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Offline broadhead

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Cle Elum Lakers
« on: June 05, 2023, 03:57:58 PM »
Got me 2 and a good rainbow. Lost 1 rainbow and one laker at the kayak. Was only out about 4 hours.

Fished down about 35 feet around the south end of the lake. Also sometimes ran a spoon near the surface. Both payed out fish.

This is about 1 week ago.

Not my best run but it still has Lakers.
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Re: Cle Elum Lakers
« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2023, 04:01:37 PM »
Nice work! Do you have a closer picture of that rainbow? The spotting on it at that angle looks very "Brown Trout" like, and they've been known to end up in there.
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Re: Cle Elum Lakers
« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2023, 04:01:56 PM »
Nice job.

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Re: Cle Elum Lakers
« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2023, 04:02:15 PM »
No but it ain't a brown. I know they got em.
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Re: Cle Elum Lakers
« Reply #4 on: June 05, 2023, 04:14:26 PM »
Need to get out there to redeem myself, got skunked the last two trips. Any trend you noticed with the lakers? I've only bottom bounced jigs for them.

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Re: Cle Elum Lakers
« Reply #5 on: June 05, 2023, 04:17:30 PM »
Yes springtime til mid June and fall after October they are in the higher parts of water column.

So that is when I fish them. I never jig. I always move around. I've used anything from tiny Dick nite spoons, to Rapala jointed shads or hoochies and spinners. They're not picky. I never use flashers. They see just fine in the clear water
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Re: Cle Elum Lakers
« Reply #6 on: June 05, 2023, 04:19:29 PM »
Yes springtime til mid June and fall after October they are in the higher parts of water column.

So that is when I fish them. I never jig. I always move around. I've used anything from tiny Dick nite spoons, to Rapala jointed shads or hoochies and spinners. They're not picky. I never use flashers. They see just fine in the clear water

:tup: thanks, gives me the kick in the pants to get out there this weekend!

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Re: Cle Elum Lakers
« Reply #7 on: June 05, 2023, 06:53:45 PM »
Nice trip!!!
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Re: Cle Elum Lakers
« Reply #8 on: June 05, 2023, 07:22:04 PM »
Nicely done. What do you do with the lakers?
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Re: Cle Elum Lakers
« Reply #9 on: June 05, 2023, 07:46:20 PM »
I like to eat them. They taste great to me
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Re: Cle Elum Lakers
« Reply #10 on: June 05, 2023, 08:52:13 PM »
Sounds doable with a fly.   Only Mackís Iíve caught on a fly were in Bonaparte years ago.  Man those things get big

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Re: Cle Elum Lakers
« Reply #11 on: June 05, 2023, 09:17:54 PM »
Nice catch! What setup were you using if you don't mind sharing. Thanks!

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Re: Cle Elum Lakers
« Reply #12 on: June 05, 2023, 09:24:11 PM »
Definitely doable on the fly. And you'd probably find some fat rainbow or brown. Bonaparte is a cool lake. Wish I could get more time there.

I used either a Rapala jointed shad (blue and white but any color works if you get it in their faces) or a Walleye Candy spoon on this trip. I like 12lb test because they got teeth.

Still haven't got a monster but after fishing the lake for about 6 years I am learning what works for me.

This is a respectable one from a different year.
« Last Edit: June 05, 2023, 09:30:24 PM by broadhead »
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Re: Cle Elum Lakers
« Reply #13 on: June 06, 2023, 12:23:10 AM »
Nice work! Do you have a closer picture of that rainbow? The spotting on it at that angle looks very "Brown Trout" like, and they've been known to end up in there.

Agree it looks like a brown trout.

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Re: Cle Elum Lakers
« Reply #14 on: June 06, 2023, 05:53:07 AM »
 :tup:  Thats Sweet!

 


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