We’re back into some more fall like conditions after the blast of summer weather a few days ago. Morning temps are right around freezing. The cooling effect will have the trout starting their fall feeding binges in no time.
We hosted an annual Fishing Tournament here this weekend, now in the memory of Jim Vinnell. Good time, great turn out and lots of fish were caught, with quiet a few fish in the 3lb range being brought in.
Trollers were picking up fish fairly consistently on a variety of lures and flies, with nothing really standing out. Hot shots seemed to be the most popular, and getting good catches. Brighter colours like Fire tiger, or metallic gold, were producing some great catches. For flies, PumkinHeads, Blue Maroons, and Bingo Bugs, were working. Lots of people reporting good catches on the good old dependable worms as well.
Fishing attractor pattern flies in the weed opening or edges, seemed to be the better presentation for the fly fishermen, or trolling leach patterns, in Maroon, black/red or Green.
Nice brace of September Tunkwa rainbows caught in only 3′ of water, fishing worms under a float..