We had first charter of the season this past Saturday with a returning
crew that wanted to get in the April brown trout action.
This trip they decided to bring along an up and coming New York
outdoorsman, 6 year old Joey.
Water temperature this weekend was much better than last weekend
36 -42 in the lake, some areas even warmer, but there it’s still a lot of cold water for this time of year. The water color was great, except for right in front of the harbor, lots of muddy water there. There were a lot fish scattered along the shore, and it didn’t take long for the action to get going.
We would fish anywhere from 6-10 feet of water, and both plugs and spoons would take fish. We ran natural colored plugs and spoons, and spoons with orange, yellow and green, but no particular color stood out as an MVP. Just about everything we ran took a fish. Our box of fish consisted of mostly browns to 7 lbs, but we did bring 3 cohos to the boat as well. I do know that there were a couple of kings caught in that skinny water, as well as a handful of steelhead. The highlight of the day for me was having Joey pick out a spoon to run, a yellow NBK, and then 15 minutes later he boats a fish on that spoon. That spoon would take several more shots before the end of the day.
The season is now in full swing and off to good start. We’re back out again this Friday and looking to put more fish in the boat.