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Fish Seized on the Thompson River by jaimie

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Fish Seized on the Thompson River as part of Fishing Closure Investigation

Merritt CO's recently seized 26 rainbow trout as part of an investigation into two men who are alleged to have fished during a closed time on the Thompson River. None of the fish were over 50cm which would have put the fish into the steelhead category. CO's were patrolling as part of a Fresh Water Fisheries Society of BC Project enforcing the Thompson River angling closure. The fishing closure is in place to protect steelhead.


Fly of the Month

January : Drunken Shrimp by CDone

Winter Steelhead Fly Swap

Product Reviews

A close look at the Ross CLA by Coastrider
So when it came time for my saler reels I did my research, looked at all the reels and then had a hard look at my budget. Of all the reels I looked at I ended up with 2 CLA's, one #7 and one #2 with 4 extra spools. I was going to use the #7 on my 13' 8/9 for chinooks on the beach but that plan never worked and the reel moved on. My #2 however has been tested on my 4wt sea run rod. My first catch was a January coho that sure as hell tested me even though it was colored up. I didnt want to loose my first fish, even if it was an old boot :D Here is a closer look into what I believe is the best all water reel for around the $200 mark.

Heres my #2 on my Batson build up with its first fish, yes.....thats a 9' 4wt!

Hows that for a dirty old coho, not what we expect to find fishing in January for cutties

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