Tunkwa Lake BC Fishing Report
By Al Patton, Tunkwa Lake Resort | Last updated: March 6th, 2017
Our regional biologist Steve Maricle has just finished the oxygen level testing at Tunkwa Lake and he has some good news.
"The dissolved oxygen on Tunkwa is very good and should survive the winter. We definitely had a real winter this year, and the ice is thicker on most lakes. For the most part, ice thickness does not significantly determine ice off timing. Obviously air temperature, wind and freshet flows have the greatest influence on ice off timing.
I have seen 14 inches of ice on Peter Hope Lake come off in less than 2 hours, because the dissolved solids in the water penetrate the ice as it warms up. This turns the ice to millions of long ice slivers that roll over and dissolve with a bit of wind/wave action."
We still have a few more weeks of ice fishing opportunities left before dusting off the boats. Give us a call if you have any questions.