Discussion in 'Stillwater' started by pfournier, Jan 30, 2009.
Any fish Lone lake recently? Thinking of heading up there next tuesday... 50F and light winds.
I was there Sunday morning. Water was 34 and air temp 38...a very chilly morning. Got 5 hits and landed 2, all on Hale Bopp leeches.
Cool. Thanks for the fishing report!
I might hit it Wed. afternoon until dark. I have to help my buddy put in a new floor, but we should be done by then.
Dang PF, you trekking up from Tacoma? I'm looking at the map and seeing Lone as a hell of a trip from my North Kitsap location with a need to take a ferry from PT and driving a ways or taking a ferry from K to E then M to C. I call that one complicated trip...so many other areas with better access for me personally. I've heard some stellar reports about Lone, but I can't pull the trigger on such a trip. No idea how long either route would take or how much it would cost in ferry fares, but I'm thinking it sucks getting there.
Best of luck to you though, get on it and get it good.
Lone is worth it. Ferry rides are cheap in the winter. Check it out when the water temps get up to 45-50
Think of it as a cheap daytrip! Kinda like heading east of the cascades! I'd think nothing of heading over to Bainbridge via Keystone ferry once the car ferry starts back up. Now that they take online reservations it's even easier as you don't have to worry about a ferry line screwing up the day.
From Keystone ferry - Lone is about a 30 minute drive - and it's a nice drive
Mumbles, If you want to venture up to Lone let me know in advance. If I can, I will meet you there and get you dialed in.
You guys are freaking awesome...and convincing. Maybe my buddy Robast is reading along and will choose that as our destination next Friday. Despite my leadership qualities it is nice to go along somewhere with those in the know for a good familiaraizatoin run first. Thanks again all.
This Friday or the Friday next week? I might be able to meet you there. Lemme know.
Pass is certainly an option, especially if there are a few locals to point us in the right direction. By my figuring there is no benefit to taking the ferry from M to C, Just take the K to E and drive up toward Anacortes. Pass is pretty close to where you actually get onto the island.
PF, not this friday but next.
Rob, your call my friend. We can hit it when it warms a bit more and explore other places. You've tossed out some great ideas all of which will make a great day. We should discuss it over a beer sometime between now and then.
Mumbles let me know. That Friday might work out. I'd hit Lone only. Days are still short. Anyhow, no worries.
It is actually a shorter drive from the Keystone Ferry to Lone than to Pass, but not by much. Neither lake is on fire right now but if the warming trend continues they should start to get good. This Friday (6th) I'll be at the fly show, next Friday I could wet a line, if the weather isn't crappy.
Before you guys start driving towards Port Townsend , remember/ be aware that it's a walk-on ferry only. If you want to drive anywhere on Whidbey Island you'll have to use the Clinton Ferry or come across the bridge....
When did Port T become a foot ferry only? I remember taking my truck across there a few years back.
Randy that is a great point that I realized last night. I logged off, grabbed the map, started plotting a route and came to the realization that I'm not dragging my pontoon boat from point to point. One more obstacle to consider to make it to Lone. I hope to get there but for now I'll likely stick closer to my backyard. As it warms up though I might have to come down with some 24 hour bug or something. I've heard that is going around these days.
Hey Randy, Thanks for the reminder. They were suppose to have that up and running in Jan. I checked the website and they are now saying mid Feb.
Mumbles, If your on the Kitsap Pen. you should hit Cady lake. The wife and I stayed at the B&B there last year and I got into some HUGE fish.
Thanks Islander, I'll have to check that out. A few of my friends have suggested Cady but I've yet to wander out that way. Despite its reputation for good fishing it is further than many other good options. When gas prices were so bad I stayed close, now that they are down a bit I can stretch my legs a bit I guess. Thanks again.
i believe feb 15 ...port townsend morfs into a car ferry again.....:thumb: