Show Low 5/2-5/3

I have been hitting Show Low whenever the wind allows….which hasn’t been very often.  This morning was calmer than any day in the past month so I went for it.  The lake is full but a dirty brown.  Viz is only about a foot so sight fishing for bedded fish is impossible.  I tried stripping the usual chartreuse streamers of various design previous times with not a single grab.  So I switched to the small crayfish patterns fished under a bobber like I used last Fall and found some players.

I fished for 5 hours and landed 3 smallies and a couple nice rainbows.  Not exactly what you’d call “on fire” but a nice enough morning considering the condition of the water.  Fishing will just get better and better as the water clears.  Nice to have a good smallmouth fishery this close to home.  Maybe I’ll go back out this afternoon.

Hit it again this morning.  4 smallies and 1 nice 18″ trout.  Viz is 2′ now but wind in the forecast all next week!

Most all of these are females that are stuffed full of eggs.