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Name: putmbac Date: May 08, 2009 Rating:
 
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Aeneas Lake is turning on with some nice rainbows if you get out and work some streamers and may flies I was out with a group of 6 and everyone of us hooked at lease 60 and boated into our nets 40+ all nice bows and one nice brown.

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Name: FLYRODR Date: May 21, 2005 Rating:
 
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Rated the fishing a "2" only because the weather made it very tough. Windy with occasional whitecaps. My partner and I rowed to the only cove area that was somewhat sheltered, anchored up, and tried chironomids. I had one take on a red sno-cone. My buddy caught one on a fly given to him by a local that wanted the pattern kept quiet. All I'll reveal is that I was reading fish all over the bottom but that there were fish seen finning as well. While on the way back to the launch, I employed my "big-fish" technique; very slow troll of my bugger pattern on a floating line. Within minutes, I had my only fish, a "Spokane" rainbow at 21". We returned later that afternoon for the evening bite. Wind was still there making it pretty hard. We fished the other direction toward the water pipe and I had a hard take on a large bugger pattern. It was a brown by the way it shot out of the reeds. It was gone after 5 seconds. That was the only action for the two hours we were out. Wind made fishing impossible.

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Name: Tyler Laurenti Date: October 13, 2001 Rating:
 
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Well, if you asked me why I went to Lake Aeneas, I could not tell you. After a week of every person I know getting me down, I knew that a solo flyfishing trip to eastern Washington may be in the mix. My intention Friday night was to fish the pinks and chums at the Skykomish (which I attempted, and am in the progress of reading more salmon fly fishing literature..). By the time I got to Sultan, I knew that I was going to Aeneas (Two hours of stop and go traffic to Sultan can make for rash decisions). What a smart move.

I stayed at a relatives house in Wentachee and hit the road by 4:30 to get to the lake by sun-up. Sun-up offers dry fly action until 9:15 or so. After that, only occasional dimpling of the water. I switched to nymphs. The secret for me was to use nymphs with an element of sparkle or flash and to use a tungsten beadhead. I picked up 5 fish this way, all were about 15-16". I tried a bunch of other nymphs like damsels, deer hair scuds, and SJ worms, by none produced a thing. On a side note, I found it interesting to view individual members slowly roaming the shallows, but not feeding. They would pause and face the sun. They seemed to be sunning themselves!

When the sun went down, I made an attempt to get a big brown. It turned out that I nor any other angler I know of got a brown that day. I in my tube and another two gentlemen quietly made our way around the lake after dark stripping different black leach patterns. I can't speak for those two gentlemen but I can speak for myself--Night fishing is all that it is cut out to be! I only stayed until 8:00, but I landed two fish, and lost a bunch of other fish. The first fish I landed I thought was a dead branch on the bottom of the lake. No, The fish was just OLD. Quite possibly dying. It pulled into my tube like dead weight. One of the bigger fish I had picked up this year this was a rainbow trout, 24-26", and it had this huge hook jaw that went back into its body appx. 4" (No it was not a brown). Compared to the younger fish I had caught, it wasn't real muscular and had a fairly soft belly. No marks of decay though, just old age.

The next fish was my best fish of the year--so far. It was 19", but that's not what makes it a good fish. What made it a good fish was the fact that it had 3 runs complete with aerials that nearly took me into my backing each time. It was a healthy rainbow trout that resembled a two dimensional football. The fight was unbelievable..

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Name: Jim P Date: September 01, 2001 Rating:
 
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Started fishing Aeneas around 5 PM with water boatmen & scuds. Only hooked a few fish until I tied on a big dark olive woolly bugger just around sunset. Let out all 90 feet of type 6 sinking line in 20 to 30 feet of water. Kick-trolled my pontoon boat & stripped line 2 or 3 times as the line finished sinking. Had a fish on every time I did this. All fish were 18 - 22" and released. About 80% rainbows & 20% browns. Moon was full with a light overcast which made visibility excellent. Quit fishing around 11:30 as my arm was too tired to lift another fish. Fishing on this lake will be awesome later in the year with water boatmen as the water temp drops.

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Name: Mike W Date: August 25, 2001 Rating:
 
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I went home to visit the family this last weekend and had the opportunity to fish Aeneas for the third time this season. The fishing was a bit sporadic but decent for the end of August.

I started out the morning at 6:30 and had the lake to myself. Wooly Buggers always do well for me in this lake but I didn't get a bump for the first hour. Around 7:30 I switched to a Werner Shrimp and picked up a nice 14 incher by the water inlet.

After another 30 minutes without a bump on multiple patterns, I switched to size 2 large black leach pattern. I immediately got a couple of strikes but couldn't connect. I figured the tail was too long as the fly was over 3 inches in length so I trimmed the tail a bit. Again I got multiple strikes but no solid hook ups. I trimmed the tail some more and the fishing went dead. Keeping with the black leach theme I put on a bigger wooly bugger and got into a nice 16 incher. The fishing once again went dead after I released this fish.

As I was getting ready to go I put a new #2 Black Leach back on and as soon as I got near the water inlet I was into a nice fish. Another 16 incher to hand. Minutes later I had a 22 incher to hand. Now this was more like it! I missed another 20+ incher that had the hook pull out during the fight and had to more solid strikes in the middle of a sharp turn in the rowboat but was unable to hook up. Then the fishing went dead again and that was it for the morning.

In 3 hours of fishing I landed 4, lost 3 more and had over a dozen strikes. The fish average is a bit smaller this year but lots of 14-16 inchers will make next seasons opener a lot of fun.

I had the lake to myself the whole morning and highly recommend a trip to this fun lake in Sept. if you are looking for a fun fly fishing trip. Blue Lake (Sinalahekin) is right over the hill as a back up which is a double bonus.

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Name: Ron Swearingen Date: September 05, 2000 Rating:
 
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Aeneas Lake near Tonasket is fishing AWESOME. The conversion of the lake limit from 5 fish to 1 fish and the introduction of triploids has made this one of Washingtons' top quality fly fishing lakes. I spent parts of 4 days fishing in some very poor , windy fishing
weather and caught mostly 15" to 23" rainbows and an occasional brown regardless of weather. When the wind was up the fish would be right in next to the reeds in 4' water. Chronomids 2'deep
under an indicator would get them. When the wind calmed they would cruise the lake running 2-3' looking for stillborne chronomids and mayflies. You could then get them dragging small nymphs of nearly any kind. These triploids are hungry and dumb. The fighting quality was poor compared to Kamloops trout, but that may improve as the water cools this fall. I averaged around
15-20 fish per day and would have done better except for the relentless wind. Be ready for it as the area is wind prone and the lake is NO motors. Take a heavy anchor and be ready to row or
paddle against heavy winds most of the time.

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Name: Ron Swearingen Date: September 05, 2000 Rating:
 
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Aeneas Lake near Tonasket is fishing AWESOME. The conversion of the lake limit from 5 fish to 1 fish and the introduction of triploids has made this one of Washingtons' top quality fly fishing lakes. I spent parts of 4 days fishing in some very poor , windy fishing
weather and caught mostly 15" to 23" rainbows and an occasional brown regardless of weather. When the wind was up the fish would be right in next to the reeds in 4' water. Chronomids 2'deep
under an indicator would get them. When the wind calmed they would cruise the lake running 2-3' looking for stillborne chronomids and mayflies. You could then get them dragging small nymphs of nearly any kind. These triploids are hungry and dumb. The fighting quality was poor compared to Kamloops trout, but that may improve as the water cools this fall. I averaged around
15-20 fish per day and would have done better except for the relentless wind. Be ready for it as the area is wind prone and the lake is NO motors. Take a heavy anchor and be ready to row or
paddle against heavy winds most of the time.

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