Grey Creek Pass

Discussion in 'Canada' started by Hektoglider, Jul 8, 2008.

  1. 250senuf

    250senuf Long timer

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2008
    Oddometer:
    2,487
    Location:
    Nelson area, Kootenai, BC, Canada
    Gotcha. It's like getting asked which hotel to stay at "I dunno, I live here and don't stay at the hotels".
    So look for Geckos or Buddha in Marysville, otherwise Kimberley it is. Thanks.
  2. Jäger 1

    Jäger 1 Osons

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2009
    Oddometer:
    819
    Location:
    NW MT/SE BC
    In Kimberley, the Sully Pub (aka a bar with food) is a favorite with long time blue collar locals. We have our impromptu ski patrol socials there and the grub is actually pretty good. If you decide you're in a hurry there's the Subway and A&W (the only fast food in town) within about a 100 feet in either direction.

    For a more Crawford Bay type of experience, the Burrito Grill down near the Platzl fits that role.
  3. OurBC

    OurBC Live to Travel

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2008
    Oddometer:
    448
    Location:
    Victoria, BC

    Thanks for the information, I'm always looking for another good place to eat.
  4. KilgoreTrout

    KilgoreTrout adventure flyfisher

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2009
    Oddometer:
    374
    Location:
    Alberta Rockies
    Jager, Now for the important stuff....... Hows the fishing in the creeks after all this rain? I will be heading that way in the next few weeks to pick up a trials bike I purchased from an inmate during the winter and would like to fish a little on the way back I am all ears:ear for a report:lol3
  5. Jäger 1

    Jäger 1 Osons

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2009
    Oddometer:
    819
    Location:
    NW MT/SE BC
    I didn't say the Burrito Grill was good, I said it was reminiscent of the Weird Kootenays. I've heard it's pretty good, but I've never eaten there. When I do eat away from home in Kimberley, I hit the Sully. How bad can a meal really be when you can have a cold frosty mug of beer with it?

    And my wife was right... the Barking Gecko in Marysville does have a realtor's sign on it right now.
  6. Jäger 1

    Jäger 1 Osons

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2009
    Oddometer:
    819
    Location:
    NW MT/SE BC
    I suspect the fishing is fecked. Certainly for now, perhaps for the whole year.

    The creeks and rivers just got a world class enema, reminiscent of 1995 flooding. The water is still ripping right now, and the temps now in the 35+ range are now going to melt the snow to join with what the rain dropped.

    I might be way out to lunch, but I think a lot of redds just got torn out and/or silted up. My plan at the moment is to look to fishing around our place in Montana, look to the creeks and rivers around Missoula. I hope I'm wrong on the fishing for the Elk, Bull, etc this year, but I doubt it.

    Not to mention the fact that so many of the FSRs into those locations have multiple washouts and bridges out anyways.

    Depressing...
  7. KilgoreTrout

    KilgoreTrout adventure flyfisher

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2009
    Oddometer:
    374
    Location:
    Alberta Rockies
    Well that's not what I wanted to hear. Around here the Bow might be fishable in August if we are lucky! Might have to take the long way home on US2 and check out the Flathead or Kootenai although I always wanted to fish the Blackfoot its a little out of the way. Any suggestions of small streams in the Libby area:ear
  8. DNF

    DNF Been here awhile

    Joined:
    May 12, 2011
    Oddometer:
    404
    Location:
    Kootenays
    Just heard some fish expert on the radio today say that the Bow probably lost 50% of it's fish stock. However there are gravel bars aplenty now and that should improve spawning. It will take years to recover though.

    Also your usual spots are probably not so good anymore. A lot of terrain has moved and so have the holes.
  9. Jäger 1

    Jäger 1 Osons

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2009
    Oddometer:
    819
    Location:
    NW MT/SE BC
    I know... I was looking forward to another year of 19" westslope cutties all day long on the local rivers and streams...

    [​IMG]

    Can't help you there - I don't spend a lot of time around Libby, other than riding through.

    I'd suggest the Thompson River and the Clark Fork. If you're getting further east, I'd be thinking of the streams just outside of Missoula.

    Best bet is to contact the boys at Lakestream in Whitefish, and Grizzly Hackle in Missoula. They both have websites and are happy to dispense information.
  10. KilgoreTrout

    KilgoreTrout adventure flyfisher

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2009
    Oddometer:
    374
    Location:
    Alberta Rockies
    I would not write it off so quick it survived 95 and 05 and fished well those years. We may have lost a year class but its part of nature and tends to bounce back quickly, as for the old spots thats the beauty of the Bow it tends to change a lot every year between the flooding and the ice scouring which makes it seem like a new river every spring/summer. Looking forward to getting out and seeing the changes:eek1
  11. KilgoreTrout

    KilgoreTrout adventure flyfisher

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2009
    Oddometer:
    374
    Location:
    Alberta Rockies
    Nice cutty hope there's still a few up in frenchmans creek:clap
  12. RED CAT

    RED CAT Bumpy Backroader

    Joined:
    Jun 2, 2005
    Oddometer:
    3,070
    Location:
    Western Canada
    Nobody's been on the Grey Creek Pass lately?
  13. MANXMAN

    MANXMAN Overlander

    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2002
    Oddometer:
    1,550
    Location:
    BRITISH Columbia
    We cancelled our ride over to see if it was open last week after reading this. Knowing how long these things take to get repaired, I doubt it will be open for quite awhile.
  14. 250senuf

    250senuf Long timer

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2008
    Oddometer:
    2,487
    Location:
    Nelson area, Kootenai, BC, Canada
    Just got back from having lunch in Marysville at Buddha. Slight delay on the way over while I waited for the washout [N49 36.948 W116 36.091] to be fixed. A machine showed up just as I was about to turn back. There was an ATV track around the missing road but I didn't want to chance it solo.
    Some rough spots and some loose gravel with a bit of depth. Active logging on the west side up to 4km. I did not check out the powerline road at all.

    :clap
  15. GreatWhiteNorth

    GreatWhiteNorth Long timer

    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2009
    Oddometer:
    2,632
    Location:
    Winterpeg - site of flatness beyond belief
    Thnx for posting that. Really nice country back there. I suspect one day that route will be paved Gotta see it before that ever happens.
  16. 250senuf

    250senuf Long timer

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2008
    Oddometer:
    2,487
    Location:
    Nelson area, Kootenai, BC, Canada
    I doubt that it will ever be paved. They barely maintain it now.
  17. H96669

    H96669 A proud pragmatist.

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2009
    Oddometer:
    4,750
    Location:
    Hiding off Hwy 6, B.C.
    Darn missed it yesterday....or the rain clouds did it for me. Looked ugly up there.:wink: Got wet on the longer way around instead and couldn't bribe my way first on the ferry, was parked before my friend came on shift:wink: and that made me miss Meadow Creek-Trout Lake.:cry

    But I asked about road conditions at the Greys Creek store and they said it was good.Better info there than some roads up north where I was told not to take "that" bike and did anyway.:wink:
  18. 250senuf

    250senuf Long timer

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2008
    Oddometer:
    2,487
    Location:
    Nelson area, Kootenai, BC, Canada
    Just to see for myself I rode over and back today. Some parts of the road are better, some are worse than this time last year. Averages out to being the same.

    Met two riders heading west a few kms east of the summit. The lady was on a VStrom 650 without a front brake. :eek1. The coupling/splitter for the dual calipers had lossened and spilled the juice. Saw no sign of them on my return so I'm assuming it ended well. Having to go down the east side without a front brake would have been WAY uglier. The first 12km east from the summit was the worst of the ride.
  19. Jäger 1

    Jäger 1 Osons

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2009
    Oddometer:
    819
    Location:
    NW MT/SE BC
    If I'd known you were heading over I would have met you half way.

    Rode a little further up the St Maries instead to see if I could get into any decent walk 'n wade flyfishing. The river is still ripping along pretty good lower down.
  20. 250senuf

    250senuf Long timer

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2008
    Oddometer:
    2,487
    Location:
    Nelson area, Kootenai, BC, Canada
    Bump to the top.