Lenice Opener - for me

Discussion in 'Stillwater' started by dp, Mar 3, 2014.

  1. dp

    dp ~El Pescador

    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2003
    Messages:
    938
    Likes Received:
    283
    Location:
    .Renton, Wa
    yes, the weather was tough. It started with Pass and then it was just cold all day. Snow fell all day on the lake. 8 people started the day and they all left at 1:00. I stuck around for the afternoon bite.
    You know how you always here that story of the guy who caught that big brown on the opener, yet no one can confirm it.
    Well, that was me yesterday. I decided to change up tactics as chiro fishing was slow and so was stripping buggers. The water was stained so I decided to stay in the shallower sections along the lake shore line. I changed up to a bead head hares ear and stripped thru the shallow water (4-5 feet deep) on an intermediate. I started having success pretty quickly and stayed on the water till about 4:00. I had the lake all to myself and was giggling like a girl after I caught this brown. my second biggest brown and it gave me quite a battle. I estimate close to 24 inches and 5 lbs. Big Brute Buck. picture does not do it justice.
    Tough Man Award goes to Scott Salzer for being the only one left in the lot on Sunday. I hope he was not buried in the snow. someone go check on him.

    dp
     

    Attached Files:

  2. Bonefish Jack

    Bonefish Jack Strictly FF

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2005
    Messages:
    268
    Likes Received:
    108
    Location:
    Kent WA
  3. Drifter

    Drifter Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2011
    Messages:
    1,849
    Likes Received:
    903
    Nice fish!!!
     
  4. Scott Salzer

    Scott Salzer previously micro brew

    Joined:
    Dec 31, 1969
    Messages:
    3,480
    Likes Received:
    624
    Location:
    .
    I bugged out early this morning. Wish I would have stayed around to see that brown. I caught a similar one a couple of years back, and got a picture. I did not do particularly weel on Sunday. They did better on Saturday.

    I was alone in the lot last nighht, and for good reason. It was cold and just got colder - my guess would be mid to high teens for the low, 22 when I got up. There was a slight wind, I was already cold so I packed up headed west, then north, then west agian over Stevens. Snoqualmie was closed.

    Nest year, I will trust the weather report.
     
    Roper likes this.
  5. ryfly

    ryfly Addicted to flyfishing

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2004
    Messages:
    472
    Likes Received:
    123
    Location:
    Snoqualmie, WA
    Good job Dave. I'm glad to hear you made it back over before 8 last night. Wouldn't that have been a giant Charles Foxtrot.
     
  6. Rick Todd

    Rick Todd Active Member

    Joined:
    Feb 13, 2009
    Messages:
    1,915
    Likes Received:
    334
    Location:
    Ferndale/Winthrop
    Usually as we age, we get wiser, but NOT Scott:) (or maybe he is just stubborn!)
     
  7. m.albrecht@comcast.net

    m.albrecht@comcast.net Member

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2005
    Messages:
    100
    Likes Received:
    8
    Location:
    Maple Valley, WA
    Great way to start the eastside fishing season. Congrats
    Mike
     
  8. yellowlab

    yellowlab Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2005
    Messages:
    2,705
    Likes Received:
    132
    Location:
    Bellevue, WA
    Home Page:
    OINK OINK!!! Good job Dave!
     
  9. Bob Rankin

    Bob Rankin Chasing fur and fish every second I get :)

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2010
    Messages:
    563
    Likes Received:
    264
    Location:
    Yakima, WA
    Way to go dp!!!!Nice fish, I'm glad the drive paid off.
     
  10. Bob Rankin

    Bob Rankin Chasing fur and fish every second I get :)

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2010
    Messages:
    563
    Likes Received:
    264
    Location:
    Yakima, WA
    Way to go dp!!!!Nice fish, I'm glad the drive paid off.
     
  11. Gregg Lundgren

    Gregg Lundgren Now fishing on weekdays too!

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2009
    Messages:
    588
    Likes Received:
    203
    Location:
    N. Edmonds / Mukilteo, WA
    Great work! Nice shoulders on that buck!
     
  12. Mike Ediger

    Mike Ediger Active Member

    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2004
    Messages:
    1,685
    Likes Received:
    321
    Location:
    Spokane, WA

    Trust me, the pic does it justice! Great fish!
     
  13. freestoneangler

    freestoneangler Not to be confused with Freestone

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2006
    Messages:
    7,437
    Likes Received:
    2,552
    Location:
    Ruby Valley, MT
    Looks like you earned that one...brrr!
     
  14. Wayne Kohan

    Wayne Kohan fish-ician

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2004
    Messages:
    1,229
    Likes Received:
    317
    Location:
    TriCities, WA
    Wow Dave, nice fish. I would have liked to join you but I had a tennis tournament with my son (we won our doubles division) and besides, I'm a wimp.

    Wayne
     
  15. Steve Kokita

    Steve Kokita FISHON206

    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2008
    Messages:
    1,057
    Likes Received:
    559
    Location:
    Burien, Washington
    Beautiful brown Dave!! I haven't caught or seen a brown over there in years. Espically that nice....