The weather and fishing has really improved up at Tunkwa since the last report. Summer has arrived!
the warmer and more stable weather has started the ‘bugs’ to hatch. Chironomids, damsels and mayflies have been coming off.
Everyone has been catching fish, but some days are better then other. Days when the folks trolling are doing well, the chironomid fishers are finding it slow, and when the chironie guys are doing well, the trolling action has slowed.
Trolling plugs, like kwikfish or Hotshots has been the best presentation, just a matter of figuring out the ‘hot’ depth for that day. The usal colours have been working, we have seen some good catches using the ‘rainbow trout’ pattern Kwikfish. Gang trolls and worm harnesses, don’t seem to be as effective as they were earlier in the month.
Chironimd hatches have been happening, some day coming off really good, other day spotty. When they aren’t feeding on Chironomids, they’ve been feeding on damsels nymphs and scuds. Chironomids in various shades of green, light brown, or the old reliable CopperTop, have been producing. Several guests today made comments about seeing lots of active hatches taking place.
We’ve been seeing lots of better quality sized fish come in, On Sunday, I saw a nice 4lber as well as a solid 5 lber being cleaned. Lots of fish in the 3 lb range being caught, with the od 4 in the mix, pretty nice trout!
Lucas with his new personal best, on a new rod that he got on his 4th birthday!
Mom was into them to!
We saw a fair bit of wind and unstable weather since the last report, even a good blanket of snow ending up in the hills surrounding the lake on Sunday morning!! The days when the weather shaped up, we saw … Continue reading
Fishing on Tunkwa was good early last week, anglers were into fish, using a variety of techniques, didn’t seem to matter. The Tunkwa area had very strong winds for 4 days, really changing things. Fishing was tougher for the rest … Continue reading
Light winds from various directions to calm conditions the last few days has the hatches spread out though the lake, small chirononids and size 14 light green have been coming off and some bomber size dark greens have been coming … Continue reading
For the most part, we’ve had Some beautiful weather up here at Tunkwa! A few windy days out of the north, but all in all pretty good most days. Weird week for fishing, some days, it’s just been on fire, … Continue reading
All the roads leading into Tunkwa are open and not effected by the swollen creeks in the area. The lake itself is at normal level, and clarity is very good. Surface temps vary, but are in the low 50’s. We … Continue reading
With Tunkwa icing off on Saturday morning guests had more areas to fish. After Friday upper 20 temps, the snow and r4ain on Sunday sure were a shock to all! Some reports of pretty steady action came in from guests … Continue reading
Tunkwa has finished icing off, it’s now clear of ice! Just heard that Leighton has iced off as well!
A very different day up here weather wise, cloudy and only 8 degrees right now. Lots of ice disappeared last night all over the lake. Probably about 50% coverage but going fast! Few fish caught yesterday, but overall pretty slow. … Continue reading
The last couple days has seen daytime temps hi the low 20’s, really eating away at the ice. It is very close to going, a bit of wind would make that happen. We are thinking it will finish going later … Continue reading
Another sunny warm day up at Tunkwa! Lots happening with the ice off at Tunkwa, we are seeing more open water. Won’t be long! Pict taken this afternoon, of the bay in front of the resort. … Continue reading
Lots of wind and warmer weather have really started eating away at the ice on Tunkwa. The short term forecast is calling for temps into the low 20’s! Won’t take long with those temps! Picture of the lake taken this … Continue reading