I got a brown a bit over 5 fishing the old lower clay on a royal coachman dry one July in the early 80s.
I used to go during the summer and fish bass and fall fish while checking the changes from the winter.
Fishing with lucky one day above the old upper clay when the river didn't exist where the hole is now I landed an albino rainbow one day.
Darn close to white with a red stripe.
Really pretty cool looking.
Never had the op myself but the Morice and Bulkley fish tend towards the surface.
Of course they are usually only 6-8 pounds with a few in the teens mixed in but they really look to the surface.
Did get to fish Washington, Oregon and Vancouver Island in my mid twenties when a friend was stationed in Bremerton Washington while the nuke engine was being pulled from his sub and it was decommissioned.
Good times having hair to the middle of your back on a navel base back in the 70s.
Really ended up OK when I showed some of them how to catch the fish in their lake on chironomids.
They would catch fish for a week after they were stocked and then rarely got many more fishing bait and lures.
Had a nco follow me around and every time I tried to fish he'd throw a stick for his dog to fetch ruining the water (dink).
Finally I started setting up not where I saw the rises, he'd swim the dog, I'd move to the rises and hook up before the dog got back.
Eventually word spread and the officers got all over him because they wanted the men to get to enjoy the fishing.
End of the second year I think they would have let me on base even though my buddy had moved to a base in Hawaii
post edited by twobob - 2014/02/09 17:45:33