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Blue (Sinlahekin) Lake Report
Okanogan County, WA

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05/27/2012
56° - 60°
Trolling With Fly
Rainbow Trout
Nymph
Green
Sunny
Sinking Fly Line
Morning
05/29/2012
3
662

I returned home to the valley to visit family on this long weekend and got a little bit of fishing in. Saturday night I fished a small, non listed lake on the way to Conconully. This lake has a long history of holding big fish despite it's small size and I was eager to fish it. Minutes into trolling, I hooked and landed a line stripping, rocket of a rainbow around 18 inches and quite fat. Half hour later, I hooked but lost what felt like a bit smaller rainbow. In between, I hooked tons of Crappie. Very few trout active in the lake. Time for rehab.

The next day I fished Blue Lake. Now Blue fishes best at sunrise but I just couldn't find first gear till about 8:000 so I was late to the party. Fishing was tough. It was one of those days where nothing seemed to work consistently. I caught 5 and landed 4 but only 2 of them were on the same fly pattern. A retired couple next to me dialed the fish in for a bit with a fox squirrel nymph the guy tied up in camp but that action slowed down after an hour. Thye had been there since the opener and said some nice bows and browns were showing up but the the lake was hot one day, slow the next. They stated that this day was the toughtest day so far. Patterns tried during my 3 hours of fishing were Bugger (1 fish,) Zug Bug (1 fish, 1 strike), Damsel (3 fish, 5 strikes).


Comments

Aaron
5/29/2012 10:36:00 AM
What's the name of the non-listed lake?
mwdehaan
5/29/2012 11:10:00 AM
I'm curious too Aaron! I don't know of any lakes near Conconully with crappie.

Same you didn't have better luck there at Blue Lake. I had a lot of fun the last time I was there. It was the afternoon and fish were attacking the surface from time to time, seemed like a very active lake that day. Wish I knew how to see what was hatching. The fish didn't have much fight in them but I really wish I would have stayed into the eventing, felt like it was just starting to get good in the late afternoon. Thanks for the report.
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