Sometimes you wanna fish alone and sometimes you want a fishing partner. Today I checked out the Capilano River and hiked down into the canyon and bumped into another fisherman. He was just leaving after 4 hours at the hole and let me know he had landed 7 coho and 2 steelhead. He had been tossing dyed roe. Quite impressive but I was wondering if it would be worth casting into a hole that had been fished for four hours.
I tossed a fly into the head of the pool and let the line drift when I heard a flapping over my head. Up in the trees above me I saw a beautiful Golden Eagle take up a survey spot in the trees. He seemed curious (or hopeful) as to what I was doing. I figured that if he saw a fish, it would be a good sign. I kept casting and he kept watching.
I moved a little further downstream and was mending my cast when I heard and felt a whoosh of air beside my head. The eagle had glided from the tree across the river just past my head and took up a spot on the river adjacent to me. He stood there watching with great expectations. As he just sat there watching me I moved further down to the tailout of the pool. Eventually, I got to the end, and he moved up into the tree above me. Fishing is cool! Having and eagle fishing buddy is even cooler!
Cod on the Fly! Today I headed out to the hump south of Bowen Island in search of some Chinook. Not very many fish were showing up on the fish finder, mostly between 55 to 100 feet which seemed shallower than I was expecting. Early on a fish hit but was lost just as it got to the net. I decided to get creative and try one of the new green fluorescent flies that has worked so well for Coho in the Squamish. It didn't take long and I landed this Cod. Never thought of Cod fishing on the fly!
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My name is Peter Krahn and I want to welcome you to Fraser Legends Fishing Blog. We look forward to keeping up with all our friends as we pursue good times and tight lines!