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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-24-2012, 11:07 PM Thread Starter
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Vancouver Island ??????

I recently bought an outdoor map of the island (similar to Delorme's State Atlas') and have almost talked myself into a trip out there. Can anyone offer some insight relating to conditions on the island in late Dec./early Jan. ?

I would probably drive out there with a truck full of camping gear, and get lost for 10 days or so. The map I bought shows a maze of logging roads leading to countless rivers and streams. Are the logging companies roads open to public traffic? Are there fish in the rivers that time of year?... ETC.

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I live here on the island.... does it have to be that exact time? or maybe a month later?.... pm me if you want .....
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I live here on the island.... does it have to be that exact time? or maybe a month later?.... pm me if you want .....
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I lived on the island for two years. In dec. bring rain gear.
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i live a little too far from the island.
of course going there is worth spending time to get there
i just wish i had my vacation earlier
but i still hope you guys have a good time there
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I just spent the month of March fishing my way up the Island on my way home to AK and it was an interesting experience to say the least! Definitely lots of logging roads everywhere and active hauling going on right now. The 2011 Backroad Mapbook had limited info; some roads were even deactivated miles down from the main. The fold-out Coast Guard SAR maps are supposedly more accurate and detailed though I never purchased one...

Fishing was slow for me. I fished mainly the Cowichan, Gold, Eve, and Salmon rivers... low, cold, and clear water conditions... few fish in the rivers. Weather for camping, however, was stellar. I was also limited in where I could access certain runs/holes due to my recovery from knee surgery recently... but it was good therapy nonetheless.

If I went back, I'd take my pontoon, mtn. bike, some good tarps and plan to fish when it was raining. Good luck!
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I also live on the Island if you PM me I will try to help.
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