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Trout fishing on Maligne Lake: Secrets Revealed ……..

Maligne Lake secrets revealed … … … ….

One of Alberta's most popular lakes, but it is relentless Maligne Lake located in Jasper National Park. This lake is one of the best rainbow and brook trout fishing found in the country … .. if you know tricks. A rainbow of average size weighing about 2 to 2.5 pounds consistent with 4 to 5 pounds. The brook trout fishing is incredible. An average of one pound and a half, you get consistent 3 to 4 pounds of fish and weighed an incredible 12 pounds and a half. This was years ago, but the man who called this monster still hangs around in the boat ramp waiting to tell their story and get the old photo album.
There are many ways to fish for these two species of trout, but let's focus on a specific technique of trolling sinking fly lines. Almost never hear or read, trolling sinking lines, but this technique has proven me the most productive fishing of many mountain lakes, none more so than Maligne Lake.
Maligne Lake is 5.479 feet (1670m) above sea level in the Mountains Canadian Rockies so you can freeze right at the beginning of June. The first three weeks and one month after leaving the ice and the last weeks of September in time star is if you want to see some real action. Being so high in the mountains you have to be prepared for the weather. Blizzards have fish in the first week of August and the days one minute you're in the wool pants and rain gear and five minutes later wearing shorts and a shirt, then right again. I always recommend dressing in layers with some good rain gear on board. Then you're ready for anything.
Since there is no gas engine restrictions on the lake you need to get yourself a motor electric. There are several places in town that rent this equipment and provide charter boats on many lakes in the park. You can rent canoes canoes cargo long, robust, covering water much faster than aluminum boats available, but whether to make day trips. Since this is a very large lake that only can cover a limited amount of water if you are just fishing day. There are campsites available along the lake if you wish to camp for a night or two. If this is the case you'll be in for a treat because it is one of the most beautiful lakes in world away from the dock adventure (this lake is 23 km long).


First, grab a fly rod. It need not be a luxury computer and not even have to know how to throw. Trolling is by far the way more effective to locate active fish in Lake Maligne due to its immense size. You can use anywhere weighing 5 to 7 bar weight. I always preferred to September 1 Weight set foot 7. Is strong enough to pull a variety of baits. Minnow baits are some of the leading producers and if you use too light of a bar back your line to check their presentation can be quite the battle, even without the fish at the other end.
Some reels have some advantages. Multipliers and large spool reels certainly very useful. A multiplier will increase the recovery rate, so for every step of the spool of your reel in turn, twice or thrice. A large spool reel means the diameter of the coil is greater than the normal size of the roll and in turn increases the amount of the line acquired by the rotation reel. When flying the drag lines are a lot of voids caused by water resistance and the higher the gear ratio, the better if you're not accustomed to fishing equipment.
Line is important. The line, in combination with control of the boat, is the key component of this technique. This does not mean you need the right brand of the line just the right "type" of the sinking line. There are six different types of full line fly sink, type 1 is the slowest sinking (more surface up) with the type 6, which is sinking faster (execution cores). Use of type 1 can troll just below the surface for the type 6, which can effectively fish from 15 'to 20' depending on the drift velocity.
For leader material not go out and buy prepackaged tapered leaders. Since they are not cast no need for the sharp line, in fact, be counterproductive because it using a lot of lures that create resistance to water and fine art would not be strong enough. I recommend buying a spool of fluorocarbon line. I Vanish use 8 pounds, but any fluorocarbon will do the trick. Fluorocarbon is completely invisible under water and has less stretch than monofilament it seems advantageous in setting hooks. Long leaders are important. If you are using lures instead of tying flies a twist in the leader is a necessity. I like 12-foot leaders with a twist about 9 feet away from the attraction. Another thing I like to use is the leading slip loop. This helps to guide the leader through the eyes of bar instead of some knots that can be caught and potentially break the line. They are very easy to make and can save some headaches if it is just the beginning. The staff at the local store front is always willing to help with your game and pointing in the right direction.
There are a variety of flies and lures work this setting, but remember that the line is a sinking line and it is not necessary to use fast diving lures with big lips. An assortment of flies coils, filters, shrimp patterns are all very good. For bait use the lightest possible equipment. Minnow baits are most effective, is the most Flatfish consistent with Rapalas and Hot Shots coming in a close second. In the years I have guided on this lake that I can count on one hand the times I've used more than the flies (shrimp, Brookie or a serpentine pattern) and / or a flatfish. These two types of flies and a variety of flatfish always occurs. Even in the mid-Maligne famous frustrating days summer.
Getting a portable fish finder is very beneficial. This is a very clear lake mostly and this tends to push the fish up to 10 '- 20' range. There are times when runoff from the mountains the clouds of silt from the lake and I think that out a little more and you have to work at different depths to locate active fish. It is so important to pay attention to that fish is marked on the screen, but knowing that its depth is very important in a good day on the water. Mostly part I try not to leave the series from 10 'to 25' of water. To be a successful fisherman means you can play the percentages. There will be no fish at all water column one foot to over a hundred feet, but the greatest percentage of fish that can be fished effectively must be within the scope of the above equipment, if it worked properly. If you do not have access to a fish finder a good map will do, or simply stick to the shore and keep an eye out for shallow water. A lake clear to most cases is relatively easy to detect drops and keep your lines out of trouble.


"Dubbing" flies is one of the most consistent techniques to collect the fish active. To do this, you want a good long fluorocarbon leader, without a downward turn his departure, all in the type 6 sinking line. These large fish love flies! The best fly in my box is a double shrimp pattern # 2. Followed by a serpentine brook trout, or leech pattern, but nothing big (# 2 – # 6) will do almost every day. The key extraction is exactly what it sounds. Let your starting line up the support, maintenance speed drag a little higher than it could be used for repetitive and pull the bar as hard as you can. Most people not pull the bar as hard as expected. This is another benefit of the heavier rod 7, which makes this movement is much easier on the arms. Essentially, this will that his departure almost swim through the water like a jerk bait and you get a lot of impulsive attacks.
Dubbing flies can be very strain on the body. Forearms and back to get a great workout, so if you want a break, or just interested in relaxing in the water, carry a good selection of flatfish Hot shot Rapalas y. I think that lures catch more fish compared with flies, but the rapid pace of extraction is certainly more interactive and fish badly affected.
If you just get used to fishing so always check the action of its attractiveness to the side of the boat before going down the line to find out how measure the speed for the troll. For example, flatfish are designed to have a lot of action at a very slow rate of speed, so troll slow death to achieve the perfect action, which will be reported on your rod tip, and be able to get deeper lures that require faster action. So, when you want to come to some deeper fish with the line type of six dead slow troll with a flat fish, kwikfish, or Hot Shots and can effectively fish Rapalas around 20 feet or more agile body baits need a slightly faster speed and should be running about 10 '- 18'.
I found that early in the season's first third of the lake is more productive, over the five-mile mark. mid summer they spend more time around the marker 4 miles to 9 miles. And later in the season, when the brook trout begin to generate the other end of the lake, with major streams, such as Warren and Coronet.
Principles of the season, when water leaves the first bay, aptly named "bay house," are some of the best fishing in the lake and easy access. Home Bay is one of the most consistent throughout the year in the lake and often overlooked by guides who just want to lower the lake to make the trip more of an adventure for their clients. At the upper end of the bay (to the outside of the lake), on the right side of the canal there is excellent fishing. There is a very fall abrupt strange pile of stone that can be seen in almost every day from about 7 'to 15' – 30 'mid channel and on the bay side, and then troll down the channel of 100 meters or less. This is known as "Rainbow Alley" to the locals. Beware of tourist boats that seem to be on the road constantly. Copying the double shrimp pattern and a slow troll with a flat fish, or Hot Shots will do the trick. Try to zig-zag on the fall of slightly changing the speed of your boat to vary the depth and lure action.
In mid-summer are concentrated just above the lake. Like trappers cove, Lea Brook, upper entry points Maligne River and 5 miles. These are the most tested in the lake and pretty easy to find for newcomers because that is where the ships guides are usually working. working points, slopes and output streams, where all you want to target. Any of them on the lake may contain fish.
At the end of the season, worth the trip across the lake, beyond the narrow and famous Spirit Island "final moment." This is one of the more spectacular than I had the pleasure of fishing in my life and find it almost spiritual. You are in what feels like uncharted territory past the tourist boats and capabilities of most visitors to the lake. Impressive mountains that run directly on the lake and glaciers so close you could come up and touch them. This is your backyard recreational end of the season. If you want to plan a trip around the lake I recommend you plan a trip of several days. There are campsites, in the strait and the northern end of lake Coronet Creek. It's definitely worth it, some of my best memories are trips on the lake for several days at a time.
Try to get up near streams as there are some very sharp and pull downs flatfish usual, or break the flies and start copying. Generate these brookies Pre school until just in front of these streams staggering numbers, sometimes you can see a large number of them rolling.
Getting used to the way the lines are the ship is also very important if you want to work a lake properly. Sinking lines are much more resistant to water by its larger diameter and cut the water is not nearly as fast as monofilament. For example, when performing a pretty strong rotation will move the line with your back and follow the path of the ship instead of cutting through the water and thus halt its appeal. This allows you to work more closely your bait. A few meters depth and can calculate your boat behind your fly or lure is running. control boat is absolutely crucial when working the deeper structure and function that can really mount up lines fall or sink, whatever appropriate. Therefore, if you are driving in the 20 feet of water and see that the fund is growing, all you have to do is speed up gradually so that your line is high resistance to water by the boat speed. The reverse is also true when it comes to a fall in the right more slowly and let sinking to the bottom line and speed of backup when the line is deep enough. This will put more fish in the boat and find a lot of fun to focus on the bottom and trying to work properly. Some of my bigger fish have been caught this way.
No matter what time of year you visit, if you find one fish, work the area again. Several times, even. Often when you find a fish there are others in the immediate area. Try coming from different angles and at different depths. I've seen what the fish was easily over forty out of a small area in less than an hour a couple of different boats repeatedly circling the area. After working the lake for a while and get a good feel about the behavior of the fish that never would leave an area immediately after catching a fish. Every single point that caused a fish has at least one or two additional passes. Sometimes you do not get up fish, and sometimes you do not have to leave the place for hours and are constantly catching fish.
Do not get me wrong there are many ways to fish and I did not dare say this is the only way to catch fish on Lake Maligne. Many fishermen are very successful patterns chronomid launch a strike indicator, some good drag Wable flies or lures with spinning rods. But as a former guide on this lake the only way that fish, day after day, dragging my sinking lines. Remember, always good to check in at the local store address and date information and assistance with the appropriate settings. I know the guys on-line sports and Patricia San tackle will be happy to assist you in the right direction and be ready with any equipment rental you need. And remember to try this in your technique of local lakes, as it is one of the best ways to produce large quantities of fish, including some of the hardest days.

About the Author

About the author:

Craig Mumby is one of Canada’s most successful anglers. He is twenty eight years old and has been in the sport fishing industry since the age of 18 when he started working with Bob Izumi’s “Real Fishing” show and Izumi Outdoors Ltd. He has fished professionally as a guide for nearly every Canadian sport fish country wide from Ontario to the BC coast. He is originally from Toronto where he attended Upper Canada College and grew up fishing Ontario’s many lakes and river systems. Currently, Craig guides out of the prestigious Langara Island Lodge in the Queen Charlotte Islands, British Columbia. He recently decided to put pen to paper and share his many secrets with fellow fishermen worldwide.

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