Green Lake, Seattle

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  1. Sean Beauchamp

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    do a search on "carp flies" should give you more than enough ideas of where to start. presentation is still the key. DONT SPOOK EM!
     
  2. ceviche

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    A friend of mine managed to twice catch carp on a size 10 Carey Special. His rod was in a holder while he rowed his pontoon boat around real slow. Given that the rod tip was pointing upwards a bit, there was some slack in the line. I think that allowed the carp to suck in the fly.

    --Dave E.
     
  3. Greg Arcara

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    Stopped by Green Lake last night for a couple hours and landed about 6 trout. Saw a few big carp jump too!
     
  4. thefly

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    Nice. If you don't mind...What part of the lake did you fish and what did you take em on? Also, were any of those trout trips or were they just regular stockers?

    Thanks,

    Drew
     
  5. Denny

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    What Wayne said. As they do everywhere, buggers work great there. Consider what type of line you want to use, too, and when. I've caught trout there while I was dragging a lline behind the rented paddle boat.

    You folks that can walk there should be telling the rest of us how to fish it. The way to learn is to wet a line . . .
     
  6. Greg Arcara

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    I was fishing anywhere I could and not get run over by the rowers.. Honestly, I never know where I am on that lake.. Anything I put on was working, but mostly just an olive wooly bugger on a sinking line was what I used.
     
  7. fredaevans

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    Great Thread! Lived in north Seattle for years as a youngster and I'd take my fly rod (holding same in my mouth no less) and swim out to the Island on the east side (?) and cast for trout. Dam, this thread has taken me back 50 years into my youth. Time to Google and see what it looks like again.

    That said ... CARP??? When the heck did they get into the lake?
    fae

    Edit: more about 'Green Lake": http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Green_Lake_(Seattle)
     
  8. flyindaeye

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    Just went there tonight for 30 mins. and fished off the dock by the gym and got skunked. Used an olive wooley booger and had one hit. I'll be out there again...my goal this year is to finally catch a trout from Green Lake. Only fished it 3x in 3 years.
     
  9. quadradomus

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    LOL... I thought that it was just me.. But when I am going S. Hwy 99 right at the area of the lake near Beth's Cafe... I swear that I will slow down enough that I can see rises on the water. I thought I was the only one that did stuff like this. (-:
     
  10. steeli

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    See water and will fish. I've seen those rises off the lilly's many time while 99 soutbound.
    Only fished the lake a couple times and the strikes can be strong.
    East shore seemed to have the most activity, but who knows..it's a big lake.