|We took my skiff today since I needed to run her. She hadn't been out in over a month and she was getting very restless...|
It was cold this morning at 6 a.m. I turned the windshield washers on and the washer fluid froze solid instantly. But the sky was clear and there wasn't a breath stirring anywhere.
It warmed a bit by the time we got to Dino and got ready to launch. The lake was a millpond. Why couldn't it have been that way Wednesday when Chris Beech was here. Oh well.
We fished hard and managed 16 fish for our efforts with only one fish less than 18 inches. Most were nice sized. Ed did have a 30-pound-plus fish follow his fly to the boat. It was a massive-shouldered fish and it sure rattled our cages. It just wasn't intrested enough to eat Ed's 4-inch fly.
We metered a ton of fish in deep water, hunkered down ranging from 35 to 60 feet deep. Many large fish were marked and we gave them a try with long counts but they just wouldn't eat. We caught all of our fish but one off the rocks using a variety of flies from Darting Jig Hook Sea Habits to FT Clousers in bright colors.
Water temps ranged from 54 to 58. Still a bit cold.
We left the lake around 3 p.m. after we gave up looking for eaters. I believe the full moon hurt us; but we sure couldn't blame the weather.
It was great getting out with Ed again. We always have a blast no matter how the fishing goes.
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