Weekend fishing report with Bernie Keefe
August 25, 2016
Surface temperature at 6 a.m. was 62 degrees with the temperatures rising to 66 degrees in early afternoon. Current flow rate is 51cfs in, 181cfs out. The water level is dropping rapidly. Windy or breezy conditions can be expected early to mid afternoon on most days. The boat ramp is open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Lakers are moving, seeking cooler water but are still being caught on jigs tipped with sucker meat at 80 feet and deeper. Lake Trout bite has slowed but they are catch-able. Some small Lakers are being caught by trollers while trolling for salmon. Small numbers of three to four-year-old Kokanee salmon are being caught trolling at slower speeds. Bank fishing for Rainbows is slow. The lake was last stocked with catch-able size Rainbows on May 10. The surface temperatures are dropping but the sub-surface temperatures are still at the summer high. Larger Northern Pike can be found 8 feet to 14 feet. They will move in to shallower water on cloudy days and in the late afternoon. Suspending or diving jerk baits, slow moving spinner baits, and spoons run at depth are producing some hits. Small Northern's can be caught along the shorelines with small lures. Fishing for Northern's is best under overcast skies, early and late afternoon. – Randy Hall guide –
Fishing has hit full late summer pattern. Surface temperatures of the water is 69 degrees by mid-afternoon. The Lake Trout have moved deep and can be found off the drop-offs and suspended over deeper water. The best fishing for Lakers has been early and late and when there is less boat traffic on the water, working vertical jigging presentations. Rainbows and Browns are active in the low-light periods close to shore and in the channel to Shadow Mountain on small jerk baits, small spinners, and night crawlers. Be prepared for suddenly changing weather in the afternoons. Be safe and get out and enjoy the rest of the summer! Dan Shannon, Guide
Rainbows are cruising the shorelines and biting power bait and small spoons early and late in the day. Lake trout have slowed but will pick back up in a week or two. They are being caught in 60-80 feet of water. Havoc tubes tipped with sucker meat or spoons while trolling are working best.
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