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Hot Summer Chironomid Fishing

It’s summer time in the southern interior regions of BC. We have been under a heat wave for about the past month with daytime air temperatures regularly reaching the high 80’s to low 90’sF. Water temperatures in many lower elevation trout lakes are also getting quite warm which has put a end to the progression of aquatic insect emergences commonly found in these productive lakes. Mid-summer trout diets often consist of zooplankton and more zooplankton. However there is some good fishing to be had on fisheries that have been established on irrigation impoundments. Well known lakes like Campbell, Scuitto, Jacko, Six Mile, Edith, Tunkwa and Leighton lakes all located in the greater Kamloops area can offer a somewhat unique mid-summer chironomid emergence that is typically … Read entire article »

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