It’s been a while since I’ve been on the still water and needed to dust the cobb webs off the 5 wts and replace batteries, retie leaders and replenish the fly box. The weather has been unseasonably good and the WDFW had recently stocked the lake.
I met with Tom E. on the lake as he was thinking the same thing. It was a birth sunny day with mid 50 temps and the water temp hovered right at 50 degrees. I made my way to deeper water and marked plenty of fish on the bottom and also on the sidescan.
I had two rods rigged up, one with floating line and the other with a deep 7 full sink. While I enjoy chironimid fishing with an indicator most the action came from the deep 7 fished vertically with a olive ribbed chromer size 16. The fish appeared to be recent Tokul hatchery planters, all silvery and appeared skinny.
I did throat sample a couple of fish revealing brown and red ribbed chromer in size 16. There were also Daphnia present. In the 4 hours I fished landed only 5 fish and had several takedowns and short strikes on the full sink line.
Hopefully things are good with the upcoming Eastern WA Basin Lake trip coming up in a week.