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General Discussion Forum => Fly Fishing Reports, Stories, and Adventures => Topic started by: Bob Jurmain on October 23, 2016, 05:39:39 PM

Title: More Splake!
Post by: Bob Jurmain on October 23, 2016, 05:39:39 PM

Went back to my splake lake today and caught the fish I lost last time (perhaps).  This was caught on Phil's Double Bunny with modifications to make it more like a minnow.  Shore fishers said they could see the splake feeding on minnows close to the shore on shelfs.   Splake lakes are typically chosen like lakes that support Lake Trout which are deep and clear.  This lake drops off to 100 feet within a few meters of the shore.  So you crawl along keeping an eye on your depth screen getting your fly close to the bottom in my case today around 25ft.
Look at the shoulders!  They are thicker than a similarly sized Rainbow.  This one gave me a few runs.  I don't take a long time to get them in but he wasn't coming willingly. They spend their days chasing minnows so they get pretty strong.
Title: Re: More Splake!
Post by: Chris Puchniak on October 23, 2016, 06:02:04 PM
Nice fish!
Title: Re: More Splake!
Post by: Todd Oishi on November 21, 2016, 08:19:33 PM
Beautiful fish and photos, Bob! Thanks for sharing!!