[nggallery id=349]Kerry Reed reports. The water temperature has finally dropped to that perfect number. Yes, the fish are feeding well. At the beginning of October, the fish were scattered throughout the water column, but now they seem to have all reached the surface.
Rainbow Trout up to 27 Lbs. have been caught lately, with lots of fish in the 20â€™s. In fact, we had 3 fish over 20 Lbs in our boat in a matter of a week. Itâ€™s been a long time since weâ€™ve seen these big fish, but now it was worth the wait. Also a fair number of Bull Trout being caught lately up to 15Lbs.
Weâ€™ve been catching lots of fish between 5 lbs. â€“ 15 lbs. It seems that there is definitely a distinct feeding time for these fish each day. A lot of times weâ€™ve had one fish on, and another fish hits the other rods. So, it makes for an exciting time.
Hereâ€™s an example of some of the excitement: Just this past Sunday I was out with a group of 4 people. Once we got the lines in the water, it was only a matter of minutes. â€œFish on !!â€ I yelled. As the line was screaming out, we all stood back and enjoyed the fight. After about 3 minutes of fighting this brute, the fish spit the hook. Good start anyways. Another couple minutes pass and a second rod starts screaming out. Another big fish on! While we were fighting that fish, I slowed the boat down a little. Just as the boat slowed, the third rod starts screaming. A true â€˜Double Headerâ€™. We managed to land the second fish and get a quick photo before releasing it, just in time to net the third fish and get a photo and release it. Both Rainbows were well over 10 Lbs, as well as the first one that we lost. Such a great start to the day.
About 10 minutes go by and guess whatâ€¦another screamer!! We fought that fish for about 5 minutes and then the hook came free. Two more smaller fish before noon, then an afternoon lull in the action. Nice to actually have a break. We had lunch on the boat and continued to fish. About 3 hours went by until the afternoon bite came on. Another big Rainbow to the boat and a couple smaller ones.
What a great day on the water. Just an example of what one day on the boat can bring.
What are they biting on ? Well, itâ€™s different every day depending on the weather conditions and water conditions. On the calm days, we are using the usual Lyman Plugs on the surface or downrigger. And on the windy days, we are using the usual Bucktail Flies on the surface. Stick with the rule of thumb for colors. Bright days, use brighter colors and on the cloudy days, use darker colors. Black and white has been really good on the overcast days.
Also managing to get both Rainbows and Bull Trout on the flasher/hoochie combo on the downriggers.
All in all, October was a great month of fishing and November/December should only get better and better. Looking forward to more great fish as Winter approaches.
Tight Lines, Kerry Reed
If you would like to book a trophy fishing charter with Kerry, you can contact him at, www.reeladventuresfishing.com .