|Tara with a sand dollar at Miracle Beach|
|Beauty sea run Cutt!|
|Underwater release shot|
|Chris battling a hefty pink salmon|
|Success! Chris with a chunky pink|
The next day we fished the Oyster in a couple of different stretches with Chris and his girlfriend Karen. It was a sunny, hot day and we fished some fine water and saw some cool scenery. Fishing was slow but we managed to get a few cutts and had a great time on the water. We all went for supper and finished off the day by fishing the Puntledge River.
|The Oyster-shell-like bottom of Oyster River|
|Tara with a crayfish from the Puntledge|
|Chris with a nice silver cutty on Puntledge|
|An Arbutus tree. They shed their own bark and leave a smooth tree trunk..pretty cool!|
|Little Qualicum Falls|
|Beautiful, gin-clear Cameron Lake|
We used dry flies at the beginning and Chris got a couple, but I wasn't catching so I switched to a nymph. After a few casts I was into 3 nice rainbows on 3 casts, but after that....nothing for a while. Chris was starting to get a couple in every run on the dry fly so I switched back to a dry as well. As we walked further away from camp, we were getting some awesome hits on the dry fly and having a blast! After a brief walk through the "jungle" in the dark, we made it back to camp, pretty satisfied with this little creek and the trip as a whole.
|Chris waiting for a rise|
|Fish on! Nice rainbow trout on the dry!|
Tara and I left back to the mainland of BC the next morning, but we both know we will be back next summer. The fishing was a blast, the company was great, and the scenery was stunning!