Trout fishing is a rewarding sport and it's easy to get started: licenses are inexpensive, good equipment can be found in all price ranges, and best of all, trout are plentiful in saltwater, brackish estuaries, lakes of every size, small streams and large, fast-flowing rivers. There's no need for an expensive boat either as trout can be fished from shore, by casting from a small boat or trolling in a float tube.
Want to know when to reach for an Elk Hair Caddis or Tom Thumb pattern or just go for a worm? Where to cast your Madam X for maximum appeal? Tried and true advice from old-timers is combined with the most up-to-date information from fishing guides and the latest findings from biologists. This guide covers both fly and spin-casting gear, recommended patterns and baits, as well as river, lake and ice fishing techniques, and information about trout found in our waters including rainbow and steelhead, cut-throats, brown and Dolly Varden char.
Written by Larry E. Stefanyk, founding publisher of Island Fisherman magazine, with contributions from expert anglers and guides Phil Rowley, Ralph Shaw, Joie Cole, Matt Guiguet, Frank Daizel, Kenzie Cuthbert, Bill Luscombe and Ron Thompson, here is an up-to-date and comprehensive look at all aspects of trout sport fishing in the Pacific Northwest.
About the Author:
Larry E. Stefanyk lives in Campbell River and is the founding publisher of Island Fisherman magazine.