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162 Responses to flyguys.net Ice Off 2020 Fishing Reports

  1. lowufo says:

    Roche Lake is closed until May 31 as it is located in a Provincial Park. Any lake with a Provincial Park or Rec Site until May 31. I personally would avoid those lakes until closure is lifted as some people are getting fined up to $880 for going into closed areas.

  2. BCFlyguys says:

    BC Parks Response to COVID-19
    Updated May 6, 2020

    Re鈥揙pening of BC Parks
    On May 14, BC Parks will start to reopen the majority of provincial parks and protected areas and marine parks.

    People across the province will have more access to safe outdoor recreation opportunities, while meeting the guidelines of the Provincial Health Officer (PHO).

    Re-opening Dates

    On May 14, BC Parks will reopen many front- and back-country trails, beaches, picnic areas, washroom facilities and boat launches for day-use.

    路 Visitor centres, nature houses and concession buildings may be opened on a case-by case basis.

    路 In some instances, facilities such as playgrounds, hot springs, halls, and picnic shelters will remain closed.

    On June 1, BC Parks will re-open most provincial campgrounds and back-country camping.

    路 To ensure physical distancing, you may notice some changes in campgrounds, including additional spacing between campsites and limitations on the number of guests in campgrounds.

    路 Some communal facilities such as shower buildings will open with enhanced cleaning protocols, while campgrounds that require visitors to use shared cooking facilities and backcountry cabins will remain closed.

    Parks that attract large crowds will remain closed until it is safe to reopen at a later date. Backcountry campgrounds in some parks with high day use will also remain closed.

    Health and Safety Guidelines

    As we get back into our provincial parks, it is critical that we continue to abide by the guidelines and recommendations of the PHO, which includes non-essential travel.

    路 Please visit parks close to home.

    路 Visitors are expected to respect any facility or area closures and to follow the physical distancing requirements set out by the PHO.

    路 Visitors should bring their own hand sanitizer are asked to practice appropriate hygiene. If you are sick, please visit another time.

    BC Parks is doing everything we can to ensure parks are safe. We are all in this together, and we are counting on everyone to do their part so parks can remain open.

    Additional Information

    For more information on the status of a specific park: http://www.bcparks.ca

    BC Parks Re鈥揙pening Frequently Asked Questions: bcparks.ca/covid-19/questions-answers/

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    BC鈥檚 response to COVID-19 and BC鈥檚 Restart Plan: http://www.gov.bc.ca/covid19

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    Re-Opening Frequently Asked Question

  3. BCKid says:

    Good Day; Anyone been in to Lundbom to have a look?
    I heard it was gated.

  4. troutboi says:

    Went to Marquart and it was open. Saw some trucks with boats going into Lundbom and didn鈥檛 come out till later in the day so I鈥檓 assuming it鈥檚 open. Did very well on Marquart for small fish and went to Courtney the next day and got humbled. Some guys did well though. Any recommendations on chrony colors for Courtney? Also, I鈥檓 out of static bag material, tried using gun metal flash but not the same. Where do you guys get yours? Window tint?

  5. Dragon Fly says:

    Confused by the social distancing thing. I understand most provincial parks are opening for day use May 14th. I understand that the “bubble” for who you can be socializing with is being relaxed as well. Does anyone know if that means I can fish with my neighbor/friend then. On the online license application form it says you can only fish with a member of your household. Anyone know what the deal is?

    • Mic says:

      The way I understand the new rule for the 14th is you can expand your safe group of people to alleviate social anxiety. Stopping the spread of the virus still being the main objective. So if you are virus free at home, feel free to bring up to 5 or 6 trusted people into a small social group but that group should still isolate from others. Like having a bigger family but still isolating with that group the same way you were with the ones you live with. That’s my understanding.

      • Dragon Fly says:

        Thanks Mic. That’s my read on it as well but wanted to see if others were thinking the same way. Happy fishing!

  6. Dragon Fly says:

    Thanks Mic. That’s my read on it as well but wanted to see if others were thinking the same way. Happy fishing!

  7. Steve41 says:

    Hi everyone,
    Any reports from Roche? I assume it opened for day use today and should be open for camping June 1st.

    • BCFlyguys says:

      Road to west launch was still blocked today and it was too far for me to row from the north end. Not sure why it’s still blocked??

      • George G says:

        Does anyone have an update on Roche? Any idea about when the lake turned over this year?

  8. lowufo says:

    West boat launch at Roche is probably still blocked because you can鈥檛 camp until June 1st

  9. Dragon Fly says:

    Anyone know what is going on at Isobel? A great place to take kids bur I checked it before and after the long weekend and the gates are closed. I know it’s not a provincial park but seems strange that it isn’t open.

  10. Jim Fraser says:

    Fished Morgan on the long weekend. There was myself and 2 guys in float tubs and that was it . The weather wasn鈥檛 great but not that bad . However the fishing was great . Lots of fish 50/50 large and small . Throat samples turned up very small chironomids and shrimp they were too small to match. I had great fishing using a red black white head chironomid with a long tapered leader strike indicator barrel swivel . I fished mostly close to shore in shallow water and found fish all over . Can鈥檛 wait to hit it again.

    • Hew-Mongus says:

      Great report Jim !
      I fished Morgan and Six Mile earlier in the season and they were quite slow, not turned over completely. I did get a few fish, but not very productive. Cheers.

  11. dryline says:

    Does anyone know if hatheume lake is ice free

  12. Jim Fraser says:

    Any news on Roche out there ?

  13. hacklejockey says:

    Roche has been fishing well. The road is bad. This site is moribund.

  14. Joe says:

    Well hacklejockey….thanks for the report on Roche. And dictionary.com thanks you for the hits on the word of the day…..lol! People are a little busy fishing and not posting would be my guess….

  15. Hew-Mongus says:

    Big shout out to Flyguys ! I am a newer fly fisherman, and the videos on YouTube for cronie tying were awesome ! I started tying my own about a year ago, and let me tell you, it has been successful. I did spent countless hours in front of the bench tying literally hundreds, and it certainly paid off.
    This spring I fished Morgan, Six Mile, Gardom, Burnell (Sawmill), Bleeker, Kane, and a few more I’m forgetting. Not ever did I get skunked, but I know it is possible. Been fishing all my life, and some days just go that way. The big ticket was the ASB. I caught fish on every lake using it. The wrap was the kicker, black, red, rust, brown or green, figuring out the best for each lake was not that hard, but the key to hooking up.
    There were 30-40 fish days, and a few where I only got into a handful, which were some of the best days, although frustrating at times. Those few fish days seemed to produce the largest fish, and what a treat.
    It was cool being one of the least experienced guys on the water, and having people ask me what I was doing to be so productive. Unlike so many fly fishermen, I was happy to tell what I was using, and what depth, etc. I also noted the FlyGuys YouTube site when so many people didn’t know what ASB was. If you remember that guy out there this year, yup, that was me ! I think it’s great to see everyone having a good time catching fish. And I know being the guy on the other end where the boat beside you is catching non-stop, and you can’t get a break. Too many people don’t want to help, and I don’t know why. The lake is full of fish, why not lend a hand ?
    So I wanted to reach out to say, you guys rock. And anyone having issues hooking up, check out the YouTube videos. Even a rookie can do it, I think I proved it. That doesn’t mean you aren’t going to need to spend hundreds of hours at the bench, it is a lot of effort.
    Tunkwa in early August will probably be my next adventure. That is where I started last year with my first cronies, and it was pretty awesome. Being new then, and tying some heavy ones, Tunkwa fish are OK with that, LOL. I want to see how they like my better self with the sleak ASB this year. I’m sure they will produce, and the Youtube site taught me about 50 other cronie varieties if not.
    Thanks to all the people that were helpful along the way. As I mentioned so many people will not tell you anything, but there are some that will. Being a student of a new fishery, I was eager to learn, and adopted a lot of tips. All the best to you fisherpeeps out there, be kind, lend a hand, it will pay back tenfold, in some way one day…cheers

    • BCFlyguys says:

      Glad to hear the info has been helpful! But the time/effort you put into it can’t be understated either … good work! Thanks for sharing. Will try to get your pics attached soon. 馃檪

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