Lake Crescent Report: June 10-14, 2013

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  1. Jim Wallace

    Jim Wallace Smells like low tide.

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    Yes, that certainly is an interesting report! I am indebted to Jim Speaker for doing all that advance research before I arrived and making it easy for me.
    I witnessed him hook and bring to hand a couple of pretty 12" to 14" Beardslees, while I remained skunked and without even a bite, before he pointed out a nice fish splashing the surface off the tip of a log.
    "Where?" I hadn't seen it.
    "Cast right over there!" (Jim pointing, posing as a guide).
    I cast my flashy blue streamer right over there.
    The trout followed my fly and took it, in spite of the fact that the flashy blue monstrosity that I concocted in haste the night before was far too bright, and should have spooked any trout in such clear water. The trout thrashed, showing its thick chrome sides, looking like a 17"er or so, but I didn't get a solid hook-up, and suddenly it was gone.
    That was the ice-breaker I needed, though.
    Ha! I never even noticed that Jim wasn't wearing rain pants until he had to go take his two layers of fleece off and wring them out. I had a spare set of rain pants in my car I could have loaned him, but at least it wasn't very cold. It was 50 F at 6am.

    Trick photography Stonefish. Jim must have photoshopped that one. I'm feelin' really old right now, after paddling my local estuary today for 7 hours, with only a 20 minute break for lunch. I could have gone surfing instead, but that would have burnt me out after only two hours. Paddling and dragging a streamer gave me 5 extra hours of local motion!:cool: However, right now I'm feelin' nearly dead! Tomorrow I'm gonna be a zombie. What was I thinking?:confused:
    I ran into some cutthroat today, but that is another story.
     
  2. Jim Speaker

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    I will totally take you up on that poncho, assuming of course it is still strewn with stuck on news print... :D
     
  3. Gary Knowels

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    Simply incredible. I wish I could have come up for a day, but the payroll masters were owning my soul. Thank you for a perfect trip report.

    Sent from my HTC_Amaze_4G
     
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  4. Nice report! Makes me wanna go sleep in the dirt and wear the same underwear for a week while ropin chrome
     
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  5. David Loy

    David Loy Senior Moment

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    Great report Jim. Used to ski the lake as a kid. Friend had a cabin there. Have stayed at the Lodge a couple times more recently and fished a bit.
    Good read.
     
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  6. Upton O

    Upton O Blind hog fisherman

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    Excellent report and great photos, thanks.
     
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    One of the best, well presented reports I've read anywhere.
    Almost like being there.
     
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    Old Man Just an Old Man (NFR)

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    Good report. I was wondering that do I need Polaroid glasses to see the first picture of that trout in the net. All I could see was the blue colored water. LOL
     
  9. freestoneangler

    freestoneangler Not to be confused with Freestone

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    Great report. I particularly like how neat and orderly camp and the rig were... a lost art :).
     
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  10. Dipnet

    Dipnet The wanted posters say Tim Hartman

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    Wonderful report and pics, Jim!

    I've been intrigued with fishing Crescent for awhile now and the step-son and I are considering a trip in the next few weeks. It's not that bad a drive from Silverdale. We'd just be taking a 'toon and tube. Is the Fairholm CG reservation or drop-in?
     
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  11. Jim Speaker

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    First come first serve at Fairholm. My understanding is during peak season it fills fast particularly weekends.
     
  12. Dipnet

    Dipnet The wanted posters say Tim Hartman

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    And that's why we go during the week!

    Thanks! :)
     
  13. Jim Speaker

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    Awesome report..thank you for sharing.
     
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  15. Jim Wallace

    Jim Wallace Smells like low tide.

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    A front going thru during the week seems to offer many choices of camp sites there. There were only a few other sites occupied when I arrived last Wedn morning in the rain. I noticed more people showing up as the weather began to clear that afternoon.