Karen and I headed out to Kerbes Pond today to see if the trout made it through the hot summer. We brought our pram so we could use the sounder to mark fish and check the depth of the water. The pond is down about two feet but we did see 4 aerators at work and water to 18 feet. We also marked lots of fish. A number of larger fish were showing up on the sounder.
Karen and I rigged up with blobs and ice minnows. We caught lots of rainbows and some small tiger trout! The fish were quite shallow too and close to the edges. We fished just 3 feet or less below a strike indicator and in some places, just 12 inches. We caught rainbows to 14 inches. Our stockers from the spring seem to be growing nicely!
The fall colours, migrating snow geese and eagles made for a fabulous day. It is well worth the effort to head out to Kerbes Pond. Head to Erskine, turn south and travel 23 km to Fenn Road then turn east on a gravel road about 4 km to the pond. You can definitely fly fish from shore.
This is a trophy fishery so it is a catch and release fishery!
I hope the fish get through the winter and more water is added to the dry water table.