May 8/17

Fishing has been up and down since the last report. When the weather has been good, there’s been some fantastic fishing, when the weather has been off, the fishing is tough! We saw all kinds of weather the past week, from snow and wind, to mid 20’s heat, to torrential rains. Lots of snow melt with the heavy rains resulted in lots of flooding in the area. Tunkwa has risen but nothing out of the normal, the grounds are wet and soggy, plus the roads are spongy from the frost coming out.

The stable weather periods are getting the chironomid hatches going, and trout are getting dialed into them. Smaller chironomids have been the best presentation. Size 16’s have been the best, but size 14’s are working for some. Colour doesn’t seem to be too specific right now, as most are working. Whisky Dicks have been a good producer. Fishing shallow still, 7 feet or less. Some reports of sight fishing trout in the shallows too. Guest’s reported a good number of trout to 21″, as well as lots of little, last year stockers. Leech patterns are producing when the chrionies are hatching.

Guest trolling wedding bands or spinners are doing well, anything gold or brass!

Worms under a float is a good bet to get into action, and fishing off the shore is good right now.

Brian landed this nice one in 4′ of water, on a small chironomid.




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