Fall fishing report:
Definition of an Optomist: one who takes a frying pan on a fishing triip.
Are you up for some derbies?
Woodbury is again hosting the Thanksgiving Dolly Derby so gear up and come on out and get in on the fun. Tickets available here soon.call us at 250-229-2113
The Nelson City Police Charity Derby is also a go this year again. This Charity Derby headed up by retired police constable Bill Andreaschuck is one that you won't want to miss if you are a fisher that likes not only a good time but a feeling of helping out a kids school program. The Redfish program "offers over 2000 grades one, two and three sudents from across the east and west Kootneays, the opportunity to view the Kokanee salmon in their natural spawning channels and learn the improtance of the inland fishery to our fragile ecosystem."
The derby will be hosted by the Nelson City Police at Woodbury Resort Oct 13-15 2017. Come on out for the weekend and if the wife does not want to fish with you there are lots of other entertaining things to do.... like shop and go to the hot springs , maybe even some late golfing if the course is still open. Then buy a dinner ticket for half price and have her get in on the food, dance and prizes. It can be a nice weekend for two after that big meal she had to cook for you at Thanksgiving.
By now you likely realize that my wife is writing this section of the fishing report.
Ah... the fishing report...Oh, Oh here comes Randy.....shhhhh...Lets go fishing!
Fishing report as of Sept 12 2017
Water temp is around the 68’ range thus most success is from the downriggers, from what I hear black tiger prawn with a purple haze flasher has done the best. Smaller rainbows on the surface with some spoons and streamers, grasshoppers are working well as bait if you can catch them. In the arm there was a PMD hatch happening a while ago but we haven’t seen the large Trico hatch as yet. Creek mouths should see the Bull trout starting to stack up, jigs, and spoons should be the ticket there or even grasshopper pattern flies.
A good Kokanee spawn in the arm BIG fish and numbers sound good as well. I emailed fisheries to get some info on the Meadow creek spawn but no word coming back as yet. I will let you know when I find out more. As fall approaches and the water temp keeps dropping we will pass on the info as we get it.
Daves Dolly April 1st 2017. Still the odd one around 19.25lbs
Come in and see our slection of our new line, "Best Lures" .
If you have questions about the fishery or
any reports of your fishing experience regarding the fish in Kootenay Lake
please pass it along to us and we will make sure our contact at fisheries
gets it. firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have questions about the fishery or any reports of your fishing experience regarding the fish in Kootenay Lake please pass it along to us and we will make sure our contact at fisheries gets it. email@example.com
Public Fisheries Meetings: last update for Jun 16 2016
All our public meeting presentations (including last weeks) and the action plan and other info are accessible via links from our Regional page (http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/kootenay/fsh/main/mainfish.htm).
HUNTING: NOTE IMPORTANT !!!!! New Changes to the system.
Will Gill and Gift be selling hunting licenses this year? yes. We will have the the old paper licenses starting March 1st and then go online with the system about Mid May they tell us .BUT............