All of the smaller bodies of water finally have safe ice. I plan on checking East Bay again tomorrow

Pablo Reservoir is proving to be fairly productive for perch and good to excellent for northern pike. If youíre targeting northernís a smelt below a bobber or with a tip up is the way to go.

If you are after perch but want a fairly durable set up that is one that is likely to withstand a pikeís tendency to cut your line our Wanna-B in line drop shot combination baited with maggots or fish eyes is the way to go short of using a steel leader on everything.

The pike are averaging better than 22 ď. The picture is at a typical Pablo Pike


Both Kicking Horse Reservoir and Crow Reservoir have been producing nice brown and rainbow trout all winter. Mission Reservoir is also a possibility for some Rainbow.

I also had a pleasant surprise at Echo Lake about a week ago. In my search for potentials for our Wana-B dropshot combination I punched some holes in the 35 to 40 foot depth which seems to be so productive in a lot of Lakes. In the first hole I dropped into almost immediately there was a light bite. Setting the hook I found I had a fairly heavy fish. It turned out to be the first smallmouth bass Iíd caught through the ice. Three holes later in about an hoursí time I had 3 smallies ranging from 1 Ĺ to 2 Ĺ pounds plus two decent lake whitefish.

Lake Mary Ronan has been spotty for Kokanee but normally picks up as the season progresses. Perch fishing has been normal with some really big ones a possibility.

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Good Fishing

The Macman


September 2020
Whitefish never quite caught on this year; only sporatic time of fishing them. Lake Trout are being caught in shallow water (60
-90 feet But they are staging to spawn in 180 feet. Because there are lots of perch fry in weed beds perch fishing is excellent.  8 to 10 1/2 inch size; no big ones. From now until cold weather and rainy days the fish will slow down until ice forms.  Lake trout fishing will get continually better on through their spawning season which is the end of November.  

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