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Kerry Reed gives an update on local winter fishing.
Although fishing tourism on Kootenay Lake is way down, the main lake has still been producing lots of the usual two to four pound rainbows.
March was a pretty good month for fishing. The weather started out a bit miserable, but it seemed to turn around during the second half.
Spring fishing has been fun. Although after enjoying a nice month of February weather, we are now paying for it in March.
We have been enjoying some unusual warmer weather lately and have managed to get out on the water for a few good days.
'Tis the season everyone, and winter fishing is here!
Kootenay Lake, the Kootenay River, and the Columbia all provided some great moments in October for our fishing columnist Kerry Reed.
Our fishing columnist Kerry Reed: "We have had lots of days with over 15 to 20 fish to the boat."
February's warm weather brought lots of fishing activity.
We spent a lot of time on the lake throughout December and the results were similar to November.
We have been experimenting with lighter gear as well as fly reels and mooching reels to make the battles even more exciting.
With all the predictions from fisheries hailing this as the biggest run of salmon ever, we certainly didn’t see anything spectacular.
May was pretty good fishing. Lots of days with 10 to 15 fish to the boat.
The fishing remained slow for the month of March, however we did hook into some big fish, mostly Bull Trout.
December saw similar fishing to the previous months. However, the last couple of weeks have produced some big fish for us.
Almost a carbon copy of the last couple months, the fishing has remained the same. Lots of fish, but still waiting for the big ones.
Everything seems perfect for fall/winter fishing now! Our water temperatures are just right.
Here we go … our water has finally cooled down and our fall fishing has begun!
We are back from the west coast! And what a fantastic season it was.
It's that time of year! The weather has finally warmed up to the spring like conditions we've all been waiting for.