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We fished in August above Sparwood BC and found a nice braided area with small channels where we actually found the biggest fish. 

Watch video at https://youtu.be/f_WDPdD2Ty8
We fished in August above Sparwood BC and found a nice braided area with small channels where we actually found the biggest fish.

Watch video at https://youtu.be/f_WDPdD2Ty8
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Ladin saw a big fish rise and made a great cast.
Ladin saw a big fish rise and made a great cast.
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The Purple Haze floated perfectly and the fish came up bigger than life.
The Purple Haze floated perfectly and the fish came up bigger than life.
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A beautiful Cutthroat. Over 20 inches.

We caught several large trout and many other nice fish. Mostly on the dry. The Elk is a fantastic 
River.
A beautiful Cutthroat. Over 20 inches.

We caught several large trout and many other nice fish. Mostly on the dry. The Elk is a fantastic
River.

Report at a Glance

General RegionBritish Columbia
Specific LocationElk river
Time of DayAll Day
Fish CaughtCutthroat Trout
Conditions & HatchesMayfly Hatch

Details and Discussion

SrfwlDecember 3rd, 2018, 8:54 pm
WA

Posts: 2
Watch video at https://youtu.be/f_WDPdD2Ty8


PartsmanDecember 4th, 2018, 4:42 am
bancroft michigan

Posts: 232
Beautiful country and fish, thanks for sharing.

Mike.
WbranchDecember 4th, 2018, 8:21 am
York & Starlight PA

Posts: 2498
Just awesome looking smaller water. I would enjoy fishing there. Is it a destination you can drive to or do you have to walk quite a ways to reach that water?
Catskill fly fisher for fifty-five years.
SrfwlDecember 4th, 2018, 4:10 pm
WA

Posts: 2
It was a short walk from the car. There is quite a bit of good access on this river without too much of a walk. This was a braided area so the main river is pretty big but we still caught fish walk a wading the bigger water.
WbranchDecember 5th, 2018, 2:23 pm
York & Starlight PA

Posts: 2498
Thanks for the information. I'm somewhat handicapped and can only walk with the aid of a cane and not much more than about 250 yards without getting hip pain.

I looked it up on YouTube and their is a Asian fellow who has a channel "Fishing with Rod" and he has a neat video on the Elk River where he and some friends float it in Out Cast pontoon boats. They too found good fishing for 16" - 18" cutthroat in a side channel.
Catskill fly fisher for fifty-five years.
MartinlfDecember 6th, 2018, 10:14 pm
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Palmyra PA

Posts: 2902
Great video. Watching that big cutthroat rise made me want to get out. Now I can hardly wait for spring olives and grannoms.
"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

--Fred Chappell

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