The weather has been nice and the water temps have warmed a few degrees bringing the lakes back to life. With water temps in the low 40’s the Brown trout are still somewhat sluggish and it is only a matter of time before they are back at it- crushing lures and jumping for the skies. On April 24th, 2010 Brandon and I meet up and started fishing hard with big lures- it was one year before when Brandon got a 8.5 pounder from this lake so we had high hopes. But after 3 .5 hr of swerving around shore fisherman and other boats we only had 4 small Bows barely bigger than our lures. We wrapped it up and head back to a different lake hoping to salvage our day. Actually Brandon and I set out goal for each trip – we are looking for a Brown 5 pounds or bigger. To most that is a trophy fish but to us, it is our baseline for a decent trip. We got to the lake and were surprised when hardly any boats were out fishing. I tied on a lure I just recently AirBrushed with a custom Rainbow pattern and 15 mins later had a nice- 21 inch male brown. We shook him off and started back down the trolling line, after 2 passes Brandon got a nice silvery Cutthrought , that hit hard and fooled us into thinking we had another brown. We released it and kept going. Then I got a smaller cutty as well. Not much later I got a nice bite in shallow water on a fast troll from a nice 23 inch brown, who had just recently been eating good. He had a full gullet but skinney tail section . Almost 5 pounds but not quite – still this fish made our day and was released to grow bigger.
The next day I got out there real quick at 6 am and trolled till 9 am. for only one nice 23 inch Brown. It hit hard and half way thru the fight it stuck me into a bush. –I looped back around the other side and pulled him out- thinking I had a toad- but actually it was kinda skinny .. A great fight none the less. After I released it- I headed home to the Wife and Dog- We headed for the River to walk Molly and I was casting a black Roostertail and caught 3 little brownies. It was a great weekend.