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

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

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

Azkals coach Dooley: ‘This is the best team that we had’

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netFor coach Thomas Dooley, the Philippine Azkals’ historical 2-1 victory over Tajikistan on Tuesday that earned the country its first ever ticket to the 2019 AFC Asian Cup was the highest point of his four-year tenure at the helm.“We talked about the game in the meeting and I told them that in those four years that I’m here, this is the best team that we had,” said Dooley.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Sewage leak spills onto field during game at Dodger Stadium LATEST STORIES Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew “I hope for a new contract,” he bared, whose contract is set to expire on March 31. “Then, we can plan about what the next schedule is. It will be nice if we do everything right and really have the same focus on what can we achieve in the summer time.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Showing great resolve late, the home team got its act together, first with a nifty pass from Iain Ramsay to a Kevin Ingreso header in the 73rd minute, followed up by the match-clinching penalty kick from Phil Younghusband at the 90th minute to formalize the squad’s entry to the continental showpiece next year in United Arab Emirates.“That was our focus. Never give up,” said Dooley.“Sometimes you can see a team was under pressure. Everything worked out but we just couldn’t finish. They scored 20 minutes before the end and a lot of the team would fall down. But our team did not. We stepped up, scored two goals, and we won.”With this entry ticked off the bucket list, the Azkals now shift their attention to the bigger challenges ahead against Asia’s powerhouse teams.But for Dooley, all he’s hoping for is to keep his post and lead the Philippines once again in those wars.ADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ”This was the best camp that we had in the four years. The energy, the spirit in training was unbelievable, and everything was positive. I haven’t seen one player in a bad mood. Everybody was laughing, energized, focused and it was unbelievable.”With the atmosphere in the buildup to the most historic match in Philippine football history at its best, the American tactician had no doubts that the Azkals can achieve their goal even if the team had to fight from behind after a penalty from Tajik striker Nazarov Akhtam in the 62nd minute.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“It was just something I have seen a couple of times in my life and I told them if that’s how you prepare for a game and you carry that to the field, then you cannot lose. No matter what happens, you cannot lose,” Dooley said.“I was down for a moment, but I still believed in the team.”last_img read more

Man remanded for attempted murder of national footballer

first_imgA man with a fractured leg that hops with crutches was on Friday remanded at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court after appearing before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan on attempted murder charge.Oswald Andrews, 34, of Middle Street, South Cummingsburg, Georgetown, was not allowed to plea to the indictable offence.Rensford ColeridgeIt was alleged that on July 19, 2016, at Queen Street, South Cummingsburg, he unlawfully and maliciously assaulted Rensford Coleridge, a national footballer with intent to commit murder.Police Prosecutor Deniro Jones successfully objected to bail due to the gravity of the offence and the fact that the virtual complainant (VC) Coloridge, sustained stab wounds to his hip, chest and shoulder and is currently in a critical condition at a hospital.The defendant was remanded and will return to Court on September 5, 2016.It was reported that Coleridge was rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital after sustaining the stab wounds. He arrived GPH in a semi-conscious manner.According to reports the stabbing allegedly occurred because Andrews believed that Coleridge was texting his girlfriend. Coleridge was said to be sitting a short distance from his home at a shop looking at television when Andrew’s dealt him the stabs.last_img read more

THINK, UNFPA, Partners to Document Female Ebola Survivors Experience

first_imgA documentation that is expected to highlight challenges facing female Ebola survivors and how to resolve those constraints  will shortly be launched in the country by United  Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), donor partners and several government Ministries in the country.Making the disclosure at a daylong  forum in Tubmanburg, Bomi County recently, Mrs. Rosana Shaack, executive director of Touching Humanity in Need of Kindness (THINK),  said her organization had already begun collating information from Ebola survivors, especially females who, she said, had gone through traumatic situations at different Ebola Treatment Units  (ETU), and were experiencing stigmatization from community dwellers.“UNFPA, Swedish government, Ministries of Gender and Development, Health and other donor partners really want to document what you people are facing, after been discharged from your various ETUs and how best they can help to integrate you into the communities without experiencing stigmatization,” Madam Shaacks said.“This forum is intended for our partners to know your situations and how they can help you find a way to solve them,” she added. “You have to share your experiences and what is affecting you most, after you left your ETU centers.”The THINK executive director   continued, “They want to know how you have been surviving and coping with your post-Ebola trauma as well as life in your communities.”Madam Shaack pointed out that “neighboring Guinea and Sierra Leone are still affected with the Ebola virus, and as such, Liberians need to practice still the preventive measures prescribed by the health authorities.She then lauded government and the Bomi County Health Team for their efforts to help contain the deadly virus in the county.According to her, she would extend the exercise to several other counties, naming Grand Cape Mount, Margibi, Bong, Nimba and Montserrado as initial ones.These activities, she said, which run from March 9-21 are being funded by the Swedish Development Agency (SIDA).Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

US to Invest US$57.2M in Health Sector

first_imgThe United States Government through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) on June 4, launched a project costing over US$57 million to help revitalize the Liberian Health Sector.The project will be implemented by the Collaborate Support for Health (CSH) and the Partnership for Advancing Community-based Support (PACS), supervised by USAID.At the launch, U.S. Ambassador Deborah Malac reflected that the past months have shown that a functional healthcare system is critical to Liberia’s overall economic development.During the Ebola crisis, she recalled, Liberian healthcare workers struggled to deliver needed health services for those affected, as well as to Liberians who desired basic services such as immunization, antenatal care and treatment for malaria.Ambassador Malac expressed satisfaction that the U.S. Government remained a steadfast partner throughout the Ebola crisis, committing over US$1 billion to fighting the virus in the West African sub-region.She disclosed that through USAID, her government has provided US$47 million annually to support Liberia’s health system up to 2015, in line with the National Health and Social Welfare Policy and Plan.At the core of the U.S. health development program in Liberia, United States’ direct support to the Ministry of Health through “Fixed Amount Reimbursement Agreement” (FARA) supports the delivery of basic health services in over 200 health facilities covering more than one third of Liberia’s population. FARA support covers six counties, including Bong, Nimba, and Lofa, and targeted facilities for maternal health services in Margibi, Montserrado and Grand Bassa Counties.The support from USAID to the health sector is in line with the 10-year Health and Social Welfare Policy and Plan, providing direct financing to the Government of Liberia for delivery of quality health services and technical assistance to strengthen management, governance, and human capacity in the health system.The assistance, USAID and partners said in a statement, will support restoration of the health system following the Ebola crisis in line with Liberia’s Investment plan for building a resilient health system.The two programs, CSH and PACS, bring together a set of international and Liberian non-governmental organizations with extensive experience in expanding access to health services, and will specifically benefit the Ministry of Health, Bong, Lofa and Nimba Counties.The USAID CSH 5-year Program targets US$32.4 million and will be implemented by the Management Sciences for Health (MSH), and its partners including the Development Innovations Group, the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, Jhpiego, and Results for Development.CSH according to its plan of action will collaborate with the Ministry of Health and Bong, Lofa, and Nimba County health teams to expand access to and quality of health services, and with the Ministry of Public Works.The Partnership for Advancing Community-based Services (PACS), through its 5-year, US$24.8 million program will focus on increasing access to quality community-based health and social services through capacity building and system strengthening, support for health communications, and improved access to safe water and sanitation services.PACS will also provide strategic support to the Ministry of Gender, Child and Social Protection and Ministry of Public Works, at county level. Its partners include International Rescue Committee (IRC), Global Communities, Population Services International (PSI), Planned Parenthood Association of Liberia (PPAL), and Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA).Meanwhile, Minister of Health designate, Dr. Bernice Dahn commended the U.S. Government for the assistance.Dr. Dahn said the assistance is meaningful and comes at an opportune time to help MOH to fully implement its health plan drawn in 2006.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Senior Flyers drop first game in best of seven set against Spirit River

first_imgGame one of the Fort St. John Senior Flyers series is in the books and the Flyers will host game two in the series down 1-0. The game was close in shots at 32-29 Spirit River, but not nearly as close where it matters most as the Rangers took the game 7-3.Spirit River got out to an early lead less than a minute and a half into the game. The Flyers managed to tie the game later in the first period, however the Rangers took the lead once again with 1:21 left.Things got away from the Flyers in the second period. Two powerplay goals put the Rangers up 4-1. Fort St. John closed the gap to 4-2, however Spirit River kept applying pressure and added another two markers for a 6-2 lead.- Advertisement -The teams traded goals in the final frame to round out the scoring at 7-3.Scoring for the Flyers were Brennan Giroux, Brady Busche, and Jeff Shipton.Game two is slated for Thursday night back at the North Peace Arena at 8:30 p.m.Advertisementlast_img read more

GAA NEWS – NAOMH BRID JUVENILES URGED TO SIGN UP FOR MICHAEL MURPHY CAMP

first_imgLotto Draw on 17/6/2013 Results are : Numbers 4,7,17,20,24. € 25 winners.- Mary Johnston,E.O’Leary,Aidan Walsh,T McGarrigle Next Draw on Mon 24th June 2013 in Country Inn. Jackpot Now €14,150.00.Both Seniors and Reserves were beaten away to Naomh Naile last Saturday evening. Under 14s play this week. Minor and Under 16s are training for championship and league. Could all players be at training when requested. Our Under 8s are flying underthe stewardship of Declan Mc Cafferty and Lorcan McGrory winning the Blitz last week. Well Done boys and Girls.Joe Doherty and his team are doing very good work with the Under 10s as well. Good luck to Michael Calvey and his team in the under 12 s also.The Sandhouse Hotel Solo Challenge has been launched at a memorable night in Dew Drop Inn in Laghy by Joe Brolly, Martin McHugh, Sam Maguire, Barry Monaghan, Joyce McMullin, Sean Dunnion and our own Matt Gallagher with MC Sean Perry outstanding in his role as Chief Instigator ! This very Important fundraiser is to Benefit The Donegal Hospice with Permits gained to have a Massive Bucket Collection in Donegal Town, Laghy, Ballintra, Ballyshannon, Belleek, Garrison, Belcoo, Blacklion & Derrylin on the 20th July (Ulster Final Weekend). The Permit has also beenobtained to collect in Belturbet and in Clones on Ulster Final Day. This Collection will require approximately 50 people on both days to collect the money which will all go directly to The Donegal Hospice. There is also a Workd Record to be Set by Soloing a football in Relays from Donegal Town starting at 5pm on 20/7/2013 running right through the night ending up in Clones at approximately lunch time on the Day of the Ulster Final. We plan to complete the Relay with our last Participant running onto the pitch in front of 35,000 people. There are still some slots and sponsorship cards available from Sean Rooney 087 9844702 or Elaine on 074 97 21847. This is shaping up to be a very exciting event as a number of celebrities have requested the chance to take part. Anyone that can take part in any way collecting or soloing please contact Sean. Anyone 16 or over can participate on the “on Road” sections. A number of Business People have kindly Donated large sums to ensure this event can be undertaken and money raised for Donegal Hospice. They are : Sandhouse Hotel, TG Tunnelling, Dew Drop Inn, 3 D Personnel, Cllr Sean McEniff, DMG Motors (Skoda), Abrakebabra Letterkenny (Lorcan & Sharlene McGrory), E&J Oil Services. Any players wishing to register for the Michael Murphy Summer Camp please check out our website as there are limited places available. www.naomhbrid.ieWell Done to Aaron Calvey on representing the club and schools in the County skills competition last week. Keep up the good work.Finally, best wishes to our own David Walsh on Sunday versus Down in another Ulster Semi Final. Another proud day for Tony & Bernie and rest of the Walsh family.GAA NEWS – NAOMH BRID JUVENILES URGED TO SIGN UP FOR MICHAEL MURPHY CAMP was last modified: June 18th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:NAOMH BRID CLUB NOTESlast_img read more

West Ham complete signing of Lukasz Fabianski from Swansea City

first_img Getty Images Lukasz Fabianski has swapped Swansea for West Ham West Ham have completed the signing of goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski from Swansea City.The Poland international has penned a three-year deal with the Hammers and joins for a fee of around £7million. 2 “West Ham is a massive club so I’m really happy to be joining at such an exciting time here,” he said.“I will do my best on and off the pitch to help the team to achieve the best results possible and can’t wait to start this new chapter of my career.”Fabianski was named Swansea’s Player of the Year last season as the Welsh club suffered relegation from the Premier League.He spent four seasons with the Swans, making 150 appearances, having joined from Arsenal in 2014.Fabianski, who is currently at the World Cup with Poland, becomes the third play to join West Ham since Manuel Pellegrini was made manager last monthHis transfer follows the signing of defender Issa Diop from Toulouse for a club-record fee, reported to be £22million, and full-back Ryan Fredericks on a free transfer from Fulham.center_img 2 Issa Diop has joined West Ham for a club record fee Fabianski looks set to compete with Spaniard Adrian as Pellegrini reshapes his squad.West Ham director of football Mario Husillos said: “Lukasz is an experienced and established Premier League goalkeeper, with great quality that he has shown at both domestic and international level.“He fits perfectly the mould of the modern goalkeeper, with excellent agility, presence and distribution, and will bring strong competition to the position.”last_img read more