Fishing Reports

Fishing Report – May 5, 2006

When it’s warm out, the fishing on Kootenay has been hot.

Last Saturday I went out with Alan, Patsy, Doug, and Bonnie.  We left the dock at 11:00 am, and planned to fish till 7:00pm.  We leave the harbour, and I start to set up the lines.  20 minutes later, the planer board line with an Apex pulls way back, and releases.  I hand the rod to Alan, and the battle is on.  A little while later and we boat a 14lb rainbow – a great start to the day.

We decide to take another pass by the point where we caught that fish.  I set up the lines again, and turn the boat around.  We get to the point, and the planerboard pulls back again.  Another big fish on.  I’m about to hand the rod to Patsy, when I feel him break free. Bummer!!!

Well no point in crying over spilt milk, so I send the line out, and we start to do another turn in front of that point.  We get in front of the point again, and the downrigger set at 28ft. goes crazy.  I set the hook, and pass the rod to Patsy.  She hasn’t fought a fish since she was a kid, but fishing is just like riding a bike, and she tames this 12.5 lb rainbow, as it dances over and over again behind the boat.

Well, I’m not going anywhere now.  Two trout over 10lbs in 45 minutes.  It’s going to be a great day.  We continue to catch fish on almost every pass.  We’re losing alot due to barbless hooks, but I guess that’s all part of the game.  Then a storm moves in, and we get a bit of lightning.  This slows the bite for an hour or so, but when it backs off we get a 5lb dolly, and a small trout.  Then the next storm moves in and the bite slows again.

It’s now about 6:00 pm, and the storm backs off, but it’s still raining a bit, when Doug yells fish on!  The clip has released, and the rod is pointing straight back as a huge trout is jumping and rolling.  I grab the rod, and he comes off.  I curse barbless hooks, but I guess that’s all part of fishing.

What a great day. We hooked 15 trout, 4 of which were over 10lbs, and one of those was around 20lbs.

Tight Lines … Brad

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