Sunday, October 9, 2011

A beautiful afternoon on the lake

I was going to attempt a trip out to Pyramid Sunday morning, but went to the home opener of the Wolfpack Saturday night, and was a bit slow out the door this morning. After a few errands and breakfast with the fam, I managed to sneak out for an afternoon trip, which was definitely worth it.

I packed my fishing buddy Ollie into the rig, and got out on the lake around 2 pm. I went to our default beach, and noticed a few gents posted up on the point chucking a variety of hardware and flies. I chatted with them for a few and discovered that they had a very good day. They had around 5 fish on the stringer, and had tossed back quite a few more.

I immediately posted up on the Bay side of the point and tied on a Chartreuse bugger trailed by an Olive Crystal bugger. Within 15 minutes I had my first fish on, a decent 15 inch cutt. This caused one of the guys on the point to grab his fly rod and give it a whirl. He hooked into a nice 20 inch cutt and landed it quickly.

I fished the bay for another hour or so without much activity. I did notice mass quantities of bait swimming around, and could see a few flashes in close to the shore. Most of the guys on the point packed up so I moved out to the point and tied on a tan bugger. Within 30 minutes I landed my second fish, a nice 20 inch cutt that put up a pretty good fight.

20 inch cutthroat

I caught my final fish of the day after everyone had cleared out. I noticed a swarm of bait swimming in the shallows to the left of the Point, and started casting over the cloud. I immediately hooked a 22 inch cut that was obviously trolling the swarms for stragglers.

I fished for a few more minutes, without any luck. All in all, 3 fish in 3 hours, and some really fantastic weather. Winds were calm and the water was clear. Here are a few pics:

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