Birthday Fishes and a blog update
*****Some of you may of already noticed that all my posts on the blog have no pictures now. Well the good news is i still have the pictures on my laptop but the website that was hosting them switched servers and lost them. So now iv got to go through and fix everything. Which isnt all bad, ill get the chance to resize the photos so they are easier to view. Also iv given thought into switching over to blogger. I do the like the simple look of my blog, and some of my regular readers do too, i think? If any of you want to give some input id appreciate it. I do attend to get more blogging done then i have been lately. Im coming up on 4,000 site views and i want to thank all of u who visit this blog whether you, subscribe, got here by google, message board, or know me personally.*****
Now to the good stuff! Monday 10-11 was my birthday, and honestly for me there isnt a better way to spend it then going fishing. The last 2-3 months iv just been targeting Bass, so it was time for change and the trout at Fish Lake were in for it! Fish Lake was originally a natural lake that was enlarged in 1906 with a 50ft dam. The Lake covers 440 acres when full, which is about three times its original size. Located on highway 140 about 35 miles from my town Medford, elevation 4700ft so it gets cold!
I got out on the water around noon, and almost immediately started to get bites on chartreuse Power Eggs. Then not long after i caught a little rainbow on a panther martin. This wasnt too far from where i put in at, so i decided to go out further and test out my home made anchor. While anchored out there i caught the third fish of the day and it was a dandy. There was a father and son in a boat anchored parallel to me about 75ft away and i could hear the kid say “hes got one on” must of heard my drag screaming. It made a couple runs on me when i got it near the toon, it put up a hell of a fight on my little Ultra Light rod. After that one i spent a couple hours catching a small rainbows here and there. I caught around 10 rainbow trout all together, and one juvenile Chinook Salmon, on a panther martin. The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife are stocking these little salmon in the lake in hopes of them getting big and eating the exotic tui chub and fathead minnows in the lake. Im sure when these baby chinook salmon get bigger they’ll taste like kokanee.
I ended the day around 6 when the sun disappeared over the hills it got quite chilly. I had 3 fish on the stringer and 2 of them were really nice, the 3rd was a average 11-12 incher. I didnt take many photos this trip, my batteries died after i took six pictures. Doh.
Now for the sink shot 😀