||1 oz sinker, 30 gram float size 4 hooks
||Spin, float, bottom
|| Approx. 20-30 ft
|TIME OF DAY
||northern pike minnow, mountain white fish, kokanee, lake trout, rainbow trout, cutthroat trout, burbot
Fishing Lake Kalamalka – October 29-31 2020
We decided to book a trip to Kalamalka lake after seeing some reviews online as to how large some of the lake trout could get in this lake! We went ahead and booked a stay at an airbnb that was right in front of the lake with a private 120ft floating dock.
We left in the morning and decided to take a more scenic route, driving through the backcountry mountain highway. We stopped and fished all the little rivers, streams, lakes and tributaries in Manning Park. Driving through Princeton, Penticton, Kelowna and finally Vernon the views were breathtaking. By the time we finally arrived in Vernon it was getting late, we quickly googled and found the closest Canadian Tire, ran in and purchased some dew worms. We arrived at our Airbnb in the late evening and prepped everything for the next days adventures.
In the following morning we woke up to a beautiful view of Kalamalka Lake at our doorstep.
Around 9am we began to set up our fishing rods and decided to try fishing off the dock. I set up a bottom rig along with another rod for my wife with a floating rig. As I have never fished this lake before, I was not certain which method worked best so we decided to try 2 different methods. Both rigs were tied with worms.
Just after we had casted, I went inside to use the washroom. As I came back out, I saw my wife with her with rod fully bent over with a large fish splashing! I ran up to see her as she began reeling in a fat 3lb northern pike minnow. She was ecstatic. We landed the fish, took some photos and released it back.
A couple moments later while we were still talking about our catch, the float rig rod started to bounce. I quickly grabbed it, retrieving it and landed yet another fat chrome Northern PikeMinnow!