Lenice 3/28

Discussion in 'Stillwater' started by JMitchell, Mar 30, 2013.

  1. JMitchell

    JMitchell Active Member

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    With all the crap reports coming out of Lenore, decided to hit Lenice. 14 rigs in the parking lot at 8:30 a.m., most guys fishing east side and islands.

    Trolled a leech around for a while with a few takes, switched to chronies in shallow water (bomber and blood worm) and started drilling fish. Fished the west end for most of the day, takes seemed to come in waves with 2-3 takes in a row, then nothing for 20-30 minutes. Pumped a few stomachs, scads of chronies, mostly black and olive 18-20# with blood worms few and far in between.

    Later in the evening had some success stripping small damsel in shallow water on an intermediate line. All in all a very good day, pressure was fairly light for March. Over half the fish were in the 16-19 inch range and fat. All appeared healthy except for the very first fish in the first pic, looked like an osprey had taken a swipe at him.

    You will have to forgive all the first person photos/fish close ups, that's as good as it gets when you are flying solo...
     

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    Roper Idiot Savant

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    Great photos for flying solo, it ain't easy...Thanks for the report.
     
  3. ryan2202

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    Thanks for the report! Awesome job!
     
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    Ditto on that. I fish alone a lot and have a terrible time trying to take pictures.
     
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    I fished Lenice on 3/29, and caught a bunch of fish, by most were 12-13" cookie cutters. I caught one that was a solid 15 and another solid 16"+. Chironomids (small), and when that wasn't working, casting and stripping a leech. I had a few times during the day when it was crazy fishing; three fish on successive casts, missed one on the fourth, caught one on the fifth, no grab on the sixth (hey, where'd they go?!?), caught one in the seventh.

    The folks I talked to, the big fish were not there, except for one guy fishing 40 feet from from me whose fish always seemed to be a bit bigger (uncorroborated) than what everyone else was catching. ;-)
     
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    So fish size is down from 17-18" in 2013 (original posting date of this report) to 12-13" on average in 2015. This forum provides some interesting opportunities to track lake cycles.