Upper Squamish River Conditions – Dec 20, 2008

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Wow! Has it been cold. The average daily temperatures have been well below the freezing point in Squamish for over a week. Itching to get out, I decided to take the family on a winter outing to the Upper Squamish River to look at bald eagles and river conditions. Knowing the kids would get hungry I packed us a small … Read More

Brohm Creek – Reports and Global TV Special Report

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The Brohm River is a valuable steelhead and salmon spawning and rearing stream located in Squamish British Columbia. It is currently threatened by a proposal to build a ski and golf resort in Squamish called Garibaldi at Squamish. Here is more information on the subject so you can be informed: Global TV Reporthttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zxVhvasxOis Report on Brohm River by Biologist Pat … Read More

Catching Bull Trout on the Fly

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The question on one of the message forums I take part in was basically how to catch Char on the fly…. This is my short response: It all depends on the water you are fishing and the time of year. I have caught bull trout on the Squamish on floating lines in April on the surface…ie dry fly.  Now, with … Read More

Going Fishing – Check Your BC River Levels First

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I often get emails and phone calls as to whether the Squamish River is at a level that is fishable. Luckily our Government has created a website that allows anyone with access to the Internet to find out just that! Here is the website you should bookmark: http://www.wateroffice.ec.gc.ca/graph/graph_e.html?stn=08GA022 When you pick your “Province”, in this case “British Columbia” you are … Read More

Sea Lice Debate – Get Informed

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There is a significant Sea Lice Debate going on in BC that is being fueled by the money involved in Fish Farming.  Here is a great summary for those without scientific backgrounds regarding the “Science” currently monitoring the sea lice situation in the Broughton Archipelago in British Columbia: http://www.pacificsalmonforum.ca/pdfs-all-docs/ScienceandSeaLiceFinalFeb22-08.pdf Having read through the Summaries (78 pages), I feel much more … Read More

FN0826-Salmon: Region 2 – Non-Tidal – Cheakamus, Mamquam, Squamish Rivers – Zero Retention of Chum

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Effective 00:01 October 30, 2008 until further notice, the daily limit for chum salmon is zero (0) per day in the Mamquam River, Cheakamus River and Squamish River (including tributaries). The Squamish-Lillooet Sport Fishing Advisory Committee (SLSFAC) and Department of Fisheries and Oceans staff have noted low returns of chum salmon to these systems to date. The SLSFAC recommended that … Read More

GaS Threat to Cheakamus Steelhead Stocks

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For those who may not know about the Garibaldi at Squamish Project (GaS), you may find information here: GaS Website This development WILL take the water supply from the already endangered stock of steelhead.  Brohm Creek is the main spawning channel for Cheakamus Steelhead.  It must be protected.   Vote against GaS! Here is the assessment office website: Environmental Assessment Office … Read More

Squamish Salmon Run 2008

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Hmmmm….Well, the salmon have arrived.  I caught my first chum early in the run, however, numbers are pretty low meaning the fishing is darn slow.   Every day that I am out either fishing or observing (walking the dogs) I have seen fish moving but not in the numbers we are used to. The fish that are there are not … Read More

Mel Krieger – Passes on Oct 7 2008

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It was with great saddness that I found out  that one of the greatest individuals to share his knowledge of fly fishing with me through his books and videos passed away last week.   I own several of Mel Krieger’s books and casting videos and I owe a lot of what I know to his teachings.  He will sorely be … Read More

Upper Pitt River Power Project Squashed…For Now

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Hooray! All the hard work and uproar from concerned citizens has resulted in Minister of Environment Barry Penner to cancel the Upper Pitt River Power Project’s plan to put power lines through Pinecone Provincial Park. Thank you to all who went out to show their disapproval. http://www.bclocalnews.com/news/17032796.html Yay! -CG