Most anglers come to this area during the summer months; in search of the popular river systems unknowing that just beyond the next ridge; hidden away within the nooks of the Elk Valley are many opportunities to fish some very productive lakes.
The BC freshwater society has a fantastic stocking program and we are fortunate enough to have the Kootenay Trout Hatchery supplying our local lake systems with a variety of trout. There are over 50 productive lakes in the Kootenays and you don’t have to travel far to find them.
Those who lake fish can say that there is a sense of mystery and adventure about it all. Those who haven’t fished many lakes; the Kootenays is a great place to learn!
The anticipation of ice off every year never seems to fade and this year was no exception. As many of the lakes are at different elevations; ice off happens at different times; making weather the deciding factor of which lake to fish and when.
The internal questions circle of what to use, where to fish and past experiences lead you to use one technique over the other. Take the guess work out of the local lakes and spend the day with one of Fernie Fly Fishing’s guides.