Pretty lake, nary a fish to be found...yet.

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  1. Roper

    Roper Idiot Savant

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    Summit Lake sits atop Mount Hull. It's a dark tannin tainted lake that is supposed to be stocked with triploid tigers...so Jateff said a year or two back. Several of us have tried really hard to pick one up and no one has had as much as a tug. But it's a darned pretty place to visit and the view from the trail above is to die for. So here it is to share with y'all...

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  2. GAT

    GAT Dumbfounded

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    Wow! That is a pretty place!
     
  3. triploidjunkie

    triploidjunkie Active Member

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    I was there about ten years ago and didn't catch crap then, either.
     
  4. Tim Lockhart

    Tim Lockhart Working late at The Office

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    Wondering if the bazillion little jumpers up there are the only thing surviving...they'd make great table fare for something big. Either that or the good ones are all hanging under those pads that take up half the lake.
     
  5. Roper

    Roper Idiot Savant

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    Tim, that was frustrating to see all those dinks hitting the surface...oh well...maybe in the fall.
     
  6. bennysbuddy

    bennysbuddy the sultan of swing

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    At least your out fishing,and on a great looking lake as well.
     
  7. Scott Salzer

    Scott Salzer previously micro brew

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    That's a nice view of the lake.

    MB
     
  8. triploidjunkie

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    I wonder how many Summit lakes there actually are in WA? I've fished at least four.
     
  9. Preston

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    "Triploid tigers" is kind of a redundant term. Tiger trout are a sterile hybrid of brown and brook trout, occasionally occurring naturally because brown trout and brook (char) are both fall spawners, but most commonly achieved in a hatchery environment. Triploids are hatchery rainbow trout (normally, but I suppose that any trout may be subjected to this indignity) whose eyed eggs are subjected to a thermal-shock process which causes its normal diploid (2-chromosome) configuration to mutate into a triploid (3-chromosome) and therefore sterile configuration.
     
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    Roper Idiot Savant

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    I'm kind of a redundant guy some times...occasionally...once in a while...when the mood hits me.:rolleyes:
     
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    Could it be winter kill? That's what we were guessing at our round table discussion a while back. We hit little Beaver last week, found a few nice Brookies. Aeneas has been sloooow. Blue in the Sin was real nice Saturday, Browns and Bows. Planning on meeting up with Ive at Ferry Long in a couple of weeks. Hoping for a fantastic day again. Thanks for sharing a beautiful photo of Summit. Top
     
  12. Roper

    Roper Idiot Savant

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    In case you haven't heard, Ive got busted up fighting with a tree. The tree won and he's laid up pretty bad with a cracked humorous at the joint. We're getting work parties together to help him around his place.
     
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    I just found out this morning, Ive sent me a PM. I missed his earlier posting. How devistating, yet so lucky to survive. Many times folks don't. My thoughts and prayers go out to Ive and his wife. It's going to be a tough road for a while.
     
  14. Skysoldier

    Skysoldier Trout Hunter

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    Beautiful lake.......shame there is nothing bigger swimming in it.
     
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    I fished that lake a couple of years ago. Nice scenery and had the lake to myself. I saw some very small risers near the lily pads but even though I spent most of the day on the lake, I never had a substantial grab fishing the deeper water and only a few half-hearted grabs from small fish on top near the edges. I have wanted to go back to see if anything had change because I really like the idea of fishing this lake but with so much other fishing opportunity in the area, hard to go back for the views if the fishing is so spotty. But it sounds like not much has changed to warrant a second trip...for now. Kind of perplexing.
     
  16. Vladimir Steblina

    Vladimir Steblina Retired Forester...now fishing instead of working

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    It has been my observation through the years that the pretty ones aren't worth it.

    Before anybody brings up Chopaka.....it ain't pretty, but it is good looking.
     
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    Fished this lake one evening about 3 weeks back on a recommendation from one of the guys working at Big R fly shop who said there were some large triploid brook trout in the lake, and some tigers as well. My past experience was pretty much like everyone else's who has commented in this thread... this last trip out produced two legitimate "take downs" of my indicator but I did not hook up to get a sense of the size of the fish. I was fishing primarily near the edges on the end of the lake closest to to the put-in... But that was it... The guy at Big R was sure there were some big fish in there, but I have yet to hook one or see any evidence of one.... as Roper said, 'nary a fish'....
     
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    Green trees and blue water, what could be wrong with that?
    No fish maybe.
    Beautiful view however. Thanks for posting Roper.
     
  19. Topstoy

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    Those Big R guys! Did they send another fisherman on a wild goose chase! Actually they are great guys, with a lot of local knowledge.

    Has anyone took their fish finder up there and marked any large fish?
     

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