Fishing is excellent on both the upper and lower Columbia River right now and will continue through the summer.
The caddis started last week and are coming off in clouds. Anchored in a backeddy, the trout rise all around us – feasting on thousands of small caddis flies. It’s hard to make a choice as to which fish to cast to, as you may have to choose between six or more rising trout at one time within casting distance.
The next morning we head out to get our limit of Walleye.
In the backeddies that we fish are tens of thousands of empty caddis casings from the hatch the night before. And sure enough, the Walleye are there also sitting on the bottom just waiting for a jig and worm to drift past their nose. We limit out in less than half a day, and head home with our limit of 8 per person.
The Walleye fishing will get even better, and I expect lots of 50 fish days this summer.
The caddis hatch will also continue to increase, and the trout have really put on the feed bags for the summer.
A great trip is to head out about 1:00pm and hammer about 30 Walleye, then at 6 or 7pm when the caddis hatch is really turning on, and the trout are getting into a feeding frenzy, fish for trout till dark. What a blast!!! See you on the water.
April was a great month for lots of Bull Trout on the north end of Arrow Lake. Got a few nice trout but was spotty.
Trout Lake has been fishing well with some nice rainbows coming in.
Summit and Box lake are fishing well with chironimids and leeches.
Excellent flyfishing or trolling light gear at the mouths of inflow rivers or creeks on the Arrow Lakes right now, and will continue excellent for the next couple of months. Lots of action, and lots of fun.
Look for the Walleye fishing to start soon on the Columbia River, and the trout fishing will continue to improve also. Was excellent in April.
If your interested in a Walleye trip or some of the best flyfishing for rainbows in British Columbia, drop me a line, and we can arrange a great trip for you this summer.
Fishing for Bull Trout has been very good lately. Had one or two slow days this month, but other than that have been getting some nice ones. As the sun comes out, and the water warms up, the bulls are moving into the shallows to follow the baitfish.
Trout are a bit spotty right now, but getting one over 10lbs every 3 or 4 days. Look for the trout fishing especially on Kootenay Lake to start picking up as our spring fishery starts, and runs into May. The water is getting close to the 40′s which is magic for trout.
If your interested in some great bull trout fishing, or some big Kootenay Lake Gerrards, give me a call and I’ll hook you up.