May has continued to be good fishing for big rainbows. Getting great numbers of fish to 8 lbs, and fish over 10 – 15 lbs coming in regularly.
Hair is still the go to lure. The 215 has been working well.
The big spring derby was on Kootenay Lake last weekend, and only two qualifiers were weighed in. 33 inches was the longest, approximately 16 lbs. I guess the weather was just too nice.
I still have some openings for June on Kootenay Lake, if your interested in some great spring fishing drop me a line.
I forgot to mention that the TV show that we shot last December with Columbia Country will be airing this weekend. May 26 or 27. A great show, and a great fish.
I’ve been fishing for 5 days now, and hooked into big rainbows each day. Lures of choice are flies, flies, or you can try flies. The ones I sent out to you in the six packs are working well. Especially the ones with green crystal flash in them. I’m trolling between 3.6 and 4.0 mph. When they hit a fly doing 4 mph, it’s an experience you won’t soon forget.
The weather is great, the fishing is excellent, and it’s just going to get better through May, so drop me a line as I don’t have many spots left.
I gotta go get ready for tommorrow. The boys from California are coming up for two days, and Hank and I have to get ready for them. ( mostly talk about flies.)
With all the great Bull Trout fishing we’ve been having the last couple of months, Horace decided to come up and try for some IGFA line class records.
We would be trying for the 4lb line record which meant we would have to beat
Horace’s good friend Don was up as well, so we ran his line with a flasher and hootchie to find where the fish were, and we ran one of Horace’s lines on the downrigger, and one on top.a 9lbs,4oz Bull.
Day one ended with the flasher and hootchie getting most of the fish. I obviously couldn’t run a standard flasher on 4lb test, but the plugs and spoons that we did run didn’t seem to be getting bites.
Day two started out slow, but by around noon, the flasher and hootchie started to get fish. Then Don hooks into a big one at 91ft. After a great battle he lands a 13lb Bull. We take pictures, and he releases it. That was the 2nd or 3rd fish at 91ft that day, but when we put Horace’s line down there they were not interested. So we did some brainstorming, and I remembered that I had a small Abe & Al flasher that might be low enough drag to pull with 4lb test. That would allow us to use hootchies which is obviously what the fish wanted.
So I rig up a set, and we send it down to 91ft. 20 minutes later the rigger releases, and line is peeling off Horace’s Shimano Calcutta reel. Horace plays the fish like a pro, and eventually works the big fish up from the depths with his custom built 11ft. rod. A few tense moments at the boat, but we net the 11.5lb Bull Trout. A new record!!! Back to the dock we go for official weighing and documenting.
Congratulations Horace! A great job
We’re now booking into May for spring Gerrard Rainbow fishing. Don’t miss out on these primetime dates.