Pass lake in december

mike doughty

Honorary Member
I know this is a little early, but i was just wondering how the fishing on pass lake is during the winter. i will be comin home in december, have never fished the lake and was thinking that if the lake fishes good at that time that i would order another float tube so that i can fish it while i am home.


Active Member
Winter Stillwater Fishing!

Winter is the best time! That's when the big trout come out of the deep water and move into the shallows. Just remember to bundle up with a fleece layer or two under your waders and bring those chem-pack toe warmers to stuff between your sock layers (don't put hand warmers in your socks, as they don't work well there--not enough air for their chem reaction). Troll big juicy-looking patterns and see what happens. If a sizable enough temp spike occurs, you could easily expect a good chironomid hatch. Trout can get excited over this. All I can say is to be prepared for the cold and just do it! :thumb:
yeah! What he (Ceviche) said!

Pass is pretty good, and cold in the winter. Let me know when you're going up there and I might be able to join you. :beer2:


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Not this winter...

Here's the rub: I'm probably gonna be shipped-out this winter. First week of October, I'm in the union hall. If I get work, I could be gone for as long as four months, returning in early February--though I could be back as early as December. Still, early Feb is still pretty darn cold, and the fishing at Pass should still be kicking. I remember late last January and picking up a fatty in less than 10 minutes after putting in at Pass.

Cold is Good! :thumb:

Scott Behn

Active Member
Damn Mike if your coming back in December look me up...there will be a number of skinny waters to hit for the steelies...that way come Janish or Febish everyone will be ready for the NATIVES...
I have found Pass lake December to be pretty slow. When you do catch a fish, they do not fight as well as they do right now or in the spring due to the super cold water.