|Posted by Phil Hager on May 23, 2014 at 11:45 AM|
Ran up yesterday for the NWFF outing day. Bit of a crowd when we got there but plenty of room on the lake for fishing.
Started out by heading "up" the lake tow the lily pad zone. Hit a couple on the way up that were in pretty good shape and maybe 10" in size. Got up to the lily pads and found it to be really a "quiet" area. Headed over towards the far shore and began working "down" towards the dam. Glad I did that. Action started about mid lake with more of them in the 8"-10" range. SOme dark enough to look like post-spawners but still active. Caught maybe a half dozen before getting to the deeper zone just out from the dam. Draw a line from the paved access trail (looks almost like a small ramp) on the day use side over to the far end of the dam and fish mid lake along that line. Very productive area maybe 100' either side of that line.
Tried numerous patterns but found both my Little Black and Little Tan Bogus to be the most productive. Started with the tan and lost count on that including the biggest one of the bunch. Guesstimate? 3 pounds. (Actual? Girth 13" and Length 15" so 13x13x15 divide by 750 and you have the weight. 3.4 lbs)
The photos of the fish show a small one (Most of what was seen) trying to bite off my finger and the bigger one in my stripping basket. Pardon the shot but it's hard to do a photo when you've got a real active one you're trying to get the fly out of, not have it jump out, forgot your net so you doing it all by wet hand and trying to do the photo by yourself. Had me nearly ready to jump off the pontoon myself! (Take a look at the 3 shots in the Trillium lake album in the Photo Gallery on the bar above http://ffpfishingreports.webs.com/apps/photos/album?albumid=15593688 . You can see the "Bogus" flies there that worked so well.)