Kootenay Lake Fishing Report — Chasing early spring Bull Trout

first_imgMarch is done and now it’s time to move into April as Kerry Reed of Reel Adventures Charters drafts up another few tips for fishing on Kootenay Lake with the Kootenay Lake Fishing Report.So read and enjoy.March saw some mixed weather patterns rolling in, so our days were hit and miss.  We did spend a lot of time on the rivers chasing early spring Bull Trout and we had a blast.The jet sled proved itself very helpful this spring on the rivers so far. The Kootenay river and other tributaries are full of Bulls in the Spring.  And when the ice came off, we began to target these fish. Bulls chasing spawning whitefish were pretty aggressive this year.Bull Trout between six and 12 pounds were caught on a daily basis.  A lot of fun was had by all who braved the early spring weather conditions.  And the end results were very rewarding.  We’re looking forward to the fall Bull Trout fishery as the Bulls chase spawning Kokanee up the rivers again in the fall.Kootenay Lake:The lake has been providing us with lots of action each day lately.  Most days saw us hooking into 10 – 15 fish between two-five pounds.  Although, we did have a few fish in the 10 Lb range last month, but few and far between.  Rainbows and Bull Trout up to 12 pounds were caught in the past month.  We also had our first opening for West Arm Kokanee at the beginning of this month. The Kokanee fishing was consistent and the sizes were good.  Most anglers were back at the dock with their limits within the first couple hours of the day.  Looking forward to what our spring weather could bring.  Our next couple months should prove interesting for the lake.  The Gerrard spawn will be the telltale sign of what is to become of our lake. Stay tuned……Duncan lake: Duncan lake has been fun and a nice change from Kootenay.  There seems to be a lot more people fishing there as well.  The Bull Trout fishing has been good and as the water warms up, the Kokanee fishing gets better and better. Nice to see a healthy population of both Bulls and Kokanee in this lake. We have had some great days up there so far with some double digit days with Bulls between five – 12 pounds.  Should be good fishing for a few more weeks or until the lake levels get really high. Our Lyman plugs have been producing best.  Surface fishing has been good, as well as the downriggers from 30 – 60ft has produced well. Definitely a nice change of scenery and fishing.Columbia River:The river is heating up nicely.  Rainbows, Walleye, and Pike are all cooperating right now.  We have had some spectacular days flyfishing for Rainbows.  Early spring rainbows are my favourite.  We have hooked into some monsters already. The average fish have all been the usual Columbia River size ranging between two to four pounds.  Although, we have hooked into some six and seven-pound fish in the past couple weeks.  And some even bigger that screamed our line, but were never to be seen.  Exciting spring action. Some resident Walleye have been sticking around this year also.  We usually don’t target these fish until late summer when they seem to really stack up in the river.  Although, we have been fishing for them lately with some great success.  Good to know there are a lot of options at this time of year.  Pike are also being caught while targeting Walleye. Remember to keep every Pike you catch, as they are not native to this system.  Walleye between one to four pounds have been caught lately, as well as Pike up to 18 pounds.What are they biting on??On the lake, we are catching most fish on the surface.  Bucktail flies have been my favourite technique.  Purples have been the most productive.  Common numbers of 203, 207, and 224 have worked best for me. As well as some greys such as number 202, 210, and 221.  And on the downrigger, we have been having success with our favourite Lyman plugs and flasher & hoochie combo. Our speeds are still relatively slow due to the water temperature,  but look to speed things up as the water warms up. On the river, we have been having most luck with the Rainbows on the fly.  Floating lines with an indicator and nymph have provided lots of action.  As well as sinking line while swinging streamers. The Walleye have been taking the usual bottom bouncer technique or jigs with twisters.  And the Pike have been hitting on just about anything, although we haven’t been specifically targeting them.Whats coming up:We are expecting the lake fishing to pick up even more as the water gets warmer.  So, expect lots of fish in April, May, and June.  Our river fishing should only get better and better as well. As the weather warms up and the bugs start hatching, the fish will become more and more aggressive.  Looking forward to the next few months of fishing. We are also looking forward to our upcoming Salmon/Halibut fishing season.  This year is expected to be another good run of Salmon and we still have a few openings to fill.  Drop me a line if you’re interested in filling your freezer with fish for the year. That about sums it up. Hope this helps with your fishing excursions this month.Tight lines…………………. Kerry Reed Reel Adventures Sportfishing Nelson B.C 250-505-4963 www.reeladventuresfishing.comlast_img read more

Top flight curling action on display at Doug Bothamley Memorial Open Cash

first_imgThe field includes rinks from around the Kootenay and Okanagan regions.Headlining the event is Tom Buchy of Kimberley, who qualified for the BC Men’s Finals in 2013 and 2014.Buchy will be challenged by defending champion, Myron Nichol of Castlegar, who surprised many last year by coming away as the big winner at the $10,000 2014 Nelson Open Cash Spiel.Also on the draw is Rick Cutler of Nelson, Bill van Yzerloo of Castlegar, as well as former Kootenay zone rep, Jill Winters and local favourite Fred Thomson, who along with Don Freschi of Trail is curling with former Brier rep Bob Ursel of Kelowna.Chris Ducharme of Creston and Junior Curler Justin Umpherville of Fruitvale are also entered into the three-day cash spiel. Action begins Friday with the first draw at 9 p.m. in the three, four team pools. Saturday, round robin draws are at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Playoffs begin Saturday evening with the finals Sunday. In February 2016, the Nelson Curling Club plays host to one of the biggest tournaments of the season when the top male curlers in the province shoot for the Canadian Direct Insurance BC Men’s Curling Championship and a berth in the Tim Horton’s Brier.As a precursor, Nelson Curling Club entertains some of those vying for the Brier at the Doug Bothamley Memorial Open Cash Spiel beginning Friday in Nelson. Nelson plays host to the 2016 Canadian Direct Insurance BC Men’s Curling Championship February 10-14. The event is the biggest curling event in the province and television crews will be in the city for the semi finals and finals, which are broadcast on Sportsnet on February 14.   The Nelson Cash Spiel was renamed in honour of Doug Bothamley, who spent countless hours in the rinks around the Kootenays promoting the sport, coaching competitive, junior and women’s teams, as well as competing himself. He was also a volunteer with Curl BC, helping to promote the sport province-wide. “There were few curling events where you wouldn’t see Doug, either on the ice competing or in the patch supporting the club socializing, and on the dance floor making short order of his ‘dance card’,” said Nando Salviulo of the Nelson Curling Centre.last_img read more

Aubameyang mocks rivals Spurs after shock Carabao Cup loss at Colchester

first_imgPIERRE-EMERICK Aubameyang has ripped into Spurs over their Carabao Cup humiliation by Colchester – and Arsenal fans love it.Mauricio Pochrettino’s team were dumped out by the League Two side on penalties after a goalless draw, continuing their wretched form that has seen them slump to seventh in the Premier League.Christian Eriksen and Lucas Moura were the unlucky pair to miss from 12 yards as Spurs fell at the first hurdle of a competition that they reached the final of only seven months ago.2 Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has had fun at Spurs’ expenseThey’ve also made a stuttering start to their Champions League campaign, chucking away a 2-0 lead to draw 2-2 with Greek side Olympiakos last week.And Aubameyang has joined in with the general good cheer amongst Gunners fans at the plight of their great rivals by “liking” a post from a supporter on Instagram that said: “Like if you’re laughing at Spurs.”The Gabon forward has made a brilliant start to his season, netting six goals in six league games during the Gunners’ solid if unremarkable first half-dozen games.Unai Emery’s team travel to Old Trafford to face Manchester United on Monday looking to break their duck on a ground where they haven’t won in the league since 2006.ACCA WITH LADBROKES Pick up a whole load of acca features to help you land the big oneTottenham meanwhile are preparing to face Southampton as they attempt to kick-start their season.Following their shocking loss to the League Two side, Pochettino conceded that a lack of harmony within the dressing room is contributing to his team’s troubles.He said: “Maybe our performances are good but you need this extra. It’s energy to be all together, not to have different agendas in the squad.”2Saturday Premier League preview including Sheffield United vs Liverpool and Everton vs Man Citylast_img read more

Eriksen’s agent ‘flying to Madrid this weekend’ to meet Real chiefs

first_imgmost read in footballTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’NEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticREF RELEASEDChampions League ref Vincic released by cops after arrest in prostitution raidKEANE DEALEx Man United youth ace David Jones says Roy Keane negotiated a contract for himREF RAIDChampions League ref Vincic ‘arrested in raid into drugs and prostitution ring’STIR IT UPBohemians post cryptic response to FIFA promoting a jersey with Bob Marley on itBut they prioritised the pursuit of other targets instead, with Eden Hazard, Luka Jovic and Ferland Mendy coming in.Prem rivals Manchester United have also been linked as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer plots a squad overhaul.The Norwegian boss knows that he is likely to miss out on the playmaker if Real come calling unless they offer him huge wages.2 Eriksen was forced to deny rumours that Vertonghen had slept with his partnerCredit: Instagram @chriseriksen8Christian Eriksen blasts rumours Spurs team-mate Jan Vertonghen slept with his girlfriend and sparked dressing-room bust-up with Harry Kane CHRISTIAN ERIKSEN is a step closer to securing his dream move to Real Madrid with his representatives heading for talks this weekend, according to reports.The Tottenham playmaker has so far rejected all offers to extend his deal at the North London club to force through a move to Spain.2 Christian Eriksen is hoping to secure his dream move to SpainCredit: ReutersHis contract expires at the end of the season meaning Spurs will need to sell him in January or lose him for nothing.Tottenham’s worrying form that includes Tuesday’s embarrassing 7-2 defeat at home to Bayern Munich will do nothing to convince Eriksen that his future belongs at the club.There have also been rumours of unrest inside the dressing room after Eriksen was sensationally forced to deny that team-mate Jan Vertonghen slept with his partner.The defender was then spotted with a black eye which Eriksen DID give him… but in a training ground accident.Real Madrid are ready to take advantage and have been in close contact with his agent to put the feelers out over a new year switch.According to the Star, talks are set to progress this weekend when his agent jets to the capital to meet club representatives face-to-face.Real were heavily linked with a move in the summer transfer window.last_img read more

Tottenham eye Roma’s £51m-rated midfielder Pellegrini as Eriksen replacement

first_img3It goes on to state that the Premier League club are “currently investigating how much it would cost to lure him away” from the Dutch giants.Ziyech is under contract at Ajax until 2022 and would therefore command a hefty fee.But his form has not just caught the eye of Spurs, with both Arsenal and Manchester United previously linked.3 Christian Eriksen is still to sign a new contract at Spurs and looks likely to go at the end of the season – if not beforeCredit: Reuters TOTTENHAM have reportedly earmarked Roma midfielder Lorenzo Pellegrini as Christian Eriksen’s replacement.The Dane is out of contract with Spurs at the end of the season and looks set to leave on a free.3 Lorenzo Pellegrini has been earmarked as the man to fill Christian Eriksen’s boots at SpursCredit: Getty Images – GettyBarcelona, Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain have all been linked with snapping up the 27-year-old.And according to Football Italia, £51million-rated Pellegrini is the man tasked with replacing Eriksen at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.But Spurs will have some negotiating to do – not only will Italian side Roma be desperate to cling on to him, but the player himself sees a future with the Giallorossi.The 23-year-old is only just back in training after recovering from a metatarsal injury.Eriksen has flitted in and out of the Spurs starting XI – and this has obviously been linked to his contract situation.ZIYECH AN OPTION TOOBut the player himself believes the two aren’t linked.Speaking to to Danish news-site BT, as reported by Sport Witness, Eriksen said: “I feel 100 per cent that Tottenham has complete confidence in me.”There is not that big a difference, except that I play a little less this year.”I don’t feel there is a connection between my contract situation and the fact that I haven’t played as many matches.”SunSport reported another option for boss Mauricio Pochettino is Ajax man Hakim Ziyech.According to 90min they already have a list of players to fill the void, with the 26-year-old Moroccan international “high on their wish list”.last_img read more

Time, TV channel, live stream and team news for Tottenham v Olympiacos

first_imgTHE Champions League returns to action this week with Tottenham welcoming the visit of Olympiacos for a crucial Group Stage clash.Here’s everything you need to know about the match:1 Spurs take on Olympiacos this weekCredit: Getty Images – GettyWhat time is the match on at?Kick off for the match will take place at 8.00 pm on Tuesday November 26th at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, England.What TV channel is the match on?Virgin Media will be showing the match live in Ireland with coverage starting at 7.55 pm on Virgin Media Two after their live broadcast of the clash between Galatasaray and Club Brugge. This can also be streamed live off of Virgin Media Anytime.BT Sport will also be showing the match live with their coverage starting at 7.00 pm on BT Sport 2. Sky Sports Extra customers in Ireland will be able to live stream this off of the Sky Go app.What is the latest team news?Neither side has named their starting team for this week’s match as of yet but we will have the full team news for you right here when they do later in the week.What are the latest betting odds?Tottenham are the favourites to get the victory over their Greek opposition on Tuesday night at the price of 1/4.Olympiacos are 9/1 underdogs to come away from London with a win this week while the draw is priced at 9/2.How have both teams done in the competition so far?MOST READ IN SPORTTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battle’I ACCEPT’McGregor accepts Silva fight at UFC catchweight of 176lbs in huge super-fightTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramPicturedA CUT ABOVEMike Tyson shows two-inch cut ‘picked up in training’ ahead of boxing returnExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubTottenham have the chance to secure their place in the knockout round of the Champions League with a win over Olympiacos on Tuesday night.Spurs are currently second in the table with seven points, five behind leaders Bayern and four ahead of third placed Crvena Zvezda.The Serbian side would need to beat Bayern Munich in the group’s other fixture to give themselves a chance to leapfrog Tottenham in the final game should Spurs fail to win this week.last_img read more

Mourinho snubs Man Utd and backs Sheff Utd & ARSENAL as likely top 4 finishers

first_imgJOSE MOURINHO has taken a subtle swipe at former club Manchester United by snubbing them in his list of potential top four candidates.The Portuguese boss, who was sacked by the Red Devils in 2018, has backed his own Spurs team and also thinks Sheffield United, Wolves and even Arsenal are more likely to qualifying for Europe’s elite competition.2 Jose Mourinho refused to mention Manchester United as top four candidatesCredit: Getty Images – GettyThe race for the Champions League is intensifying as Chelsea currently occupy fourth spot, two points ahead of Sheffield United, who have played a game more.Mourinho’s Tottenham then sit sixth, four points adrift on 37 points, while Everton, Man United and Wolves trail in their wake.Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal are struggling in tenth spot, ten points adrift of the Blues having won just six games all season.But that didn’t deter Mourinho from including them in his top four candidates while completely ignoring Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side.Speaking to Sky Sports, he said: “Wolves and Sheffield United are fighting for the top four, [the managers] they can say no, and I understand if they say no but the reality is that they are.”Not just because of the position that they are in the table, but because of the power and quality,”They arrive in this situation where in the eyes of everybody they should be more than happy, they are not more than happy.”Wolves bought an important player [Daniel Podence for £16.6m] to try to improve their situation.2LADBROKES 1-2-FREE Simply predict Liverpool, Spurs and Arsenal scores this coming weekend and win £100most read in footballTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’ExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidNEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticREF RELEASEDChampions League ref Vincic released by cops after arrest in prostitution raidKEANE DEALEx Man United youth ace David Jones says Roy Keane negotiated a contract for himREF RAIDChampions League ref Vincic ‘arrested in raid into drugs and prostitution ring’NICE RONCristiano Ronaldo goes on family bike ride with partner Georgina Rodriguez & kids”Sheffield bought an important player [Sander Berge for £22m], they beat their record in the market to try to improve their team.”So it’s not just about Tottenham, Arsenal, Chelsea and Everton.”It’s not just about us. ‘It’s also about these two clubs who I have to say [are] fantastic.”Chelsea host Manchester United on Monday night, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer knowing his team cannot afford to lose if they want to make the top four.Danny Rose talks about Jose Mourinho not giving him a chance at Tottenham after Newcastle loan escapelast_img read more

Kerevi keen to combine with Beale

first_imgKerevi’s 2016 Wallabies debut came at a time when Beale was out injured, prior to his departure for Wasps.That crossing of stars has left the pair with very little on field time together but that will, in all likelihood, change this year with Beale back on deck and Kerevi in career best form this Super Rugby season.The star outside centre was cut down by injury in the Reds’ loss to the Blues but prior to that he was the clear standout 13 in the competition and that was recognised this week, when he was named in the Super Rugby Team of the Year.”Kurtley is an exceptional player with an exceptional rugby brain,” Kerevi said.”We have been doing a lot of opposed stuff with the boys and trying different combinations in the centres.”For me, when I do train with Kurtley or train against him just seeing how he plays excites me.”I know he can bring that X factor to the backline and then we have guys like Israel Folau out back, Tevita Kuridrani and Henry Speight out wide that can finish off amazing tries.”Kerevi said the squad was happy to be past the fitness aspect of Bledisloe Cup preparations, as the team starts to hone in on how they will go about conquering the all powerful, all conquering All Blacks.”Here in Cessnock we have been training a lot with the team and the team shape,” he said.”it’s been really good to see how other boys play in the shape and see how they express themselves throughout the shape – it’s really exciting.”Injury has cruelled Kerevi’s young career to date.He cemented his spot as Michael Cheika’s go to outside centre after making his Test debut against England last year, only to have an ankle injury in the third Bledisloe Cup Test rule him out of the Spring Tour.Then, after starring for the Reds all season, the syndesmosis injury ruled him out of any June calculations.He is easing back into full contact this week but remains confident he will be fit and firing next Saturday.”I guess I don’t really reflect on it in a bad way,” he said of the injury sustained against New Zealand last year.”I took the opportunities that I got last year and brought it to this year.”I want to make sure I take every opportunity this year.”This group can change history and be part of it, that’s what excites me.”last_img read more

Hunter Justin Olam jumps another hurdle

first_imgOlam achieved his educational ambition by graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Applied Physics with Electronics and Instrumentation at the 48th graduation of the PNG University of Technology in Lae.This achievement came after being selected to play for the semi-professional  Intrust Cup competition for the 2016 season with the Hunters. Olam was a courageous person who handled both studies and footy at the same time while in Lae in the last few seasons.In the past two years, he played for the Snax Lae Tigers and then went on to play for the PNG PMs 13 against Australia at the end of last year.This week the young talent was not on coach Michael Marum’s list for the away game against the Mackay Cutters in Brisbane. He instead flew into Lae to receive his degree.Olam is so far the highest try scorer for the Hunters.last_img read more

Valverde wants Vidal: “I don’t think of any more exit”

first_imgErnesto Valverde, coach of Barcelona, ​​spoke at the press conference at the first game of the year at Can Barça in which the Catalans play the winter championship against Espanyol.Because of being a derby and debuting Abelardo, what game do you imagine?We look a little at what Espanyol has done in recent games, but also on Abelardo’s career and how he raised the games with us. They are in a difficult situation, but in a derby you play with your heart and you have to know how to play it. They are in a complicated situation and they are going to try to give it a boost. For us it is an important match. We want to win by the emotional component it has.Messi and Suarez arrive later.Like the rest, they took a job to do on their vacation and the three of them have arrived, Leo, Luis and Arturo. We will decide.What does a low with Ter Stegen represent?It is true that he comes with some tendon problems and we contemplated that he could stop. Tomorrow will not be available and for the Super Cup it will be difficult too. He will return after the Super Cup.What impact can Vidal have?I know that this has been discussed but it is a difference in criteria. I don’t think it should have an impact on sports. That will not be now, it will be before. I’m interested in sports. He trains well.Does the Super Cup condition?Nothing. There is enough margin until Thursday. And margin for the trip and what awaits us there. And tomorrow’s game is important to us. You have to go one hundred percent because they play a lot.The club admits interest in Dani Olmo. Where do you see him?He is a player who has already been here. A good player but he is in another team and I do not speak of conjecture. Is a great player.What are the purposes for 2020?Everyone who asks for what they want in the letter to the Kings, but is asked for what is to come, not for what was before. We want to win games and win titles to make our club bigger.Do you keep the idea that nobody will come?Aleñá has left. I thought that if it happened it wasn’t going to be so soon but he had a chance to leave because his contract said so. He had a clause he could leave. Now we have one less but I don’t think of any more output. I don’t have to think about it.To what extent can it affect the sport of Arturo Vidal?Let’s see, I suppose that in contractual matters there will always be a difference of criteria. That will be solved, but internally. Here we meet Arturo, he is the same as always and that’s it. I don’t see any problem. Are you worried about the Arthur case?Not being there is a setback. I will not deny it. Let’s see if he recovers. I would not like it to be like the previous year, that it was hanging out. We need it one hundred percent.Is it a failure to win nothing?Everyone can interpret failure as he sees fit. Those who have to play every Sunday have to think if you can win, draw or lose. As I think about it, you always have to give one hundred percent and take everything to the extreme to try to get something. That is the basis of success. Always try Win or not win. Whether something happens or not that is intangible. But trying and playing it is already a success.How can Abelardo influence?Of course, when there is a change of coach you always look for a revulsive. You want to change a trend. If there is a change of coach is that the results have not been the best. They are going to try to do things with a different idea. Abelardo has experience. He took Alavés in a more difficult situation and brought him forward.Is it possible for Ter Stegen to have surgery?I do not know. I’m not doctor. But we have not spoken in those terms. Our idea is that the discomfort will subside. We have not gone to that extreme.Would you like to save Espanyol?Of course I would like to continue in Primera el Espanyol. And if it will save the category, I don’t know. If the last one goes, he has to make many points to save himself. But there are five points of difference. The last game hurt them but there is room for things to happen.Will managing emotions be basic?We’ll see. It is about emotionally the teams are on par and manage to control the intensity that is in rivalry matches. So in the football issue, the one that generates more will be the one who takes the game.Do you think that Barça was the best team of the decade?You always think that the club where you are is the biggest. I fail to count the titles of each and the importance given. This decade has been extraordinary for the club and the idea is to improve, but the bar is high.The last seasons, after the break, Barça has cost. Why is that so and if they are prepared?Last year we won at Getafe and we won well; and the previous one we drew in the Cup. Let’s see if we repeat what happened last year.How do you see Neto?He has a great attitude. Both training every day and when he has played. We have no doubt with him. We see involvement and trust him.last_img read more