BC lakes in 2021

easywater

Active Member
Any plans to hit BC lakes once the border crossing problem is resolved?
The news is saying all Americans who want it will be immunized by the end of May.

Still lots of good fishing here at that time.
Lower elevation lakes should be at or just past their prime - higher lakes won't be in their prime yet.

I am going to be here hammering them...
 

Bowbonehead

Active Member
I am just as eager to head south to some streams to the south but BC may have to suffice for May/June anyways ...... hopefully the immunizations pick up here soon ....... but according to Justine it will be September
 

TB Wannabe

New Member
I’m hoping to be able to go up this spring since we will be fully vaccinated by then. Sounds like its up to Canada, but I’m eager!
 

Bowbonehead

Active Member
The big issue is none of the vaccines are manufactured in Canada so despite having purchased enough to vaccinate the population many times over it can only happen as fast as the doses arrive which has been at a slow drip........
 

Buzzy

Active Member
The big issue is none of the vaccines are manufactured in Canada so despite having purchased enough to vaccinate the population many times over it can only happen as fast as the doses arrive which has been at a slow drip........
Hopefully Canada will start to see an increase in available vaccine. I'd like to see the that and the same thing in Japan. In the meantime, stay safe (and try to leave us a few trout for when the borders do open).
 

easywater

Active Member
I think once you have your vaccination, you will get a vaccine "passport".
This should allow you to cross the border into Canada.
 

Rocking Chair Fan

No more hot spotting
I think once you have your vaccination, you will get a vaccine "passport".
This should allow you to cross the border into Canada.
There is a lot of discussion about this. Many are concerned it would be a violation of civil rights/liberties, privacy, ethics, among other concerns. Canada has already raised a number of issues. But in these times a lot of decisions will be made that may surprise us. Only time will tell...
 

Old Trout11

New Member
I have 4 trips on the books in BC this year. I am not feeling good about the border opening until September or later. I am already making alternate plans in Oregon and maybe Idaho. My neighbors have close friends in BC and the they are being told the border will stay closed all year. I agree a lot of decisions will be made that will surprise us and I do believe, even after this pandemic is over a vaccination visa will be required for all international travel.
 

bchapman

Active Member
It’s highly unlikely the border will be opened by Canada until such time as it’s vaccinations have reached the “herd immunity” level (~70%). As was mentioned above, there is no current plan to fully vaccinate the population until (optimistically) the end of September.

Recent decisions to give as many people as possible at least the first dose, and stretch the booster shot up to 4 months later, mean at least a partial level of mass vaccination may be achieved earlier. But, that doesn’t mean the border will be open earlier... it may mean later if they wait for the second shot to be administered.

Think optimistically about your BC trips, but be prudent and make other plans too.
 

Buzzy

Active Member
It’s highly unlikely the border will be opened by Canada until such time as it’s vaccinations have reached the “herd immunity” level (~70%). As was mentioned above, there is no current plan to fully vaccinate the population until (optimistically) the end of September.

Recent decisions to give as many people as possible at least the first dose, and stretch the booster shot up to 4 months later, mean at least a partial level of mass vaccination may be achieved earlier. But, that doesn’t mean the border will be open earlier... it may mean later if they wait for the second shot to be administered.

Think optimistically about your BC trips, but be prudent and make other plans too.
I fear you're right about the border being closed for much longer than we anglers would like. Safety first. Here's hoping Canada (and all nations) can get major quantities of the vaccine.

Save a trout or two for me.

Patrick
 

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