Dec. 16. 2016

This past week saw sunny, stable conditions but cold!! -26 but it’s a dry cold😄
I braved the cold and fished with Nick today, the portable hut made it very comfortable.
There’s 8 to 9″ of clear hard ice in the bays, with just a few inches of light fluffy snow on it. Good safe conditions. Started off fishing a shallow bay close to the resort in about 5′ of water. Fish started coming in as soon as we set up, and they were ON. No messing about, just hitting our jigs tipped with a bit of worm. It stayed constant for most of the morning. Lots of action and pulling away from lots of smaller trout. It eventually slowed down, then a move to the next deeper break, about 8′ deep, clean bottom. Started to get them, but more often the trout would come in a few times, before deciding to hit, but many just toying with us, not hitting hard. As soon as the sun dipped behind the hills, the fish turned on again, lots of fish in feeding again. A great day on Tunkwa, with us each keeping a limit and releasing lots for the next anglers. Looks like the cold streak is going to end this weekend, and back to more normal temperatures.
Our limits of 16″ trout, bound for the smoker..

Dec. 7,16

Winter has arrived with lows down to -27 last night and a high of -16 in the shade, in the sunshine it feels nice until just before sundown. Holes drilled through the ice in front of the resort are 4 … Continue reading

Nov. 18,16

Tunkwa Lake iced over last night, it will be a few weeks depending on weather conditions before the ice is safe to walk on. We do not offer the ice fishing specials any longer but do discount rentals for our … Continue reading


Tunkwa is still wide open,no skim or shore ice as of yet, and water levels continue to rise steadily from all the rains we have been receiving, and melting snow in the hills is adding to it. Fishing pressure has … Continue reading


Fishing has been fair to good in shallow water (less than 5 feet) using half backs, pheasant tail nymphs and mirco leeches to medium size leeches (1/2in. to 1 1/2 in.) in maroon and brown in color under an indicator … Continue reading

Oct. 16, 16

Fishers using worm under a float in 6 feet and less of water are catching fish. Also the fly guys are catching fish on micro leeches, pheasant tail nymphs and halfbacks. Unstable weather is turning the fish on and off … Continue reading


Tunkwa was basked in beautiful weather this past week. Clear, calm sunny days, with clear cool/cold nights, temps dipping to -7! This cooling temps triggers the trout into there fall feeding binges. The trout will move shallow as the sun … Continue reading


Weather has been all over the place this past week, with some nice sunny days, but a bunch more rain coming down to. We saw some night-time temps dip to below freezing a couple of times as well. We saw … Continue reading

Sept. 11/16

Fishing has been good the past few day for worm fisherman fishing in shallow water as the chironomid hatches slow down pushing the larger fish into shallower water to feed. Trollers with gang troll/flat fish, hot shots have also been … Continue reading

Sept. 5/16

Fishing was good to excellent over the weekend. Guests trolling quick fish, hot shots, gang trolls with either wedding band or worms caught fish. Chironomid hatches are still ongoing with size 12 in various colors coming off. Fish are feeding … Continue reading