Rainbow trout and walleye are still hitting good out of Wheatley.

Rainbow Trout Setup

Rainbow Trout Setup

Although they seemed to have moved eastward, this fishery is great and you should get in while it lasts. It can actually end very quickly. No doubt we will get a cold, windy week later in August and that will be the signal to the fish to move on in there annual cycle. Once the water gets mixed up and temperatures start to cool in the upper layer, the fish will be gone as quick as they came.

Trout, Walleye Spoons

Trout, Walleye Spoons

This year set up right from the start for a good year and I can’t remember a better year. I have been using a very simple setup. I run two number O dipsey divers out from 60 – 80 feet of line and the dipsey setting 3 on the bottom. I think I could have held to two colours for the whole season and I would have been fine. I love that “Jerry Lee” by “Yeck Lures”. That spoon is copper with orange tape. The other colour I could not live without is my custom painted RDP as seen in the photo. This spoon has been the most consistent spoon in my box for several years. I have painted a bunch of them. Year to year we have seen Northern King watermelon, monkey puke, greasy chicken wing, and orange crush but none of those seem to go from year to year. You can see my starting line-up but in all honesty, those other baits just haven’t stayed on very long.

Go fishing for rainbow trout and walleye at Wheatley before it all ends.

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