Friday, July 25, 2014

a little relief

Hi folks, Changed directions yesterday morning and went fishing with a friend.  Guided Wednesday for river smallmouth bass.  The smallmouth fishing has been excellent and the water temperatures have been holding in the low to mid seventies.  Small 3" Senkos on red hooks have still been the ticket with different shades of green being the most productive.  Lots of hoppers showing up in fields now and should be considered in any fly anglers arsenal.  Laker fishing was interesting. We were on the water at 4:30am and the surface temperature was 73 degrees.  Pretty warm for a trout lake in the kingdom.  We fished fly rod blanks and glass rods spooled with braided line attached to long fluorocarbon leaders.  We fished humps that came up out of deep water with 1/4oz. to 3/8oz. jigs tipped with rubber swim baits.  Snap jigging produced 3 lake trout and 5 other fish on that we did not land.  A real finesse technique as you needed to feel the slight tick by the fish as they ate the bait then come tight.  It was interesting that the small pieces of structure we located with electronics were the most the productive.  the big obvious spots held some fish but they were much more fussy.  Fun morning of fishing.  Off to chase to smallmouth.  Remember to clean your gear and keep the non-native species at home.  have fun, Willy