The early part of the week was dominated with some windy and unstable conditions, but some beautiful, warm sunny weather for the last part of it. Mornings are still cool, as we’re often waking up to temps right around freezing.
Fishing has been a bit up and down this past week, sometimes ‘on fire’, others times a bit slower. Chironomid hatches have been spotty. Mayflies are starting hatch a bit heavier in the afternoon, and we are seeing our first Damselflies starting to emerge.
Lots of fish being caught, by a variety of methods. Guests trolling have have seen some steady results, with all the usual presentations working, key seems to be getting down to about 5 or 6 feet below the surface. Besides hardware, trolling attractor flies, like the Burnt-PumpkinHead, K Mart or Partol Car#12 have been good.
Fly anglers have been hitting trout on the usual patterns, in size 14 up to size 12’s. Bloodworm patterns have been good! Gunmetal/Black, ASB/red rib or ASB/Wine rib, NightHawks and Chameleons are all chironomid patterns that are producing for us. Mayfly nymphs, like a half-back or full-back, have been a good choice in the afternoons. With Damselflies starting to emerge, Damsel patterns in Olive, or Tan/Blonde will be a good bet.
****We are getting a lot of inquiries for availability over the Long weekend, but we are full in our cabins and camping. We do have a few boats still available to rent if anyone is interested in fishing for a day.
Justin King slayed them again, on his custom made “Wedding Band”.
A nice scrappy Pennaske taken on a short hop from Tunkwa last Wednesday, fishing a smaller local lake to get out of the storm. There are endless amounts of lakes around Tunkwa to fish, if one needs a change of scenery!.