Fishing Adventures

Emigrant Lake 3-31-10

I had the urge to fish wednesday, the past 3-4 days were really crappy depressing weather. But yesterday was a nice day there were lots of big clouds but there was plenty of sun too. I got to Emigrant Lake around 3pm and fished for about 3 hours, had to get home at 7 to watch the blazers game. I only had 1 bite and it felt like a good one, but most fish do on my 4’6 UL rod. It came on rainbow powerbait and some shrimp scent added to it, had it on for a few seconds then the hook came out. I used a variety of spinners and kastmasters along with Powerbait on the 2nd rod, im so glad oregon came out with the 2 rod permit this year. The lake was actually stocked with 3,500 legal sized rainbow trout a couple weeks back, i think either the weather messed up the bite or theyre not spread out yet. Ill try again at this lake, i think iv never caught a trout here before, but i havent fished it very much. Its mostly a warm water fishery and a swimming and water slides recreation during the summer. Also there is a health advisory at Emigrant Lake for all speices of fish except for trout, high mercury levels are the cause. Now for some pictures.




YES! That is a helicopter



Update: The next day 4-1-10 I fished the local Expo pond and caught a small bass on my first cast, came on a panther martin. I fished the big pond in a handful of different areas, i only caught that 1 bass, but i put on gold kastmaster and again on my first cast with that lure i hooked into a nice fish but it got off shortly after. There still are some nice trout in there iv seen jump, and the crowd wasnt near as bad as a week or two ago. The Expo ponds are only a couple miles from where i live so its nice to fish there a couple hours in the evening, didnt bring my camera the place is kinda filthy… It felt good to kill the skunk 😀

2 responses

  1. Just in case you’re not using fluorocarbon for a leader when you use Power Bait, 4# works best for me. That with a #16 or #18 gold treble hook on the slip sinker rig. Don’t think I’ve ever missed a bite.


    April 3, 2010 at 3:55 AM

    • I didnt have my powerbait rigged in the typical way, i had no leader on 8#mono, 6 feet under a bobber, single barbed hooked lol. Whats the difference in using the slip sinker and split shots? I just bought some 4# maxima green line i need to start using it. Iv been having fun using spinners lately so i wasnt paying much attention to the rod with the bait, guess i should of had a treble hook on it haha 😀

      April 3, 2010 at 5:00 AM

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