The Fishing Report – March 2019

The Fishing Report – March 2019

Here’s the latest fishing report from the pro’s at Reel Adventures. Email not displaying correctly? View it in your browser. The current fishing report…………………  ( from my office ) The Fishing Report – March, 2019   Well, February was a bit more like winter.  We were faced with a lot of windy days and the snow just kept coming. Cooler temperatures and inconsistent weather made conditions a bit tougher for fishing, but we still managed to put in our time. We alternated between Kootenay and Arrow Lake for the past month and have been rewarded for our efforts.  Heres the latest news………. Kootenay Lake: With the water temperature running around 37 degrees now, the fish have been a bit lethargic.  We have adjusted our techniques a bit and have been able to hook into a few fish most days. Rainbows have been a bit elusive lately, however we are still hooking the odd one.  Lucky for us, the Bull Trout aren’t as elusive. Most days have seen the odd rainbow, but more commonly we have been hooking into a couple Bulls each time out. Rainbows between 2 -3 Lbs and Bull Trout between 3 – 10 Lbs have been caught in the past couple weeks. Looking forward to the weather finally smartening up and the fish will become more and more aggressive.   Stay tuned……..   Arrow Lake:  We’ve been spending a lot of time on Lower Arrow Lake this past month and it has been kind to us. Still slower fishing, however the quality of the fish has made up for that.  Most days we have been hooking into 2 to 5 fish. Mostly Bull Trout, but we have hooked a few Rainbows in the last little while. Feb 17th was the Scotties Marina annual derby and there were quite a few fish caught this year.  It was nice to see most boats hooking into a fish or two.  Weather was good for that day and fun was had by all.  The biggest fish of the day was a beauty 15Lb Bull Trout, with a bunch more between 6 – 13Lbs. Since then we have been out a number of times and still manage to hook into 1 or 2 fish most days. Same as Kootenay, the fishing will get better and better as the water warms up.  So, stay tuned…… Columbia River: We did a couple trips on the Columbia when we had a decent break in the  weather. Both trips rewarded us with a few Rainbows each time.  Best technique was float fishing from shore. Rainbows were all between 2 – 4 Lbs. Once again, we are awaiting some milder weather and look forward to hitting the...

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The Fishing Report – Feb 2019

The Fishing Report – Feb 2019

Here’s the latest fishing report from the pro’s at Reel Adventures. Email not displaying correctly? View it in your browser. The current fishing report…………………  ( from my office ) The Fishing Report – Feb 2019 Kootenay Lake: January was a pleasant surprise for weather and allowed us to get out and explore on a lot of days. The lake temperature is at its coldest and the fish are definitely a bit lazy at this time.  Although, we have been getting fish on most outings.  The large numbers of fish that we were catching back in December has decreased, but the size of fish has increased.  So, it’s a nice trade off. Some of our days have seen up to 6 or 8 fish coming to the boat.  With average size of Rainbows being 2 – 3 Lbs, and Bull Trout ranging from 3 – 14 Lbs.  However, due to the colder water, some of our days we have had to work hard to hook into only a couple fish. Either way, we’re still out there fishing and the scenery at this time of year is second to none.  On the cold, clear days we are floating in the middle of the lake while glaring up at the snow covered mountains.  Its a pretty great back yard to have. February is typically a bit slower month, although it seems to be the month when we catch our biggest fish each year. So, stay tuned………….. Arrow Lakes: We have been also frequenting the Arrow Lakes.  We spent a few days fishing the Upper Arrow during their fishing derby out of Nakusp.  It was great to see a good turnout for this fundraiser.  Also good to see lots of familiar faces who use to fish on Kootenay. That derby brought a lot of people to town and generated a lot of tourist dollars for just one weekend.  It would be great to see that kind of life on Kootenay again. During our weekend trip, we managed to land around 10 fish ranging from 6 – 10 Lbs.  Nothing to enter in the derby, but still some great quality fish. Rainbows up to 14 Lbs and Bull Trout up to 15 Lbs have been caught on the upper lake in the past couple weeks.  I’ve even heard about a 27 Lb Bull Trout that was caught in early January.  Trophy fishing for sure. We are also spending a bit of time on Lower Arrow this winter.  The fishing has been somewhat slow, but the quality of fish has been great.  Rainbows between 2 – 8 Lbs and Bull Trout between 6 – 14 Lbs have been coming in lately. Looking forward to the...

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The Fishing Report – Jan. 2019

The Fishing Report – Jan. 2019

Here’s the latest fishing report from the pro’s at Reel Adventures. Email not displaying correctly? View it in your browser. All Smiles on January 2nd, 2019…………….. The Fishing Report – Jan, 2019   Happy New Year Everyone!!   Well, another great year is in the books.  And it was definitely a fun one.  We met a lot of new families and friends and it just reassures the reason we’re in the business. Putting smiles on faces……… Looking back on the 2018 season I have a lot of great memories.  From the fantastic Kokanee fishery in the spring, to the amazing Salmon/halibut fishing in the summer, and the great flyfishing season on the Columbia, and to the great fall/winter fishery we had out on Kootenay Lake, it all combined for another great season. Thank you to all of our new guests and our returning guests for making 2018 a wonderful year.  Looking forward to what 2019 has to offer. And now, the latest fishing report: Kootenay Lake:   December was another good month on the lake.  It started out with a bang, and slowed down a bit near the end of the month. Our early trips saw between 10 -15 fish coming to the boat with the averages sizes being: Rainbows between 2 – 4 Lbs and Bull Trout from 2 – 8 Lbs. One memorable trip was with a boat full of elementary students.  The kids were introduced to some great fishing, with each kid hooking into a couple fish each.  Some of these fish being either the childs first fish, or their biggest fish.  Making it very rewarding for all of us.  Its always fun sharing our passion with the new anglers, and hopefully getting them a jumpstart into their own fishing adventures. And as the water cooled down in the last couple weeks, we’re managing to hook into 5 – 10 fish on the good days. December weather made it pretty easy to be out there.  The mild days were very comfortable fishing for our groups, and so far January is continuing with the mild temps, so we look forward to spending a lot of time out there. Columbia River:   Some mild days made for some fun fishing on the river as well.  We managed to get out a few times from shore and were rewarded each time with some great fish. All Rainbows at this time of year for us, and they ranged from 2 – 4 Lbs. Lots of fun on the spinning rods. January and February usually provide us with some pretty decent fish from the river.  Looking forward to more fun times from the shore. Stay tuned………. What are they biting on ???...

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The Fishing Report – Dec 2018

The Fishing Report – Dec 2018

Here’s the latest fishing report from the pro’s at Reel Adventures. Email not displaying correctly? View it in your browser. The current fishing report…………………  ( from my office ) The Fishing Report – Dec, 2018 Kootenay Lake: Another fun month of fishing in November was had by all.  And so far December has started out the same. The fishing has been consistent for Rainbows and we are also hooking into a few Bull Trout each day to compliment the catch. We’ve been having fun with some of our corporate groups as they have been joining us for their year end festivities.  It always adds to the entertainment when you have a large group of people and can place some friendly wagers on the day. Our last big group enjoyed a great day on the water, with both boats catching a lot of fish and even got to enjoy a bonfire on the beach during our quick shore lunch.  Not bad for winter! Lately our days have been pretty consistent, with 10 – 15 fish coming to the boat.  Rainbows between 2 – 4 Lbs and Bull Trout up to 8 Lbs have been fairly steady. The weather has been great and we look forward to more fun trips throughout December. Note:  There’s still openings for your holiday fishing trip, as well as gift certificates available for the Christmas season. Stay tuned…………. Columbia River: We managed a couple days on the river in November and they produced fish each time.  Mostly just fishing from the shore, as we didn’t feel like running around in an open boat in the cooler weather. Still getting the odd fish on the fly rod, but lately have been having better luck with the float rods and spinning rods. The usual Columbia River Rainbows between 1 – 3 Lbs have been caught. Hoping to get out a few times still this winter on the mild days, as this is still a great time to fish the river. Stay tuned………. What are they biting on ??? On the lake, its been a mix of flies, plugs, spoons.  My favourite bucktails have been the black/white or grey/wht colors.  Lucky numbers have been #210, 215, 216, & 228. Also on the surface for Rainbows, we have been running my favorite Gibbs/Delta spoons.  Gold/fire stripe, or gold/fire wing have been working great. And on the riggers for Bull Trout, we have been mostly using my favorite Gibbs/Delta flasher in the lemon lime color or STS color.  Paired up with my green spatter back hoochies, they have been a deadly combo. Best depths as of late have been:  81′, 101′, and 121′. Water temp is hanging in the mid 40 degrees,...

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The Fishing Report – Nov, 2018

The Fishing Report – Nov, 2018

Here’s the latest fishing report from the pro’s at Reel Adventures. Email not displaying correctly? View it in your browser. A beauty November Bull Trout. The Fishing Report – Nov. 2018 After experiencing our second phase of summer in the last couple weeks of October, we’ve also been experiencing some great fishing.  The 10 days of 20 degree weather was a bonus and we were lucky enough to take advantage of it. Here is your latest report: Kootenay Lake: October was a great month for fishing.  The weather was fantastic, after the fist couple weeks, and the fishing was good as well.  It seemed that there were more Bull Trout available to catch after mid October and it kept our groups busy. Rainbows were fairly active for the first half of the month, but have tapered off a bit now.  However, the Bull Trout are still feeding fairly actively. Most days lately we have been averaging between 10 -15 fish.  Rainbows between 2 – 5 Lbs and Bull Trout between 2 – 8 Lbs have been the norm. As always, I expect November and December to be prime fishing. So, stay tuned………………. Columbia River: With the amazing weather near the end of October, we managed to get out a few times on the river. The fishing was good for both Rainbows and Walleye.  The Rainbows were even biting on the dry flies, which made it exciting. Most Rainbows were the usual Columbia River size of 2 – 4 Lbs, but we did manage a couple around 5Lbs.  And the Walleye were averaging a bit smaller, coming in around 2 -3 Lbs, but making for some tasty meals. Spin casting and fly fishing continue to work for either species. Still hoping to get out a few times each month on the river.  Stay tuned…. What are they biting on ??? On the lake it’s been the usual.  Bucktail flies, croc spoons, hockey sticks, and flasher/hoochie  have all been working. Rainbows mostly on flies and spoons.  My favourites have been the 215, 210, 226 for flies.  And my favourite Gibbs/Delta croc spoons in the brass/fire stripe,  or brass/fire wing have been working best. And the Bull Trout have been aggressively taking the flasher/hoochie combo.   My favourite flasher is the Green Lemon Lime down around 100ft and it has been producing many. And on the river, its been a mix of dry flies and or nymphs on the fly rod.  Or the usual jig head with a curly tail grub for walleye, and an assortment of croc spoons for the Rainbows. Stay tuned for more reports. Tight lines……………… Kerry Reed Reel Adventures Sportfishing Nelson BC 250-505-4963 www.reeladventuresfishing.com heres a beauty rainbow from nov...

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The Fishing Report – Oct 2018

The Fishing Report – Oct 2018

Here’s the latest fishing report from the pro’s at Reel Adventures. Email not displaying correctly? View it in your browser. Fall Fishing has begun!! The Fishing Report – Oct. 2018 First off, I’ve got to share this great video from one of our days on the westcoast.  These guys put together a short film of their experience.  And since we are already booking our trips for next year, I thought I would share this .  Check it out. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uO9PAvlG0I0 And now, onto our local fishing… Fall is in the air.  The water has cooled.  And it’s now time for my favourite season of fishing. Here is your latest report: Kootenay Lake: The fishing has been consistent on Kootenay for the past month and should only get better as the water cools down. Most days we’ve had around 10 fish to the boat and a few days even busier.  Rainbows have been fattening up a bit this fall and there’s been a few in the 5 pound range.  Lots of 2 -3 pound fish with the odd bigger one mixed in. And Bull Trout are still hanging in there as well.  We are seeing a few Bulls up to 10 Lbs, but mostly 3 – 5 pounders. Looking forward to what the rest of October will bring us. Stay tuned, as there are a couple derbies coming up as well.  These are usually the indicator of what the fall/winter will bring. The annual Thanksgiving derby is this weekend Oct 6,7,8 out of Woodbury.  And then the following weekend is the Nelson City Police Alumni charity derby. We will be present at the NCP derby as it is a great fundraiser for the Kokanee Creek interpretive centre.  Hope to see you there Oct 13 & 14.  Come on out and support a great cause. Columbia River: The weather has been a bit ugly the past couple weeks, but we are still managing to get out a bit on the river. Fly fishing for Rainbows has been productive, and spin casting for Rainbows and Walleye has produced as well. The usual 2 -3 pound Rainbows are coming in, with a few up to 5 Lbs.  And the Walleye seem a bit smaller than last year, but still some great eating fish at 2 – 3 Lbs. Hoping for some decent weather to prolong our river fishing.  Stay tuned………….. What are they biting on ??? On the lake it’s been the usual assortment.  Bucktail flies have been working, as well as small spoons and hockey sticks.  Our best lures have been flies in the # 210, 215, & 226 colors.  And crocodile spoons in the brass/fire wing, nickel/fire stripe, and brass/fire stripe colors have been...

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