Tunkwa Lake iced over Thursday morning besides a small hole in the middle where a hundred or more ducks kept it open with eagles occasionally swooping over for the hole to try to pick them off. Lots of windy weather infused 02 into the lake along with cold water since mid October sinking the weeds made for ideal conditions for ice on.
No snow on the ice and not much expected in the forecast so that’s also a plus for the fish for the start of hardwater.
Very little snow in the hills, very dry start to winter, unusual. Hunting up to 6000 feet and there is 3-4 inches up there in the shaded areas, this time of year typically you can’t get that high.
The shoreline edges and bays froze over earlier this week but has melted overnight with the brisk winds and above freezing weather. It should ice over this coming Monday night with the -8 temperatures forecasted and no wind and stay … Continue reading
Surface water temps have dropped and reached 60 Deg, transitioning the lake to fall fishing. Overnight temps dropped to 0 during the week with sunny, calm and clear blue skies. Unlike last fall so far it’s a seasonal start to … Continue reading
Fishing has been slowly getting better as chironomid hatches are getting larger in size and more areas of the lake are seeing hatches. mainly #12’s are coming off in various colors, fish are feeding from taking adults off the surface … Continue reading
Fishing has gotten better as there have been a few chironomid hatches in various areas of the lake. Fish come through and stick around feeding on the hatch and fishing has been good at those times, hatches stop or thin … Continue reading
Not much change since the last report. Lots of damsels, small caddis and scuds in the shallows providing plentiful food for the fish. Even fishing patterns to match have been tough. Mornings and evenings are the most productive along weed … Continue reading
Fishing continues to be spotty although picking up at times. We have finally had 3 days of strong Southerly winds and last night at 10 the winds switched to North and blew 30k plus for a number of hours giving … Continue reading
Fishing has picked up as the chironomid hatches have picked up with fish coming out of the weeds. Chromies, Elvis, black, G & R, limeys and bloodworms have caught fish. Pumpkinheads and Vampire leeches casted/stripped or balanced under an indicator, … Continue reading
The past week we have had much windier weather and cool temperatures with a lot of rain dropping surface temps down to 59 from 69 Deg. Fish are more active and coming out of the weeds more than the past … Continue reading
Fishing continues to be very spotty with not much change from the last report with only very small chironomids coming off now. Fish have been seen on sonar more the past couple days throughout the water column. Trollers using Hot … Continue reading
Spotty fishing continued the past week, some fishers are doing ok to good while most others are struggling. Small bloodworms, black body/head with silver rib chironomids #16’s 2-3x and 14 1x working. Throat samples vary from small scuds, larger scuds, … Continue reading
A lengthy stretch of cool wet weather looks to leave us Wednesday as sunshine and warmer weather return and peaking next weekend with highs of25-27 Deg forecasted! Winter, Summer, Spring and now Summer temps making it a first for weather … Continue reading