It’s Friday, Remembrance Day and the store is closed in honour of our armed forces members who have died in the line of duty.
If you are going fishing this weekend here is an abbreviated report for fresh and salt.
The weather is looking good for fishing this weekend for the fresh and the salt. Highs of 8 C and a mix of sun and cloud. Certainly, beats the temperatures in Merritt on Thursday, which were as low as -21 C!
With the lack of rain in the forecast, rivers levels are stable and most rivers are still fishing well for a mix of coho and chum on fly or gear. Sturgeon fishing has also been good as the fish are feeding heavily right now, bulking up before the winter comes.
If you are heading out on the ocean, the winds are looking good with some moderate NW winds backing to light by Sunday. Winter chinook fishing has been decent and crabbing and prawning is picking up.
Interior lake fishing has come to a standstill with daytime temps in the interior solidly in the negative territories and double-digit negative numbers in the evening. That being said, it does get above 0 on the weekend and there will likely be a few hardcore anglers out there looking for fish on the shoals. Most lake anglers have put the boats away and are hitting the vises in anticipation of next spring.
Have a good weekend and I’ll see you in the shop or on the water.