The road to Four Mile Lake
Thursday came and i woke up early and wanted to fish a lake that i havent been to in about 10 years, Four Mile Lake. Its called Four Mile lake but its actually about 6 miles from the highway, I got about halfway and had to turn around due to the snow. Ill make it up there in a week or two, probably camp and bring a raft. So after i turned around i went out to Willow Lake, i wanted to see if the blue green algae was gone and see if i could get a bass or trout to bite my spinners. Well I fished there for only a half hour, and spent 15 minutes picking up beer cans and water bottles, didnt catch anything but a bunch of deposit. I then headed off in search of more water, i drove by Medco pond but decided not to stop, a few to many people. I then went to the Rogue River above Union Creek and stopped at the gorge for some pictures and lunch, i dont remember seein this section of river and it is amazing. Iv heard great things from more then a few people about Union Creek and have driven by it plenty of times and havent stopped, thursday i finally did. I immediately took the trail on the right side of the creek, where there was a trail sign, that said that Union Creek Falls is a 3 mile hike up the creek. So I took off on the trail for a couple of minutes then it stopped where it appears there used to be a log crossing the creek to the other side, i didnt figure this out right away and kept on walking through a bunch of vegetation trying to find something resembling a trail, after ripping my pants on a barbed wire fence i decided to turn around and see if there was a trail on the other side of the creek. Fortunately there was another trail on the other side of the creek, I hiked it for about 3 miles then had a little something to eat in the woods just past the falls. It was a really great hike, the trail runs along the creek the whole way and all the fallen trees makes the sceneray marvelous. Standing under all the big rootballs from trees that have fallen sure made me glad it wasnt windy that day. The Solitude was also great up there, I only came across one other group of people there and they appeared to be playing frizz-bee which was surprising because it looked like some grandparents that took there two grandsons hiking. I didnt do much fishing on the hike, after catching a bush more then a few times in the same area i got discouraged, i really need to learn how to fly fish, i think this area would be great. When i got back to the car i decided to try Medco Pond to try to kill my skunk for the day. First cast at Medco Pond fish on!!! was just a blue gill but still was a great way to end the day, i fished for a half hour longer and didnt get anything else besides a picture of a rainbow. Got the bluegill on a BlueFox Spinner, grey and pink with a silver blade with a few blue stipes on the blade. Was an interesting day of snow and sunshine, had fun except my feet were a little sore 😀
This is how far i got and had to turn around.
I think that foam is from the blue green algae ?
Rogue River Gorge
More of the Gorge
Now for some pictures of Union Creek. BTW my panther martin is in that bush/tree in the creek
Next set of photos were taken at Medco Pond
Only fish of the day
Ill end my post with a rainbow 🙂
Thanks for reading/looking at my blog 😀 Tight Lines to all the fisher people out there!!
We all went out again this sunday, my step sister her boyfriend and their kids. First we fished Howard Prairie for a couple hours, i was the only one who caught fish there. caught 1 small large mouth on a panther martin, then i got a decent sized rainbow that had some girth to it. i handed my nephew the rod that i just caught it on and told him to watch the trout so it doesnt flop back in, I ran up to the car to grab my stringer, half way up the hill he says it jumped back in lol. It was quite windy there and no one else was catching so we went down the road to Hyatt Lake and fished for a bit and had lunch, and then took off to Willow Lake for the remainder of the day. At Willow we started catching small bass on spinners, i hooked into one nice rainbow that managed to get off, another great day of fishing!!!
First 2 are of Howard Prairie Lake
Next two are of Hyatt Lake
Next three pictures are from Willow Lake
Next one is my step sister with the biggest bass of the day, we know its not big 🙂 but theyre still fun to catch
You can probably tell my date is still off on the camera, if i remember im just gonna turn it off next time i use it. Thanks for stopping by and TIGHT LINES !!
Yesterday my plan was to fish Willow Lake, it was recently stocked and im sure theres lots of hold overs. Well i decided to check out Lake of the Woods and fish lake before hand then when i got to willow the parking wasnt that great since the resort is closed. Lake of the woods is still froze pretty good, some big rocks didnt go through it, i threw them like Randy Johnson. Fish Lake looks good no ice and its almost full, i didnt fish there though, its still probably too cold for the trout. I had never fished Medco Pond before and had only been by there a few times years ago. I fished the north end i think, were theres a walkway that goes into the lake. I probably caught around 30 fish, 2 bass, a couple crappie, about 10 tiny rainbow trout, and the rest were bluegill ranging in size. It was real fun caught all the fish on a few differnt spinners, couple panther martins and a blue fox. I didnt even use bait today lol.
This is Lake of the Woods froze over
Those are rocks that i threw at the ice lol.
The next ones are of the rear of Willow Lake.
And now for Medco Pond, where i fished.
All of the trout were this size.
Well i bought my Steelhead tags and headed to Casey park on the upper Rogue for some steelhead action. The flows from the dam were reduced so the water was really low, maybe that was why i got skunked? Well i wasnt the only one who didnt catch fish, a couple fly fisher men were having the same luck as i, and the trout were rising quite a bit. I seen one fish caught while i was there, on a spoon, a nice little rainbow trout, i would of been happy catching it. I left right around 2pm after getting very frustrated losing my gear and tangling my line. So i headed up the road to the hatchery and the holy water for some pictures and relaxation. I cant fish the holy water yet because i havent learned how to fish fly fish yet, after watching the old guys yesterday i sure do want to learn. After leaving their i noticed i still had some day light left and some extra gas so i decided to take a drive to Willow Lake just to see what it was like, havent been there in ages. What an awesome lake even though the water was really low it still looked great. Next time im out there im definitely gonna drown some worms. Enough with all these words time for some pictures 😀 First two are of Casey park on the Rogue, the place i lost all my gear.
Next few are of the Holy water and the dam
Next two are of Willow Lake, near Butte Falls, Or.