Opening Day

Discussion in 'Stillwater' started by Topstoy, Apr 26, 2014.

  1. Topstoy

    Topstoy Member

    For those of you that know where I reside, had a great opening day on my lake. The fish that were planted last fall have grown well and most are now in the 15-16" range. Leeches worked well. Spent the morning with my camo intermediate line and this afternoon type 7 sink. 5 in the net this morning and then 13 after lunch. Called it quits around 2:30 due to severe weather came in and a sore arm. Fishing pressure was low, at the peak there were 3 others on the lake with me. Will hit it hard tomorrow. Top
     
  2. Islander

    Islander Steve

    Excellent. I'll be heading your way in a few weeks. Can't wait to hit the "eastside" lakes.
     
  3. Golden Trout

    Golden Trout Active Member

    Except for one year, this same lake has been my opening day haunt for 40 years. Caught a bunch of fish dragging a big ugly on the way to my favorite bay and then realized what a poor chironomid fishermen I am. Most fish came before the sun came out behind some necessary clouds. Water temp was 55 early, before sun hit. Weather predictions are for bright sun and 75 which usually translates to more than 75.

    You are wise to "hit it hard" tomorrow before the heat trend cometh.
     
  4. Roper

    Roper Idiot Savant

    Like Steve said we will be in the neighborhood in a few weeks. We look forward to seeing you again. I for one would like to fish your lake again at night...:D
     
  5. IveofIone

    IveofIone Active Member

    That's great news, Top! Did you encounter any of the fabled browns? We'll see you in a few weeks. Any interest in chasing those cutthroats again this year? I hope to go once my new truck arrives.

    See you soon, Ive
     
  6. Topstoy

    Topstoy Member

    I stayed at the north end, the Browns tend to hang out at the south end, rocky down there. I am interested in chasing those cuts again! I love that lake. On July 10th I am heading there with a local fishing partner. This time I won't be time constrained and should be there all day! Again I am sorry about that short outing last year. Hope to see you over here. Top
     
  7. Over the Rainbow

    Over the Rainbow New Member

     
  8. Over the Rainbow

    Over the Rainbow New Member

    Topstoy,

    Glad retirement is treating you well at your new residence. I'm still on the westside traveling Grandview daily in protection of the asset. Looking forward to fishing with you again sometime.
     
  9. Topstoy

    Topstoy Member

    Buck??
     
  10. Over the Rainbow

    Over the Rainbow New Member

    Yes Ken, I'm glad to see you're enjoying retirement. Buck
     
  11. Scott Salzer

    Scott Salzer previously micro brew

    Perhaps we will see you in a couple of weeks. Good to hear the lake is doing well.
     
  12. Topstoy

    Topstoy Member

    Scott,
    I heard that the pack was getting together again on the 17th. I'm meeting up with Ive on the 16th but heading to the west side on the 17th. Fished again today of course and had another fine day on the water. Hope you all have a great trip when you get together. Top
     
  13. Scott Salzer

    Scott Salzer previously micro brew

    Thanks, Top. We always have a good trip. How long ya gonna be on the wet side? Any browns?
     
  14. Topstoy

    Topstoy Member

    Caught my first one of the season yesterday. 15" but fought like he was 20"! Heading back out on the water in a bit. Maybe another one is waiting for me....
     
  15. Donato

    Donato Member

    Top,

    Have you hit Blue in the Sin yet? I may come up Thur -Sun
     
  16. Topstoy

    Topstoy Member

    Bob,
    We were just talking about that today. We (my other fishing bud named Bob) are thinking that we might hit it next week. I will give you a shout and let you know how we do. Top