BC West welcomed its 2nd group of the season with a still very high, but falling and rapidly clearing river, with visibility starting at 18” and nearing 30” plus by the end of the week. Loads of fresh fish were around with these improving conditions and better summertime weather, or at least sunshine, as evening temperatures were downright chilly, keeping the abundant snow-pack in slow melt mode.
Kicking the week off with the annual Kimsquit Canada Day celebration on the waterfront, returning Dean river regulars Mike and Shirley Walsh, Dana Sturn (speypages.com host) and new guests John Putnam and Colin Viens all promptly found big strong pulls from angry Chinooks and cart-wheeling Steelhead. For the third year in a row, steelhead made a big appearance in this week.
This 3rd annual Spey-pages week enjoyed by far the largest number of hooked fish and the week capped off with a couple big ‘Tyee’s’ (Springers over 30 lbs) and a few three foot plus Steelhead.