April 13/15

A windy stormy weekend up here, with the Coq. highway getting pounded wtih snow, made fgettign here, and ishing for the die-hards only! Setting up out of the wind was the trick, and guests did get into trout. Chironomids and … Continue reading


Some incredible fishing on Tunkwa this week, the sun sure warmed the water up, and brought on some good hatches. Water surface temp hit 50F in some spots! Follow the feeding swallows and find the hatches. then catch the trout … Continue reading


Mixed reports coming in from guests fishing Tunkwa this weekend, but some did well, once they got on actively feeding trout. Lots of smaller chironomids hatching, filling the air at times. Water temps start at around 40F and are rising … Continue reading

March 29/15

A windy weekend up at Tunkwa, but still warm. Lake levels are slowly rising, but water clarity remained good. Water temps in the upper 40’s. Few guests out fishing were able to tuck themselves into some protected bays to get … Continue reading

March 25/15

Tunkwa Lake is 100 % ice free as of noon today!!! Some fishers on the weekend got into a few fish, one was 3 1/2 caught. Small micro leeches produced fish and a fellow managed one on a #12 chironomid … Continue reading

March 12/15

Tunkwa ICE is UNSAFE A couple of holes were drilled in the ice this morning. First 2 inches was solid ice, below that the water has saturated the ice filling the hole with water. We’d highly recommend staying off the … Continue reading

March 9/15

Some beautiful daytime weather up here, lots of sun and warmth. Bring your sunscreen!!! Nightime temps are staying below freezing keeping ice conditions OK. Ice varies in thickness but is 15 plus inches in most spots. Inlet and outlet areas … Continue reading

Feb 23/15

Beautiful spring like conditions up here at Tunkwa, with the day time temps hitting plus 7 or so in the bright sun! Bring your sunscreen!!! Nights are staying below freezing and keeping the lake ice solid and SAFE. The ice … Continue reading

Feb 10/15

Some unreal mild temperatures in the area, have created conditions typically seen in late March or early April! All of our snow has melted, and we’ve seen some incredible run off happening over a really short period of time. The … Continue reading

Feb 6/15

Ice is safe! Lots of inquiries about the ice conditions with all the milder temps this winter. Tunkwa/Leighton still has plenty of safe ice, with thickness varying from 16 -18″. Right now the surface is very slick, with water pooling … Continue reading

Jan. 26/15

Ice fishing was very good this past weekend, with some really intense flurries of action on Saturday morning. The trout wanted worms fished under an aggressively jigged spoon, our ‘Tunkwa rigs’ proved to be very effective on them. The change … Continue reading