Canada - British Columbia Fishing Report

I fished a lake ive fished a few times now for trout in the interior of bc. Region 3. Afternoon was windy and not super productive. The wind died down as the sun set behind the tree line and an intense sedge hatch started coming off, i ended up landing 7 fish and losing 11 others. Nothing under 20" biggest fish i lost was in the 6-7 pound range; the biggest one i landed i taped at 22" and was probably a bit over 4 pounds. Pennasks, blackwater and fraser valley strains. 4 fish landed on vampire leeches before the hatch and 3 landed during. Regs call for barbless hooks and i was using a 2wt echo glass and a 6wt vintage wright and mcgill fiberglass rod. Many of these fish outright kicked my ass. Lol.

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7/9/2018 7:23 AM

Sounds like a kick in the ass. Good lookin' fish! Thanks for the report. Andy

7/9/2018 8:05 AM

WOW, I have an Echo 2wt glass rod also, can't imagine anything near 20 inches in still water lol ! I caught a bunch of local hatchery trout of 10 to 12 inches and that was a lot of fun, can't imagine bigger.

7/9/2018 8:45 AM
The battles were epic. I had to turn my trolling motor on 5 and chase down a couple fish during the fight, because they ripped me so far into my backing so quickly i was worried they weren't going to stop. I also forgot to mention that during the hatch i was using a sedge dry fly. So on dry flies no less. Lol can you even imagine 3-4lb fish sucking dry flies off the surface then fighting them on a 2wt? It was unreal. I still can't believe this actually happened.
7/9/2018 10:20 AM

Beautiful quality fish!

7/9/2018 1:07 PM
Thanks man!
7/10/2018 8:01 AM

Region 3 on my bucket list! first to go visit Courtney on the island to by the rod I want for searuns off of Vancouver Island.

7/10/2018 12:19 PM
Sounds like fun!, also check out region 5 for interior rainbows.
7/10/2018 12:32 PM
Check your inbox, i just sent you a pm