Post By: emcee Posted: 4/14/2012 11:14:55 AM Points: 228
I must admit that a trip to #4 in the belly boat usually ends up in good numbers of fish, but not usually in bigger fish. Friday afternoon was a different story.
A friend and I hit the lake around 4 and fished until 7:30. Besides dealing with some crazy changing winds, we were able to land two real nice rainbows. Both were on the order of 18 - 20", but what surprised me the most was the girth. I'm guessing they were at least 3 to 3.5 lbs, and one fought me for at least 10 minutes before he tired out and I was able to get him to my boat.
I know most fisherman at this lake are bottom fishing, which I have no problem with, however it is definitely not as fun as bringing em in on the fly rod. We were draggin' streamers and saw a bunch of decent size fish breaking the surface.
Usually my friend and I head to the Delaney's to catch pigs, but maybe this year we will be able to keep it close to home! Good to see fish like this in the lake.
That's a lake that befuddles me. The vast majority of people fishing it are bait fishing, so a guy with a box of lures should do well. I've only had mixed luck (did land a master angler there though), yet I keep trying. The truth is, even as small as it is, you really need a boat there. The fish in general are pretty far out. You can see them and the activity, you just can't really get to them without a boat of some type. That's just my take on it.