Pass Lake

Discussion in 'Stillwater' started by Nick Riggs, Mar 7, 2006.

  1. Nick Riggs

    Nick Riggs I've been known to fish from time to time...

    I've seen so many pictures in the gallery of pass lake with nice big fish in them. I wanted to take a trip over there but my time is very short, I am still in high school so I have to structure a trip around school, homework, artwork, a relatively demanding girlfriend, a job at McDonalds, working for my grandma (all Sunday, every Sunday), and time at the tying bench. If I go up there I want to catch fish, so I was wondering if anyone could help me out on what catches hogs this time of year.
  2. Backyard

    Backyard SANCHO!

    Do you have another handle on here called "HogWrangler"
  3. Nick Riggs

    Nick Riggs I've been known to fish from time to time...

    That would be my best friend and fishing buddy. Why do you ask?
  4. mr trout

    mr trout Trevor Hutton

    This is easy. Don't do your homework 'til the morning it's due, ditch the girlfriend, and tie your flies/do artwork in the middle of the night when you should be sleeping. It's all a matter of priorities...and remember...its worth it if you're fishing.

    Just like the Brad Paisley Song - I'm gunna miss her.

    Well I love her
    But I love to fish
    I spend all day out on this lake
    And hell is all I catch
    Today she met me at the door
    Said I would have to choose
    If I hit that fishin' hole today
    She'd be packin' all her things
    And she'd be gone by noon

    Well I'm gonna miss her
    When I get home
    But right now I'm on this lakeshore
    And I'm sittin' in the sun
    I'm sure it'll hit me
    When I walk through that door tonight
    That I'm gonna miss her
    Oh, lookie there, I've got a bite

    Now there's a chance that if I hurry
    I could beg her to stay
    But that water's right
    And the weather's perfect
    No tellin' what I might catch today

    Maybe that explains why I am a slack-off, lonely insomniac...:confused:
  5. Matt Smith

    Matt Smith On the river Noyb

    I'm Gonna have to agree with Mr. Trout on this one. Tie up some nice buggers and midges, take a sick day, ditch the girl (if she's that demanding then she's not worth it) grab your bud and go hit Pass Lake for the day. Paint the trout as your artwork and you're good as gold.

  6. Nick Riggs

    Nick Riggs I've been known to fish from time to time...

    Thank you all, i'm going to have to do that. it's been too long since I've had a solid day's fishing. By the by, my girlfriend is demanding in a good way, a way that benefits me, it's just time consuming.
  7. AFJBugger

    AFJBugger New Member

    Mr. Trout is correct. If you are considering college, he has just laid out a recipe for success! Add cocktails, fishing hung-over, limited food supply and you should be just fine.

    What the hell is the point of a demanding girlfriend in high school? I am nobody to talk as I had one in HS, cut her lose and be free!


  8. Ron Olsen

    Ron Olsen Member

    Oh, you mean like Viagra demanding, for those of us who fished Pass in the 60's :thumb:

    Get on the lake, take your normal lake flies, and figure it out. Big browns like big meals, and often close to shore. Great March chiron fishing, and BIG size. Otherwise follow the season on bugs. Good evening rise later on in the year.

    Lots of past discussion here, seek grasshopper..... :ray1:

  9. Bare Brothers

    Bare Brothers Desert Dweller

    Young Buck,

    Haven't fished Pass in a couple of years but remember slaying fish on mids this time of year. It was a no-brainer. We would either "chan" them or use a strike indicator. If we used a strike indicator I would clip my hemos to the fly and drop it to the bottom to get the depth before setting my indicator. Then set my indicator so that my fly was only 2-3ft from the bottom. If I didnt get any action after a bit I would then progressively cut a couple of feet off of my leader until I found what part of the water column the fish were hanging. It was really the easiest fishing I've done.
    My bro and I got tired of mids and started chasing the big brown pigs that Pass holds. By far the most effective method for enticing these pigs is casting a big white bugger to shore and stripping it in *as fast as possible*. I emphasize the speed here. We always fished the lake from a drift boat and have had the opportunity to see these huge browns charge our fly (of all colors and types) only to turn back because we weren't stripping fast enough. They came out to investigate and turned around (I personally do think slow is a natural presentation, most pray is going to move with speed). When we pulled the fly with pace the fish were much more eager to take our flies. You'll have to change your tactics during low light conditions.

    Good Luck. And do with your girlfriend what you do with your fish; Love'em and Leave'em.

  10. Old Man

    Old Man Just an Old Man

    When you get older as my age you don't even let the thought of any women ruining your day on the water. I've had my fun with the opposite sex and now all I want to do is fish.

    Good grief I must be getting old.:( :(

  11. Jim Wallace

    Jim Wallace Smells like low tide

    yeh, and hang out on "Brokeback Beach!::rofl:

  12. Jim Wallace

    Jim Wallace Smells like low tide

    which makes me kinda wonder about "Bare Brothers," as well as "Hogwrangler" and "AbsoluteHog," the latter complaining about spending too much time with his girlfriend.:rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

    Jimbo, the "Well, I gotta go now...someone just pulled into my driveway."
  13. Dick Warnke

    Dick Warnke was Pram-Man

    Young AbsolutHog, Heed the good advise given here. Lose the demanding girl friend at this point in your life. You'll end up like a guy that posted here a while back that he was going on his Honeymoon and looking for some fishing pointers on the area he was going because he had "PERMISSION" to take his Fly Rod....not a good sign. Spend that girl friend time fishing while you can.:beathead:
  14. KerryS

    KerryS Ignored Member


    The naivety of youth.
  15. Bare Brothers

    Bare Brothers Desert Dweller


    I'll send my wife over to your place so you her and your wife can bake cookies and weave baskets while I go fishing.

  16. chadk

    chadk Be the guide...

    You sound like a smart kid with a respectible work ethic and family values.

    You sound like you have your priorities in the right place to me. Just remember to always be planning ahead and set some goals.

    For fishing - you usually have plenty of light left after school to hit the local rivers and lakes and beaches. You have winter, spring, and summer breaks (and probably several others). Try and work the odd shifts that others don't like - very early, late, etc. This should give you a better window for fishing (you can hit the morning bite or the evening bite). If your current job isn't working out schedule wise to give you some fishing time - drop it and find another. Don't get stuck for too long in the fast food track. Think outside the bun (er box that is).

    Also, plan some 3-4day weekend road trips with your buds for camping, hiking, etc to places you don't normally get to fish. That way you are sure (more likely) to get the days off from work.

  17. HogWrangler

    HogWrangler Member

    HEY, me and my buddy are both straight as an arrow, I wrangle hogs, not dudes!!!!!
  18. Willie Bodger

    Willie Bodger Still, nothing clever to say...

    And for your original question... Sorry, never caught a hog out of Pass, but I have taken a few 17-19" browns and bows on muddlers, Mickey Finns (cast into the shallows at night) and orange and black bunny strip sculpins (some of you will be seeing this ugly little thing in a week or so). I fish these on a Type III sinking line with either my 4 or 6 depending on what I feel like fishing with and if I actually want to be able to cast some of those big flies...

  19. William Femmer

    William Femmer Retired New Fisherman

    Hog, i'm gonnna hafta go with the other guys here. DITCH THE GIRL. there is no such thing as demanding in a good way, only in bad ways that retract from fishing.
  20. Bob Triggs

    Bob Triggs Your Preferred Olympic Peninsula Fly Fishing Guide

    Is it any wonder why more women dont reply to these inquiries?