Fishing Report July 8 2017 – Shuswap Lake

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Well today my sister and brother-in-law wanted to head out on the lake and I was eager to try and do a little fishing while we were out. We loaded up the boat with the essentials and headed out with first mate Walter on debris watch.

First I dropped them off at a beach by the rail road tracks and relatively close to town. I had noticed on my fish finder what I am assuming to be schools of small fish in the 50 foot range so that’s where I set my line using my favorite flasher/apex setup.I proceeded to troll up and down along the tracks for about 45 minutes. My line snapped out of the down rigger clip at one point but no fish. I can only assume it was a bite though because I was in almost 200 feet of water.

After that I picked up the family from the beach and we headed up towards Annis Bay. Again what I figured to be schools of small fish were marking in the 50 foot range so I dropped my line down there. At this point I was trolling towards Annis starting from the cabins along the rail road tracks. I can’t remember how long we trolled but sure enough we spotted movement on the rod. It didn’t release from the clip but I could tell I had something. I started to reel the line in and I will let the video below do the rest of the explaining…

That’s the second fish that got away from me in two trips. It was a nice looking fish. I didn’t get a solid look at it but it almost looked like a lake trout, but tough to say.

The red dot is where the fish hit the lure.

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