Rattlesnake

Old Man

Just an Old Man
#17
Never been there, but I always thought of it as having potential to be a good canoe or pram lake.
I don't think you would waste gas to drive that far to fish for planted trout. It is a hell of a long way from the coast.

This is one Jim giving another Jim a ration of shit!!!!!!!!!!!
 
#18
Never been there, but I always thought of it as having potential to be a good canoe or pram lake.
I can think of better options, Jim.

It is a nice lake, but I live about thirty miles from it and I have only been there twice, and that was because my fishing partner wanted to go there.
 
#19
As I reported last year, there are large trout now spawning in RSL. So give it some time as some of these fry will grow and "not be planted". Best time to fish RSL is late June, July, and August when the lake is drawn down and the stumps are exposed.
 

ryfly

Addicted to flyfishing
#20
RSL does not have a proper inflow that can support spawners. RSL has fish because of the WDFW. I wish it were otherwise.
 
#21
I think rsl has a sustainable population of fish and wdfw adds to that each spring. What would be the point of a catch and release lake without a sustainable population?
 

ryfly

Addicted to flyfishing
#22
What do you mean by sustainable? There is no real stream where reproduction can occur so stocking is necessary if there is to be a fishery @ RSL.
 

Jay Burman

Fly Fisher, Bon Vivant, Layabout.
#24
I fished Rattlesnake last Thursday. Interesting conditions with very low water. I landed 5 all a on a non beaded, sparkly Olive Bugger. I also used a Rio Deep Six full sink line. All Rainbows around 12". Even with extremely low water levels the depth is at 43' and the surface temp was at 57-58 degrees. Not the most exciting fishing but it was certainly a beautiful day and RSL is a convenient outing and a great opportunity to do some fishing close to home.