Hold on tight because these fish haven’t eaten all winter and they are HUNGRY! Most area lowland lakes are ice-free or at least enough so to get some casts and maybe even a boat into the open water. General opener is April 26th but there are many year-round public and private lakes in the area producing well right now.
The water in many of our just iced off lakes can be a bit green with low visibility as they turn over, this will pass and they will clear as the O2 has a chance to mix back into the water with the spring winds. During this time of low vis I like to use large streamer patterns leaches, buggers and even articulated bugs like the sculpzilla, mostly in black or green.
There have been a few hatches of what looked like large Lake Sedge lately leading to some of the year’s first surface action already! This is the time of the year where even the brown trout are compelled to catch some air and most fish have taken us for a ride in frisky spring fashion.
If you’re ready to dust the rust off your trout set-up just drop us a line, there are no extra rod fees public or private all the same. Check out Methow Fishing Adventures on our Guide page and give us a call or shoot us an email we’ll get you out on the water and having fun, Fish On Ya’ll!
Spring Has Sprung and with it the fishing is springing into action in our area lakes. In the last week or two I have fished both small local lakes and ponds as well have made the trip to the Big O (Omak Lake) as is often the case at this time of the year. Both the smaller water and the bigger water yielded great results.
I took my sons Leo and Finley as well as my good friend Chris H. fishing at a small lake in the Methow where my eldest boy Leo who just turned 7 reeled in a nice little brown and his little bro Finley even scooped it up all by himself as well. I found many other fish in the next few days drawn to the good ol’ Wooley Bugger as it is the time for them to be looking to dine on this years young, even bass are starting to wake up.
Took a trip out to the Big O as I said, fishing was good most fish seemed to be cruising at about 15ft with pods of 2-3 entering the flats into 2-3ft of water. Fishing is ON right NOW, I wouldn’t wait or you might miss the prime time. Read your regs well on the res. Be ware to be in the right places with the right gear and no beer.
So it’s spring as usual here and just as pretty as you could hope for, fishing is off to a great start and will just get better as more water opens. If you are ready to scratch the itch and blow the dust off your trout set-up just drop us a line and we’ll get you out on the water havin fun Fish On Ya’ll!