Fishing Reports

Fishing Report – July 9, 2006

Kootenay and Arrow have slowed down now. Water temp is up in the high 60′s and low 70′s.  The attached picture was my last trip on Kootenay at the end of May. A cool but great day. Kokanee are biting, and the creek mouths are also very good for trout on the fly on the big lakes.

The upper Columbia north of Galena is fishing excellent for trout to 6lbs.  Arrow Lake is full pool, so the river is also very high, flooding the rye grass at the edge of the river.  Casting to the edge of the grass with spinners or flies are producing tons of trout – very busy and a ton of fun, especially on fly rods.

Mr. Walleye is back for the summer in the lower columbia.  I start hitting them hard on July 10.  Also,the massive caddis hatches started the end of June, and the flyfishing is excellent.

I have three days still open for Bamfield salmon fishing. August 23 – 25.  Drop me a line, and we’ll set up this awesome trip for big chinooks and coho.

Enjoy your summer. Get out and do some fishing!

Tight Lines … Brad

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