Kerry Reed

Nelson resident Chris Dejong with a beautiful 16 pound rainbow from last month.

Better days ahead for Kootenay Lake

Well another month down and another step closer to my favorite time of year.

Nelson resident Chris Dejong with a beautiful 16 pound rainbow from last month.
Claire De La Salle from Nelson with her 16.5 Llb Rainbow.

Kootenay Lake says goodbye winter, hello spring

Well, surprisingly February turned out to be one of our busiest months on the water.

Claire De La Salle from Nelson with her 16.5 Llb Rainbow.
Nelson resident Jesse Mcglaughlan with his beautiful rainbow

Patience will pay off on Kootenay Lake

I was hoping that our hot couple weeks of fishing at the beginning were going to be just the start.

Nelson resident Jesse Mcglaughlan with his beautiful rainbow
Nelson’s Jim Torrans with his trophy rainbow trout caught on Kootenay Lake this month.

Slow times on Kootenay Lake look to be over

The past couple months have not been as productive as I expected. However, the past couple weeks have helped make up for it.

Nelson’s Jim Torrans with his trophy rainbow trout caught on Kootenay Lake this month.
A big catch for Aussie visitor.

The Fishing Report: It’s happening…

We saw some great fish for that month: Rainbow trout up to 22 Lbs. and dolly varden (bull trout) up to 16 Lbs. were being caught.

A big catch for Aussie visitor.
Nelson's Doug Hurst with a 32 lb west coast chinook salmon caught on the coast this past summer.

Back on the Kootenay Lake

And now we’re back on Kootenay Lake and already into the swing of things.

Nelson's Doug Hurst with a 32 lb west coast chinook salmon caught on the coast this past summer.
There have been some big fish on Kootenay Lake of late.

Spring fishing on Kootenay Lake holding on

Well summer is finally here. With the forecast calling for more sunshine, we are getting a break from the rising water levels.

There have been some big fish on Kootenay Lake of late.
At a derby last month

Kootenay Lake temperatures perfect

May was a decent month for weather, but an even better month for fishing.

At a derby last month
BC Lions linebacker Jon Hameister-Ries with a small Kootenay Lake Rainbow

Yay! Aggressive fish ready for Kootenay Lake

Spring fishing is here! Although the weather might not indicate it.

BC Lions linebacker Jon Hameister-Ries with a small Kootenay Lake Rainbow
Thirteen-year-old Nicole Kosnic of Nelson hauled in this impressive rainbow in an epic battle earlier this month.

You just never know on Kootenay Lake

Well it looks like spring is here. Or is it? The weather seems to change by the hour.

Thirteen-year-old Nicole Kosnic of Nelson hauled in this impressive rainbow in an epic battle earlier this month.
Eleven-year-old Logan Glass from the North Shore shows off his biggest rainbow.

Kootenay Lake fish lazy in winter

Ok, people are asking me, “where have all the fish gone?”

Eleven-year-old Logan Glass from the North Shore shows off his biggest rainbow.
Local resident Brian Lucas shows off his prize catch from the winter.

Nelson’s big fish love the cold water

Winter fishing is here. What does that mean? Well, it means big fish.

Local resident Brian Lucas shows off his prize catch from the winter.
Jayden Maida hooked this Rainbow earlier this month.

Chills equal thrills

Local Nelson fishing expert Kerry Reed takes a look at how the catch is out on Kootenay Lake.

Jayden Maida hooked this Rainbow earlier this month.
Jen Houselander with a 19 lb Rainbow.

Warmer waters heat up action on Kootenay Lake

Well it’s finally here. Spring has arrived and the weather has finally given us some nice days. With the warmer weather comes warmer water. This means it’s time for the fish to become more active. Yes, it’s our favorite time of the year.

Jen Houselander with a 19 lb Rainbow.
A recent catch on Kootenay Lake

Big weekend wins new fans

Things have been going pretty good on Kootenay Lake lately. If we could only get the spring weather to kick in, we should be getting into some consistent fishing.

A recent catch on Kootenay Lake
Coral Booty of Invermere with a Giant Dolly Varden (bull trout).

The peeling lines of winter on Kootenay Lake

It’s been a fun winter full of big fish.

Coral Booty of Invermere with a Giant Dolly Varden (bull trout).