Trip Report Lake Lenore - not a fishing report

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  1. Buzzy

    Buzzy Active Member

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    After yesterday's snow and wind, the sun came out and the wind stopped blowing. Cabin fever - I wanted to fish but had too many chores till later this afternoon. A hike along Lake Lenore was called for.

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    I haven't fished this lake for two years and that was in June at Damsel Point. Rumor has it the lake is producing some pretty nice trout. I don't know what the lake's trout density is compared to past years; it has been poached several times in recent years.

    IMG_2167.jpg It was really calm. I hoped to see a fish or two cruising or a riser but didn't. Didn't matter, I was hiking and not fishing (WTH?). There is still some algae floating on the surface and some suspended but I didn't see any of the acre sized floating mats of decaying plant matter which is very encouraging.

    In years past, from late September to early November, this lake could be absolutely phenomenal for catching some large Lahontan cutthroat. You know what? I saw one old guy land a nice fish, he whacked it in the head and stayed on the lake.
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    The sun sets pretty early up there this time of year.
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    I hiked up on top of a large basalt butte at the south end of the lake. There are two concrete foundations up there, each with a pipe embedded into the concrete. I'm told these used to be "anti aircraft gun mounts".
     
  2. SquatchinSince86

    SquatchinSince86 Totally Unprofessional

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    That last picture is really nice. Thanks for virtual hike along the lake!
     
  3. Ron McNeal

    Ron McNeal Life's good!

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    Those are really nice photos.
     
  4. Old406Kid

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    Oh for the glory days of old.
    I recently ran across an old photo album that had some pictures of me fishing there
    when I was just a "yute" (Watched My Cousin Vinny last night)
     
  5. Jim Ficklin

    Jim Ficklin Genuine Montana Fossil

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    That was our first trout outing after the spring ice-out back in the 80's - nice fish & very cold water. Thanks for the photos, Pat!
     
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    Thanks for the tour Buzzy.
     
  7. freestonebound

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    At first I couldn't wait to admonish you 4 not posting a trip report but posting a thread in trip reports. Then I opened this thread. You don't have to bring a rod or catch fish to have a nice trip. Thanks for posting.
     

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