Pass Lake this morning

Discussion in 'Stillwater' started by Paul Potter, May 7, 2013.

  1. Paul Potter Member

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    Arrived late (10:30am), on-shore cloud cover and light wind. Rowed to the Rocks to see if there were any callibaetis. Nada. Switched to what I think of as 'the Lockhart method' (Type V sinking line, #10 HB leach; aggressive retrieve) and moved out over the Shoal. 11 rainbows in the next two hours, ranging from 12" to 17", averaging 13-14". Didn't see or hear an eagle until 1pm. Joey must have taken the girls out last night. Full sun by 1:30pm; went to the Spit to see what was going on there. Nice morning!
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  2. Nick Clayton Active Member

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    Thanks for the report, Paul. I'm itching to get up there. Maybe Saturday if I'm lucky
  3. mat1226 Active Member

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    Have been very busy, thinking I have missed the callibaetis. Hard to believe you saw none as yet, but I am encouraged to think that in spite of this weather it's still ahead of us.

    Hoping to get down there soon. Thanks for the report.
  4. Paul Potter Member

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    Forgot to ask the question on my mind all day: this time last year we were pounding big browns keyed into significant (for Pass) callibaetis hatches. What is happening this year? Has the first hatch come and gone quickly, or is it late? Anyone seen any at Pass earlier this year?

    That late April/early May hatch last year was incredible; hope they are just late...
  5. Stonefish Triploid and Humpy Hater

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  6. Islander Steve

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    Great report, gotta love the "Lockhart Method"!!
  7. Thomas Williams Habitual Line Stepper

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    I was there on Sat and saw very little surface activity. Ants were on the water but didn't seem to spark a feeding frenzy. I thought the lack of rises was very strange considering the temps. Maybe the sun put them down. I didn't do well but there were a few guys that unlocked the puzzle.

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  8. Paul Potter Member

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    Thanks Stonefish! That thread adds perspective.
    (Ah, yes, the Search function...)
  9. skyrise Active Member

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    Last year for me, the one day i was on Pass. the may's were coming off real good. but the fish would only take my tan/brown chrono fly. no interest in my mayfly bugs.
    question, do you see any caddis much there. have noticed some dark color caddis on other lakes. but very sparse.
  10. nwtroutguy The Tug Is The Drug

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    Bothell, washington
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    I will up at Pass tomorrow from about 1 pm on to dark. I will be in a Sage colored Colorado XT. Come on by and say hi and we can trace a pattern or two or BS.