Kootenay Lake is firing up. This father/son team had a great day last week.
Lots of bull trout down deep. Some days up to fifteen fish or so. Rainbows
hitting hair on top. They are still yo-yoing as the water is a bit warm.
It's going to get better and better as the water cools. Time to start
planning fall prime time trips.
I have the Oct. 11-13 Woodbury Derby open if you are interested. Great prize
money and lots of fun.
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
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
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