***This is an old report from August I had started but didnt finish. So here you go!***
Friday the 30th I got my car back from the shop and wanted to take it on a little test drive, so i went up to the mountains to Hyatt Lake. Hyatt early in the year is good to great for rainbow trout. It opens on trout opener on the 4th Saturday of April every year, but some years its still covered in ice by then and not safe to fish on, and closes to fishing on October 31st. But this time of the year its hard to keep the Large Mouth Bass off what ever you use. This Lake used to hold some BIG bass but the past few years its been infested in small stunted bass, that are all the same size. Although my step sister Brandy caught a nice 3-4 pounder ealrlier this year its very rare, they’ve actually re-located over 5,000 of these little bass this year alone. Also this lake holds the un-offical state record Large Mouth bass record caught by Colby Pearson, read the story here. I met Colby earlier this year at the local expo ponds, and recently we’ve fished Lake Selmac together from our pontoons.
The Mountain in the background is Mount Mcloughlin by the way, just encase you’ve seen it on my blog before. I arrived to the lake around 4 in the afternoon. I fished for a few hours, before i got too cold (forgot my jacket). But i did mangage to catch ALOT of bass in that little amount of time. At one point i was getting a bite every cast and hooking up two thirds of the time, only manged to use one Yum Dinger worm the whole time too.
Sunday was a really nice day down here in southern oregon so i had to go fishing. When i got my first look at the lake i knew everyone else had the same idea. There had to be atleast 20 boats out there, that i could see from the dam. Quite a few cars were parked at the spillaway too, i parked on the dam and fished from the rocks, which make great seats. I fished from 1pm to 630pm and had a few bites, i hooked into one trout that felt like a nice one but after a few seconds and a head thrash he got off. All my bites came on powerbait, i try’d worms, powereggs, and multiple lures. It was an awesome day to be out on the water, hope more sunny days follow.
The first few shots you can see a plane .
So the past few days iv wanted to go fishing but iv put it off. Hopefully tomorrow i actually get off my ass and get to the water. So in the mean time ill post some pictures iv taken but haven’t added to the blog for one reason or another.
First few pictures are of Agate Lake in White City, Oregon. Its the closest lake to my house, and is a great warm water fishery.
Next set of photos are of Lost Creek Lake. This lake is 1 day gonna be final barrier of the Rogue river to the ocean. Last year Savage Rapids dam was demolished, now we wait for Gold Ray Dam to end its terror on one of the most scenic and beautiful rivers in Oregon.
The next one was taken at Elk Creek. I wanted to take more but it was too cloudy.
Last 2 are of a local pond, Denman wildlife.