Fishing Adventures

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 😀

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5 responses

  1. Good to see you back posting again. Wondered where you went.

    Mark

    October 14, 2010 at 6:24 AM

  2. Yes, indeed, it is good hear from you again. Sorry to hear you lost all your photos. I hate it when that happens!

    Sounds like you had a great day at Fish Lake. Nice sink pic. : )

    I found it interesting that you were thinking of changing over to blogger. I have thought about switching over to wordpress.

    Actually, blogger is getting better features now and I am pretty darned happy with it so I don’t think I am going to be making in the switch, though I might be interested in starting a new blog on another topic on wordpress at some point. We’ll see.

    Glad to hear from you again.

    Tight Lines!

    October 14, 2010 at 6:14 PM

  3. Mel

    Also was wondering where my Oregon BlogBuddy has been. Great to see you posting and look forward to your great line up of pictures as you adjust to the changes. Sounds like Panther Martin’s were the ticket on this day. Those Chinook should be great once they put on a little weight!

    My point on Blogger versus WordPress is that I have tried both. They both work well. I just prefer Blogger. I have a number of BlogBuddies on there, and, I like the format they have upgraded too. Just my 2cents worth.

    October 14, 2010 at 7:28 PM

  4. Welcome back…good to see you posting again. Was worried you got in another fender bender or an ultimate fighting scrap or something!!!!

    Give Blogger a try and see if you like it. You can import all of your WP content and fool around with it for a while. If you don’t, just import any new posts you made on Blogger back to WP and shut down the blogger account. I’ve tried both, but decided I liked the Google Followers feature over on Blogger more than anything else. Seems like a lot of folks have gone back and forth – we won’t hold it against you if you flip flop a couple of times.

    October 15, 2010 at 6:13 PM

  5. Thanks for all your replies 😀 One thing i forgot to mention was i weighed the biggest trout on my Berkley scale and it was 1 pound 11oz.

    I think ill stick with wordpress for now. Uploading pictures isnt that bad, and the size of the pictures looks alot better then i used to have them.

    October 18, 2010 at 12:57 PM

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