Fishing Reports

Kootenay Kingfisher Fishing Report to Sept.11‏

Hello Everyone. Had a great summer on the west coast in Ucluelet. Good
numbers of Chinook, Coho, and Halibut. Lots of great stories to tell after
70 days on the ocean,but I have no idea where to start. It turned into
Ground Hog day somewhere around the middle of July. I did quite a few
updates with pictures on Kootenay Kingfishers Facebook page. If you go to
the homepage of the website and click on the Facebook symbol it should come
up for you.

A big Thank You to everyone who came out fishing and helped make it a
successful summer. By the sounds of it most of you will be out again next
year and that's awesome!!!
I got back to the Kootenays around the beginning of Sept. Have been out a
few days on Kootenay Lake already. It has been pretty good considering the
time of year. The one day we had 19 fish to the boat. Nothing too big but
that will change as the water cools to their preferred temperature. Water
temp is currently around 63-65 degrees. Most bull trout were in the 99-155
ft level. Rainbows were taking flies on top. The 226 was working well on
those days.

Time to start booking dates for prime time Kootenay Lake fall fishing. We
had a good spring fishery, and I'm looking forward to a great fall. Please
drop me a line and I can help you plan this great trip !!!

Tight Lines. Brad Stubbs
Cell: 250-265-7110

Fishing Report – May

Having really good spring fishing on Kootenay Lake. Most days getting at
least one real nice rainbow in the 9 to 15 lb class. Lots of small rainbows
to fill in the day. Not getting a lot of mid size fish in the 3 - 8 lb
range. Seem to be missing those year class fish where I'm fishing. 
Had a twelve pounder yesterday that hit so hard and made the reel scream so
loud that all three of us jumped. Poor Trudy who was standing right beside
it jumped the highest!! Ha Ha. In its first run it ripped off more than 200
ft of line. A gorgeous bright chrome spring rainbow!

Lures of choice are the 215, 226, 234, 203, for Kootenay Flies. Lyman's - 16
and 69. And sometimes the cop car apex. 

Still lots of great spring fishing left. Give me a call and let's get out
for a couple days!!

Tight Lines ... Brad Stubbs
Cell: 250-265-7110

Fishing Report – March

Had some pretty good Bull Trout fishing in February and March which is
typical for this time of year. Lyman’s have been my lure of choice at 2.2 -
2.4 mph. Top 30 ft has been the best. Smaller ones have been deep on the


I am planning some trips on Arrow Lk in about a week to ten days. The north
end of the lake has some great bull trout fishing in the spring. Usually
good numbers of fish up there. For you folks from Alberta you can stay in
Revelstoke which is only about 5 hrs from Calgary, then meet me at the ferry
landing in the morning. A great close getaway!! If you are interested in
this trip give me a call soon. I will only be doing this trip for a few
weeks then I’ll be back over to Kootenay Lake.


Spring Rainbow trout fishing on Kootenay Lake will be firing up in about a
month or so. Usually around the end of April after the water has warmed up a
bit the rainbows get aggressive and put on the feed bags again. I’m starting
to get booked for May, so a good idea to start planning now and get you on
the calendar.

Salmon and Halibut fishing in Ucluelet. Looks like it’s going to be a great
year! Forcasts are for huge numbers of chinooks returning to the Columbia
River. Also the Stamp river forcast looks above normal which will help us
with the local fish. Supposed to be some 5 year old fish mixed in there this
year. Those are the real big guys 30 – 45lbers.  All these fish come down
the fish highway and stop to feed at Ucluelet. Already hearing of lots of
herring in the area which will hold the fish there.  Our job is to thin them
out a little and put some fish in our freezer. Lol  90% booked for these
trips from June 18 till the end of August. Going to be a great summer. Lots
of fish!


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Lots of great fishing trips to be planned. I’m looking forward to hearing
from you soon!


Tight Lines : Brad Stubbs

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