I thought I better spend some time updating our fishing page as spring is approaching. Firstly fishing info was pretty scarce this winter as there wasn’t a lot of guys getting out; Kerry from Reel Adventures tells me that quite a few rainbows were caught but again in the 2-5 lb range with a few larger dollies as well; a pretty cold winter to spend any time on the water when the motivation for larger fish isn’t there. Fisheries have increased the limits this year on both Rainbows and Bull trout as part of their Kokanee recovery program.
On a more positive note the West Arm Kokanee fishery is a go this year with a proposal for the first 3 days of April, May, June, and July in the plan but still not approved by fisheries in Victoria. Matt expects to hear from them in the very near future so there will be signage to this effect when approved.
In the store we have acquired some Jigalo’s for this season and have also prepared some of the mini hoochies in different colors and configurations.
On the bucktail side of things our local tier Bob Brown of Kootenay Fly Co has had some medical issues so we are not sure if he will be continuing to tie or not but we acquired a pretty good inventory. We wish all the best to Bob who is currently in Manitoba with family and getting some physical therapy.
The Woodbury Dolly derby is a go this year again but as last year the West Arm is not open to this derby. We have tickets available for those interested and as last year they are priced at $50.00 with a prize payout of $2500 for first $1500 for second and $1000 for third.
There are still a very small amount of Lyman’s left and Truus has updated the web page so you can see which ones. Don’t wait if you want any of them as the U. S. boys have been snapping them up fast.
There’s only one thing better than a day of fishing and that’s 2 days of fishing.
Remember if you are thinking of going in the derby. The payouts
are the same no matter what the size-3 pounds or twenty three. If you
win... you win!
Remember if you are thinking of going in the derby. The payouts are the same no matter what the size-3 pounds or twenty three. If you win... you win!