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Welcome to Chilko Tales

Tips, Tricks and tales about life at Chilko Lake. If you are interested in specific topics, check out the popular topics to the right. If you would like to follow our blog, fill out the sign up form to the left. We will send you the latest posts about your interests and the latest posts of “Chilko Tidbits”, which are tidbits about the fish, wildlife, and our environment that we have learned or are learning along the way. Thanks for visiting and hope you enjoy. Karen McLean

My Big Trout Story

Submitted by admin on Tue, 04/03/2012 - 20:15

September is one of my favorite months. The sockeye salmon signal the autumn season as they come into the Chilko River to spawn and lay millions of eggs.  This is the fall feast for fish, wildlife, and everything under the Chilko sun.

This last fall I wanted to experience the joy of catching a trout on a dry fly, before the trout started to feed on the sockeye salmon eggs.  

River Fly Fishing Latest Testimonial

Submitted by admin on Thu, 03/29/2012 - 20:08

Fly Fishing on Chilko River a picture of John


Suzanne and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Tsylos. It was the highlight of 2011 for us, and ranks among our all-time best trips. I feel truly fortunate to have experienced the awesome fishing - I often look back at the pictures from the trip, and long to return to the Chilko River. The only thing that would make it better next time is lower water levels so that I could do more wading!

A Chilko River Ermine

Submitted by admin on Mon, 03/12/2012 - 22:06

Ermine, (Mustela eminea)

This little Ermine came to visit our front deck. It looks pretty cute, even a little cuddly.  Don’t be fooled by its size, they are bold, curious, and are quite ferocious.

Nature gives every species special gifts to protect themselves in the wilds. In this case the Ermine turns white in the winter enabling it to blend in with its snowy environment.  In the summer it turns a silky chocolate brown with a tan underbelly.

Karen and Bud Go Fly Fishing

Submitted by admin on Mon, 02/13/2012 - 22:58

Karen and Bud Go Fishing – A Fish Tale

After spending the season listening to the “big fish stories”, and seeing everyone’s trout photos, I had to get out and go fly fishing! I decided to check out the river myself. See if these big fish tales were true. So, on one of those perfect Chilko River days, I closed up my office, gathered up my fly fishing gear, dusted it off, and headed out with Bud, my Dad.    

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