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Gerrard spawn link

 

Randys Spawn Sheet

 

Derbies:

OCTOBER

Thanksgiving Derby

Tickets $50

Woodbury

October 7-9, 2017

 

derby by weight

 

Nelson City Police Charity Derby

Woodbury resort

October 13-15 2017

60.00 entry (retired members 30.00)

Cash for

 1st , 2nd , 3rd largest rainbow, largest dolly

derby by weight

great door prizes,

steak dinner  Sat. night

30.00 dinner only

Do it for the kids

 

 

Easter

Woodbury Dolly Derby 2017

 Bull Trout

Easter Weekend 2017

April  14-16 noon

 

 50.00 CDN

 

tickets 250-229-2113

 

derby by weight

Open to the main lake only

 

 

MAY

 Gill and Gift

Bill King Memorial

Rainbow  Derby

May Long Weekend 2016 suspened indefinetly

 

 

OCTOBER

Thanksgiving Derby

Tickets $50

Woodbury

October 7-9, 2017

 

derby by weight

 

Nelson City Police Charity Derby

Woodbury resort

October 13-15 2017

60.00 entry (retired members 30.00)

Cash for

 1st , 2nd , 3rd largest rainbow, largest dolly

derby by weight

great door prizes,

steak dinner  Sat. night

30.00 dinner only

Do it for the kids!

 

NOVEMBER

Kaslo Rainbow Derby

cancelled indefinitely

 

JANUARY

Lucky Larry Memorial Derby (previously known as the

(New Years Day Fun   Derby) 

Length wins

CALL

Gill and Gift

250-229-2113

and

Toss 20 in the hat and  join us in the fun derby on the lake.... no pressure just good ole fishing  and a hat to split at the end.

 

FEBRUARY

CTR-Family Day

Length wins

cancelled indefinitely

250.428-0318

 

 

Bill King Memorial Derby 2017

by Gill and Gift to be decided yet

 

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Are you up for some derbies? 

 

 Woodbury is again hosting the Thanksgiving Dolly Derby so gear up and come on out and get in on the fun. Tickets available here soon.call us at 250-229-2113

 

The Nelson City Police Charity Derby is also a go this year again.  This Charity Derby headed up by retired police constable Bill Andreaschuck is one that you won't want to miss if you are a fisher that likes not only a good time but a feeling of helping out a kids school program. The Redfish program "offers over 2000 grades one, two and three  sudents from across the east and west Kootneays, the opportunity to view the Kokanee salmon in their natural spawning channels and learn the improtance of the inland fishery to our fragile ecosystem."

The derby will be hosted by the Nelson City Police at Woodbury Resort Oct 13-15 2017.  Come on out for the weekend and if the wife does not want to fish with you there are lots of other entertaining things to do.... like shop and go to the hot springs , maybe even some late golfing if the course is still open. Then buy a dinner ticket for half price and have her get in on the food, dance and prizes. It can be a nice weekend for two after that big meal she had to cook for you at Thanksgiving.

By now you likely realize that my wife is writing this section of the fishing report.

 

Ah... the fishing report...Oh, Oh here comes Randy.....shhhhh...Lets go fishing!

 

Fishing report as of Sept 12 2017

Water temp is around the 68’ range thus most success is from the downriggers, from what I hear black tiger prawn with a purple haze flasher has done the best. Smaller rainbows on the surface with some spoons and streamers, grasshoppers are working well as bait if you can catch them. In the arm there was a PMD hatch happening a while ago but we haven’t seen the large Trico hatch as yet. Creek mouths should see the Bull trout starting to stack up, jigs, and spoons should be the ticket there or even grasshopper pattern flies.

A good Kokanee spawn in the arm BIG fish and numbers sound good as well. I emailed fisheries to get some info on the Meadow creek spawn but no word coming back as yet. I will let you know when I find out more. As fall approaches and the water temp keeps dropping we will pass on the info as we get it.

 

 

Daves Dolly  April 1st 2017.  Still the odd one around 19.25lbs

 

Come in and see our slection of our new line, "Best Lures" .

Best Lures

Tasmanian Devils

 

If you have questions about the fishery or any reports of your fishing experience regarding the fish in Kootenay Lake  please pass it along to us and we will make sure our contact at fisheries gets it. truus@gillandgift.com

 

Public Fisheries Meetings: last update for Jun 16 2016

All our public meeting presentations (including last weeks) and the action plan and other info are accessible via links from our Regional page (http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/kootenay/fsh/main/mainfish.htm). 

 

HUNTING:   NOTE IMPORTANT !!!!! New Changes to the system.

Will Gill and Gift be selling hunting licenses this year? yes.  We will have the the old paper licenses  starting March 1st and then go online with the system about Mid May they tell  us .

BUT............
Starting March 1 you will be able to go online to get your own now. But if you want tags make sure you order in plenty of time because they will have to be mailed out unless you can find a vendor that will be carrying them onsite. Gill and GIft will be one of these vendors. One thing to note is that if you order online  and they do not arrive in time you may NOT just go to the vendor to get one to replace it. The vendor can look up online to see if you have purchased any tags and your licence.  The tags will be similar to ski hill tags and you must carry these with you and notch them the same as you used to do only their will be no booklet or pouch to carry them in now. Handful of loose tags. You will be responsible to look after these and not lose them.
 
 The government is redoing their data base of all hunters and so the vendors are required to validate the hunter into the system by double cheking all valid photo IDs, checking first and last names date of birth, addresses etc. Your  BC services card, drivers license, or passport is required when you come in for your license and new Wild number.  Errors in your personal profile cannot be corrected through any vendor so if you need a correction made to the spelling of your name or address for instance, it  must be done at Front Counter BC before any vendor can proceed on your behalf.  Also if your status is expired, suspended, deceased or cancelled you will have to go through Front counter to get it activated before a vendor can proceed on your behalf.
Once youget your new hunters license it will be simialr to getting a fishing license for your ID....birth date, ID, and WILD number. 
Front counter BC Phone Number:  1-877-855-3222

A reminder too that you must produce your angler number (WILD #) in order for a vendor to proceed with issuing you an Anglers Licence.  The hunting and angling numbers were thought to be merging at some point but to date we have not seen it happen. If you have misplaced your numbers,  you can retirieve it by calling Front Counter BC 1-877-855-3222 





 
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