Fishing Reports

Fishing Report – January 13, 2009

The Rainbow trout fishing on Arrow Lake continues to be very good. Still good numbers of 12 – 14lb trout coming in. The boys from Revelstoke landed a 14 lb Rainbow, and the crew from Castlegar landed a 13 lb Trout a few days later. Lots of 4 – 10 lb Rainbow Trout and Bulls mixed in as well.

I had a couple of slow days last week, with three 6 lb Bull Trout the first day, and three 6 lb Rainbow Trout on the second day. However, Hank was out the next day, and got a couple of really nice Gerrards pulling plugs as well. Unfortunately the trophy fish don’t bite everyday, but when they turn on, look out.

I’ve stopped pulling hair now for the most part, and have switched to plugs. Slowing down a bit seems to be making a big difference, as the water temp is a cool 37 degrees.

I keep trying to catch fish on the downrigger, but the surface lines are still outproducing. Even the large Bull Trout have been on the top. Usually by February the downrigger starts producing good numbers of fish.

The Nakusp Rod and Gun Club is having their winter derby in a couple of weeks. Jan. 24 and 25. It’s only $40.00 per boat to enter, and a great way to beat the long days of winter. So unthaw your boat and come on out.

I’ve added another boat to the fleet this year. It’s a 24 ft. Hourston. An excellent guide boat, and an excellent “swell buster” for the ocean. I’m looking forward to the softer ride this summer. More room as well, so I can take up to 4 people out to Big Bank in comfort.

I’m back out fishing in a couple of days. I’m developing a case of Rainbow Trout fever again, so another screamer should help me get over this.

Tight Lines … Brad

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