Ballinger 3/24

Discussion in 'Stillwater' started by Stonefish, Mar 24, 2013.

  1. Stonefish

    Stonefish Triploid, Humpy & Seaplane Hater

    My plans for heading south to chase bows and browns changed when my buddy had to work.
    I decided to stay local and hit Ballinger since I had some chores to get done. There was a very good chironomid hatch which yielded a number of chuncky planters from the opposite side of the island. Size 12 chromie was the bug of choice.
    I noticed some splashy rises, so I toss a peacock raccoon up next to shore. I ended up landing a number of small cutts. It is my understanding these are offspring of cutts that come out up McAleer creek out of Lake Washington. If that is the case, it is pretty cool to have native fish in a highly populated urban setting.
    Headed out around 3:00 with my first sunburn of the season to do one of my least favorite things.....mow the lawn.
  2. Gregg Lundgren

    Gregg Lundgren Now fishing on weekdays too!

    Thanks for the report Stonefish! Nice backup plan. I wish the sunburn that I'm sporting was from being out fishing today.:(

    Ballinger is somewhat local for me too, but I haven't fished it in many years. I need to do something about that!;)
  3. Steve Unwin

    Steve Unwin Active Member

    I think those cutts make it into scriber lake as well. I know they are in there but I don't think it is ever stocked. I think they are coming up scriber and swamp creek.