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Canada Fishing Fly In|
Posted by glock on Thursday, November 20, 2008 (07:11:25) (6588 reads)
If you're looking for a change of fishing scenary, consider a Canada Fishing Fly-in trip. Canada Fly-In fishing trips offer Giant Trophy Northern Pike, Tasty fat walleye, Big brook trout, and amazing smallmouth bass.
Canada offers many private lakes with beautiful cabins. Fly-in fishing trips are offered in many areas of Canada. Ontario, Canada offers picturesque lakes in the wilderness. There are many fly-in business to chose from. Many offer personalized fishing vacations which include a clean, comfortable fly-in fishing cabin. Nestor falls is considered the heart of Canada's wilderness area and is located in a beautiful remote location.
A Canadian fly-in fishing vacation is about fun and freedom... the freedom to fish when you want to fish, eat when you want to eat, relax when you want to relax. Years of conservation fishing has kept our Canadian fisheries pristine for walleye, northern pike, and lake trout. Explore over 120 islands, and 200 miles of shoreline on two lakes of exclusive waters with our excellent waterproof maps.. You can fish someplace different every day with excellent results.
If you are looking for a Canadian Fly In Fishing trip, consider Ontario, Canada.
Choosing the right fishing line|
Posted by glock on Tuesday, November 11, 2008 (08:19:27) (7551 reads)
Line is arguably the single most important equipment item for fishermen. It plays a key role in bait and lure presentation, in hooking fish, and in landing the fish one hooks. Yet most anglers remain confused and uneducated about the types of line now available, and the special properties each exhibits. That's unfortunate, because understanding the pros and cons of different line types, and using that knowledge to employ the right lines in the right situations, can greatly improve one's fishing success. This article was written to help in that respect.
In 1938, DuPont announced the discovery of nylon, a "group of new synthetic superpolymers" that could be made into textile fibers stronger and more elastic than cotton, silk, wool, or rayon. The next year, DuPont began commercial production of nylon monofilament fishing line. This new line, primitive by today's standards, didn't catch on immediately; older fishing lines, particularly braided Dacron, remained popular for the next two decades. In 1958, however, DuPont introduced Stren, a thinner line of more uniform quality that could be used with different types of reels, including newly introduced spinning and spincasting tackle. This line was quickly embraced by fishermen, and led to a boom in sportfishing popularity because it helped make fishing much easier.
Monofilament products remain popular, accounting for more than two-thirds of all fishing lines sold. As the name suggests, this is a single-component product. It is formed through an extrusion process in which molten plastic is formed into a strand through a die. This process is relatively inexpensive, producing a less costly product--that being the main reason monos are so widely popular. But it's important to remember that cheaper brands of monofilament usually don't receive the quality-control attention, additives and attention in the finishing process that premium-grade lines receive. As a result, they may not offer the superb blend of tensile strength, limpness, abrasion resistance, and knot strength characteristic of more expensive monos. In other words, you get what you pay for. Cheap off-brand monos usually don't perform as well as more expensive name brands, so "buyer beware." If you decide to use monofilament, test several name brands and stick with those you come to know and trust.
The great Fishingnw.com T-Shirt Logo Contest|
Posted by glock on Tuesday, August 07, 2007 (00:43:48) (10522 reads)
Attention all fishingnw.com members,
Fishingnw.com is designing a t-shirt and needs your help. We need you to come up with a slogan for the back of the shirt. The contest will run during the month of August. The winner will get a free t-shirt with the design once it has been selected and published.
Once the slogans have been gathered, they will be placed up for vote. The top slogan will be selected for the t-shirt.
Post your slogans here today.
Summer fishing heats up across state; 'fall season' starts Aug. 1 on the Columbi|
Posted by glock on Friday, August 03, 2007 (19:25:59) (10405 reads)
After a bout of nasty weather, anglers are back on the water throughout western Washington, making the most of mid-summer fisheries for salmon, hatchery steelhead, trout and crab. Pink salmon are moving into the Strait of Juan de Fuca, and anglers fishing off the coast are averaging nearly 1.5 salmon - mostly chinook and hatchery coho - per rod.
On the east side of the Cascades, bass and walleye fishing at the Potholes Reservoir has been nearly as hot as the midday sun. But anglers casting for trout and other fish that prefer cooler waters will likely have better luck fishing in the early mornings and evenings so long as the summer heat continues.
Then again, "summer" is nearly over on the Columbia River, at least as far as fishing seasons are concerned. Starting Aug. 1, several areas of the big river and its tributaries will reopen to salmon fishing, marking the beginning of fall season.
"Our fishing seasons are based on fish returns, rather than on the calendar," said Joe Hymer, a fish biologist for the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW). "This is the time of year when we start seeing tagged fall chinook salmon enter the lower Columbia River - and the coho won't be far behind."
"Besides," he quipped, "I noticed some maple trees starting to turn color on my way to work."
With the start of the fall season, salmon fishing will open open Aug. 1 from the mouth of the Columbia River upstream to the Highway 395 bridge in Pasco. Tributaries opening to salmon fishing that day include the Deep, Green, Toutle, Washougal, Cowlitz, Kalama, Lewis, Wind, White Salmon and Klickitat rivers plus Drano Lake. More information on those fisheries is available in the Fishing in Washington rules pamphlet (http://wdfw.wa.gov/fish/regs/fishregs.htm) and in the Southwest Washington regional report below.
Hymer suggests anglers pay special attention to this year's chinook-retention rules for the popular Buoy 10 fishery, which extends from the mouth of the Columbia River upstream to the Rocky Point/Tongue Point line.
Unlike past years, anglers will not be allowed to retain chinook salmon intercepted in the Buoy 10 fishery until Aug. 22. That change, along with several others adopted this year, is designed to conserve wild "tule" populations of fall chinook salmon that spawn in tributaries below Bonneville Dam, said Cindy LeFleur, WDFW Columbia River Policy Coordinator.
"During the past year, the National Marine Fisheries Service directed us to reduce exploitation rates on tule stocks, which are listed for protection under the federal Endangered Species Act," LeFleur said. "Delaying chinook retention in the Buoy 10 fishery is a step, along with changes in the ocean fishery, in our efforts to comply with that directive."
When the Buoy 10 fishery opens Aug. 1, anglers will still be allowed to catch two adult hatchery coho - along with two hatchery steelhead - per day. Anglers will be allowed to retain one adult chinook per day from Aug. 22 to Sept. 3 and from Oct. 1 to Dec. 31.
Meanwhile, with several wildfires burning in eastern Washington, anglers and other outdoor enthusiasts planning a trip are advised to check public land closures at the National Fire News website http://www.nifc.gov/fire_info/nfn.htm. Campers and other recreationists are reminded that no open fires are allowed on WDFW and most other public lands. Everyone should be extremely careful with anything that could start a fire, from parking hot motor vehicles on dry grass to campstoves.
Ocean salmon season starts with a bang as other fisheries heat up around state|
Posted by glock on Tuesday, July 24, 2007 (00:36:18) (9900 reads)
Ocean salmon fishing got off to a strong start during the first week in July along the Washington coast, where many anglers went home with two-fish limits. Coho made up the bulk of the catch in most areas, although anglers fishing off Westport have also been catching good numbers of chinook salmon averaging about 18 pounds apiece.
"This fishery is off to the best start we've seen in several years," said Doug Milward, ocean salmon manager for the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW). "The fish are good-sized, and anglers are catching them all along the coast."
On the southern coast, Marine Area 1 (Ilwaco) is open daily for salmon fishing, while Marine Area 2 (Westport) is open Sundays through Thursdays. On the north coast, Marine Areas 3 (La Push) and 4 (Neah Bay) are open Tuesdays through Saturdays.
As in past years, anglers are required to release any coho salmon not identified as a hatchery fish by a missing adipose fin and a healed scar. Anglers are advised to check WDFW's Fishing in Washington rules pamphlet (http://wdfw.wa.gov/fish/regs/fishregs.htm) for additional regulations in effect for coastal salmon fishing and other fisheries under way throughout the state.
Like Dungeness crab, for example. Recreational crab fishing is now open in all areas of Puget Sound, except the waters north of the San Juan Islands (Marine Area 7 North), which open Aug. 15. Rich Childers, WDFW shellfish policy coordinator, said the fishery is again drawing a big turnout, and that he's heard from a number of fishers.
"Some people say, `Wow, there's crab everywhere!' Others aren't doing as well," Childers said. "It's important to remember that crabbing is like any other kind of fishing - just because you pull up an empty pot doesn't mean there aren't crab down there. The best thing to do is move and come back another time."
Childers reminds crabbers that WDFW has implemented several changes in the catch-card reporting system - including on-line reporting. For more information on catch reporting and other crabbing rules, see http://wdfw.wa.gov/fish/shelfish/crab/index.htm on the WDFW website.
Holding out for halibut? Anglers will have one more day - Sunday, July 22 - to catch a big flatfish in marine areas 3 and 4 off the north coast. The fishery will open at 12:01 a.m. and run until 11:59 p.m. that day.
With temperatures rising and several major wildfires now burning around the state, wildlife managers are urging campers and others spending time outdoors to be especially careful not to spark another blaze. They note that fireworks are not allowed on any water-access sites or wildlife areas WDFW owns or manages across the state. Campfires are also prohibited, except at a few areas with designated metal fire rings or pits.
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