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The Fishing Report
May 3, 2013
that time of year! The weather has finally warmed up to the
spring like conditions we've all been waiting for. And with that,
the water will be warming up also and the fish will start to get more
active. My favorite time is coming........
April saw some good and bad days on the water. Still had to be
patient, but we were normally rewarded. The creeks started to
flow a bit in the past few weeks and that has brought out some bugs and
debris on the water. This has also brought out the small, insect
eating fish. So, we have been hooking into a lot of shakers
lately. At least it keeps us running for the rods.
Most days have been consistently producing the small bug eaters and
have had a few big ones mixed in to keep it exciting.
One of our best days last week saw us hooking into 12 Rainbows.
The first few were only small and had us wondering if we would
find a big one. But after catching half a dozen little guys, we
finally hooked into a hog. Wayne was on the rod and held on while
this fish ran the counter out to over 500 ft of line. What a
great run. We saw the fish jump about 6 times and then made a mad
run towards the boat and spit the hook. Heart breaker.
Another couple small fish came to the boat and we were beginning to
wonder if we had lost our chance at the big one for the day.
Well, finally we were rewarded. At 1:30 the line started
screaming off the reel again. Wayne was first to the rod again
and was hoping for redemption. After a 10 minute battle, he
finally got the fish to the boat. A beautiful 14 Lb Rainbow.
Maybe not as big as the first fish he lost, but still a great
fish. His biggest Rainbow ever.
About 20 minutes went by and then another rod started screaming.
Looks like the afternoon bite is in full swing. Grahame
grabbed the rod this time and the fight was on. He could get the
fish with in 50 ft of the boat, but then it would run back out to
200ft. A couple more times this happened until finally his fish
was ready for the net. A nice chrome 14-1/2 Lb Rainbow.
Almost a clone of the last fish. Great battle and some
For the next hour we landed another 12 Lb Rainbow and a couple smaller
ones. This turned out to be a great day and it reminds me of what
is still to come.
The water temperature hasn't quite reached our prime number yet, but
when it does, these fish are going to go wild. Also, keep an eye
open for the famous flying ant hatch. With the hot weather coming
up, we should see these insects flying around soon. They will get
blown into the water by the thousands. And that's when every fish
in the lake will finally come to the surface and put the feed bags on!!
Looking forward to the next couple months.
are they biting on???
catching a lot of fish on our bucktail flies. Lots of shakers at
this time of year, but always a few big ones mixed in. Favorite
colors so far have been: black/white, grey/white, and
still purple/white. The lucky numbers being: 210, 215, 222,
Apex lures are working well also. Similar colors as the flies.
Black/white, Silver, or blue/green has been working as well.
And my favorite Lyman plugs have also been producing some fish.
Lucky numbers: 10, 16, 55, 69.
Our water temperature is rising and the fish should be turning on.
Prime time is coming, so Let's get out there!!!
are Spawning !!!!!!!!
It's that time of year when the big Gerrard Rainbows make their journey
up the river. The numbers have been good so far and should
continue until the second week of May. For anyone that hasn't
seen this, it's something to experience. Right now there is over
700 fish under the bridge. Hopefully we see a few more show up
over the next week or so.
You can check the ministry website for current counts.