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BC Fly Fishing Web Cams

… this is a living document with cams being added as they come available or are brought to our attention. If we are missing a river or lake web cam that should be on this list please leave the info … Continue reading

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Tunkwa Leighton Lake Ice Fishing Report

Got in touch with Al from the Tunkwa Lake Resort to find out how the ice fishing has been going and was pleasantly surprised with what I heard! While the ice fishing everywhere else seems to have slowed right down … Continue reading

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Beer & Brandy Wild Game Meat Marinade

Beer & Brandy Wild Game Meat Marinade A way too simple to be so damn good wild game meat marinade! WITH BEER & BRANDY!!! ūüėČ Beer & Brandy Wild Game Meat Marinade | Ingredients: 1 can of beer 2 oz … Continue reading

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Kelly’s Awesome Fish Batter

Kelly’s Awesome Fish Batter Recipe Next up is this simple yet extremely delicious fish batter recipe sent in by Kelly from the BC Interior! We tried it & we loved it so ……. here it is! Thank you Kelly! ūüėÄ … Continue reading

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Geri’s Canned Venison

Geri’s Canned Venison Recipe ……. This delicious canned venison recipe was sent to us from Geri, one of our visitors from New York city! We tried it & immediately decided to that it needed to be added to our & … Continue reading

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Turn Over & Lake Stratification Made Easy

For many of us some of the terminology and slang associated with our sport is extremely confusing. “Turn over” (lake stratification) is one of those terms and every year, especially during the winter when fishermen are anticipating ice off and … Continue reading

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Ice Cold Kokanee | Ice Fishing Kokanee

Ice Fishing Kokanee ……. It’s hard to believe that 2010 is gone &¬†that we are already writing our first post of 2011! In keeping with the season we wanted to give you a report on our latest trip ice fishing … Continue reading

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Boxing Day Rainbows

Well it’s been a hell of a year and what better way to wind it up than a boxing day ice fishing trip with family & friends! So after a quick check of the weather and the solunar tables we … Continue reading

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How to Clean a Fish!

Well every year we get a good number of emails on this subject so we thought it would be a good idea to get a step by step post out on it. Properly caring for your catch is the most … Continue reading

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Jerry’s 8 lbs 10 oz BC Interior Lake Fall Rainbow Trout

September 29, 2010: OK everyone it’s officially fall fishing time in the BC Interior and our buddy Jerry has started things off for us with this absolutely gorgeous eight pound ten ounce Kamloops Rainbow trout! Not much of a story … Continue reading

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Pack Rat Custom Boat Rack Review

Pack Rat Custom Boat Rack Review TDC Manufacturing (Kamloops) Well it took a while but I finally admitted that it was time to sell the old fishing truck of 20 years in lieu of an newer extended cab that will … Continue reading

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The Triple F Comes Through in the Crunch

July 9, 2010: Well tis that time of year so we packed up our fishing gear – heavy on the caddis patterns – and hit yet another gorgeous Kamloops area lake.¬† Today’s lake sits at just over 4000 feet and … Continue reading

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A Still Water Fly Fishing Overview

A Still Water Fly Fishing Overview … For those just starting out here’s a general fly fishing overview on how to fly fish the productive still water trout lakes of the Okanagan & BC Interior. And please remember, getting out … Continue reading

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Rainbow Trout Strains of British Columbia

The following is a summary of five important strains of rainbow trout that the province stocks in the still waters of British Columbia. Specifically, this article describes the Pennask, Blackwater, Fraser Valley, Tzenzaicut, & Gerrard rainbow trout¬† strains of BC. … Continue reading

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Kamloops Custom Fly Rods

Kamloops Custom Fly Rods …by Paul Patterson If you are looking for a custom fly rod to¬†handle the trophy trout in the best fly fishing lakes in¬†the BC Interior then look no farther than¬†Kamloops Custom Fly Rods¬† – fly rods¬†specifically … Continue reading

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Trolling Flies | Fishing the Long Line

Well we’ve been talking about “long lining” so much lately that we thought we’d better balance it out by reminding everyone about the original meaning of the term – specifically trolling flies (yup, I said the “T” word)¬† ūüôā Using¬†the¬†terms¬†“trolling” … Continue reading

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Roche Lake Kamloops Area Fishing Report

June 5, 2010: Ahh the BC Interior …¬†a lake a day¬†as long as you stay … and this day’s lake was Roche! For those that don’t know, Roche is one of the more popular lakes in the Kamloops area. It … Continue reading

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Cold Wet Weather & Big Fat Rainbows

June 4, 2010: Well¬†the fishing was tough … and it was cold … and wet … and it lasted the whole day cept for¬†a 15 minute reprieve when the sun showed it’s face around noon … and did I mention … Continue reading

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Mid May 2010 Kamloops Area Lakes Fishing Report

¬†May 17, 2010:¬† Ok the weekend reports are in and here’s what we know:¬† This past¬†weekend, in general, has fished¬†slower than the week leading into it, especially at the lakes between the 3500 – 4000 foot elevation mark.¬†Not sure if … Continue reading

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Full Sink Deep Water Chironomids

Folks you’re in for a real treat! Below is an excellent post by John Scalr outlining how to fly fish full sink deep water chironomids. The article is long but it is well worth your while to read it all … Continue reading

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More BIG Kamloops Area Lakes Rainbows

May 10, 2010: Well I’m speechless … and tired … this was one of seven bows over the 5 pound mark landed today! Sorry Bob but I think Krazy’s bumped you out of first place! ūüėČ Needles to say chironomids … Continue reading

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May 2010 Edith Lake Kamloops Fishing Report

May 7, 2010: Hard to believe another year has gone by but here we are again at our annual CEP fishing derby¬† and, ¬†as the title of this report states,¬†this years host lake was Edith! Edith¬†is a little gem of … Continue reading

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May 2010 Kamloops Area Lakes Fishing Report

May 2, 2010: Yikes! Snow shmoe – it’s May and the chironomids didn’t seem¬†to care about the weather so we gave it a shot … and it panned out! ūüôā Beautiful fat bow Carey! According to the reports coming in, … Continue reading

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The Mexican Fisherman

Stop¬†drowning yourself in the pursuit of a material existence in the hopes of some ‘better’ life at the end of the line when the good life¬†is¬†available to you now – everyday!¬†This life philosophy was shared with us by a good … Continue reading

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Bob’s End of April Triple Lunker Day

April 30, 2010: What a great day! My best ever … got a¬†five pound¬†bow at 10:00 am on a¬†micro leech and then after celebrating and enjoying the moment 15 min later I get another bow that I don’t see but … Continue reading

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Long Lining Deep Water Chironomids

This is an exceptional article on deep water chironomid fishing witten by By Jason Majoskey (AKA Mr Rainbow). It was edited by Al Horne (horneblower) & Illustrated by Dale Sharp (Sharpy). It’s a fairly long read but well worth your … Continue reading

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Roche Lake Kamloops Early Spring Fishing Report

April 27, 2010: Roche lake is located about 40 minutes south of Kamloops on Highway 5A (the old Merritt highway) and¬†was our fishing destination for today. Roche lake sits at about 3800 feet and has been ice free for no … Continue reading

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Jocko & Edith Lake Kamloops Fishing Report

April 26, 2010: Having checked the weather forecast the night before we decided to get on the water early to take advantage of the calm winds predicted for the morning. I’ve come to the conclusion that if I had to … Continue reading

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Kamloops Area Lakes Early Spring Fishing & Ice Off Report

April 23, 2010: Well it’s still April but it’s fishing like early May and with the chironomid hatches still warming up the micro leech has been doing a stellar job taking up the slack! But before we get into the … Continue reading

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Simple Smoked Trout Recipe

Simple Smoked Trout Recipe OK so it finally all comes together and you’re catching and releasing trout with the best of them, ¬†but a part of you¬†wants to bring one or two home to prove to the family that you … Continue reading

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Fly Fishing the Micro Leech

OK JeFF you asked for it you got it! At the time of this writing (spring 2010), fishing micro leeches under indicators is still a fairly new phenomenon. Given our success rate with it, however, we suspect that it will … Continue reading

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Paul Lake Kamloops Area Fishing Report

See … we told you it was only gunna get better! It was¬†overcast, rainy and windy¬†but that didn’t stop the chironomid pupae¬† from making their way to the surface! I guess nobody told them that the weather wasn’t going to … Continue reading

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Yet Another Kamloops Area Lakes Fishing Report

This report starts at this very pretty 2000 ish foot elevation little gem where the fish were keying in on the tiny pale green chironomid pupae¬†that were hatching off in the low 40 degree water column. And when¬†you couldn’t hook … Continue reading

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Roche Lake Provincial Park Map

Since JeFF’s “Roche Lake Area¬†Ice Off Report” article last weekend we’ve received quite a few inquires as to¬†the locations of¬†the lakes mentioned in his report. A quick Google search turned up this site and the following provincial park map: Need¬†more … Continue reading

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Another Kamloops Area Lake Report

Today’s Kamloops area lake found us at about 3000 feet where, like yesterday, there was nothing hatching, the water temprature¬†was just under 40 degrees and the air temperature felt about the same! Unlike yesterday, however,¬†today was sunny,¬†the wind was fairly … Continue reading

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Kamloops Area Lake Fishing Report

Another cold wet day but this time with a bit more ‘to the boat’ action than our last trip! This particular Kamloops area lake sits at about 2900 feet and has been ice off for almost 3 weeks.¬† Within these … Continue reading

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Edith Lake – Take 2

Well it was cold and it was wet but¬†we just had to get out so ….¬†off we went to fish the ‘almost’ ice off Edith lake! And although we did finally manage to key in on what they were taking … Continue reading

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Edith Lake Report

Well it was¬†a lazy Easter Sunday so I decided to take a drive and check out the status of Edith Lake. Edith is famous for it’s large rainbow’s and brookies AND it’s close to home so needless to say I … Continue reading

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BC Lake Information on Google Earth!

Sorry this app is no longer supported. Please visit our BC Interior Stillwater Resource pages here. This application combines the best of Google Earth with information compiled and provided by Go Fish BC. The result is a tool that displays … Continue reading

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Time to buy you fishing licence

It’s that time again so dig into the old wallet and pick up you new fishing licence today. To make it easy just use the¬†link on¬†the “Fishing Resources Menu” on our site or¬†Buy Your Fishing Licence ¬†here. Like our stuff? … Continue reading

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Kamloops Area Lakes Fishing Report

OK according to my sources ……. Jocko Lake is ice off and has been fishing well on chironomid pupa,¬†bloodworms & micro leeches. Try to get in on the action as soon as you can as we can expect about a … Continue reading

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2009 Fly Fishing Video

While in the¬†process of¬†learning how to embed video into the blog we¬†thought we could¬†test run it with our 2009 fly fishing wrap up video so … here it is: Hope you enjoy it! Like our stuff? Subscribe by Feed or … Continue reading

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Back to Kamloops Lake

Well we had so much fun last time that we had to go back and try it again! Not even the rain and the snow that fell over night (and¬†continued into the morning) could hold us back! On arival at … Continue reading

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Things that make you go hmm…

With a little time on our hands last weekend we decided to take¬†a hike out to Kamloops Lake in hopes of¬†casting chronies to¬†hungry rainbows. The wind, however, had other plans for us! Thinking as much we had come¬†prepared with¬†spinning rods … Continue reading

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