Saturday, May 28, 2011

Team Canada Named for the 31st World Fly Fishing Championships in Bolzano Italy

Fly Fishing Canada is pleased to announce Canada's team for the 31st
FIPS-Mouche World Fly Fishing Championship and Conservation Symposium to
be held in Italy from August 27 to September 3, 2011:

John Nishi (Captain)
Terence Courtoreille
Sorin Comsa
Byron Shepherd
Arron Varga
Clint Goyette

The event will take place on waters surrounding Bolzano, Italy and will consist of 4 river sessions and one lake session that will be fished Loch-Style.

More information on the event visit: http://www.sfwc2011.it/eng/index.html

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Family Fishing Vacation Accommodation in Whistler

If you are looking for a great place to have a family fishing vacation try Greystone Lodge in Whistler.


End your great day of fishing around the outdoor pool and two hot tubs! Use the barbecue on the pool deck for your meals if you like! What a great way to end a hot Summer day in Whistler!




Greystone Lodge is located on Blackcomb Mountain just 2 minutes from the Whistler Farmer's Market in the Summer months as well as the Blackcomb Adventure Zone!

Lost lake is just a 15 minute walk from the Greystone Lodge and is stocked with rainbow trout annually. Other local lakes include Alta Lake, Alpha Lake, Nita Lake, Green Lake, and Loggers Lake. Note that Alta Lake and Green Lake are strictly catch and release!

Other local activities include golf, mountain biking, hiking, canoeing, sailing, Ziptrek and loads more!

Mention Valley Fishing Guides and get 20% off the regular rate! There is also a summer special at Greystone Lodge for 35% off the regular rate for a week long stay!

Monday, March 21, 2011

Squamish / Whistler Fishing Report - March 21, 2011

Updated Mar 21, 2011

Whistler/Squamish Area Lakes: Brohm lake is ice free as is Browning lake (Murrin Park). Whistler lakes are still frozen!
Whistler/Squamish Area Rivers: Fishing over the weekend was slow most likely due to the cold water temperatures. Peak activity was in the afternoon for both steelhead and char. Flies that worked were black and natural sculpin patterns and size #8 fry patterns (sparce). Chum fry were visible on the river edges and lots of merganser activity also indicates that the fry migration is in full swing. Watch for slashing fish! Using an intermediate clear line is advantagious in low clear conditions.

Check out one of the char caught this weekend here: http://www.facebook.com/valleyfishing

Upper Squamish Valley Rd.: Snowcovered with large ruts. A 4x4 with a high clearance is recommended if you plan to travel up there! I give it at least another week or two before the snow is gone.

Tight lines,


Clint Goyette

Friday, March 18, 2011

Supermoon Causes Super High Tides in Squamish

Something interesting is happening this weekend, a Supermoon! With this phenomenon comes super high tides in Squamish - on the order of 15.4ft on Saturday through to Tuesday March 22. I would expect that his would entice more steelhead into our local rivers for the first full weekend of spring steelhead season. Good luck out there and remember to share the river and practice proper river etiquette as it will be busy!

Tight lines,

Clint Goyette

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Squamish / Whistler Fishing Report - March 13, 2011

Updated Mar 13, 2011

Whistler/Squamish Area Lakes: Frozen!
Whistler/Squamish Area Rivers: Fishing has been intermittent with the wacky weather we've been having. Rivers levels are increasing due to the rain and the higher freezing levels. A warm stretch of weather is coming later in the week which will increase bug and fry activity. We should see a dramatic increase in this seasonal event towards the end of the week. Slender flies with flash are key in low and clear conditions with increasing size as water colour diminishes. Flies in the size #8 stripped slowly or swung are producing fish in 1-3ft of water. Olive, black, white and naturals are go to colours - add silver flash. Be sure to bring small dry flies for the days that get see a change of 10+ degrees in air temperature. The bugs will hatch at Noon to 2pm! As for the steelhead front a few fish are around now. The full moon, high tides, increase in precipitation and warmer air temperatures this week should bring more fish into the lower river thus kicking off the real beginning of our winter steelhead return.

Upper Squamish Valley Rd.: Snowcovered but melting....I give it at least another week.

http://www.valleyfishing.com/fishingreport.htm

Tight Lines,

Clint Goyette

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Squamish / Whistler Fishing Report - March 5, 2011

Whistler/Squamish Area Lakes: Frozen!

Whistler/Squamish Area Rivers: Fishing has been intermittent with the wacky weather we've been having. Rivers are running very low, cold and clear right now. A mix of rain and snow is in the forecast so clarity will most likely stay the same for part of this week. As daytime air temperatures increase towards the end of the week and precipitation falls as rain expect water colour to change and catch rates to increase. Fry have begun to emerge and within the next few weeks we should see a dramatic increase in this seasonal event. Once daytime river temperatures reach 4C on a regular basis we will see many more fry. Slender flies with flash are key in low and clear conditions with increasing size as water colour diminishes. Smaller flies and use of erratic presentation is the key for targeting resident rainbows and bull trout - Remember to Pause! Flies in the size #8 stripped slowly or swung are producing fish in 1-3ft of water. Olive, black, white and naturals are go to colours - add silver flash. Still nothing to report on the steelhead front as they are not here in any great numbers yet.

Upper Squamish Valley Rd.: Snowcovered. More snow on the way.

Cheers,

Clint