leech lake

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by mr trout, Jun 23, 2002.

  1. mr trout Trevor Hutton

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    Well, I went to leech lake on the white pass summit yesterday (6/22)from 7-9pm. I didn't really expect much, but what the hey. As it turned out, I ended up with three nice bows 16,17,18 inches in just that short time. I had some of the lakes brookies slap at it but most of 'em got off, or I set up to hard on 'em thinking they were the bows. They weren't. At about 9 there was some action up on top that I unfortunatley couldn't stay for. My car is In the shop so I had to get my parents to take me up :REALLYMAD They don't like the mosquitos so i couldn't fish the imminent hatch. I have a quick question for somebody. Do yellow sallies live in lakes? I caught one on the water and I didn't think they did. It could have flown from the river or something but I don't know. Kinda wierd. There were some caddis around the time I left so that was probably about to pick up. But I had to leave. ( it is a good thing my mechanic is also a fishin' buddy) :WINK - Trevor
  2. caddisaction New Member

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    what flies were working the best for you up there. going there soon. i heard trudes and griffith gnats are big up there but havent tried them. info is most appreciated.

    Caddisaction :AA
  3. yakimacoug New Member

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    I was up there Saturday morning and had most of my success on a black/olive bugger with my clear intermediate line. I did manage to catch my largest (to date) Leech Lake EB at 14". For a moment I thought is was another rainbow, but to my surprise it was a dark, hook jawed brookie. Made my day. I did also manage a few on a BH Olive Chroinomid.

    If you are looking for company (16 other boats) Leech Lake is your cup a tea. Not that it was much of an issue, but I did get a little tired of guys trolling right into the area I'm casting into. I'm not saying I haven't "spaced out" and wandered a little too close, but the repeat offenders made me a little upset. Nothing serious, just the principle.

    YC :MAD
  4. Gizler New Member

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    Just a question for you. Are you sure that you were fishing Leech Lake? I have been fishing Leech since the early 80's and have never caught or seen anybody catch a rainbow there. However just down the road is Dog lake which has both rainbows and brookies in it. Just curious.
  5. callibaetis Guest

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    Rainbows have been planted in leech this year.
  6. Steelie L Member

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    A few questions, since this doesn't seem like a secret zipperlip lake...

    Is Leech Lake scenic? Is there camping? Are there other lakes/streams in the area worth fishing? Is it worth making the 3-hour drive from Seattle?

    Thanks!
  7. DEREK New Member

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    It might have been extra busy over the weekend because the South Sound Fly Fishers had a club outing there.
  8. caddisaction New Member

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    I was up there for my first time not too long ago and there was 7 to 8 sites on the lake and it looked like camping sites in the back forty. nice looking but i havent been around to much to see other lakes since this is my first year fishing since i was 9. but it was quiet and scenic to me........

    I seen there was a pond on the right side as youre going up from enumclaw. anything in it?????

    Caddisaction
  9. mr trout Trevor Hutton

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    Hey everbody, sorry it has taken me so long to get this post. I have been at a Drum Major camp in cheney for a week, so no chance to write. I was using a brown and olive bugger fished slow over the tops of the weedbeds.Yeah they did plant quite a few triploid rainbows a little over two weeks ago, adds some variety. As far as camping it is quite a popular spot and spaces line the backside of the lake. Hope this helps and don't forget the bug repellent! - Trevor