Fishing Retail Stores
Army and Navy
New West, Langley & Vancouver
Berry's Bait & Tackle
First Light Fishing & Tackle
Fred's Custom Tackle
Abbotsford & Chilliwack
Mike's Reel Repair
Pacific Angler
River City Marine
Sea-Run Fly & Tackle
Trout Waters
Fishing Guides & Lodges
Bon Chovy Fishing Charters
Fishing Tofino
Lang's Fishing Adventures
Murphy Sportfishing
Kyuquot Sound
Tunkwa Lake Resort
Tunkwa Lake

Tunkwa Lake BC Fishing Report

By Al Patton, Tunkwa Lake Resort | Last updated: May 18th, 2017

Another week of unsettled weather, but fishing remained pretty constant. Nights are dipping below freezing still, and daytime temps all over the place.

Lake level has crested, and is on it's way down. Interestingly, Tunkwa did not get as high as it normally does most spring. Our water clarity remained excelelnt. Water temps are varying from Low 50's to mid 50's depending on how much sun we get.

Lots of happy guests at the resort this past week, some reporting some incredible action, but everyone is hooking up. Fish are still relatively shallow, and feeding heavily on the chironomid hatches. Some really nice fish starting to show up in the cathces as well.

Smaller flies have been the ticket. Size 16 -2xl, in various patterns are working, but the Whisky Dick, Blue Dream and Zucchini patterns have been killer. That said, any colour pattern in that size, in the right spot will get you hooked up. Some fish are been taken on size 14's but not like the 16's. There are bigger size chironomids hatching, but the trout have not been really keying in on them. Chironomid fishing has been slow in the mornings, due to the cold night temps, fish can be caught on leach patterns, scuds or various attarctors patterns, until the hatch starts up.

Guests trolling have been hooking up, but not to the extent that the chironomid fishermen. Black/Silver Kwikfish seemed to be a good producer for guests, as did wedding bands tipped with worms. Shore fishing is still producing, but the wind and waves can limit suitable spots at times.

We are still getting bombarded with booking requests for the upcoming long weekend, but unfortunately we don't have any availability in our cabins or camping, things booked up very early this year, sorry. We do have some availability mid-week.

Al Patton
Tunkwa Lake Resort
Phone: 250.523.9697 or 1.877.623.9697