How to Approach “Trophy” Stillwater Fisheries
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How to Approach “Trophy” Stillwater Fisheries

We are blessed with a huge number of what would be considered trophy stillwater fisheries in the interior of BC.  Lakes that hold some of the biggest triploid rainbow trout in the province, fish that will push well over the thirty-inch mark.  Is it difficult? Of course, they grow to these sizes for a reason.

These lakes are a test, they can be mentally draining if you approach them with the wrong mindset.  Do no push your boat into a trophy lake with the idea that you are guaranteed to have lights-out action the whole day.  Mindset is everything, accept the fact that you might come away empty handed and that’s okay.  I couldn’t even count the number of times I have been totally blanked by lakes like this without even an interaction with a single fish over an 8+ hour period.

Understand that these fish are well-conditioned and have most likely been caught before.  They have seen every fly in the book and your presentation has to be immaculate.  There is no way to get around the fact that it is difficult to routinely have success on waters that will put you to the test, but the rewards are fish that you will remember for the rest of your life.

If you want to give our trophy stillwater fishery a try this year, fill out the form below or give me a call.  Late April through June is a great time of year for great chironomid action and big stillwater rainbows!

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Gerald Ng
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That Phil Rowley in the picture!