Campbell River June - July2013
The Campbell River Hump has been a hot spot all winter and spring for Chinook. The South End is the target spot at 200 feet using Blue Meany, Michael Jackson or Jack Smith Hoochies with a green or UV flasher. As later June approaches, the Pinks will start to show up in the Brown’s Bay area and will be mixed in with Spring and Coho. Rumor has it that we’ll have a good run of Sockeye this year. We’ll keep you up-dated on facebook with current reports and openings on all species and hot spots. You can find us on facebook at email@example.com
Halibut opened in March, however, the regulations have changed in order to avoid the larger females. Please make sure to check out the new regs at…..
The Salmon, White and Gold River’s will start to show Sea Run Cutties, Summer Steelhead and Resident Rainbows. For Steelhead use attractor patterns and naturals and for Cutties use fry or muddler patterns.
Many of the local lake have been stocked with Cutthroats which can make a great day at the lake with the family. You can target the larger trout by trolling deep with Leo’s Wedding Bands, Wiggle Wood Lures or Flat Fish and a bit of weight.
Courtenay June & July 2013
Bates Beach is fantastic right now and will continue on through the summer. Use Michael Jackson or UV Green Hoochies with a uv flasher at 180 feet. The Kitty Coleman Hump can be a good place to try for Halibut. Spreader bars with bait, Power Bait and Mudrakers with Squid all work well. In later June, we will start to see some Pink Salmon showing up. Shorelines and river mouths are hot spots for pinks. Make sure to use pink buzz bombs, zzingers, or pink fly patterns.
The outside of Denman and Hornby have many hidden prawning holes. You might need to do some snooping around. Find a deep hole at about 300” and give it a try, you might find the lucky spot. Make sure to use lots of pellets with fish oil or Carlyle Cat Food.
Lorne, Wolf, Maple and Comox Lakes are all great lakes for summer fishing. Troll with blue, green, or red wedding bands and a worm (check for bait bans). Casting with Croc’s, Panther Martins, or Blue Fox in the early morning or evenings is usually the most productive. Shore fishing is almost always a guarantee and a great past time with family and friends.
Tsable, Puntledge and Trent Rivers all have resident trout. Use dry flies such as Stimulators, Tom Thumbs, Nats, and Ants. Please make sure to take a quick look at the regs before heading to your local river.
The beaches and estuaries can be productive spots for Sea Run Cutties. Minnow patterns such as Mickey Fins in various colours work very well.
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