The Kootenay Lake BC Family Day Fishing Derby Resounding Success –
KOOTENAY LAKE, BC (February 11, 2013) – The First Annual Kootenay Lake BC Family Day Fishing Derby hosted by Canadian Training Resources has wrapped up, prizes have been awarded, and a lot of fun was had by all participants and organizers. This derby was a tremendous success say derby officials, far surpassing even their own high expectations.
“We had a great turnout, the weather was beautiful, and the response from the participants was overwhelmingly positive. We’d like to thank everyone for their support and their fair play. We’re really looking forward to doing this again next year and we’ll be giving away $10,000 for the first prize so you’d better book early! Hundreds of people have already pre-booked for 2014 and we expect to be sold out within a few days,” says Robert DiPietro, derby organizer.
A last minute decision to award $200 to the first fish measured in each category above 28” was enthusiastically welcomed. “Not only did it get the derby going on the first day but it really helped encourage catch and release, which was very important for a derby of this size.” Three daily random ticket draws for $100 were also very popular.
The first place prize of $5,000 for Rainbow Trout was won by Jordan Higgins of Trail, BC, second place prize of $1,000 was won by Peter Payne of Fruitvale, BC, and the third place $500 prize was won by Gary Gage of Bonners Ferry, Idaho. For Dolly Varden Bill Miller from Creston, BC placed first, winning $2,000, Brad Werner of Kaslo, BC was in second place for $1,000 and Tim McMullin from Salmon Arm, BC took the third place prize of $500. More info: www.ctrcanadaderby.com
Kootenay Lake BC Family Day Fishing Derby on February 9, 10, and 11th, 2013 Canadian Training Resources is pleased to announce that we will be holding the First Annual Kootenay Lake BC Family Day Fishing Derby on February 9, 10, and 11th, 2013. We are guaranteeing $10,000 in prizes - $5,000 for the longest Rainbow Trout and $2,000 for the longest Dolly Varden which means one person could possibly win $7,000! Tickets are only $50.00 each and are available online at www.CTRCanadaDerby.com or at Gray Creek Store, Wynndel Store, or Arrow Mountain Car Wash in Creston. For more information give us a call at 250-428-0318 or visit our website www.CTRCanadaDerby.com for all the derby details including the prize breakdown, full rules, and so on.
October 2012 - Footage from the Dimestore Fisherman in Nelson BC
September 2012 - Kaslo BC Rainbow Trout Fishing Derby
The Kaslo Rainbow Derby falls on Remembrance Day weekend, starting on Friday November 9th until Sunday the 11th. If you are interested in some more information about the Kaslo Rainbow Derby you can check us out at: www.kaslorainbowderby.weebly.com.
March 10th, 2012 - Arrow Lakes Fishing Derby
Derby biggest fish, 1st 2nd 3rd payouts, March 10th, 2012. Scotties in conjunction with the Lionshead pub in Robson. Weigh in at 4pm and shuttle back to pub for bonfire and prizes and roast beef dinner(included in price of derby) only 100 entries @ $40 a person! Tickets for sale at Scotties or Lionshead Pub!
Check out the bucktail flies we have in stock that arrived professionally tied by KootenayLake local Kirk Daley and inspected by guide Jason Bowers. These are beautiful creations that will be effective in landing Bull Trout and Rainbow Trout in Kootenay Lake and beyond. $10 each. Contact us to order.
July 2011 - Fishing for Kokanee in Kootenay Lake?
Read this article on techniques to land Kokanee. Primer for Kokanee, by David Y. Wei and Suzanne L. Clouthier
June 2011 - Kootenay Lake Fishing Report
The latest Kootenay Lake fishing reports are coming in and it's looking good for both Gerrard Rainbow Trout and Dollies. Read the Reel Adventures Latest Fishing Report.
June 2011 - Big Rainbows and a few Bull Trout
Kootenay Angler was fortunate to go along and witness the Kootenay Lake fish tagging program in action . We had a successful day on the Reel Adventures boat landing and tagging numerous large rainbow trout, as well as "saying hi" to a few Bull Trout as well. See some of our photos on our Facebook page.
November 2010 - Fly Fishing Flies Review
Janssen Minnows straight out of Africa!
Read about some tasty fly fishing flies that arrived at the Kootenay Angler headquarters all the way from Africa.
November 2010 - Classic 5 of Diamonds
A mid-afternoon fishing excursion to our favourite bays around Nelson, BC produced some good battles with small fiesty Rainbow Trout. Our top lures today were classic spoons like the yellow and red five of diamonds, a silver and blue spoon, and fly fishing with a Janssen Minnow. We had most success when retrieving the lure at a shallow depth.
August 16, 2010 - Oh, the fish! Spin casting little spinners out of the Kootenay Angler boat into bays near Nelson, BC was the ticket today. Little black and chrome Bang Tails and Rainbow Trout pattern spinners were working for Rainbow Trout, Kokannee, and the dreaded Northern Pikeminnow. Also, there were numerous Bald Eagles and Osprey overhead looking for treats from us. An amazing day fishing in sunny 30 degree Celsius weather.
August 2010 - Fly fishing near Nelson BC is hot! A quick stop on the West Arm of Kootenay Lake near Nelson, BC yielded Rainbow Trout, Kokanee, and a Northern Pikeminnow while fly fishing. All fish were caught 2-5 feet down in clear water on a wasp-like wet fly. Exciting flashes of silver! Also, towards Salmo, BC, a Doc Spratley attractor wet fly has been working in the Salmo River and Cottonwood Lake area for little hungry trout. Find pools. Catch trout! Nothing but fun. Watch out for bears.
July 2010 - Columbia River, Castlegar, BC We've got good Walleye fishing in the Columbia River in Castlegar BC. Two fish were caught in two casts on near Waldie Island, Castlegar, BC, Canada.
April 2010 - Nelson, BC
Sarosha of Kootenay Angler as he earns the Expert certification in the Mepps Master Angler Program for his trout and salmon catches. Read more,