Fishing along Hwy 24 for the last couple weeks has been a little bit of a challenge due to the extreme heat and closures due to wildfires in the area. We have had major lightning storms coming through as well. Things are starting to look a little better in regards to access to lakes. The Deka Lake Evacuation alert and order has been rescinded allowing access to Sulphurous and Deka Lakes again.
Fishing for Kokanee in the warmer temperature is going to force those fish deeper to where the thernacline is. Most lakes that means kokanee are going to be in the 30-50ft range. It is time to bend those dodgers to get good action on the lure and to use Garlic and Krill scents. Pink and Orange seem to be the colors.
Lake Trout are going to be hanging in the deeper water where it is cool. Look for your steep drop offs where the lakes are the deepest. I really like trolling Matrix and Len Thompson Spoons or T50 Flatfish this time of year 60-100ft deep.
Rainbow Trout are going to be feeling the heat as well. Fish areas where the shoal drops of to the cooler water. I recommend fishing early and late into the evening to avoid the heat. Caddis have been on the menu.
Please remember if they are taking water out of the lake for wildfires give them lots of room.
Give us a call if you have questions about access or restrictions
From the LBSG team