opening weekend basin lakes reports

Discussion in 'Stillwater' started by jwg, Mar 2, 2013.

  1. jwg

    jwg Active Member

    OK I'll start.

    Nunnally lake, 11am to 3
    Air temp about 55, wind 0-10
    Water temp 38 F at the surface mid afternoon
    Cloudy all day

    Mostly fished w type 5 sinking line and leeches per Tim Lockharts book
    No hatches, no swallows, not a single fish sign at the surface other than fish pulled up by fisherman
    About 5 others on the lake

    First fish for me at 11:30, others were already catching occasionally
    Olive leech w red glass bead head
    16" fish, rainbow, biggest of the day for me
    Gut sample filled w daphnia and nothing else

    Catching mostly died out by 1:30
    Was never hot, just the occasional hookup for me or anyone else I could see

  2. Gregg Lundgren

    Gregg Lundgren Now fishing on weekdays too!

    Thanks for breaking the ice and posting a report Jay!
  3. Wayne Kohan

    Wayne Kohan fish-ician

    Lenice today. Water temp 43. On water at 9:30, off at 1:00 due o other obligations. Everybody catching fish it seemed. I had about 10 in a 90 minute period of time with the bobber thing. Also throat sampled a couple and got mostly daphnia. Fish were very healthy and had a couple at 20 inches or so. Maybe 30-40 people on lake, very friendly crowd, having fun. Almost no wind till I was leaving.

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  4. Porter

    Porter Active Member

    Nice day for Lenice. No wind, no car break-ins, good size healthy trout. :) Got to try to get there this year? I wonder what the crowd was at Nunnally?
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  5. Scott Salzer

    Scott Salzer previously micro brew


    Sorry I missed you. I was not in the Walker bay but my Xtreme pontoon.

    The fish are healthy.

    There was one car at the west end of Nunnally as I was leaving today and 8 rigs at the second put in. Some had headed down to Bobby. I heard that there were a lot of 12"ers, late plant, and not too many bigger fish.

    Damn windy today, didn't envy the trailer hauling crowd.

  6. freestoneangler

    freestoneangler Not to be confused with Freestone had to go and mention car break-in's...what a lousy feeling I get every time I go there and several other basin lakes these days. When I first started fishing over there in the early 90's we never had any issues...then all the crap started. You look at the shattered glass on the ground right next to where you parked and hope your great day fishing does not end with a $200+ deductible and a noisy, cold ride home ... :mad:
  7. dp

    dp ~El Pescador

    I fished Lenice on Sunday. Based on people's report from the lot, the first two days were great. They mentioned Nunnally was on fire. Arrived to 20+ mph winds and it did not let up. Fished from 9:30 till noon tucked into the reeds and behind islands. Got one fish stripping a hares ear and one fish under a bobber. Both 16 inches or shorter. Called it at 12:00, loaded everthing (even broke down my pontoon boat) and put it IN the car. Headed to Rocky Ford. Fished from 2:00 till 4:30 - landed 4 and lost a couple. Maybe 4 others on the water. Scuds under an indicator worked for me. One fish actually ate my indicator and then fouled hooked himself - that was funny.
    Too much snow on the pass and too much wind past Vantage but I had a blast!
    Coming back to Lenice on Friday and Saturday
  8. nunnally was indeed on fire