Tuesday, 15 December 2015

Friday, 24 July 2015

Hooked Magazine Exclusive: Conquering Deep Water Brown Trout

Hot off the press!
Check out this months issue of Hooked Magazine www.hookedmagazine.ca for an exclusive on conquering deep water Brown Trout!

Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Giant Jumps from Giant Browns: Who said Brown Trout don't jump?

An amazing photo captured a few weeks ago while drifting for big Browns. The hook up was in 20 feet of water and the jump was almost instant. This big boy thought he was a Rainbow!

Saturday, 13 June 2015

Patterson Lake: Stillwater Excellence!

Patterson Lake is hotter than hot right now, in fact, it has produced an amazing amount of huge Browns and Rainbows since ice out. This is some of the best fishing I have seen in a long time! Lots of fish in the mid twenty inch range and a tonne of Rainbows between eighteen and twenty four inches. It's absolute mayhem.

Come and get some!

Saturday, 23 May 2015

Twin Lakes: Tonnes Of Tiny Tigers

Twin Lakes is action Jackson at the moment. Favourable numbers of 14 to 17 inch fish, thirty fish days are attainable but not a lot of size. The big girls are there, definitely, large Tigers can be seen rising and in the shallows by the narrows.  Target those big girls on a cloudy day with a steady wind and success will follow.

Twin has also had a boat launch makeover making it easy to launch your boat and now offering ample parking space.

Don't give up on the Twin, there's plenty of action and the honest chance at a monster!

Thursday, 14 May 2015

Targeting Laurie Lake BrownTrout: Timing and Tactics

Those of us that have spent enough time casting our arms off to mystical legends on clear water lakes have hopefully learned a thing or two on the topic of timing. Gin clear water will always present obstacles that limit our success rates and all to often, define the meaning of "skunked". 

Laurie Lake in Duck Mountain Provincial Park is undoubtedly one of those stillwaters that can humble even the most experienced fly fisher. But there is a solution, pick your days!

If I could describe the perfect day on Laurie Lake it would include a south or north wind, 5 to 15 mph complimented by consistent cloud cover. I would target the windy side of the obvious transitional areas adjacent or close to the north bay, north island or south bay, targeted locations that traditionally attract populations of Laurie Lake inhabitants.

Put your plan into stealth mode, keep noise to a minimum and drift over the transition areas using clear intermediate/or sink tip lines, long leaders (14ft), natural color flies on the point and on a dropper half way up your leader. Keep your flies in the target zone, which will usually be in a suspended column of 8 to 10 ft. in 15 ft. of water. Repeat your drifts over water where you have marked fish and let your fly line trail static at a consistent speed.
This technique will increase your chances of hooking one of those monster Browns that Laurie Lake is famous for and one that you can easily apply on any of your favorite clear water trout fisheries.