeting and then off Tobiano, I attempted to answer a question from one of our readers about what to use this weekend and …

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June 1 - Kamloops Area Lakes Update Not rated yet
As we are coming onto a full moon, this weekend should be awesome. The weather has been a bit unsettled but the bugs just keep on hatching. 1) Last …

Take the Young Guns Fishing Not rated yet
Taking the Young Guns Fishing With no school for days and nothing much to do, and way too much time to do a lot of things, this is a great time …

Duffy Lake - May 15  Not rated yet
My friend Paul said that small chironomids were working at Duffy Lake so I decided that today was the day. I invited KJ and he said that he would catch …

May 12 - Scuitto Lake Not rated yet
Finally a gorgeous day! Temperatures forecasted to the mid / high 20's (80F-85F for our 'merican friends). The skies were clear at Scuitto Lake when I …

Roche Lake - April 27 Not rated yet
Always one of the most anticipated days of the year... According to Lauren at Roche Lake Resort ... THE ICE IS OFF! ENJOY YOUR WEEKEND! …

Stump Lake Fishing - April 21 Not rated yet
It was promising to be a nice day and my fishing buddy KJ (the famous guy in the header on this site) was back in town so we decided that Stump Lake would …

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