Friday June 1st I got invited to go trolling for trout at Falls Creek Reservoir, by my friend Ted. It’s another lake that iv never been to let alone fished so there was no way I was gonna pass up the offer to fish it from his boat! I met him in the town of Springfield around 630 and after a couple stops for gas and bait we pulled into the boat launch to find it empty, fishing a week day has its perks! We trolled around the dam at first and had no takes, then we trolled up towards the arms and Ted had his first fish to the boat. Not long after he got his second, and while he had the motor off I was casting a brass Thomas spoon and hooked into my first of the day, it felt like a nice one but came unbuttoned soon after it surfaced. After that fishing became pretty slow so we went off to different part of the lake up one of the arms, where he and some buddies usually do good, and the spot didn’t fail.
We used ford fender trolling set ups with a night crawler on about two feet of leader. Ted let me use his home made fender, which he had never caught a fish on until I put it on my rod. And the home made ford fender was the ticket on that day. It out fished the store bought ford fender three to one probably. After a little while of out fishing him on his own trolling set up I started feeling bad and offered to trade set ups but he refused. We both caught countless fat hold over rainbows, and we both left the lake with our limits of five trout each. Was an awesome day on the water with great company. Ill finish this post with a picture of the five Ted kept. Mine were around the same size but his picture came out better then the one I took of my limit. Thanks for reading and Tight Lines!