We have had some pretty good days on the lake lately. Most days with 8 –10 fish being caught. Sizes have ranged from 2 Lbs to 13 Lbs. The water temperature has dropped below 50 degrees and our fish are still feeding more on the surface. Which makes for some exciting bucktail action. My favorite kind of fishing. Read more . . .
July 2011 - Fishing for Kokanee in Kootenay Lake?
Read this article on techniques to land Kokanee. Primer for Kokanee, by David Y. Wei and Suzanne L. Clouthier
June 2011 - Kootenay Lake Fishing Report
The latest Kootenay Lake fishing reports are coming in and it's looking good for both Gerrard Rainbow Trout and Dollies. Read the Reel Adventures Latest Fishing Report.
June 2011 - Big Rainbows and a few Bull Trout
Kootenay Angler was fortunate to go along and witness the Kootenay Lake fish tagging program in action . We had a successful day on the Reel Adventures boat landing and tagging numerous large rainbow trout, as well as "saying hi" to a few Bull Trout as well. See some of our photos on our Facebook page.
November 2010 - Fly Fishing Flies Review
Janssen Minnows straight out of Africa!
Read about some tasty fly fishing flies that arrived at the Kootenay Angler headquarters all the way from Africa.
November 2010 - Classic 5 of Diamonds
A mid-afternoon fishing excursion to our favourite bays around Nelson, BC produced some good battles with small fiesty Rainbow Trout. Our top lures today were classic spoons like the yellow and red five of diamonds, a silver and blue spoon, and fly fishing with a Janssen Minnow. We had most success when retrieving the lure at a shallow depth.
August 16, 2010 - Oh, the fish! Spin casting little spinners out of the Kootenay Angler boat into bays near Nelson, BC was the ticket today. Little black and chrome Bang Tails and Rainbow Trout pattern spinners were working for Rainbow Trout, Kokannee, and the dreaded Northern Pikeminnow. Also, there were numerous Bald Eagles and Osprey overhead looking for treats from us. An amazing day fishing in sunny 30 degree Celsius weather.
August 2010 - Fly fishing near Nelson BC is hot! A quick stop on the West Arm of Kootenay Lake near Nelson, BC yielded Rainbow Trout, Kokanee, and a Northern Pikeminnow while fly fishing. All fish were caught 2-5 feet down in clear water on a wasp-like wet fly. Exciting flashes of silver! Also, towards Salmo, BC, a Doc Spratley attractor wet fly has been working in the Salmo River and Cottonwood Lake area for little hungry trout. Find pools. Catch trout! Nothing but fun. Watch out for bears.
July 2010 - Columbia River, Castlegar, BC We've got good Walleye fishing in the Columbia River in Castlegar BC. Two fish were caught in two casts on near Waldie Island, Castlegar, BC, Canada.
April 2010 - Nelson, BC
Sarosha of Kootenay Angler as he earns the Expert certification in the Mepps Master Angler Program for his trout and salmon catches. Read more,