July 24/17

Another good week up at Tunkwa! Lots of happy guests.

Weather remained nice, cooling off a bit, even some rain here and there. South winds have kept the skies clear . We continue to be very fortunate with no issues from the wildfires or smoke up here!

Fishing was very good most day this week, Chironomid hatches were pretty steady, to very heavy at times. some good fishing has occurred first thing and at last light. Mix of sizes coming off, but lots of bigger ‘bombers” in the mix.

Last reports, fishing over 17′ of water 1′ off the bottom, was the ticket. Big chiromomid patterns are key, colour seems to be secondary. Greens, Blacks, CopperTops or any of the various ASB patterns have all been producing. Some reports of good action just before dusk, fishing only 3’ below the surface.

A storm system blew through Sun afternoon, strong winds, fast dropping temps, plus rain, slowed the hatch and made the bite slower, until evening. Talking with a few guests this morning, and they are working a bit harder this morning for them, but still hooking up. the morning temp right at 0 slowed the hatches.

Trollers are getting some fish, but not like the chironomid anglers are. Anchoring your boat, and setting up a spinning rod, with a slip float, and a chironomid, will get you into the same kind of actyion. Stop in the resort store, and we can get you set up.

The long term forecasted weather is looking fantastic, and we should only see the hatches get heavier!

Connie and Terry got into some nice trout, during there stay here at Tunkwa!

Al Patton
Tunkwa Lake Resort

July 17/17

We are still fortunate, the wildfires are a longs ways away from us, and we are not been effected by them. Weather up at Tunkwa last week was just beautiful. Sunny, and warm, not too hot, and nice cool nights, … Continue reading

July 14, 17

Fishing has been good the past few days with guests trolling gang troll with a worm in the deeper parts of the lake. Worm under a float has also been doing well, Larger sized Chironomids are right on schedule with … Continue reading

July 10/17

Tunkwa has been fortunate and not effected by the wild fires to the north. We will update the status as it effects Tunkwa on our Home page and Facebook page. Fishing has been consistent since the last report. Productive presentations have changed … Continue reading

July 03,17

Guests enjoyed a beautiful sunny Canada day weekend with many visiting Logan Lake for the towns fireworks display. Fishers were catching fish trolling Pumkinheads, willow leaf dabbed with a worm, flatfish and kwick fish. Trolling shallow over weed beds or … Continue reading

June 26/17

Summer weather has finally settled into the Tunkwa area. Warm sunny days, but nights cool right down to single digits, great for sleeping. Fishing has still been a bit sporadic. Fish are being caught, but mostly in short flurries. Chironomid hatches … Continue reading

June 21,17

Fishing a worm under a float in 6 feet of water was working well the last few days and trollers have been doing ok on bright coloured kwikfish and hot shots. Weather out look looks like summer is arriving by the … Continue reading

June 14, 17

Trollers have been doing well using Pumkinheads, leech patterns, flatfish and kwikfish. Just using spinning rods with a bit of weight or fly rods with sinking line fishing 8 to 9 feet down. Damsels and Mayflies have been coming off with … Continue reading

June 5/17

Fishing was a bit tougher this past period. We had 4 days of heavy relentless winds out of the south. Setting up and fishing in it was a challenge. Fishing was good prior to this and picked up again on … Continue reading

May 29/17

We saw some beautiful summer weather after the cold front ripped through earlier in the week. For the most part, fishing was very good. Chironomid hatches were coming off steady and the trout were on them. This weekend, we saw … Continue reading

May 23/17

What an incredible Long weekend up here at Tunkwa! The weather was beyond belief, just perfect and the trout were on the feed. Lots of fish being caught and lots of happy guests! Fish were caught by every method possible! … Continue reading

Fly Patterns

We’ve had a few inquiries about a couple of the chironomid patterns we sell in our store. The Whisky Dick, and Blue Dream are tied by local fishing ‘ace’ Dick Bartlett for us, and have been the HOT fly as … Continue reading