I had the pleasure of fishing with some good friends from Iowa over the weekend. We fished both Saturday and Sunday. Fishing was pretty tough both days, but fun none the less! Saturday we went 7 for 9 (3 Kings, 3 Lakers and 1 Coho). We fished north of the towers, with 60-70fow being the best depth. All the Lakers came tight to the bottom on our deep rigger with a 10″ White Spin Dr. and Poseidon Green Machine Fly on a short 27″ lead. You need to constantly check that line though, since it will get fouled up with weeds and mussels. The chunky Coho took the 5 color loaded with a Chart/Glow Protroll and First In’s Fire Fly.
A 15# King and 8# King took the 150ft Copper with a Chrome Disco Tape Green Edge Protroll and Poseidon Super Frog. Last King of the day about an 8#er took a Wonderbread Silver Horde on a rigger down 45ft. We also had a few drive by’s on our wire Dipsies but we couldn’t keep the fish glued.
Sunday AM was slower for us. We went 5 for 6 (1 King and 4 Lakers) and lost a screamer. 5# King came on the 150ft Copper with a Chrome Disco Tape Green Edge Protroll and Poseidon Super Frog. That setup lost the only screamer of the day as well, and was our best King rod all weekend. After boredom set in we decided to work the bottom and pounded out 4 Lakers. Two came on a Brad’s Blue Hawaiian with a Guilty Pleasure 3-Fly teaser rig behind a White Paddle, including a really pretty 14#er. Other two came on the same set that was working on Saturday which was the 10″ White Spin Dr. and Poseidon Green Machine Fly on a short 27″ lead.
Lots of fish marks and ice water in close but getting bites is pretty tough. We went as close in as 40fow, but the 60-70ft range was best. The glow bite continues to suck for us, not a single sniff on glow spoons in the early AM either day. Sounds like there is more consistent action out deep in the 180ft and beyond range.