May 23/17

What an incredible Long weekend up here at Tunkwa!

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! Troloing , casting, still fishing, stripping flies, whatever, it worked.

Chironomid anglers started to see the trout to switch up and start to dial into bigger chrionomids, size 14,12 and even 10’s were producing. All the usual patterns were working, but greens or ASB patterns were good, “Guns’n’Roses’ was a good producer as well. Stripping damsel patterns in the shallow was also a good presentation.


Some unsettled weather here today, making setting up a challenge, but guests are still hooking up.

The Koo kids with a couple nice ones caught chironomiding over the May Long.

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

May 15, 2017

Another week of unsettled weather, but fishing remained pretty constant. Nights are dipping below freezing still, and daytime temps all over the place. Lake level has crested, and is on it’s way down. Interestingly, Tunkwa did not get as high … Continue reading

May 8/17

Fishing has been up and down since the last report. When the weather has been good, there’s been some fantastic fishing, when the weather has been off, the fishing is tough! We saw all kinds of weather the past week, from … Continue reading

May 3,17

Chironimid fishing was good last thurs/fri then things slowed down over the weekend with the snow and wind(everyone still caught fish but it was tougher).Yesterday weather improved with sunshine and milder temperatures. Chironomid fishing picked up, fish were moving in schools … Continue reading

April 25/17

Joedy and Nick fished Tunkwa today, fishing shallow(4′) they got into lots of action….more trout then they could keep track of…….,,Joedy guessed about 150 trout, Nick said more like a 100 or so…..doesn’t matter, that’s lots in anyone’s books! Lots … Continue reading

April 21/17

Well it’s getting close!! Lots of open water now. If we had some wind today, the lake would’ve iced off! Chironomids are hatching steady, and fish can be seen rolling. Surface water temps range from 43-46F. Next post should be … Continue reading

April 19/17

The warm daytime temps with big winds have made a big difference on Tunkwa, lots more open areas, and the ice is starting to move around, piling up on the north shorelines. The bay in front of our campground is … Continue reading

April 17/17

Well the ice is still not off on Tunkwa!!! This past week saw most nights dip below freezing( Sun night was -7??) which sure doesn’t help. My guess of Tunkwa icing off on the 20th, might be a bit optimistic………… … Continue reading

April 10/17

Tunkwa area saw some nice warm days this past week, and a couple good windy days. Even some heavy rain the one day. Most nights are staying above freezing. All of this, really helps the ice off progression. The open … Continue reading

April 4/17

Not really much new to report here. We’ve had some nice sunny days up here, with the occasional day hitting the double digits, but most nights are dropping below freezing. Some snow came down on Sunday! The last couple nights … Continue reading