Fishing Reports

Fishing Report – September 11, 2012

Made it back home to the Kootenay’s beginning of September. Had a great
season client wise, but the salmon were a bit smaller than we are used to in
August. Big guys were spotty. Seems the big runs of migratory fish went
around us and stayed out about 40 miles offshore. They stayed in a cold
current out there in the blue water. That hasn’t happened in a long time,
and probably won’t happen again for along time.

So we picked away at big Port Alberni fish close to home, and on the nice
days we ran out to big bank and loaded up on smaller Springs and lots of

The good news is that it was the best Halibut fishing in 15 years.This year
I started anchoring up and chuming them in and we loved it. Some times you
would anchor right on top of them, and within 20 minutes you were done, and
sometimes we had to wait for an hour or hour and a half for the chum to call
them in. A bit of patience usually called in one or two real nice fish in
the 30 – 50 lb range and sometimes larger ones over 60lbs. The Hali fishing
helped boost up our pounds of meat at the end of the day.

Really looking forward to next year. Hope you can join me for this
incredible west coast experience.

Back in the Kootenay’s I have almost finished checking out my couch and TV
at home, and making sure they are working properly.

The Ole 23ft.Hourston worked flawlessly this summer, and I’m going to spend
a couple of weeks of TLC on her before I put her in the water at Kaslo. I’ll
start fishing Kootenay Lake around the beginning of October. The Woodbury
Rainbow Derby starts on the 6th so will be getting ready for that. The other
fall derby is in Kaslo on Nov.10,11,12. It’s sponsored by Barren’s Tackle
Store, and the Kaslo Hotel. Record high prize money will be offered at that
derby again this year. Should be a bunch of fun. The fall season is booking
up fast, so please email or phone me with your prefered dates soon. It’s
going to be a great year on Kootenay lake. Fish counts were at a record high
this year. Looking forward to further using Brownies Skull Pattern flies as
well. Started using them last year and they worked very well. A little
easier to tune, and they look incredible in the water. Big fish love them!!!

Look forward to talking to you soon, and the next report will be full of big
Gerrard Trout pictures.

Tight Lines … Brad Stubbs

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