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An Update on my Fishing Activities

It has been too long since I have updated my blog.  Needless to say I have been spending a lot of time on the water both around Kamloops and fishing waters in the southeast corner of the province.  Overall it has been a pretty good spring season although unsettled weather seems to have been the norm.  It has been a long time since we have had more than a day or two in a row of good weather and a stable barometer.  I have also been busy filming shows for The New Fly Fisher, Sport Fishing BC and Sport Fishing on the Fly.   Don Freschi and I had 4 days of great fishing and filming in the Fernie area during mid-May and prior to that I filmed 2 shows with Mark Pendlington on Morgan and White lakes near Kamloops.  Phil Rowley and I also did an episode of The New Fly Fisher on urban trout lakes in the Nanaimo area of Vancouver Island.  Add some guiding and personal fishing time and the whole spring has been a blur for me.  Chironomid emergences are still going strong as well as the start of Callibaetis mayflies, damselflies and early caddisfly hatches.

I am now just getting ready to head off to Wellesley lake in the Yukon.  This should be a great fly fishing trip for lake trout, pike and lake whitefish.  I’ll definitely report back on that trip.  In the mean time here are a few

Bringing smiles to everyone in the boat!!

images from spring fishing.

Good luck on the water,


A happy father and son first time fly fishing!!

Don Freschi and I filming an episode of Sport Fishing on the Fly

A Westslope Cutthroat from an East Kootenay stillwater

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3 Responses to "An Update on my Fishing Activities"

  1. Brian Chan says:

    Hi Bill,

    Right now,the chironomids are hatching in deep water ie. 55-85 ft. Shallow water hatches have not started but could any time now. This is more of a normal year for water temperatures so the last two weeks of June should be prime chironomid, mayfly and the start of caddis.



  2. Bill Bonner says:

    Brian, I plan to fish the Lake Sherdian area this spring, LATE MAY OR JUNE. Can you help me with a hatch calender for that time period? Thank you, Bill Bonner, Anacortes, Wa.