The beginning of this past week started off beautiful, with sunny weather, temps into the mid 20’s. The rest of the week saw wind, with snow, hail, and a tiny bit of rain, what a change!Even with the adverse weather, there were thousands of swallows all over the Tunkwa feeding on all the emerging chironmids. Catching trout on chironomids was tough though, as it seemed many of the fish just suspended over mid depths, and were not keyed in on the hatches. Guests trolling to these suspended fish did well. Our one group of guests were having great success slow trolling a K7 FireTiger Kwikfish, with just a small amount of weight pulling the lure into the right zone. This weekend saw more guests out fishing, and everyone was into trout. Some good reports from chironomid anglers, with size 14 ASB/red rib being a good pattern. Trolling PumkinHeads, or Olive leach patterns provided steady action. I was just talking to Richard as he was pulling in off the lake, and he landed a couple dozen trout up to 20″, with a size 14′ black/silver chironomid being the “hot” fly. Some good reports coming in from local lakes as well.
We are so fortunate to be able to get out and fish this early in the season, when normally we’d still be iced over! What a year so far!.