These guys are pumped after catching a nice bow! Photo courtesy Kerry Reed.
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December saw similar fishing to the previous months. However, the last couple weeks have produced some big fish for us. So, hopefully the winter feeding will continue.
We had some slower days with only a couple fish coming to the boat, however on a few of those slow days the couple fish we caught just happened to be the biggest fish of the week. So, we were rewarded for our patience.
We did have some great days with over 10 fish to the boat. It just seems like the fish put on their ‘feed bags’ every once in a while. So, you just have to be out there.
Rainbows up to 17 Lbs. and Bull Trout up to 12 Lbs. have been caught lately. Even a few bigger fish have been hooked, but seem to break the line or spit the hook.
Looking forward to January’s fishing, as this is usually the month of our biggest fish of the year.
We’re also preparing for the Family Day weekend fishing derby coming up in February. Lots of great prizes this year. ($30,000 worth) Should be a fun weekend. Feb. 8,9,10 (www.ctrcanadaderby.com)
What are they biting on??
The bite has been inconsistent, so we have been going through the tackle box each day.
But, when the bite has been on, we have been catching on: bucktail flies favorite colors are lucky numbers 201, 210, 214, 215, and 228. Also, Lyman plugs have been working both on the surface and on the downriggers. Lucky Lymans have been #10, 16, 55, 69, and 100.
Bill Norman lures have also been dragged lately. Time to slow down your presentation with these lures, but sometimes that’s what the fish want. This is important as the water temperature gets colder.
And lastly, the good old flasher/hoochie combo has been catching mostly Bull Trout, but still manage a few Rainbows on these also. Favorite depths have been 75 ft., 100 ft., and 120 ft..
That pretty much covers the tackle box.
Just have to put your time in.
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