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Tunkwa Lake BC Fishing Report

By Al Patton, Tunkwa Lake Resort | Last updated: May 15th, 2018

Nice rainbow trout from Tunkwa Lake

For the most part, we've had some beautiful weather up here at Tunkwa! A few windy days out of the north, but all in all it has been pretty good on most days. It has been a weird week for fishing, some days, it was just on fire, while other days were really tough, and some anglers were just really getting into the trout while others were struggling to hook. The trout are really dialled into the chironomid hatches, and it's key to be fishing right on top of the hatch. If you are off the hatch, you just won't get hooked up. Large numbers of smaller chironomids have been hatching, sized 18 and 16's for the most part, but the past couple days we have been seeing some huge 'bomber' sized chironomids hatching, and some of the trout are dialled in on these big bugs. Throat samples have been full of them. The usual spring patterns are producing, Whisky-Dicks, Blue Dunns, ASB/Red rib, SnowCones or anything green it seems.

Trollers have had some good days, with the trout following up the hatches into the mid depths levels, and are actively feeding when suspended off the bottom. Anything green seems to be what we are hearing from trollers, Kwikfish, Hot Shots or wedding bands are all good bets. If you are coming up be sure to bring your sunscreen!

We are totally booked up for the fast approaching long weekend. See you all soon!

Al Patton
Tunkwa Lake Resort
Phone: 250.523.9697 or 1.877.623.9697