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Got out for a few hours this afternoon. Targeted the south end, lots of bait and fish stacked up near the opening of the canal and then more isolated groups spread out. LOTS of small salmon (10-16") and a pair of 2lb bows kept me busy. Also fished up the east side and got a couple slightly bigger salmon and lost a big one that snapped my 10lb leader . Its been awhile since I got a good sized salmon?? but the small ones are abundant and healthy looking. Might try again later this week, anyone finding any larger salmon??
so had the chance to fish today weatherman said west wind chance of snow didnt want to risk getting stuck on the hill at severen so took the chance and went to watkins. lake was flat fishing was decent boated 9 one rainbow around 20 inches the rest LLs up to 18 inches pretty consistent action and a lot of short hits on the free sliders. everything took hits but orange was the top producer mostly spoons but the rainbow and one salmon were on flasher fly. The graph was full of fish and bait all day. caught fish from the surface to 90ish down tried to get deep to get under the small ones and still hit small ones. I dont know if there wanst any bigger fish around or if they just couldnt get to the bait. was supprised to see i had the lake completley to myself I thought there was a whole group of people that fished through the winter. Oh well if I can figure out how to keep the boat ready i'll be back out if not i'll be in the tribs till the ice comes in.
Got up to my cottage in the afternoon on the 14th. Got out for a quick troll picking up some short salmon and 2 keepers on the east side down south. Up and out early the next day, moved to the south but found a blank screen, worked my up the west side angling slowly out in deeper water and hit a nice deep pocket of bait with a mix of bows and silver up higher in the water column. Did some trib scouting/fishing in the middle part of the day with nothing to show. Back out in the evening where I left off earlier. Lost a couple nice silver fish behind the boat and picked up a couple lakers as well. Out in the morning the next day, beautiful cold morning. Ran some shallow lines tight to shore along the south end and up to the salt point, had a couple rips on a stick bait, but no hookups. Got a nice keeper salmon working back to the canal mouth in slightly deeper water and a couple dinks. All in all I went something like 15/20 in 3 days fishing about 10hours. Caught 3 rainbows from 2-4lbs, about 6 sub-legal salmon, 3 keeper salmon and 2 lakers in the 4-6lb range. Most fish came at 35ft on a chicken-wing DW SS fished with a long lead on the rigger. 6 color lead core also produced. Lakers were around 55ft. Most fish were out over 200-400 FOW. Not much to show for the shallow program. Had the lake mostly to myself which was nice. Surface temps around 50.
Had today off, thanks to Our Veterans and all that they do. I decided to take a break from some stream fishing and get out the Grady for the day. We launched at daylight in Watkins and fished the southern end. Hit fish on all tactics. dipsys triggered the bigger fish today while riggers and boards produced the smaller guys. We hit some nice spunky fish today. The lakers are full of power today!! Bellies are ready for a feed! MS spooons,DW super slims, white/green dot SD with atommik white halo flies did some dammage. Managed a 10.5 lb laker on the spring scale. Picture below, we tossed him back, full of spunk he took right off. Kept a couple eaters for the grill. Did a great double digit day and had a ton of fun doing it. The boat fishes nice. If anyone is interested in the boat. Please contact me as I am selling due to saving up for a house. We will be back out on the water soon. Nick