The past week saw some really good chironomid fishing, until the low pressure system from the south moved in over the weekend(right in time for the FlyBC’ers who were arriving for there annual ‘Tunkwa Bomber Run’ get-together). This change in the weather seemed to slow the hatches of chironomids and damsels, and had the bite off.
Mayflies were hatching during the unstable weather and the birds were going nuts feeding on them. Mix of patterns and sizes were working last week until the weather change, but no real consistency for the weekend fly anglers.
Spinning rods rigged up with slip floats, fishing chironomids or worms, set 2 to 3 feet above the bottom, got anglers(not fly fishing) into some trout.
No reports from anyone trolling this past weekend, typically when the chironie bite slows, the trolling action really picks up, I think trolling would’ve been a better call…….
Nicer weather is forecasted to be starting tomorrow (Monday) and through the week into the coming weekend, this should get the hatches back on track to get the fish to actively feed on the lakes aquatic insects again.
See you on the water!