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Kootenay Lake Report - March 26, 2012

Brad Stubbs sent us some bull trout photos from a recent charter on Kootenay Lake.

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Not too much new to report on Kootenay Lake. Still good Bull Trout fishing. Averaging 4 - 8 fish per day. Lymans, billies and flasher & hootchie all working well. Colors change daily or hourly as all sorts of weather changes have been coming through. It keeps you on your toes.

Getting a few nice rainbows, but they are pretty moody in this cold water. Same gear working. Got a double digit trout the other day @ 99ft on a flasher and hootchie. You never know where they'll be on a certain day.

The Woodbury Dolly Derby is on April 6,7,8. Should be another great turnout. The Dream Team (aka: The French Connection) and I will be out. We plan on taking first and second, but third may be open. We'll see how that plan works out!!!

Look for the Gerrards to really turn on about the last week of April through till the middle of June. We need to get the water temp back up into the 40's. Good to book these dates soon as it's looking like a busy spring.

Don't forget about summer salmon & halibut fishing in Ucluelet. Looking like another great year for salmon numbers. Great runs are coming out of the states this year, helping us have great numbers of fish. One river I heard of expects an increase of 500 000 salmon this year due too habitat and hatchery enhancements. We'll give those fish a run for their money as they swim by Ukee in July.

Looks like fisheries has come up with a number for Halibut quota. I believe it's 981 000 lbs for the sport fisherman. That's down from last year. Looks like they may be closing the fishery a bit early again this year. We'll see.

Lots of great fishing coming up this spring and summer. Let's get out in the sunshine and catch some rays and some fish.

Tight Lines
Brad Stubbs

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