May 4, 2021

Pretty quiet weekend up here at the resort, with just a few guests in from the same Health Region. We have lots of availability until the restrictions are lifted May 25, when its normally very busy.

Tunkwa lake is in great shape, with levels rising slowly, water temps varying(upper 40’s) depending on the nigh-time temps. Most afternoon, swallows can be seen actively working the hatching chironomids outside the shallow lats, where they have been hatching. This past weekend some some very unstable weather throughout the region, with winds, rain, snow on the mountain tops, even hail coming down, definitely not ideal conditions to fish in, or get the bugs hatching heavy. Sunday afternoon saw the weather calm down, and the sun came out, and the chironomids started hatching. Fishing was good to excellent! Fishing the 5′-8′ depths, with small #16 chironomids, under the indicators, was producing. The Zucchini, Blue-Gnu and Elvis were the top chironomid patterns producing. Earlier in the week, tiny micro leach patterns, seemed to be hooking the bigger fish. The ‘B M W’ size #16 tied in Black, Olive or Maroon are our ‘go to’ leach pattern at this time of the year. Fish were also being caught from the shore casting small Blue Fox spinners. As is typical for early season on Tunkwa, the smaller rainbows(last years stockers) are ravenous and provide lots of action, but sometimes a move away from these fish, will get you into the better sized rainbows. Go Fish BC were here early last week, doing there first stocking of the lake.
See you out there!

Apr. 28,21

Tunkwa Lake is ice free, water temps were already up to 48 last Monday but have dropped back down to 42 with the cooler weather pattern yesterday. Fish were caught on spinners, small chironomids and attractor patterns during the week. … Continue reading

Dec. 01/20

The lake ice on Tunkwa, at least around the resort, appears to be safe, we found 4-6″ wherever we drilled today. We did not venture out on the main lake or over the areas with springs/upwellings, so we still recommend … Continue reading

Sept. 19,20

Warmer than seasonal temperatures haven’t slowed the fall fishing to much. The past few days fish were caught on spinners cast towards shore and reeled in, worm under a float in very shallow water picked up some good fish to … Continue reading

Sept. 13,20

Cooler weather has arrived today after very warm temps that were up to 28 Deg the past week. Fishing has slowed, Quick Fish, Mepps spinners, Blue Fox lures did catch fish, the fly fisherman had a more difficult time although … Continue reading

Sept 8/20

Fishing was a bit on the slower side last week, as the prolific chironomid hatches from the previous 3 weeks really petered out. The trout moved shallow, back into the weedy bays and flats to dine on the abundant food … Continue reading

Aug 30,20

Tunkwa’s been fish it’s best of the year the past few weeks. Surface water did drop 2.5 Deg with the last day or 2 of cooler weather which may of slowed the hatch yesterday afternoon effecting fishing a bit. Hatches … Continue reading

Aug.23,20

‘Epic’ or ‘the best day fishing of my life’ were just a couple of the comments from guests this past weekend! Fishing has been very good the past week, today chironomid hatches are heavy in size #12 and fish are … Continue reading

Aug. 16,20

Summer weather has returned with forecast of the high pressure sticking around the upcoming week. With that fishing should continue to be good to very good as chironomid hatches are coming off with sizes up the #12’s with the odd … Continue reading

Aug. 9,20

Fishing has been spotty the last few days after a tough week of fishing. Fish have been caught on spinners/gang troll/worms under a float/pumkinheads/damsels/dragonfly nymphs/mayfly and caddis nymphs/scuds. Throat samples have showed scuds/daphnia/bloodworms/damsels and yesterday a report of adult chironomids, … Continue reading