Sunday is Father's Day, the one day a year when dad is supposed to do what he wants.
Now don't tell me that embodies him hanging out in the backyard grilling burgers on the barbecue. If he enjoys flipping patties that's one thing, but I for one am not doing the cooking on my day.
For dads like me who have chosen fishing astheir sport, it's free this weekend. For the last 11 years, the Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC has hosted license-free fishing and family-oriented fishing events every Father's Day weekend.
This year, our BC Free Family Fishing Weekend commemorates the passing of one of its founders, the legendary Bill Otway.
Here in the Lower Mainland, these venues can be found at Cultus Lake in Chilliwack; The Fraser Valley Trout Hatchery in Abbotsford; McMillian Lake at Trinity Western University in Langley; Green Timbers Lake Provincial Park in Surrey; Lafarge Lake in Coquitlam; and Rice Lake in North Vancouver.
For further information on these familyevents, go to www.bcfamilyfishingweekend.com.
Fishing on our Lower Mainland lakes is currently top notch.
For wet (sinking) fly fishing try Chironomid, Bloodworm, Coachman, American Coachman, Professor, Wooly Bugger, Micro Leach, Sixpack, Dragonfly Nymph, Halfback, Doc Spratley, Baggy Shrimp, or Zulu.
For dry (floating) fly action try Tom Thumb, Irresistible, Black Gnat, Griffith Gnat, Royal Coachman, or Renegade. For Kokanee try Red Abbis, Bloodworm, Red Spratley, San Juan Worm, Red Quill or Double Trude.
Our Lower Mainland bass and panfish fisheries are slow to fair.
For bass try Wooly Bugger, Big Black, Lizard, Clouser's Deep Minnow, Zonker, Tied Down Minnow, Bucktail, Dolly Whacker, or Crayfish insizes 4 to 1.
For Crappie or Pumpkinseed try Wooly Bugger, Big Black, Micro Leach, Bucktail, Tied Down Minnow, Dolly Whacker, or Clouser's Deep Minnow in sizes 12 to 8.