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Kootenay BC Fishing Report

By Brad Stubbs, Kootenay Kingfisher | Last updated: January 25th, 2013

Kootenay Lake Gerrard rainbow trout fishing

We are still pulling in some real nice rainbow trout. The rainbows are moody at this time of year but when we gett them, they are big. It seems to be two or three days per week when the rainbows are turned on. Fortunately the bull trout are kicking into high gear to fill in the blanks. January to March are my favorite bull trout months, when we pull in some real nice fatties. It is hard to keep up to where they are. One day they are on top and the next day they are down deep, but with a bit of work we can find out what they want, and where they are hiding.

As far as gear is concerned, I'm using a bit of everything. Lymans, flies, and billies have all worked. Just going by water conditions, let them tell you what they want that day. Trolling speed on most days is 2 - 2.5mph.

The weather has been awesome. It has been above freezing a lot of days in January. It is beautiful to be out on the water, and if you get a bit chilly, the Espar furnace warms you up in the cab. There are lots of great fishing days left this winter. We hope to hear from you soon!

Brad Stubbs
Kootenay Kingfisher