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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

Spring at Chilko Lake

Submitted by admin on Tue, 03/15/2011 - 11:04

   Snowflakes falling softly on the past

   A river flowing easy, Gentled by winters touch

   Swans flying over, Born to travel, Honking for spring

   Reach out and touch a star nights, the moon with sometimes a howling presence

   Owls hooting encouragement, Deer standing easy with the harshness gone

   Eagles calling and soaring with courtship

   The recommended touch Is here   

   By David Secord

Chilko Trout Genetics

Submitted by admin on Wed, 02/23/2011 - 23:01

Chilko Trout Genetics

Did you know the Chilko River Rainbows are genetically identifical to the Chilko River Steelhead? Did you know that they are actually steelhead that decided to choose Chilko as their home instead of going to the ocean? You know what they say, "you can be a big fish in a little pond, or a little fish in a big pond". I guess the Chilko Steelhead decided to be a big fish in Chilko River and Lake, instead of a little fish in the ocean.

The Amazing Ant Hatch

Submitted by admin on Tue, 02/22/2011 - 23:52

Big Hatches

This year we had some of the most amazing hatches.  One of the most phenomenal hatches was in early August. It was a small flying ant hatch. Literally millions of these small ants took flight in the late afternoon of a hot summer day, their ant hatch pods looked like small helicopters floating up into the air….Since it was at the end of the day just before dinner, it was such an amazing hatch I had to drag everyone from the bar out onto the deck to see it…nature always amazes me. 

Latest Tsylos Park Lodge Testimonial from Pat

Submitted by admin on Tue, 02/22/2011 - 03:18

"My son and I have been fishing at Tsylos Park Lodge for 10 years. I have fished for many years all over the US West and in South America but this is one of the most consistent fisheries that I have experienced.  For me, large fish that take dry flies defines the ultimate in trout fishing.  Combine this with the family atmosphere of the McLean's operation and you have a place that will call you back year after year.  We look forward to our 11th year!

Pat & Mike Boland"

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