Lucky to live in B.C.

Discussion in 'Freshwater Fishing Forum' started by wagonmaster, Jan 11, 2018.

  1. wagonmaster

    wagonmaster Member

    Avoiding the rain of Vancouver Island for a few weeks and am staying in Hemet near Palm Springs. Visited Diamond Valley Lake today. It is a man made reservoir. Found out that between launch fees, fishing fees, and parking fees, guys around here pay $37 for a day on the lake. A chance to catch striped bass, largemouths, smallmouths, crappie, and trout. Their boats have Nitro written on the side, have huge outboards and have about 6 inches of freeboard. Think speedboat racing on Lake Washington. For gear, they use rods with spinning reals and for bait they use rubber segmented trout 5-8 inches in length. They stock the lake on the 1st work day of every month. Not being critical, just stating my observations, but one thing is for sure, I will never complain about cost or access to fish in beautiful B.C.
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  2. N2013

    N2013 Active Member

    Funny I was thinking the exact same thing a couple days ago. I went to one of the many great locations here on the south island a couple days ago for a quick jaunt, 'bout 15min away. After paying my cheap launch fee, I literally turn outside the marina, past the log boom and start getting my riggers and gear out. Boat never got above a few knots the entire day. Within 5min, my portside rod goes off and after a nice little fight, I hoist in a nice 11lbs feeder. After few more passes, I pick up another nice feeder. I figure I burned about $4 of gas, spent $10 on a launch, and fed the shift fresh salmon for dinner the next day. It truly is the best place on earth.

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