Discussion in 'Stillwater' started by Caveman, Aug 29, 2012.
Heard lone lake had a major summer kill off, is that true?I
Which Lone? there's lots of them...no wait, that's lost...crap, I lost my lone lake...
Hope it was carp......
Seriously, I've heard nothing about an issue with Lone Lake on Whidbey Island, Islander will check in on this soon, he lives on Goss next door to Lone...
I have seen a few floating trout... 3 to be exact, and all 3 were large fish. I have seen very few trout fishermen since the heat of a few weeks ago.
Last surface temp reading I took while carp fishing - was 75 degrees on the heels of the heat wave.
The Evergreen and Whidbey clubs have temp loggers in the lake right now so we will have data to review this fall when they are removed. This, along with board member Shakers Jake's fish length/weight survey, might show some trends. Temp is gathered 5' depth and surface.
Jake has organized volunteers to weigh and measure Lone Lake fish spring 2012 and fall 2011.
Islander might have more to add, as well as recent temp data
I'm sure the heat wave we had did some damage but I haven't seen any evidence of a major kill. I was on the water once last week and then again on Tuesday of this week. Water temp is starting to drop some with the colder days. Nights are dropping to around 49-50 deg. now. Only surface action I saw was an osprey picking up a mid-sized fish and it wasn't dead. I think most fish are just holding deep in the center portion of the lake, but time will tell. If the cooling trend continues then I'll probably fish it in 2-3 weeks. Should have a better read on it then.
Glad to hear that from Jeff and Steve. At least it is not a rumor from them, being so close.
Hey Jeff, how tough is it try for those carp? That sounds interesting. I still have to come up with my pram this year.
Didnt know so i figured to ask about the rumor. Good to know that it wasnt as bad as someone was saying.
If you are interested in a carp permit, I can help you get one, just let me know! They are tricky but it is fun, I am just not any good at catching them.
Plenty of takes but they are just mouthing my flies and not taking the hook.
Best fishing is the evenings when the water is flat calm
I have been longing to hook up with a carp on a fly rod for some time now. Seen some quite large ones in there this year. Looks like it would be a hoot
Sounds Interestingtell me more in a pm when you get a chances.
I grew up in Freeland but never fished Lone, spent plenty of time trolling for cutties to throw in the smoker though. Is lone good in the fall? Best to wade out or float it?
Hey Ken. Welcome to the forum.
Lone was great last fall with dry flies. A boat or tube will allow you to get away from shore and the trees. You'll enjoy your time on Lone when you are visiting the island.
I meant to say Goss before but this phone forum thing is terrible. Thank you for the info, next time I've got an extra half day visiting the family I will surely get over there for some fishing.
Goss is closed and Lone is open all damn year. makes it real difficult to get anything done around the house.
Oh yeah I've never looked up the regulations for either, my parents live in Bush Pointe so I do plenty of fishing their when I'm home. Definitely looking forward to Lone Lake though possibly as soon as next weekend.
good timing. fish the evenings if your schedule allows. this is the best shot a top water fly fishjng. try size 16 and smaller.