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Goose Lakes Lake Report
Grant County, WA

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10/22/2011
Trolling With Fly
Rainbow Trout
Brown
Sinking Fly Line
All Day
10/24/2011
4
934

Fished Upper Goose Lake for the first time. Got on the lake about 8 AM and started trolling for walleye with a bottom bouncer and a worm rig. After about an hour with no response I went after trout. Fishfinder indicated all kinds of fish at depths between 20 and 50 feet. I tried wedding rings with worms or maggots and corn. Nothing. I tried Rapalas and trolling plugs. I tried jigs and spinner baits and came up empty. Finally I went to trolling flies on a fly rod with a sinking line. I caught and released a few smaller rainbows, between 10 and 12", on a variety of flies along the southern edge of the lake. At about 4:30 PM, I changed to a mahogany brown fly with a red head while fishing the southeast corner of the lake and all hell broke loose. In the next half hour I caught five 16" feisty rainbows that literally pulled my rod tip into the water. They were some of the best fights I've had on a fly rod. The sun dipped below the steel grey clouds and lit up the walls of the basalt lake and the surrounding countryside for a fitting end to a great day of Fall fishing.


Comments

afk
10/25/2011 6:46:00 AM
Persistance & adaptability paid off. Thanks for the report.
tfguy
10/25/2011 11:03:00 AM
Fish can be funny. The weekend before I caught and released over 40 trout at upper goose trolling spinners. I'm headed over again this weekend, hope the bite is back on.
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