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Got in late this afternoon, only had the last hour of daylight to fish.  Started a little below outlet 2 with only a few people around (amazing for a 70 degree afternoon).

Throwing a P&P midge size 18 on 6x about 3 ft under indicator.  Hooked up with a decent fish on the first cast but then had to search through a few other staples without anymore luck.  Finally did well on a couple stripping #6 pine sculpin before leaving.  Nothing big but great start to the week.

Need to hit Phil’s for Mink scuds and more Sculpins tomorrow.  Also want to get out after dark and throw some streamers in the next few days. 

If anyone else is down here pls chime in and let us know how you are doing.

 

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Busy with family things today, only caught the last hour before the horn blew and I headed out.  There were 3 guys in outlet 2, they were catching a few on what looked like scuds. Pretyy much had the run of the lake otherwise  

Threw some big streamers on the 8 wt w/sinking tip.  Not much until I pulled out a new black Sculpin I picked up at Phil’s yesterday.  Had a nice one on for a bit, would love to have gotten a look at it.   Otherwise pretty slow.  Should have taken Phil’s advice and got the boat.

Will hit it again tomorrow, will update if I do any good.  

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Good luck out there today.  Hope things pick up for ya!  If you are able to pick through the rocks you can go upstream of the boat ramp with a bit of generation and they can stack up in there.  Just watch your footing and go slow.  Also down stream where the washout and last staircase is if you can make it down the hill theres a nice spot where the water goes into the backwater area behind the island.  They will sit there on that point and on either side of it.

A few more places to try wade fishing that aren't as crowded as the outlets. Other alternative is you take out a boat.

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5 hours ago, JestersHK said:

A few more places to try wade fishing that aren't as crowded as the outlets. Other alternative is you take out a boat.

Used to be able to get into a little wading water at the old ramp on the south side. 

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Hit the lake one last time before we had to leave yesterday.   Weather was great, hardly anyone fishing around lunchtime but a bunch of people looking around, taking pictures and throwing rocks in the water (!).

Had the little one so we stayed right by outlet two.   Grey scud was hot ticket, seemed to be the only thing they wanted.  Seven year old had fun and when she got bored she was up on shore telling everyone the tales of the fish she hooked as they walked by.  

I tried Jesters advice and went above the boat ramp a day earlier.  Looked good but never quite figured it out.   Talked to a guide taking out and she told me they did okay on black midge with copper head.

Don’t remember a Nov trip before, but overall seemed slower than my usual Oct one.  Definitely fewer people fishing though.  Will definitely bring the boat next time, or at least listen to Phil and go rent one.  

Next trip down not until Feb now- ugh!!

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