Buntzen Lake - South

Date of fishing Jun 13, 2004
Rank Rank
Earned $4.50
Votes 4
Fishing experience Excellent
How busy is the place Busy
Trolling Fishing Method
Topwater Fishing depth
0 # of fish caught
Rainbow Trout Species
25 cm (10 in) Average size
9 am - 1 pm
Best time
n/a - n/a
Best time

Buntzen Lake - South

Boat launch
Sedge grass


Tiny Terror   Doc Spratley Black              
Like this but a little more green, was in the water 3 minutes and got destroyed by a small rainbow.   Took about 10+ on a fly that looked like this, but with less wing.              


Air Temperature 15 °C (59 °F)
Water Temperature Unknown
Overcast Conditions
Unknown Water level

Today was the day to be at Buntzen with kids. But I didn't have mine with me. All the fish were small, the largest at about 12". As I put my canoe in the water, a guy on the dock brought in the biggest fish I saw today. First hit was just past the small island right by the launch. 3 more hits and 2 landed before I got as far as the small island on the left. Then nothing through the calm bay on the left. After the bay took 2 + a few hits going across the lake. It took 3 hours to make it back down the lake because of the gentle wind and non-stop action. I was trolling a floating line with sinking tip with a black spratley for most of the time. I had one other olive coloured fly destroyed after being in the water for just a few minutes. I had a flatfish, green + orange/yellow on the other rod and when one wasn't busy the other one was all the way back on the right side. Most of the action was coming back, just before that big rock that people cast floats off of, but there was action all the way back. Kept 3 for dinner, and they were tasty enough. Talked to 2 other boats, 1 fishing where I was took "a bunch" on 2 rods - wedding band and fly rod. There were rises that would go on for 10 minutes at a time where there were some many small fish rising it almost looked like rain. It was a great day of fishing. If they doubled the size it would have been perfect.

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