Got away for a morning with Tim. We hit Sunrise, first time this year. Lake is low and off color but the fish are there. Tim was fishing an indicator rig and I was stripping leeches. He picked up three and lost one. I had two grabs and managed to land them both. All the fish were like clones…3+ lbs and solid, hard fighters. Sorry, no pics. Just too hard to keep them still long enough for a shot.
I was in the shop this am bent over a dubbing blender as usual when I noticed the trees weren’t swaying like they have been for the past weeks. I figured it might be a good time to hit the lake….and I was right. I only got a couple hours on the lake before the winds hit again but I managed to find a few fish….4 smallies and 3 holdover rainbows to be exact. And I missed a couple as well. Water temps were 51-52. Still early temp wise but they are starting to stage….and it was good to feel a smallie tug again. Love that lake. They ate Jiggly’s again just like the past 3-4 years
Took a drive up to Sunrise to check out conditions. Lake is wide open and very low. The island is now a peninsula again. The reef at what is now basically the end of the lake is pretty much above water. I think it may be possible to walk across the lake without getting your feet wet. If not it is very close. Not a good pic but I got as close as I needed to see what I wanted to see…or maybe not what I wanted to see actually. It looks bad right now but I have actually experienced good fishing in low water conditions like we have now. The fish get more concentrated and more accessible to us fly flingers. I would get on it soon as I am not sure how long it will last. The “Catch and Keepers” hit it pretty hard. Should be some good fish as I doubt we had a kill.
This is A-1. About as low as I’ve ever seen it.