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Title: Wayne
Post by: Wayne on April 02, 2010, 08:34:28 pm
Date: April 2, 2010
Species: Rainbow Trout
Location: Jacko (Jocko) Lake, BC
Tackle: Fly: Leech

I put two photos in as it was really hard to get the yak in there along with the fish and I was struggling with the camera, and the wind - terrible weather!

So the first is of the fish and yak and the second is me with the same fish. I better get a better camera setup :D

Great idea for a contest.

Wayne
Title: Re: Wayne
Post by: Wayne on April 02, 2010, 08:35:40 pm
And the second...
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Post by: gl_yak on April 02, 2010, 11:23:03 pm
Nice Rainbow Wayne,
Great job  ;)
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Post by: Mike on April 03, 2010, 12:02:10 am
Good fat rainbow  :)
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Post by: JeffGoudreau on April 03, 2010, 04:45:51 pm
Very nice rainbow man :)
Title: Re: Wayne
Post by: Wayne on April 24, 2010, 09:06:51 pm
Date: April 24, 2010
Species: Brook Trout
Location: Red Lake, BC
Tackle: Fly - Shrimp

Here's one where I actually got a photo before the fish leapt out of my hands. They didn't want to cooperate today for some reason :D
Title: Re: Wayne
Post by: Mike on April 24, 2010, 09:18:21 pm
Love the last one  :D
Perhaps an extra point for a flying fish? lol
Title: Re: Wayne
Post by: misty-river on April 25, 2010, 11:22:37 am
nice photo's wayne that last one looks like he was saying Kiss my ....   :)   keep im coming
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Post by: stroover on April 25, 2010, 02:46:23 pm
Awsome brookie, Wayne! Looked like a one pounder? I can't believe how bright she was for a lake brookie. Almost looked sea-run! The only thing missing on her to be a searun was the blue hue around the 7 red dots along it's lateral line, which seem to be missing altogether.
Title: Re: Wayne
Post by: Wayne on April 26, 2010, 04:43:29 pm
nice photo's wayne that last one looks like he was saying Kiss my ....   :)   keep im coming
That's EXACTLY what he said! :D

Stroover, thanks for giving me an excuse to post another photo :) I think that it looked extra bright because of the angle I held it at - it should have been more upright. Here's another fish from the same day that I didn't use because I once again, didn't get the kayak in it. In this picture I think you will find your spots along the lateral line as it isn't shining so much light back. This guy has a funny look to him because his lower mouth sticks out.
Title: Re: Wayne
Post by: stroover on April 26, 2010, 06:32:10 pm
Ohhhhh! beatiful fish, Wayne!!!! But still, that looks awfully searun to me! I'd bet you $20 if you kept one and opened her up, she'd be just as pink as a salmon! What a beauty!!!! (this is better then porn! lol!)
Title: Re: Wayne
Post by: JeffGoudreau on April 26, 2010, 06:48:00 pm
You guys gotsta get yourselves an Xshot :) Great fish !
Title: Re: Wayne
Post by: stroover on April 27, 2010, 08:04:58 am
how do you get to take the picture with that xShot? How do you push the button with it all the way on your bow? Do you have some sort of remote controle on your camera?
Title: Re: Wayne
Post by: JeffGoudreau on April 27, 2010, 08:11:05 am
Wayne are you using an Xshot mount? Or is it on something in your sail plug in?
Title: Re: Wayne
Post by: Bellybuster on April 27, 2010, 08:16:39 am
I use my Xshot by setting the self timer then extending and waiting the few remaining seconds for the shot to go. I have since ordered the mount for it and a remote capable cam, should be allot easier as it will always be setup for that perfect hero shot. Now all I gotta do is catch something other than cold
Title: Re: Wayne
Post by: Wayne on April 27, 2010, 10:01:46 am
There is no doubt about it, when it comes time to buy a new camera I'm going to look for something that allows me to start the 'countdown' remotely...

Since I'm not using a compact, I can't really use the x-shot. I did order and receive the mount (noticed the promo code after I got it) though and I have adapted it to accept another style of the same thing. I am still trying to figure out the best way to mount that up though.

The problem seems to be that if you are having to turn on the camera and set it for self-timer, that you have to be looking at the back of the camera and that it has to be within easy reach. Then, to get the right composition, it has to be extended or swung out. After this whole procedure, you hope it's taking the picture you intended.

These last photos were taken with my camera mounted on a gorilla pod at the end of a Scotty extender arm with the legs of it wrapped through a rod mount at the end. I kept a freezer bag on it to keep it protected. It was extended forward but I could reach it well enough to pivot the camera counter clockwise (loosen) to turn it on and then set it up before turning it to its original position. Then hit the shutter and try to get the fish to cooperate :D This is actually not bad believe it or not as the angle and position of the camera isn't messed up too much - you're more or less just turning it around.

Anyway, lots of blab here as I've been putting a lot of thought in to it lately.

Obviously you can't see the camera in position in the photo because I needed it to take the picture, but you can see how the gorilla pod is attached. I never took much of a close up of it so I only have this reference - makes you day dream about getting out there though doesn't it.

Any more ideas from anyone to make this easier?



Title: Re: Wayne
Post by: Axor on April 27, 2010, 02:46:27 pm
What camera are you using? I like the gorilla mount, Im woring on somthing that could solve this problem, I will keep you posted :-)

If you are going to get a new camera the way forward is the Pentax Optio W90, it has an optional water proof remote :-)
Title: Re: Wayne
Post by: JeffGoudreau on April 27, 2010, 05:25:11 pm
Im in the same boat. I have to memorize the buttons and then extend the mount and then hope Im in position. Im pretty nimble. lol. But I will for sure be purchasing a camera after this season that allows for the remote shots.
IKeep me posted with the mods you make to your system. I have a sail plug in spot and I was thinking of using it for somthing as well.
Jeff
Title: Re: Wayne
Post by: Wayne on April 27, 2010, 08:10:34 pm
What camera are you using?
If you are going to get a new camera the way forward is the Pentax Optio W90, it has an optional water proof remote :-)

The camera is a Panasonic (Lumix) DMC-FZ18

I don't think it's the greatest camera, that's for sure...I really miss my old Olympus. It had less megapixels but a way better sensor.

I'll check out that Pentax, thanks!

I have a sail plug in spot and I was thinking of using it for somthing as well.
Jeff
I'm sure you should be able to make something that will take advantage of that being there. You only want to add so many sockets and mounts. Thanks for calling my improvised contraption a 'system' by the way, that's great :D
Title: Re: Wayne
Post by: stroover on April 28, 2010, 08:52:14 am
What's a "sail plug in", guys?
Title: Re: Wayne
Post by: JeffGoudreau on April 28, 2010, 01:32:42 pm
The hobies have a sail hole that we can place a mast. located in the front area of the boats.
Title: Re: Wayne
Post by: Axor on April 29, 2010, 08:26:55 am
A few weeks ago on ebay I saw a ballon style shutter release and thought I can do somthing with that,
Title: Re: Wayne
Post by: bucketboy on April 29, 2010, 09:14:04 am
V clever, bore a couple of holes in the right places and you could stick the front of the maplins box back on.

Bb
Title: Re: Wayne
Post by: stroover on April 29, 2010, 10:02:33 am
Did the bubble thing come with the box? If not, what is it called? Also, what's the company's website where you found that box (I don't mean Ebay, but whoever was selling it, or was it an individual?)
Title: Re: Wayne
Post by: Wayne on April 29, 2010, 10:43:05 am
Hi Axor,

This is definitely something to consider. Even with an electronic remote, you still need to be able to trigger it with something other than your hands unless you trigger the self-timer that you probably needed to set it to every time the camera's turned on and hope that you don't get pictures of flying fish AND!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D

With your setup, you just have to turn it on.

Tell your son that's one heck of a bass ;)

Thanks for sharing this info :)

Wayne
Title: Re: Wayne
Post by: Axor on April 29, 2010, 12:37:03 pm
Stover, the thing to press the button on the camrea is called a cable release (bulb type), the box came from an electronics store http://www.maplin.co.uk/Search.aspx?menuno=69743&MenuName=Instrument Cases.

Wayne, thanks for your comments its a shame that Bass ain't real :-)
Title: Re: Wayne
Post by: JeffGoudreau on April 29, 2010, 05:02:09 pm
WoW! Thats crazy. haha Nice job
Title: Re: Wayne
Post by: bucketboy on April 29, 2010, 05:46:04 pm
try this

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/New-20ft-Air-Cable-Shutter-Release-Pentax-K1000-/370359014997?cmd=ViewItem&pt=Camera_Camcorder_Remotes&hash=item563b1e1655

Bb
Title: Re: Wayne
Post by: Wayne on May 09, 2010, 10:19:31 pm
Date: May 8, 2010
Species: Kokanee
Location: Monte Lake, BC
Tackle: Fly - Spratley

I haven't been kokanee fishing since I was a kid with my dad and 'Sam the Fisherman'. Thanks to this contest I was reminded of how much fun it was and how gorgeous the fish are. Awesome!
Title: Re: Wayne
Post by: Mike on May 09, 2010, 11:45:32 pm
Sweet! Kokanee is one of my tops on my wish list. Never caught one before.
Well done!
Title: Re: Wayne
Post by: JeffGoudreau on May 10, 2010, 07:10:53 am
tell us what you were using Wayne :) I have never caught a kokanee either. Always wanted to taste them after hearing how good the little guys taste. But no luck catching one. Nice job!
Title: Re: Wayne
Post by: Admin on May 11, 2010, 12:14:33 pm
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Split the topic as it was a huge amazing post :) Thanks for all this wicked info Wayne!!!
Title: Re: Wayne
Post by: Wayne on June 07, 2010, 09:40:44 am
Date: June 6th, 2010
Species: Northern Pikeminnow
Location: Kamloops Lake, BC
Tackle: Fly: Fry

Here's a great photo of my crotch. Please, no minimum size requirement jokes here, ha ha!  ;D
Title: Re: Wayne
Post by: Wayne on June 07, 2010, 09:46:30 am
Date: June 6th, 2010
Species: Bull Trout (Salvelinus confluentus) - for you Mike  ;D
Location: Kamloops Lake, BC
Tackle: Fly: Fry
Title: Re: Wayne
Post by: Rock Bass on June 07, 2010, 10:57:24 am
Awesome, a bull trout, I did not know that they hung out in lakes, I guess why not?
Title: Re: Wayne
Post by: Mike on June 07, 2010, 04:25:53 pm
Thanks Wayne, I also see a nice squaw you've caught  :)
Congratulations on Bull, I'm trying to get it here but no luck.
About the Greyling, it is a good size. I'm guessing 35-37cm,I did not measure it, realised immediately.
If you are planning to be in Canmore or Calgary someday let me know, I can point you where you can find them around.
Title: Re: Wayne
Post by: Wayne on June 07, 2010, 05:36:48 pm
That would be great Mike, I'm sure it's just a matter of time before we cross paths - in a good way of course  :)

I did not know that they hung out in lakes, I guess why not?
Kamloops Lake is really just a big slow part of the Thompson River so they move all over the place depending on feeding opportunities as far as I know.
Title: Re: Wayne
Post by: Wayne on June 20, 2010, 04:31:13 pm
Date: June 18th, 2010
Species: Lake Trout
Location: Bridge Lake, BC
Tackle: Fly: Kokanee Imitation
Title: Re: Wayne
Post by: Mike on June 20, 2010, 11:16:23 pm
 Nice laker Wayne, I love that fish. How deep were they?
Title: Re: Wayne
Post by: Wayne on June 20, 2010, 11:51:17 pm
They were between 55 and 65 feet most of them. It was a lot of fun for sure.
Title: Re: Wayne
Post by: Wayne on July 27, 2010, 05:29:09 pm
Date: July 25th, 2010
Species:Pumpkinseed
Location: Vaseaux Lake, BC
Tackle: Black 1/32 ounce jig with worm
Title: Re: Wayne
Post by: Wayne on July 27, 2010, 05:29:51 pm
Date: July 25th, 2010
Species:Yellow Perch
Location: Vaseaux Lake, BC
Tackle: Black 1/32 ounce jig with worm
Title: Re: Wayne
Post by: Wayne on July 27, 2010, 05:31:00 pm
Date: July 24th, 2010
Species:Smallmouth Bass
Location: Vaseaux Lake, BC
Tackle: Spinnerbait
Title: Re: Wayne
Post by: Wayne on July 27, 2010, 05:32:40 pm
Date: July 25th, 2010
Species:Walleye
Location: Columbia River, BC
Tackle: Black jig/grubtail
Title: Re: Wayne
Post by: JeffGoudreau on July 27, 2010, 08:33:47 pm
Cripes Wayne. I dont know if I can catch up to you guys on here. lol. You guys are going hardcore!!! This is fantastic :) The pictures your taking are turning out great!
Title: Re: Wayne
Post by: BobD on July 27, 2010, 08:57:20 pm
That is one heck of a smallmouth!  How big was it?
Title: Re: Wayne
Post by: Wayne on July 28, 2010, 10:51:24 am
I do think the photo makes it look bigger than it was. I don't know why as most of the photos leave me wondering why the fish look smaller than I thought...

It was quite dark and I just wanted to make sure I got a photo so I don't really know exactly how big but it was a big smallmouth :) Man it put up a fight.

Cripes Wayne. I dont know if I can catch up to you guys on here. lol. You guys are going hardcore!!! This is fantastic :) The pictures your taking are turning out great!
Thanks Jeff but I hope you realize that I finally caught up with YOU lol! I have been out for a month with nasty tendonitis but I'm on the mend now and will hopefully get back in the game more consistently.
Title: Re: Wayne
Post by: EagleEyesFlash on July 28, 2010, 01:02:04 pm
Good to see you OUT. didn't know smallies got big in BC
Title: Re: Wayne
Post by: Mike on August 06, 2010, 11:27:30 pm
Awesome Wayne!
Vaseaux treated you well :) I will love to hear more about your Columbia river trip.
Title: Re: Wayne
Post by: Wayne on August 07, 2010, 11:38:59 am
Let's see Mike, to sum up my trip...

The original plan was to have 10 whole days to go fishing where I wanted but that got reduced to 3 (2 fishing) because of problems with my arms and a switch of yaks and the necessary minimum rigging.

Drove down to OK Falls late in the day so I couldn't get a campsite anywhere. Ended up finding an old overgrown road near the river where I discovered swarms of mosquitoes and poison ivy. I tried to sleep but it was almost impossible with the windows rolled as it must have been 35C in the vehicle. By the way, mosquitoes don't need an open window to get inside.
I awoke completely refreshed at 4 a.m., wiped the drool off my face and headed to Skaha Lake. I went there for smallmouth and carp first as I know the lake fairly well. Got lots of smaller smallmouth but I just have no idea where the bigger ones were. As far as the carp go I think I just have to accept that I don't know what I'm doing or that I'm over thinking it. Some kid with a bobber and marshmallow could out-fish me with the carp no problem - just not my thing I guess.

At about 10:30 I packed up to see if I could get a camping spot at Vaseaux and I lucked out. I spent the next few hours going between the lake and the 4Runner to try and cool off and get some rest. You could bake pottery with the heat I swear to God.

Evening finally came and I got out on the lake. I was targeting largemouth and was confused as to why I wasn't getting any attention in the weed beds at all. Later I would talk to a local at the south end that said that they haven't been able to catch the largemouths at all and that they have all but disappeared. If I would have known this, I would have planned a completely different circuit. Eventually I figured out that the smallmouth were on the edges of the weed mats closer to the deeper water and I just enjoyed fishing for awhile. Catching that big smallmouth with the moon rising was definitely the peace I was after.

It was again midnight before I got to sleep and again 4 a.m. found me like a drunk on the front lawn.

I again went after the largemouths thinking that first light would do it for me but nothing of course. Carp are all over the place in that lake by the way. So as morning waned, I thought I better just get some panfish and get out.

Packed up and headed for Castlegar.

Now I don't know if many of you know much about the kootenays, but there's some things you should look out for. The posted photo, although embarrassing for me, should act as a serious reminder of what can happen if you're traveling alone in the back country. I had just stopped to check if the kayak was ok....

By the time I got to Castlegar I can tell you that nothing felt so good as getting in the river. My 91 Toyota doesn't have AC, and I simply felt dirty after bumping in to beer breath on Anarchist Mountain.

After testing out the anchoring arrangement for the yak in the current, I got set up and headed out. I do expect late evening and night fishing for walleye on this body of water but I thought that I would try to go deeper earlier to see if I could extend the fishing window. Now that I have gone to the dark side and switched to a Hobie, this was easy to achieve without anchor and in the current where the water was 50+ feet deep. I could maintain my position in an eddy of water and jig down 50 feet all because of the mirage drive. When the walleye started to chomp just as the sun went behind the mountain tops, it was awesome.
Title: Re: Wayne
Post by: Mike on August 07, 2010, 12:48:34 pm
Hahaha nice picture (the hairy guy must have been really upset because of can sizes)  I'm glad you had a good time. Too bad Largemouth did not cooperate, thats little strange for Vaseaux. Columbia river walleye its something I would like to do.
Thanks Wayne!
Title: Re: Wayne
Post by: Wayne on August 17, 2010, 03:12:07 pm
Date: Aug 15th, 2010
Species: Black Crappie
Location: Hatzic Lake, BC
Tackle: 1/32 jig and worm
Title: Re: Wayne
Post by: Wayne on August 17, 2010, 03:15:52 pm
Date: Aug 16th, 2010
Species:Largemouth Bass
Location: Mill Lake, BC
Tackle: Spinnerbait
Title: Re: Wayne
Post by: Wayne on August 17, 2010, 03:17:22 pm
Date: Aug 16th, 2010
Species: White Sturgeon
Location: Fraser River, BC
Tackle: 7/0 hook with salmon belly
Title: Re: Wayne
Post by: EagleEyesFlash on August 17, 2010, 04:19:14 pm
Way to Go!!
( About a 9 footer?..how long was the tow ride ? )
Title: Re: Wayne
Post by: JeffGoudreau on August 17, 2010, 04:50:36 pm
OMG!!!! Thats awesome dude!!! Did you get towed around forever? Holy shite dude!!! How long was this thing man??
Title: Re: Wayne
Post by: JeffGoudreau on August 17, 2010, 04:54:23 pm
Is that thing like 250 lbs? How big do you figure! You cant just post this up there and leave people like me hanging around forever to lust and drool!! haha  ::)  :o
Title: Re: Wayne
Post by: Wayne on August 17, 2010, 05:15:13 pm
Ha ha ha ;D

I'm glad it wasn't 9 feet if you can believe it. 6 1/2 feet was plenty for my first sturgeon period, never mind out of a yak. It was extreme and as much as I tried to prepare, I learned a lot in a short amount of time. I'll go for the 9 footer next time lol!

The battle went on what felt like forever, but when I looked at the timestamps of the video and pictures it was only about an hour... there's no way I would have said that without that info - I would have said an hour and a half.

I fought it while anchored for quite a bit, hoping to tire it out a little before setting myself free as there is a strong current. Then it took me around for quite awhile. The video should be awesome when I put it together as it's a bunch of clips - I only have a still camera so there's limited time on it. There's footage of it jumping the first time and scaring the crap out of me lol!

I wish I had better and more still photos of it, but I forgot my tripod and the shore was mucky. There was a guide yelling at me to set the fish free even though I never took it out of the water. I didn't want him held up too long myself and you would think they would have come over to help I mean geez.

Believe me the fish was VERY healthy still and swam strongly away when I let him go and was treated with the utmost respect. I think I was more tired than him.

It will be awhile before I figure out or get the help to edit my Quick time video together but we have to keep ourselves entertained throughout the winter right :)

Anyway, wish you were there guys - it's a bucket list item so long as you don't kick it while doing it :D

Title: Re: Wayne
Post by: JeffGoudreau on August 17, 2010, 05:25:42 pm
Wayne I am super envious! That is an amazing kayak caught fish. Be proud dude! That is about the nicest caught yak white sturgeon I have seen. And even if someone topped it that experience will be remembered for your life!! Holy cow! I tried twice for these things and got skunked twice. Its on my bucket list still. You are soooo lucky dude!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I cant wait to see your footage!! I have to wait all winter??? OMG!!! This is better than a Star Wars episode. lol
Title: Re: Wayne
Post by: JeffGoudreau on August 17, 2010, 05:29:26 pm
oh yah!! Hows that Hobie treating you? lol. Lovin it?
Title: Re: Wayne
Post by: JeffGoudreau on August 17, 2010, 06:01:10 pm
Thats the largest kayak caught fish in Canada in forever!!  ??? It must have been 175 lbs or more. Incredible! Im going to be dreaming of your fish tonight!
Title: Re: Wayne
Post by: BobD on August 17, 2010, 06:54:59 pm
Wow, that's awesome.  It also makes me hopeful, as a few of us are going out sturgeon fishing here in New Brunswick in a couple of weeks.  No white sturgeon, but we have atlantic sturgeon and shortnose sturgeon.
Title: Re: Wayne
Post by: Wayne on August 17, 2010, 09:10:21 pm
Thanks guys!

Thats the largest kayak caught fish in Canada in forever!!  ??? It must have been 175 lbs or more. Incredible! Im going to be dreaming of your fish tonight!
Your enthusiasm is the best man and really contagious :) I'm going to have to down play this poor fish again though and say that it was only around 140 pounds - I'm not a good fisherman in that way I guess.

I used this chart and it seems sensible based on what I saw and tried to pick up...
http://www.how-to-fish.com/sturgeon_weight_chart.htm

The Hobie is unbelievable and everywhere I go people are fascinated by the mirage drive and want to know where the propeller is. I think having my arms get tendonitis from paddling a huge yak with a downrigger was the best thing that happened to me fishing wise. Without the ability to navigate and peddle while fighting this I would have ended up in Vancouver or in to a big log boom or other boats - the current was strong as you'll see in the video and I cannot imagine doing this in my other yak now.

I went a kilometer upstream before anchoring so that if I had trouble, it would take me towards where the launch was. The power it has is sooo surprising and to paddle upstream in this area would be just awful. People in boats were asking about it even while I was out in the water as it has never been seen out here on the Fraser before to my knowledge. I could go on forever but it is simply the best human powered fishing craft period.

It also makes me hopeful, as a few of us are going out sturgeon fishing here in New Brunswick in a couple of weeks.

Hey all the best and I hope you land a monster. Please get your buddies to take lots of pictures. Good Luck!
Title: Re: Wayne
Post by: Mike on August 18, 2010, 01:28:34 am
 :o
...Wayne, you are my hero!
Title: Re: Wayne
Post by: JeffGoudreau on August 18, 2010, 06:59:44 am
Well. Just woke up from the best wet dream ever!! I had this 6 and a half foot white sturgeon on my new Hobie in the fraser river  :o :o :o I better go change my underwear!!
Title: Re: Wayne
Post by: Rock Bass on August 18, 2010, 10:30:48 am
Incredible!
Title: Re: Wayne
Post by: Wayne on August 18, 2010, 12:26:04 pm
:o
...Wayne, you are my hero!
Poor you! Ha ha :)

Well. Just woke up from the best wet dream ever!! I had this 6 and a half foot white sturgeon on my new Hobie in the fraser river  :o :o :o I better go change my underwear!!

Ha ha ha ha ha!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Wayne
Post by: Bellybuster on August 18, 2010, 03:01:11 pm
wow!!! what a story, what a fish!!
Title: Re: Wayne
Post by: walleye1 on August 21, 2010, 07:36:32 pm
That's wicked! I'm hesitant enough just to go in a river never mind fish for something half the length of my yak. I think you've raised the bar for all of us. Incredible catch.
Title: Re: Wayne
Post by: Wayne on September 06, 2010, 11:08:42 pm
Date: September 6th, 2010
Species: Largescale Sucker
Location: South Thompson River, BC
Tackle: weight and worm
Title: Re: Wayne
Post by: JeffGoudreau on September 07, 2010, 07:56:06 am
nice pic!
Title: Re: Wayne
Post by: Bellybuster on September 07, 2010, 09:14:03 am
which one is the fish?
Title: Re: Wayne
Post by: Wayne on September 12, 2010, 02:57:57 pm
Date: September 12th, 2010
Species: Chinook Salmon
Location: South Thompson River, BC
Tackle: #5 F.S.T.
Title: Re: Wayne
Post by: gl_yak on September 12, 2010, 04:10:36 pm
That is big King, way to go Wayne ;)
Title: Re: Wayne
Post by: JeffGoudreau on September 12, 2010, 04:48:20 pm
Another hog dude!!! Amazing man!!
Title: Re: Wayne
Post by: Wayne on September 12, 2010, 06:37:03 pm
Thanks guys!

This time there was someone in another boat that was really nice and took quite a bit of time to help me get some nice pictures. I look like a kid at Christmas in most of them even though I thought I was smiling normally. I got his email so I will find out how to get him some beer or wine or whatever because it's just so nice to have.

I was so excited to finally cram him in the net. It's dark of course, but that's what being so far up river and the time of year will do. Still a powerhouse though holy crap! :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D
Title: Re: Wayne
Post by: JeffGoudreau on September 12, 2010, 06:42:06 pm
I guess so! Its a big one. Cant wait to read your report man :)
Title: Re: Wayne
Post by: Rock Bass on September 13, 2010, 09:06:32 am
Great pic and the smile does say it all, for sure you owe him some beer.  Did you keep the fish?  Are they still edible once they run up the river a bit?
Title: Re: Wayne
Post by: Wayne on September 13, 2010, 10:12:20 am
Days before I went out I had been talking to people in the area about how the fish were and the fishing in general and folks were still really happy with how they tasted. They still fight like crazy, but once they're in it's really questionable as to whether they will recover well. Catch and release in this situation may be more of a kill and release. They are in what is still fairly warm river water and they are not fresh. Once he was in the net there was not a lot of movement so I quickly dispatched him. You know really, once they're spawning and that far up river they should probably be left alone.

After I had my one fish, I pulled anchor and came home. I'm plenty happy with the one :) I would rather fish for them fresh in the ocean of course, but this was an opportunity within reach.

I'll report back after I smoke some of it next weekend.
Title: Re: Wayne
Post by: Wayne on September 20, 2010, 11:24:40 pm
The smoked salmon turned out really nice. I had to stop people at work from eating all of it so that's a good sign.
Title: Re: Wayne
Post by: EagleEyesFlash on September 27, 2010, 09:02:41 am
Wayne..What Heck is a F.S.T?
Title: Re: Wayne
Post by: Wayne on September 27, 2010, 10:44:41 am
It's a wide and slow trolling spoon.

http://www.gibbsfishing.com/products_trollingfst.asp

I don't know exactly what F.S.T. stands for, but slow troll could be the S.T. part - not sure.
Title: Re: Wayne
Post by: Wayne on October 31, 2010, 12:37:00 am
Date: October 30th, 2010
Species: Rocky Mountain Whitefish
Location: South Thompson River, BC
Tackle: Hot glue salmon egg
Title: Re: Wayne
Post by: JeffGoudreau on October 31, 2010, 08:53:08 am
Was wondering when you were gonna catch one of these? What did you get him on? nymphing? Looks pretty hot outside  ;D
Title: Re: Wayne
Post by: Wayne on October 31, 2010, 01:24:52 pm
Hey Jeff,

The weather was pretty nice really, so long as you were in the river and not the main lake (Little Shuswap).

I used an egg creation I made up a little while ago and yes I was nymphing. To be honest, I was fishing like crap lol. The egg part isn't as clear as it is before it bounces on the rocks for awhile....
Title: Re: Wayne
Post by: JeffGoudreau on October 31, 2010, 01:52:29 pm
Dude! That is a wicked little fly man. Like a weighted bloodworm/egg pattern. Whats it called :) I like that. I am stealing it ;) haha. Would work well for a lot of stuff I fish. What size wire is that? and where are you getting the red colored wire? I have some body material that would look simialr but nothing weighted. Would have to weight underneath the material. Unless you are getting it from somewhere we have here. Give up the goods :)
Title: Re: Wayne
Post by: Wayne on October 31, 2010, 10:06:31 pm
Steal away :) It doesn't have a name. The wife called it an 'egg worm'.

The wire on it is enameled 22 gauge but if I was to get one size it would be the 24 gauge as it's a little smaller. I got the 22 at wholesale sports and the other I can't remember. I would go to any place that rewinds motors/armatures as they would have tons of it.

The hook in this case was a gamakatsu #6 octopus.
Title: Re: Wayne
Post by: JeffGoudreau on November 01, 2010, 12:36:18 am
sweet. thanks man! I will search around for that wire :)