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Fishing Report - July 16, 2013

Posted by Jason Bellows on

Shuswap Lake:

The big lake has been fishing fairly decent with some great rainbow being taken between 30'- 60' in depth. Apex, Lyman plugs, Brads Cut Plugs and Crocs are all great choices for this time of year. Troll them at a faster pace than the spring fishery between 2.5MPH - 3MPH. If its Lakers you want, run the big Lymans, Crocs and Brads Cut Plugs down around 80' in depth and work the long flat bottoms that the Shuswap has to offer. The Kokanee fishing has also picked up and if you target them, you can have some great success. Dont forget that this lake has a bait ban in place, however fishermen and women have proven time and again that you do not need bait to catch Kokanee. Try a Dick Nite or Kokanee killer Apex between 20' and 40' for the best results.

Local Mountain Lakes:

There are several local lakes in our area that are still fishing quite well despite the hot weather. Lower elevation lakes will produce fish in the early morning and late evenings with the occasional fish still being taken in the high noon sun. For the best fishing at this time of year, you will want to climb a hill and get up to the higher elevation lakes where the water is cooler and the fish are still active. There will be several lakes having some good sedge hatches which will make for exciting afternoons of Tom Thumb fishing. Come on in and see us at the shop and we will gladly set you up with the right gear for the piece of water that you are looking to fish.

Salmon Season:

We have the new Salmon Supplements and there have been some changes made from the previous years. Come on in and grab your new copy so that you can be up to date with all of the regulation changes. We have attached a link to the BC Sport Fishing Guide so that you can take a look on line and watch for the in season regulation changes. Simply click on the regional link and search for the river or lake that you are planning on fishing.

http://www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/fm-gp/rec/regions-eng.html

Enjoy Your Outdoors!