Friday, December 22, 2006

Last few days

Well,it's winding down..The season,not the fishing!!
The Steelhead Rivers have been running great with healthy average sizes of fish and good numbers of Steelhead still to be had. I won't tell you the end numbers for this week cause you won't believe me.It will take some time to get the stink out of the boat!
I've got about 30 new photo's to post,so please be patient and I'll get them up soon,just takes a really long time with dial up.
Check back soon I'll be on the River again Wednesday/Thursday and working on booking
Have a happy Holiday

Sunday, November 26, 2006

My Fly-Fishing Poster Child!!

This Is John.H he is one of the most focused and determined fly-fishers new to the sport!
John started a few months ago with my "First Cast" course on the Grand river. He took the
follow-up"First Cast Refresher",on the Credit River and hook and landed a beautiful 17" Brown Trout.
He then purchased a 6 wt. for Smallmouth. He used it at a friends cottage with great success. This was his second Steelheading trip with me,the First was on the Maitland,John landed a huge 12.-lb Hen that made him sweat. We took a few pictures and the fish was off. Unfortunately,I had some software issues and lost his first Steelhead photo's. With John's good nature we decided to go and try for another good Steelhead. This time on the Saugeen River, I showed John a reliable technique and within a few cast John tied into this beauty. Well done John!!
Watch this guy,he's going to be a hell of a fly-fisher. It won't take long.

Sunday, November 05, 2006

Best Bass Drift ever!!

This is Amy, She wanted to take her Dad fishing for his Birthday.
They fished together a long time ago, but as things go , it had been some time since the last fishing trip . Amy thought a day in the Boat would be a great Birthday Present.
Funny how things work out, Amy hooked the best fish of the trip.. what a great fish!!
Brad had a few fish on a "hulla popper" just not a big as Amy's fish!!
Thanks Amy and Brad
It was great to have a Father/Daughter team In the Drift boat

Long time coming

What a crazy month,I apologize for the lack of posts.
The Rivers are running bank full with plenty of Steelhead.
I fished the Maitland with a good buddy John Warner a while ago and we managed a few fish.
This one took a matuka spey in hot pink on the swing...hammered it too!
John hooked his on a one of his own creations.
Felt good to get the bend back into my Sage 9141 spey rod
Notice how Sulfur had to squeeze into the photo.
Last week I fished the Saugeen for a few hours, managed a few silvers on spey flies.
The Saugeen is running perfect with plenty of fish and great temps. If this keeps up
I may have to fish again this week!
Remember it won't last forever, so book a day in the drift boat or a wade trip soon.

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

When It Rains

We are now finally getting the rain we needed,and rivers are on the way up.
September was a slow month for fishing and guiding with the new house and all.
But we are almost in and fishing will be going full strength this weekend.
We had some good day's in September although few and far between. The Saugeen smallmouth are still proving to be very happy to eat our flies.
Had the Sage guy's out on the Maitland this past Sunday,not a banner day but we managed some decent smallmouth and a Chinook. The water was low and clear in fact I was whipped at the take out after pulling the boat over many rocks!!
This rain will change that!!
Check back in the next day or two.
Cheers and thanks for your patience

Friday, September 08, 2006

Some spare time fishing!!

As promised, had a chance to fish today...a rare thing!
The Salmon/Steelhead in the Georgian Bay rivers are trickling in. Booking for Steelhead and Salmon is close...within a week! This is what I found today. This fish was so took me well into my backing!!
it's close...can you smell it??
I can..can't wait!
Call today to book you adventure!

Steelheading not far off!

With the Air temps falling off at night the Steelhead and Salmon rivers are getting
closer to the desired temps!I've been on the Notty a couple of times,managed a nice silver Salmon on the Spey rod. I had two other fish hit my swinging fly so hard it left me shaking!
Check back for more information,I'll be on the River again today..

Monday, August 28, 2006

Hex's...A Bass's best friend

Hex Time!!
Looks like the week for dry fly action for HUGE Smallmouth!!
Spinners have been hitting the water around 7:00-7:30 pm
You don't want to miss this action.
I'm down to 2 days open for this week.
Graham and Rosie from T.O. had a great drift on Thursday, so much so they've booked this week too!!!

Monday, August 21, 2006

Smallmouth bunching up.

What a Week! Three drifts in as many days. Two rivers, three different sections, great casters, and a ton of Smallmouth Bass!!!
The Saugeen is fishing great,my clients and I had seen better than 40 fish and some Bruisers!
The Grand River From Brantford to Cockshot Bridge is low and fish have congregated in pools.
The Guy's from Wilson's in Toronto had a good day with one Smallmouth over 18" and that's a Great fish for that section of River!
Book your drift boat trip soon, open days are getting few and far between!

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

My boat

Some of you asked for a photo of the boat, so here you go!