Capt. Ron Westrate, Director SLM, reports from First Call ll .
Fishing continues to be very good with two areas producing the best
results. There continues to be a lot of fish in the 65 to 90 foot of
water depth, however there are some decent catches in the 150 to 180
foot depth. In the shallower water the catch continues to be
predominately lake trout with an occasional salmon and steelhead. In
the deeper water we are finding more salmon (up to 15 pounds) and some
steelhead mixed in. The salmon and steelhead in this area are scattered
and you have to do some looking to find them, however the salmon are
good size here and if you find the bait you will find the salmon.
When fishing the inside water, the lake trout are are still being caught
with metal Gold Star dodgers and Green and White/Glow Spin n Glos on the
bottom. The salmon are coming on the 150 and 200 copper with Craigs
Christmas and UV Watermelon Stingrays.
When fishing the deeper water run the down riggers at 30 to 60 foot with
Pro Troll flashers (silver, silver and mountain dew, white/glow and
green glow) and Rapture green hypnotist flies. 100 ft., 200 ft and 300
ft copper line with stinger and Stingray lures (orange crush, UV water
melon, Craigs Christmas) are producing some nice salmon and steelhead.
Dipsy divers are run at 175 foot and 100 foot back with either
Stingray or Magnum lures. There are some reports that meat pulled
behind 11 in and 8 in flashers are producing some salmon, but I have not
pulled them yet.
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