On July 17 I got a message from a former employee in the film business in Vancouver. She wanted to know if I had declared it to be a “Full Bummer Summer” (FBS) yet. What is an FBS you might ask?
I had a very memorable day fishing on the Cowichan River in March. The heavy rains we had in February and March had the river running at a healthy 120 cubic meters per second (CMS) and the steelhead were holding in a very large group close to shore. I was able to reach them with about a 20 foot cast while sitting on a log sticking out into the flow. I hooked 5 steelhead in about an hour, pretty incredible fishing. I am sure I was not alone with this kind of success as anglers all winter and spring very frequently visited this fishing area.