Ice fishing has been very good the past few days. Trout are actively feeding in the shallows, gorging on scuds(freshwater shrimp). Fishing the low light periods see’s the best action, first light and the last hour of light in the afternoon. Fishing lures like the Slab Rap, with an aggressive sweeping motion, has triggered some aggressive hits. The old reliable “Tunkwa Rig’ is working as well, have to make sure you put a lot of flash out from the spoon, and keep the jig wiggling.
The south bays of Tunkwa have a good solid 7” of ice, plenty safe for foot traffic, still not enough for quads or snow machines yet. We do not recommend anyone venturing out to the centre of the lake, or any of the bays along the north shore, as there was open water up there, and conditions are questionable. We have not been on Leighton but observed people fishing there close to shore off the boat launch.

The Rapala Slab Rap strikes again!

Thomas with a nice limit from Thurs. afternoon.


Tunkwa area received incredible amounts of rain on Sat night and most of the day Sunday. All this water and snow melt ended up sitting on-top of the ice, causing very slippery and wet conditions. Amazingly die hards were out … Continue reading

Nov. 24,17

2 holes were drilled through the ice in front of the resort and thickness is 5 inches, an inch less than last week. We like to see 4 inches for foot traffic. Overnight temperatures return to below freezing Sunday night … Continue reading

NOV. 18,17

Ice thickness is just under 6 inches with a couple centimeters of snow on top of the ice. There have been people ice fishing off the day use site and around Bird Sanctuary Island the past week.

Oct. 15,17

Cooler nights and days have dropped water temps. Fish have been seen porpoiseing in shallow water and anglers fishing a few feet below the surface have been catching fish to 3lbs. Fish are in great shape and have been taken … Continue reading


Some unstable weather since the last report, including waking up to the hills around Tunkwa covered in snow! A fair bit of rain in the area to, and the campfire ban was lifted on Friday! Weather has certainly improved, with … Continue reading


Fall has definitely arrived to the Tunkwa area. We’ve awoke to a couple morning with temps in the -6C range! This past week we saw lots of wind, stirring the lake up pretty good, and making fishing a bit tougher. … Continue reading

Sept. 14, 17

Fall has arrived with temps down to 0 and highs to 15 with a North-west wind direction. trolling kwick fish, Bingo bugs and hot shots over the weed beds has produced fish to just over 3 lbs. Worm under a … Continue reading

Sept. 4,17

Fishing is a bit slow, fish have been caught mainly trolling. Pumkinheads, halfbacks, blue Maroon leeches are picking up fish along with attractor patterns. Chironomid fisherman have been getting a few on Bloodworms, #14 dark green, John Kent’s Ductape,Smoke,Elvis patterns. … Continue reading


Fishing got a bit on the tougher side up here at Tunkwa since the last report. Chironomids were still hatching during the early part of the week, and fishing was good. Thursday saw a cold front rip through, complete with … Continue reading