Beaver Lake hatchery trout

Discussion in 'Stillwater' started by Trevor Thorp, Nov 17, 2009.

  1. Trevor Thorp Happy to be home in the NW

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    Fished Beaver Lake last Saturday to see what the trout planted from the Issaquah hatchery were all about. Hooked into a couple and kept this one. It fought well, jumping 2 to 3 feet out of the water twice. Smoked it on Sunday, tastes great. Fun to catch on a 4wt while the rivers are blown out.
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  2. Slipstream Member

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    Wow, looks like it was on steroids! What a pig.
  3. NomDeTrout Fly Guy Eat Pie

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    man i've caught my share of beaver lake trips, but that is one fat football.
  4. Jim Wallace Smells like low tide

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    The king has no clothes!:rolleyes:
  5. gdbrill Tight Lines

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    Nice, fish. What pattern did you use?
  6. Jim Wallace Smells like low tide

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    I still can't see it. No indication of any pic posted at all. Comcast was out-of-service here all day yesterday, but nothing seems to be wrong with my computer. Strange....:hmmm:

    This isn't some kind of conspiracy, is it?
  7. Trevor Thorp Happy to be home in the NW

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    gdbrill, this is the fly I used.
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  8. gdbrill Tight Lines

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    Looks good. Thanks.
  9. Jim Wallace Smells like low tide

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    Oh yeah, I see it now. Nice one. Good looking fly, too. I tie one kinda like that.:rofl:
  10. gdbrill Tight Lines

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    I had some really good success with a bead head black leech a couple of weeks back
  11. sroffe Member

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    Fat little guy.

    Are those hatchery fish they put in Beaver Lake triploids?
  12. Mike Ediger Active Member

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    Looks like a little freak that I caught at Rufus one time. It was 12" long and 9" deep back to belly. Almost round.
  13. Jim Ficklin Genuine Montana Fossil

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    A large version of a Tellico take-off . . . nice fish . . . did you get a tight spiral on the retrieve?
  14. Trevor Thorp Happy to be home in the NW

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    The WDFW catchable trout plant reports say they are just rainbows, not triploids.
  15. qwerfdsa12345 Member

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    broods
  16. Trout Master Active Member

    Not broods but fish used for educational purpose acording to my friend who works for wdfw.
  17. Jim Ficklin Genuine Montana Fossil

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    Nuns are smacking kids across the knuckles with trout now? Dang, where was this policy when I was a kid and they used laser-accurate wooden rulers? (God Bless them all . . .helped me learn right from wrong.).
  18. YoungGun9 Member

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    How is the fishing out there right now? i went out a few months back and only got one bite. i took out a buddy of mine for his first trout. we trolled leeches and buggers and nothing? any suggestions ?
  19. Will Carnaghi Member

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    Is Beaver lake wade fishable at all or do you need some sort of float? That picture is making me mighty hungry...
  20. sportsman Active Member

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    Will, you can wade at a few areas by the park...a lot of fish are taken there by worms or Power Baiters...can be a 'combat fishery', so weekends might not be a good idea. I'm suprised at the lack of any reports, either guys are doing well and don't want to increase the competition or too embarrased to admit they go there! At any rate, there's probably a thousand 3 lb. avarage fish left in the lake and every other one will rip you a new one. If I wasn't on injured reserve, I'd be there once a week. Best bets are cloudy mornings, shallow and slow, structure and weed beds...Hale Bopps or my favorite...Simi Seal Leeches: black/rust. Leave the 4 wt. at home, I've had the pleasure of hooking into some 5-7 lb. holdovers the last few years.