As expected February has been hot for Bull Trout. Great numbers, and great size. Averaging between 8 to 17 fish landed per day with 3 to 5 rods. Fish are in the 5 – 14lb range for the most part. Absolute fatties. They are in their prime right now. Billies and Lyman Plugs on top have been producing best, pulling at around 2 mph. Colors change every day of course depending on the weather. Flasher and hootchie down deep was working about a week ago, but the fish seem to be more on the surface lately.
The rainbows have been a bit moody lately because of the cold water. However the ones we are getting have been nice ones. The big spawners are starting to stage up in the north part of the lake, so catching more of these now. If it’s not a chromer, or going on your wall, we are releasing these ones. Hopeing for another record year at Gerrard.
Troll a fly or lures below 2 mph. Less action the better when the water is cold like this. It can try your patience, but the rewards will be huge.
The water may be cold, but the weather has been great. Most days getting above freezing, and the sun has been showing up as well. Got some color on my face on Tuesday on a beautiful sunny day.
See you soon!!!
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December turned out some real good fishing, however it seemed moodier than
most years. Most days pulled out some great fish. Ended the year on a great
day on the 28th. Hooked into 6 big trout landing 4 of them. Plus a bunch of
smaller fish.The 210 was hot that day.
I haven’t been out much in january yet. Heard it’s been a bit slow, but I’m
sure it will pick up again soon. I love February and March.Last year we did
very well during these months. Lots of Fat Bull Trout, and the big rainbows
are heading up north to stage up for the spring spawn. Lots of nicely
colored fish at this time of year.
Looks like the Nakusp Derby is on again this january. The Nakusp General
Store (Ph# 250-265-3444) is going to put it on this year. The dates are
january 28,29. Think I’ll pull the boat over the hump back to Arrow Lakes
for the derby. A great turnout last year, and should be even better this
year, as everyone had a great time, and was wanting to come back.
The weather has been awesome making for great fishing days as well. Warm
weather and not much snow makes for great fishing, but not too great for the
Lots of great fishing yet too be done this winter. Hope to see you soon.