Fishing Adventures

Crescent Lake 3-19-10

I was lucky and got offered an open seat from Jed a Ifish member from my area. So we left town friday at 530am in hope of some mackinaw trout also known as lake trout. This was my first time to Crescent Lake and also my first fishing for macks, first time fishing from a boat in a long time too. It was a beautiful day in central oregon, very little snow on the ground and lots of sun. We had 2 downriggers out with rappalas and 2 side planers out for brown trout. We trolled around for a few hours with out any bites, marked a few fish on the finder. Then some time in the afternoon we noticed the rod bending like a bite but it didnt come out of the down rigger kept on going and noticed it again, ended up being my first mackinaw ever, not a keeper but still freaking awesome !!! About a hour later we get another take down this time it takes it right off the downrigger another nice one but not a keeper. We left around 4pm had one of my best fishing trips…. ever. ย  Thanks again Jed.

And here’s the first one. Hence the goofy look on my face lol

Heres the second one of the day and the last.

The last one needed a little reviving, he came up sideways, from over 1oo ft down.

4 responses

  1. Hey. If I’m up in the area, I’ll give you a shout. Nice Macks. I’ve only caught one and that was in Tahoe, many years ago. About the size of the two you caught. Fun time though.


    March 22, 2010 at 1:31 PM

  2. Wow, those are nice fish! What are the regulations to make them “keepers”?


    March 23, 2010 at 2:43 AM

  3. Mel

    I agree with the other guys. Great looking fish! I have never fished for Macks before. Looks like it would be lots of fun. What did you happen to catch them on? Anyway, congratulations on your first ones.

    March 23, 2010 at 4:26 AM

  4. Thanks for stopping by the blog and commenting Mark. Fishing for those fish was a blast ๐Ÿ™‚

    Nimrod: The regs on these trout at this lake is 1 a day added to your regular trout limit and it has to be at-least 30 inches.

    Mel: These fish were caught on some big blue and white rappalas, the ones that are 2 pieces forget what theyre called.

    Thanks for your comments. I hope to get out there and fish for them again ๐Ÿ˜€

    March 23, 2010 at 6:48 AM

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