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Kootenaykingfisher Report

Another nice Gerrard from Kootenay Lake. Photo courtesy Kootenaykingfisher Guide Service.

Been an interesting fall. Not the amount of big rainbows that we are used to. Some of the ones we have been getting have been quite long and thin. Kokanee numbers are down so I think this is the reason for thin rainbows. Not sure why the Kokanee are down though. Biologists are not sure either of course.

Having said that there are still some nice fish to be had. Lots of small rainbows, good numbers of bull trout, and a few big bows mixed in. The last week we've had some great bow days.

Favorite flies have been the 210,222,214, and 234 bucktails. The lures are 13,10,69, and a green one( can't find the number) in Lyman plugs. It's like the 13 but with green sparkles. Still trolling at 2.8 to 3 mph. Water temp is 44 degrees. Will be slowingdown to 2 - 2.5 mph soon as the water cools.

I'm doing a major renovation to the Hourston in January. I bought a 2014 300hp Yamaha from Jones Boys Boats in Ainsworth. They are podding the boat and bolting on the big Yam. Really looking forward to the new motor and the extra room in the boat as well. Will make it a lot easier to fish out of. The guys at Jones Boys have looked after me exceptionally well over the last 20 years. I probably won't be seeing them as much as I used to as Yamaha outboards are so reliable. Will just be in for services.

The boat is also getting a face lift. Fiberglass work and a new paint job at Dieters Autobody in Nakusp.

Don't worry. I'll still be offering charters in January. I've made arrangements to use a different boat during the renovations.

Don't forget to check out Kootenay Kingfisher on Facebook. I do a lot more up to date reports and pictures on there. If your not on Facebook you can still click on the Facebook icon and read the reports.

Hope to see you soon.

Tight Lines ... Brad Stubbs

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