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Tunkwa Lake BC Fishing Report

By Al Patton, Tunkwa Lake Resort | Last updated: August 25th, 2020

Fishing was a bit on the slower side last week, as the prolific chironomid hatches from the previous 3 weeks really petered out. The trout moved shallow, back into the weedy bays and flats to dine on the abundant food found there. It is a bit more work to fish these areas, but the reward makes it worth it. Stripping scuds, dragons, leech or attractor pattens, are the way to go.

We also saw the action picking up for people trolling, very typical, when the chironomid bite slows down. These trout tend to scatter and one has better chances of hitting them while covering more water while trolling. Any of the various trolling lures or flies will work. Yesterday saw a giant wind storm pound all of southern BC, it was crazy rough on Tunkwa with no boats out, but it died quickly to glass calm conditions in the later afternoon. Guests getting out then, reported some good catches, with rainbows to 24" being landed. Good reports from neighbouring Leighton lake were coming in from guests putting their boats in there last week, with 'Bombers' coming off, and trout really 'on' them.

This week's weather forecast is looking great, cool nights and hot sunny days, which means the fall patterns will be starting. See you on the water!

Al Patton
Tunkwa Lake Resort
Phone: 250.523.9697 or 1.877.623.9697