Unstable weather patterns the past week kept fishing spotty or flurries of good fishing when the sun came out. Mayflies came off just before the rain showers and also came off in the evenings. Chironomid fishing was good for some for mainly smaller fish under 2 lbs. Trollers got fish on black scale Hot Shots and gang trolls did work. Chironomid fishing just off the bottom in 11-13 feet of water did well on #10 3x Copper Tops and Guns and Roses, yesterday #12 Pornamids did well just off the bottom and also #10 pornamids just off the bottom. #16 Coppertops, green red butts, limeys, Dragon Lake Specials and a number of other small chironomids work well. Casting and stripping Mayfly nymphs and Vampire leeches produced fish. Water temps were 55 last week and came up to 60 later in the week and has dropped to 55-56 yesterday. Stable sunny weather in the forecast should bring the temps back up and we should see the fishing ramp up. With the chance of seeing any dark clouds/rain showers those Mayflies just start hatching and the fish turn off the chironomids and selectively feed on the mayfly nymphs, so have them ready!
Fishing remained good to excellent, most of the days since the last report. There were a couple days the trout seemed off(too full?), but things picked right back up. Chironomid continue to hatch hard all over the lake, majority of … Continue reading
It’s been a great week up at Tunkwa! For the most part, the weather has vastly improved, the chironomids have been hatching hard, and the trout have been ON!!!!! Lots of happy guests, hooking into lots of trout. The water … Continue reading
A real mixed bag of weather up here at Tunkwa since the last fishing report. Sun, wind, rain, even an all day snowstorm! Mixed reports coming in from guests fishing. When the weather permits, guests have been into trout, fishing … Continue reading
Mixed fishing reports from the last few days, but it was a tougher go for most. Stirred up cold water, always make fishing a challenge. We had almost a week of high winds up here, often switching directions, and off … Continue reading
The last of the ice on Tunkwa disappeared late yesterday afternoon! Let the still-water season begin! We will have cabins and rentals boats ready for this week, and are taking bookings for the Easter weekend. Our camping area will open … Continue reading
Just finished stocking our fly boxes in the store. We have a great selection of incredible ties in chironomids this year, all tied on top quality hooks as well. Leaches and attractor patterns will be enroute tomorrow. Bring on the … Continue reading
A lot more open water areas on Tunkwa today, things are happening fast. The bays are starting to open up a bit more, but the main lake is still covered, still aways to go. The winds are pushing the ice … Continue reading
The high winds the past few days, have really sped up the icing off progress! The bays in front of the resort, now have a fair bit of open water along the shorelines, and several large splits have opened up … Continue reading
Last weeks warm spell has melted the snow around the resort and lower elevations around the lake. Lots of runoff entered the lake. I haven’t been on the ice but fisherman have been off the day use site ice fishing … Continue reading
The recent arctic outflow has increased the lake ice from 12 to 14 inches to 15-18 inches. Temps have warmed up to a bit below seasonal. Fish have been caught over the weekends off weed beds being the best results.Worms,krill,deli … Continue reading
Over the gorgeous weekend some guests did extremely well while other caught a few fish and others struggled. First light and last light fishing 3-8 feet produced the best results.