Log Book Id:
5528
Property:
375
Member Name:
-1
Name:
Mountain Moose
Email Address:
jpmousseau@msn.com
Comments:
Went back for some more action based on the previous weeks trip. Again perfect flow and weather (mostly cloudy, light breeze) along with the caddis storm had me ready for big action but alas the morning was really slow. Beat the water with every standard dropper I had and eventually settled on anything green that would catch the occasional fish. Unlike last week there was little if any rising taking place. Tried a green wooly bugger and caught a couple just before lunch. After lunch tied on a stimy and a green copper john and walked up to the road to fish back to the parking area. Something happened while I was eating lunch and the fish turned on big time. Caught over 20 mostly on the green cj. No rhyme or reason as the weather did not change at all but I was not going to argue. Fish not quite as big as last weeks average but still pretty respectable for this stream based on past years.
Date's Fished:
2014-07-20
Date Submitted:
2014-07-21
Active:
True
Log Book Id:
5527
Property:
375
Member Name:
-1
Name:
Mountain Moose
Email Address:
jpmousseau@msn.com
Comments:
Had a mostly sunny with a light breeze kind of day with another member in near perfect flow conditions. Purportedly a green drake hatch but all we saw were caddis (by the millions) which hatched all day. Did not seem to matter what was on top (stimy, humpy, elk hair caddis, etc.) as long as you had a standard copper john on the bottom you caught fish. Both rods caught about equal number of very healthy browns on both dry and dropper. Non-stop action from first cast to last cast. Past experience in years past on the this lease provided the 8 - 10 inch browns while this trip they were substantially bigger with shoulders. Glad to see some improvement in the health.
Date's Fished:
2014-07-13
Date Submitted:
2014-07-21
Active:
True
Log Book Id:
5526
Property:
378
Member Name:
-1
Name:
Dan C
Email Address:
dantcohen@gmail.com
Comments:
My friend Ed and I had a stellar day on A-7. We fished from 9:30-4, with no breaks for lunch. The fishing was too good to stop. Weather was perfect - short sleeve weather, not too hot, not too cold. And no rain (though it appeared to have rained a lot in the days preceding our visit)! The mosquitoes, however, were voracious (bring the heavy-duty DEET). I was a little worried as the flows jumped up the day before we got there - went from around 110 to 140. This added a little bit of color to the water, which probably was a good thing. I ended up with 27 fish in the net, including my first ever two-fish-simultaneously-landed-from-a-double-dry-fly-rig. Ed was well into double-digits as well. Fishing seemed to shut down after 3:30. Most fish in the 10-12" range, but they were good fighters. Suggest a lighter weight rod - I was on a 5-wt, but a 3 or 4 would have been plenty. I didn't even bother nymphing - didn't need to. Ed tried for a little bit but found more success on the surface. The big flies were Yellow Sally dry flies (big, like size 10), and Yellow Humpies (again, big - maybe size 12 or 14). Most takes were on the Humpy. Yellow seemed to be the magic color. We spent most of our time on the lower section, below the willows. The willows are fishable but a shorter rod (e.g. 7' or 7.5') would be better. The fish are hanging out where you'd think they are - small pockets, under the cut-banks, and in slow/medium water. Don't spend too long in a hole - usually you get one attempt in each hole. If you miss a take or land a fish, move on to the next hole. Can't wait to fish this property again!
Date's Fished:
2014-07-13
Date Submitted:
2014-07-16
Active:
True
Log Book Id:
5525
Property:
393
Member Name:
-1
Name:
Vic Walker
Email Address:
vmwskywalk@yahoo.com
Comments:
Fished from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The previous nights rain bumped the Fraser River up over 100 cfs from the day before. Ranch creek only jumped 2 cfs and was clear. For the first couple of hours there were no bugs to speak of, but about 10 a.m. we started seeing PMDs and a few brown drakes. The fish keyed on the PMDs. We caught fish mostly on s16 parachute PMD and parachute adams. A few on s20 fbpt, san juan worms, and wooly buggers, but over half of the fish were on top. Most fish were in the 12" to 14" range, however we did have a 20", 19", and an 18" fish. The bigger fish were rainbows, most of the smaller fish were browns, with one brookie. We saw a lot of big fish, but for the most part they were very spooky. The key was covering ground. We'd catch 3 or 4 fish in one spot and go an hour without a bite. Beware, black flies are awful.
Date's Fished:
2014-07-12
Date Submitted:
2014-07-16
Active:
True
Log Book Id:
5524
Property:
380
Member Name:
-1
Name:
Russ Laurier
Email Address:
williamlaurier@aol.com
Comments:
Another great day on the Middle Fork. Water was high, around 220 CFS, but fairly clear. Fished all day until about 6 pm. Was a 30 plus fish day with two browns over 20" at about 3 lbs and three bows about the same. All fish caught on a Green Pat's Rubber Leggs #10. No hatches to speak of and of course the rain came in the afternoon.
Date's Fished:
2014-07-14
Date Submitted:
2014-07-15
Active:
True
Log Book Id:
5523
Property:
384
Member Name:
-1
Name:
Joe Bo
Email Address:
jsbobinis@hotmail.com
Comments:
Fellow member and Fishing buddy, George and I planned a day on the Fraser. Unfortunately with two days of rain, it was not fishable (at least to our expectations). Fortunately Jimmy was on the spot and we got a day on Empire Lake. First lesson, Empire Lake really needs to be fished from a personal floatcraft. George and I made the best of it. Lots of risers ...to of all things, a small Size 16/18 green stonefly...on top of it the fish were only taking emergers. (who carries size 16/18 green stonefly emergers?) We threw almost every caddis/mayfly emerger patterns we had in our boxes the right size and color. Between George and I, we caught less that 10 fish - a couple in the 18 inch range on very small hoppers. Had we our float tubes, pontoon boats, or canoe we could have done much better I think. There are some giants cruising around that Lake!
Date's Fished:
2014-07-12
Date Submitted:
2014-07-15
Active:
True
Log Book Id:
5522
Property:
5413
Member Name:
2382
Name:
buggermp38
Email Address:
jfnelson@generaliron.com
Comments:
Fished the Fraser the day after the 4th. Water was clear, high and rippin down the valley. There was no place to cross the river. Did some willow bashing on the lower end, and found a few pockets of soft water amidst the torrent. Hooked a nice Brown at the treatment plant effluent. He charged out into the fast water and was gone. Hooked a real pig lower down, swinging a Bouface in and out of a pocket, same result. He headed for the fast water, and I didn't stand a chance. Finally landed a couple of fat Browns above the parking area, where there were people camped on the property, on a Stimmy. I look forward to going back to the property when the water drops, as I know there are some big fish in this river.
Date's Fished:
2007-05-14
Date Submitted:
2014-07-15
Active:
True
Log Book Id:
5521
Property:
357
Member Name:
-1
Name:
Stu
Email Address:
slrstu@colorado.net
Comments:
Didn't arrive at the property until around 10:30. Parked the truck & looked down at the beaver pond below & fish were rising calling us to hurry up. Once gowned up & on the water had a lot of fun. My wife started in the beaver pond with a royal wulff & had one of the big boys on but lost it. I started downstream with a size 16 royal stimi & immediately caught a nice 15" bow (after missing 2 fish!). After lunch I tried the beaver pond with a size 14 orange stimi. I was skipping it back towards me when I hooked into one of the big 'bows that inhabit the deep pools in the pond. I was using my 3 wt. & had fun with a good fight but eventually lost the fish. Bottom line- 12 -15 browns (10" range) & the one 'bow. All landed on either royal stimi or royal wulff. Called it quits around 2:00 when the thunderstorms started building. Lots of fun-will return. Wild flowers beautiful!
Date's Fished:
2014-07-12
Date Submitted:
2014-07-13
Active:
True
Log Book Id:
5520
Property:
379
Member Name:
-1
Name:
Mike Narkewicz
Email Address:
Mikenark007@comcast.net
Comments:
Fished from 8:30 to 1:30 when large thunderstorms rolled in. I fished the lower section before noon and upper after. Landed about 20 fish all rainbows, one cutthroat. 8 fish were between 16 and 20 inches. AM I was successful nymphing with black small pat's rubber legs, soft hackle pheasant tails mercury midges and blue poison midges. PM i was successful with small hopper on top. Beautiful property. The sign at the upper parking lot. Is whited out, but obvious. The lower parking area has moved due to road improvements and the steps over the fence are now about 25 yds down from the parking and not obvious when you park. I appreciated the advice about the mosquitos on the lower section. They are indeed very thick. I had to apply deet every 45 minutes or so. DO NOT venture to the river. There without bug spray.
Date's Fished:
2014-07-13
Date Submitted:
2014-07-13
Active:
True
Log Book Id:
5519
Property:
375
Member Name:
-1
Name:
Mike Narkewicz
Email Address:
Mikenark007@comcast.net
Comments:
Fished the afternoon until thunderstorms rolled in. All fish taken on top with PMX and stimulators. Large caddis hatch, but could not seem to match. 10 or more fish in 3.5 hours.
Date's Fished:
2014-07-12
Date Submitted:
2014-07-12
Active:
True