Fishing Reports

Fishing Report – February 1, 2006

Since mid January, the rainbow fishing has been either hot or cold!  Fortunately for my old fishing buddy Tom, it was hot the day he was out.

I had decided to use mostly Apex’s that day, and I was worried about the flat calm water.  However, the downrigger to my back set at 16ft. popped free, and the 7lb yellowfin started to peel line.  Tom got it in – we took pictures and let her swim free.  Next, Tom caught and released a nice bull trout.

After a couple of hours of no hits, I changed the color of the Apex on the surface to black/pearl.  Soon after, the planer board line zips back and releases, and a big trout is dancing 200 ft behind the boat.  I yell to Tom that his big trout is on, and he grabs the rod!

A great battle, and some time later we boat the big female.  You couldn’t wipe the smile off of Tom’s face.

I could tell by the color of this trout, that it was a female who was full of roe.  When I said this, Tom decided to take some pictures and release her.  And that’s what we did.  What a great day!

Last week I decided to go check out my favorite bull trout spot.  I usually don’t go till February, but decided to head up a little earlier this year.  I head up with Marty and Clint, a father and son team. When we get there, I drop the first downrigger to 45ft. It immediately starts to bounce – Fish on!  Well, that was easy, looks like they’re here.  We get the fish in, and I set the downrigger back up. I start to rig the next line, and the downrigger starts to bounce again. Looks like were in for a great day!

In totall we boated and released 26 bull trout in about 6.5hrs.  What a blast!

I went back a couple of days later with new clients, and we had another great day, boating 17 bulls.

Lots of great fishing left this winter.

Tight Lines … Brad

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