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Langlois Lake Report
King County, WA

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07/04/2016
61° - 65°
Trolling With Fly
Rainbow Trout
Streamer
Black
Cloudy
Flasher
All Day
07/04/2016
5
1709

Hit the lake around 8:30 straight lining a small silver flasher and black and olive woolley bugger with an action disc and immediately started catching trout. Problem was they were about 7 inches long...so back they went. This happened most of the day and I got about 25 of them. Changed out lures, flashers, etc but just small ones. After putting on a 1 1/2 oz lead with the original setup I finally got a 12 incher and kept it. Then nothing so I switched to bass fishing and got a couple small ones and returned them and the thought I'd trout fish for a little longer before heading home and removed the weight to straight line again but it was just small ones again so I started trolling towards the boat launch and then BAM the rod doubled over and I thought I had snagged something like a tree. I grabbed the rod from the holder and when I started reeling it spun and towed my little inflatable kayak. I quickly figured out it was a fish as it took off HARD. I brought it in and it ran over and over and really didn't tire out and when I did get it next to the boat it was thrashing and rolling like a Florida gator. I was SURE it was going to get off but I finally got it in my little rubber fly fishing net with it tail not fitting and sticking out. I gave out a hoot and the entire lake was looking at me like I was crazy. This motivated me to circle the lake one more time but nothing but little ones again so I hit the beach to get a good look and measure/weigh the beast. During this a guy came by who said he's fished the lake for 20 years and never seen a trout that large come out. It measure at 22 inches and 4 pounds. Cleaned and filet at home and it has the most beautiful red meat.


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BentRod
7/5/2016 12:53:00 PM
Nice! What a great surprise. Congrats.
Dark Tuna
7/5/2016 2:52:00 PM
I picked one up the same size (22") a couple weeks back late in the evening. The small fish (hatchery?) are all on the surface. They're spritely and fun to catch but need to get bigger. Thanks for the report! I've never caught a bass in Langlois... Need to keep trying, though.
chantaclair
7/5/2016 3:52:00 PM
I have fished Langlois a lot in the past and have never seen any big bass caught. But 2 retired guys drop shot fishing the edges of the lake caught 6 or 7 big rainbows and gave them to me and a friend once.
herefishy
7/5/2016 7:41:00 PM
They stocked the lake on May 23 with 80 large rainbows (0.38 fish per pound) according the WA state fish & wildlife report. My husband caught a 18" about a month ago using a 1/2 ounce weight and orange glo ultra violet wedding ring tipped with worm. Running about 15 feet down. Congrats on your catch!
MoonValley
5/22/2017 12:22:52 PM
I think I was there the day you caught that, unless people whooping it up about big 'bows is more common than I think. Nice work!
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