As we enter March and the warmer weather Spring cutthroat trout fishing starts to heat up. Fly patterns work well along with anything that mimics a small bait fish because these fish are highly predatory. I have had great success casting a small silver spoon into feeding areas and been rewarded with the solid tug of a fish looking for a quick meal.
The cutthroat trout are starting to change colour and will have some beautiful patterns from bright silver to olive greenish gold with red on their gill plates. On the Sunshine Coast the lake fish start to spawn in the spring where you may see them migrating into small streams. Spawning usually takes place as early as February when water temperatures start to reach 6 to 8 degrees celsius or 43 to 46 degrees fahrenheit.
For those us who like to kayak fish year round, and are unable to get out on the ocean because of stormy conditions, the fresh water lakes and streams offer some wonderful protected fishing that will get you hooked on cutthroat trout!
Waugh Lake – Sunshine Coast BC