It has been driving me nuts... Every day as I drive to work I see the cars and trucks parked at all the common rivers and fishing spots along the north shore. The Loopers have started to congregate at the rivers in preperation for the spring spawning run. I had a couple hours free this afternoon so I headed up the shore to the Stuart River. A guy was leaving as i got there around 4pm. He had landed a nice looper about 6 pounds. He caught it by floating a crawler just off the bottom. I spent about an hour and a half fishing without a bite. It felt good to get out after the long winter. I saw a couple fish rise out beyond my casting range. The river was till quite full of ice. The water temps need to come up a bit to get the run started. It won't be long now. Just one good rain should have the fish moving upstream. I can hardly wait for that first fish. The last looper I caught was a large hen during deer season. I caught her at the Lester River on a gold and orange Krocadile. She scaled out at 8 1/2 pounds. I prefer to throw spoons most of the time. Bring on the run!!!!
I have been up the shore every day to the lester and french rivers from 4/01 the kamloops are moveing in slowly another few days of this weather and they will be in full spawn. I cant wait have caught 3 so far only one clipped and a couple of coho I have been waiting for this all year good luck getting a spot to fish its gonna get tight on the shoreline in no time. happy fishing
If you've got short, stubby fingers and wear reading glasses, any relaxation you would normally derive from fly fishing is completely eliminated when you try to tie on a fly. ~ Jack Ohman, Fear of Fly Fishing, 1988