Fishing Reports

Fishing Report – October 12, 2011

Kootenay Lake is fishing very well. The last 7 trips out we’ve landed at least one Gerrard Rainbow over 10 lbs. My top 3 producing flies have been the 228, 215 and the 205.

The Woodbury Derby was held over the weekend. All three top fish were over 20 lbs with the biggest being 21.75 lbs. Just like the good ole days. Shows that Kootenay Lake is very healthy, and we should have some great fishing ahead of us for years to come.

Wayne, Karl and Marteen, were my fishing partners for the derby. We had good success, landing nice fish every day. One of the highlights of the trip for me was to be releasing big fish. They kept a few smaller ones for the bbq, which is great, but the big unharmed trout they let go. It’s a great feeling to let go 12 – 16 lb Gerrards, knowing that they are future 20 lbers. Besides they still had lots of salmon in their freezer from this summer in Ukee. Thanks Guys!

My fishing buddy from Ucluelet, Hank from Pacific King Charters came up to do some hunting for a few days. We decided to go out fishing one of the days as our chances for success would probably be higher than our success had been so far at hunting. We had a great day on the water. The weather was good with a small chop. I was a little worried with only two lines in the water, but we kept changing till we found what they wanted. By the end of the day we had landed a 17, 14, and a few smaller ones. I lost one around 8 – 10lbs which Hank was kind enough to remind me of for a couple of days. Thanks Buddy!!

We had no success in the hunting department. Hank had to go home, and I had to go fish the Woodbury Derby. On my second day of driving over to Kaslo, there was our moose standing in a swamp by the road. He got to stay there as I had to go to work. Well at least we have better success at fishing!!!

Primetime Kootenay Lake has just started. Make this the fall that you catch a big Gerrard. Drop me a line!!

Tight Lines … Brad

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