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Fall Creek Reservoir

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!

Green Peter Kokanee

I know it’s been a looong time, but i might do a blog post once and awhile in the upcoming future! Iv been fishing and camping quite a bit lately but with out bringing a camera, also the internet the hasn’t been too available lately for me (no i wasn’t locked up lol). The past week and a half iv been staying up in Eugene, OR. I Came up for Mothers Day and haven’t left yet, so of course iv been fishing around these parts and iv been loving all the new water!

This past Saturday, May 19th I had a great opportunity to fish for Kokanee with member Combat Chuck, as you can tell from the tittle of the post we fished Green Peter Reservoir. It just so happen that a Kokanee derby was being held the same day we fished this big lake, so for that reason we arrived a little later then usual so we could avoid a mess of boats all trying to launch at the same time. We got there around 7am and the parking lot was full of trucks and trailers but the ramp was free of boats so our plan was a success. He put the boat on plane and we zoomed off to his honey hole, he had done very well the week before getting his limit one day and came close to a two person limit on a different day. The limit at this lake for Kokanee is 25 per person, and you can also keep and additonal 5 trout but we let ours go because the Koke’s are so damn tasty and theres really no point in keeping a stocker trout when you have so many koke’s to eat! Fishing was slow at first, but it didnt take long for the bite to become hot! We were trolling Hoochies and we had countless doubles! It was a real blast, Combat Chuck has the fishing dialed in at this lake, we got about 40 Kokanee into the cooler and we lost at least half that many. Kokanee have real soft lips this time of year and its perfectly normal to lose 2 for every 1 you catch. After the bite died off we switched over to bass fishing. Chuck caught a few little Small Mouth’s but for me i struck out. I used a 5″ Senko worm and i think it may of been to big for the little small mouths, missed a bunch of bites and you could even see them fallow the baits some of the time. We cleaned our Kokanee at Foster Lake which is just right down the road, we did this because Foster had a cleaning station and Green Peter did not. After we cleaned all the fish it dawned on Chuck that we forgot to take a picture of all of them, opps oh well. But he did manage to get some of the Koke action on video, and he edited up a really cool little video, so enjoy the video, and ill enjoy the Koke’s for dinner! 

Thanks again Chuck for having me come along and reel in some of the Kokanee!

So here’s to more blog posts and Tight Lines!

One last thing, if this color is too hard to read please let me know in the comments. Thanks for reading!