Beaver Lake

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  1. tom @ fwp

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    Anyone tried Beaver Lake lately, understand it was planted sometime recently with about 1,500 broodstock, ostensibly up to 5 lbs. And if so, method suggestions?
     
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    As of yesterday, it had not been stocked.

    Ira..
     
  3. Todd Baxter

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    Supposedly it will be tomorrow(Friday). There have been a lot of boats and anglers out but no fish yet. Seattle Times had reported that it would be on Monday but the Issaquah Hatchery runs on its own schedule.
     
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    Tom, shoot me a PM if you want to connect at the lake.

    My son and I are going to float tube it....brrrrrr! but will be working traditional buggers and streamers and maybe even a pellet fly!

    Looking at heading over there Sat or Sun, or both.

    Should be a mad house but close to home,

    Mike
     
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    Reports? I'm going Monday, would love to hear how you did, what you were using. Have hit this the last 2 years. 2 years ago had spectacular results, last year not so much.
     
  6. Todd Baxter

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    This morning there were so many boats that you were lucky if you could see the water. Lots of fish caught. Monday would probably be a better day if you want to wait for the crowd to disburse a little. I threw a white wooly bugger off my dock this morning and got a couple.
     
  7. Matt Baerwalde

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    Deep or shallow? Sinking or floating line? Just wondering where those fish would hang in the water column with their new-found, short-lived freedom.
     
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    Matt- stockers usually hang near the top of the water column the first few days, untill they realize that 1- no one is throwing them pellets anymore, and 2.-there's death from above :D
     
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    Here is a link to a thread in the fly fishing forum that was talking about Beaver Lake as well.

    http://www.washingtonflyfishing.com/board/showthread.php?t=52610

    I caught 2 on a BH white wooley bugger fished on a floating line with 2 split shots about 24 inches up the leader.

    I had one on but it LDR'd on a orange stimulater fished subsurface.

    Another fly fisher who seemed to be doing much better than I was said he was getting them all on a slow sinking line with a light green hale-bop leech.

    In the 2 hours that I was there, I only saw 3 fish rise so I fished entirely subsurface.

    An interesting note, all the fish that I saw or heard of being caught was in the wide cove just to the northeast of the WDFW launch. I could be mistaken though since I didn't check with anyone on the other parts of the lake but I didn't see anyone with anything on and all the people I passed on the way out were saying how bad the fishing had been.
     
  10. Matt Baerwalde

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    Good info, thanks. I'm heading out soon. Probably put the sinktip on first. As I'm sure you know, it's a pain to change once your rod is already strung up. And I don't like carrying an extra rod on my pontoon, it just gets in the way and I'm always thinking about it back there.
     
  11. Matt Baerwalde

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    Got one on a big green sparkly woolly bugger fished deep. Saw two other fish caught in 3.5 hours. Crowds were reasonable, catching was somewhat sucky.

    I put the fish back. Anyone ever eat one of those? I like fish, but last time I ate a pellet-fed fish it tasted like pellets--sorta muddy and fishy.
     
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    I've caught lots of big stockers on chironomids. They are hungry and seem to hit them readily.

    Keith
     
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    Was there a few weeks ago - had good luck with wollybuggers. Had planned to go on halloween but the weather was just nasty, being 5 minutes away decided to bag it for another day.
     
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    Are there spots where you can fish from the shore? I'm thinking of giving it a go this weekend. Thanks.
     
  15. Matt Baerwalde

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    Not very good for a flyfisher. Honestly, you need a floating device to do much lowland lake fishing. Get a used float tube off of craigslist or somewhere else. I found one for 25 bucks, fins included. Or you could always try Green Lake.
     
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    I've never tried pellets, so I wouldn't know like what they taste . . . ;)
     
  17. Fishful Thinking

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    Anybody fished beaver lately? Thinking about going tomorrow...

    Rich
     
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    Yeah dude, just got back, I hooked 5 and landed 8. :cool:
     
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    Nice afternoon's work constructeur, where is our fish porn?
     
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    :rofl:

    ..that's a line from a book Ed!..the whole quote is, "I hooked 5 and landed 8, why one was so large he threw up 3 legal size trout when I landed him."

    I'm just poking fun at the guy that's only willing to go chase stocker rainbows if someone on the internet tells him the catching is good :D
     

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