Lone Lake

Discussion in 'Stillwater' started by Jerry Metcalf, Sep 22, 2008.

  1. Jeff Dodd Active Member

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    Langley, WA
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    Busy day on the water today! Good to see lots of folks enjoying this weather! My 7 year old son and I mooched flies this afternoon - LDR 5 and hand-released 2 fish around 15 inches each. The white bunny leach pattern was the hot fly, weighted fly and intermediate sink tip line.

    Jeff
  2. Matt Baerwalde ...

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    Mooching flies? Do you just cast it out there and drift in the wind? How do you detect strikes?
  3. Dave Boyle Active Member

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    Typically you get a tug, you tug back, fish on or off. Hold onto your rod at all times when your fly's in the water. I lost one rod @ Lone by this when I let go of it to talke a sip of beer. Now I ALWAYS have a piece of elastic cord wrapped round the butt when I fish like this.

    Best,

    Dave
  4. Mark Yoshida Active Member

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    Seattle WA
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    Never fished Lone Lake before. Went on Sunday, weather was great and sun was out. Got to the lake about 9 am after missing the ferry I wanted. Had to try my new 3wt and type 3 sinking line. Got 2 within 15 minutes and had to work for the rest. C&R about 10 and LDR another 4. They took the darker BH WB and leech patterns. The takes were strong and the largest about 15-16". Dont know but I caught one that was deformed with stubby nose and lower lip extended past his nose by a good 1/2 inch. Left around 2 pm, happy with my new rod getting christened with some nice fish. I am hoping for good weather again. :thumb:
  5. obiwankanobi Active Member

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  6. Go Fish Language, its a virus

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    Rheomode, Wa.
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    Ah yes, the Lone Lake Stubby.
    I thought Stonefish took him home as a pet.
  7. Mark Yoshida Active Member

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    That is him. Well, he is larger now since May so he is doing great at Lone. Hope he is always released and survives the eagles.
  8. Steve Kokita FISHON206

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    Burien, Washington
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    Hey Clark&Lewis,

    I fished Lone on Sunday too. What a great day to be on the water! I started about 12:20 and fished until 5:00. I ended the day releasing 17 all on chironomids with a 2wt! What a blast! I was in the little blue pram. Next time, say hi! See you on the water!---Steve
  9. Matt Baerwalde ...

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    Holy cow, that's a good day for sure. What was the killer chironomid pattern? (Size/color/depth)?
  10. Mark Yoshida Active Member

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    Seattle WA
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    Hi Steve
    I was in the red pontoon. Thinking of going up on Saturday. Wife wants to shop at Langley while I fish. Guess you gotta give to get.
  11. Steve Kokita FISHON206

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    Matt, I was fishing a #12 blood worm 10' under an indicator. Clark&Lewis, did you fish Lone Sunday? I wanted to go but Sat. we got back from Rocky Ford/Lenice so I had to work on our kitchen....wishin' I was fishin'. I'm planning on next Sat. if the weather holds up.
  12. Mark Yoshida Active Member

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    Nope, I went Saturday morning after dropping wife off at Langley to shop. Yup, cost me some to go fishing. I got to the lake around 0900 with slight drizzle, but not bad. Landed 6 very nice 16-17" fish with both black BH WB and white leech patterns on type 3. They straightened out my hook on the white leech after a while and were releasing themselves. Missed about another 4 hits before I had to leave. No wind on the lake. When I got to Langley, it started to rain cats and dogs so I was glad to have a nice lunch in the restaurant. Boy I hope the weather stays nice. Five other guys fishing but since I left early, I didnt hear how they did.
  13. Steve Kokita FISHON206

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    Not a bad day on Lone...my wife likes to shop too. She fishes a bit if it's not too cold, then goes shopping for awhile. Sometimes even brings me some lunch!:thumb: What's happening this Sat? Some of us from the Puget Sound Fly Fishers club might fish Lone if the weather holds up. Maybe see you on the water----Steve
  14. Irafly Active Member

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    Bummer, this is a -the wife works and I take care of the 22 month old- weekends, otherwise I'd join you Steve. I think I'll make it over the weekend after this one, hope you save a few for me to catch.

    Ira..
  15. Jeff Dodd Active Member

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    I would love to join in on this Lone lake fishing and try out my new 4wt rod and reel, but I bought tickets to the Huskies v. Cal back when that sounded like a good idea! haha

    Good fishing!
  16. yellowlab Active Member

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    In a van... down by the river, WA
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    Very slow day on Lone. got to the lake around 730 am with only one other angler getting ready to launch his boat. Water temp was 48 degrees. Started out trolling for a while, no hits. Stopped, anchored up and chironomid fished for a while, nothing. The sunshine came out and there was a tiny midge hatch. size 26 or 28 white/cream and green. Decided to troll using a white bunny leech with a hot head bead and picked up several hits and landed a decent fish. My fishing partner had a black leech and ended up picking up a couple hits but it was alot slower from what he indicated a few weeks before. We did manage to pump one of the fish and found lots of the small midges as well as nice sized blood worms, size 10-12. So, our next thought was to fish bloodworms. For the next couple hours, we had NOTHING on bloodworms and other chironomids colors and patterns. In the corner of our eye, we noticed the fellow who was the first on the lake. He'd been rip roaring for a good 30 minutes under an indicator. We tried to guess what he was using, stripping techniques, depth, location, etc... but we just couldn't match the hatch. Trying to respect his space, we just watched. When he finished up he rowed over to us and said that he had a tough morning throwing everything at them and even going methodically through his bloodworm box and coming up with nothing. He then put on a micro leech, seal bugger size 12 in brown under an indicator and fished near the bottom with an ultra slow retrieve. He showed us his bug and we tied on our version and then proceeded to catch more fish. I'll be tying up some more of these for the still water arsenal. I think the fish are trying to put on weight for the winter, they were colored up in deep spawning colors but generally fat and healthy. They probably avoided the regular stuff and went for the fillet mignon. The water temp warmed up to 50 degrees and we fished between 15-17 feet of water. Nice and sunny day and a total of 4 other anglers who shared the water, but ended after a couple hours of fishing.

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  17. Ed Call Mumbling Moderator

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    Great report Paul. I've never been to lone, someday! I've me the man behind the camera and the man in the money shot, glad to see you out on the water and having what still must have been a good time, even if a bit slower than you'd like. Ed
  18. yellowlab Active Member

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    In a van... down by the river, WA
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    That was Dov Young (Orvis) in the shot. We took my 2 man pram over there from Seattle and I ended up just shooting the pics of him with his fish porn. Even though it was slow, it was a nice sunny day and peaceful to get out and do some still water fishing.
  19. Jeff Dodd Active Member

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    YellowLab
    I was admiring your boat while you were in Mukilteo waiting to board the ferry. I was, of course, on my way to work...:beathead:

    Sounded like a great day on the lake and thanks for the report
  20. Steve Kokita FISHON206

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    Burien, Washington
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    Hi Paul,

    Was the "guy" fishing in a red pontoon boat? If so, this local guy was kickin' butt again on Sat with a maroon micro leech. Great lake!! :thumb: