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 the hatches slow down, and the trout were a bit more scattered, roaming around more. Guests were into good flurries of action, then it would just stop as the trout moved. Size 14’s or 12′, in darker colours have been working best. Metallic Greens or dark greens are another good choice.
We saw our first damsels flying today, and there are starting to be some mayflies coming off in the afternoons as well. Anglers that keyed into the damsel migration, did pretty good, hitting some bigger trout right up against the banks.
When the trout scatter and start roaming, we see guests trolling start having better success rates. Trolling HotShot or Kwikfish plugs, were producing. The trick is getting them down to the level of the trout that day. We’ve sold a bunch of metallic Pink Hotshots to guests, they must be working well for them.
Guests fishing worms under a float off the dock are doing well.
Brandon S. with a nice brace of Tunkwa trout from Saturday afternoon.