We had the great opportunity to work with my good friend Briggs Williamson of Mega Bite Charters (also in Henderson) to take a group of young men out from Camp High Hopes. These guys all met us at Henchens Dock and the two boats (Excursion and Ghost Dog) headed out for some trout out along the High Rocks.
The weather had turned for us and was very cold and windy, but we stuck it out and got everyone a few fish until we were all blown off the lake. We caught a mix bag of both Lakers and Browns as well as a Steelehead to add to the excitement. The fish caught came both off the riggers and also the planner boards.
Brown Trout - Mike McManus Party
Mike made his annual trip up to the lake to fish browns over the weekend. We could not asked for any better weather especially after all the wind we have been experiencing this spring. Saturday we found the fish tight to the shoreline, bringing the boards as tight as only a few feet of water, where Mike caught this "bute" thats heading for the wall! Later in the day the fish moved off into deeper water. A few fish were caught on Stick baits, but most were on stinger spoons, in natural colors.....the "Vampire" was the best. Mike and his crew were true sportsman catching and releasing all the shallow water numerous lake trout we caught.
Sunday we went out and the lake was flat calm.....no clouds. Caught one descent brown, but then it was like someone flipped a switch.......the fish I think were still around but certainly not biting like the day before. We had a couple other strikes during the day but that was it. We called around to ther boats in the area and they indicated the same thing.
Trout fishing for Browns, Lakers and Steelhead has remained exceptional this year, especially of the lighthouse on the finger. Limit catches so far this year have been the norm….not the exception.
We recently took 4th place in the local derby the last week of July. “Bucky” won a fabulous Labatt refrigerator, and a Okuma Rod and Reel worth thousands!
Over the weekend the strong south and south / southeast winds have pushed the salmon into the trench. Yesterday (8/15/10) the trench was full of fish from the pump house all the way up to the lighthouse. Flasher flys were best trolling very slow.
Below are some of our customers with there catches. I like seeing everyone come back year after year with me, and even the new faces. It’s been a blast!!
NOW LETS GO RIP SOME LIPS and catch some SALMON!
Fishing has been very steady the last few weeks. The trout fishing remains very good! The “mature” salmon are getting hard to come by. A lot of juevinule / jacks being caught but not the nice large Kings we were catching just a few weeks ago. A lot of bait in the area I’m fishing. I just think it will be a matter of time before the big salmon find this bait and the bite will be on again!!
Most fish are coming off the lighthouse and the haystack in 150 – 110 feet of water. Spoons in both Warriors, Stingers and NK’s are all working!
Had several parties over the past weekend from Modular Comfort Systems, and Dominic (Nick) Avetalla. All parties experienced some great fishing for trout and salmon. A lot of Rod action!!
You know what they say….a picture is worth a million words. And yes we are still catching steelhead as well!! Most of the action was off the wall in front of the Stoney Point lighthouse in 110 – 140 feet of water. There is a lot of bait here as well.