Lone 3/23

Stonefish

Triploid, Humpy & Seaplane Hater
#1
Hit Lone today. Fairly cold in the morning with not a lot going on for me.
First fish I pumped was full of scuds. They are getting bigger since my last trip, with some of eastern WA size proportions.
Pumped another fish and found some size 14 chromies. Switched up flies to a chromie as a hatch came off in the afternoon. Ended up with 14 fish to handle plus a number of misses and ldr's. I think some of the misses were the recent stocking as the one planter I did caught was 6" long.
Not a lot if people fishing today, perhaps due to the sailboat races.
It turned out to be a really nice day with lots if sun and little wind.
SF
 

Jeff Dodd

Active Member
#2
Stonefish
Thanks for the report. These larger scuds! This has me puzzled but I don't know enough about Scuds to really have an opinion.

Carp are eating all the vegatation, possibly the shrimp are feasting on the leftovers. And now the are large enough for the trout to focus on them as a food source. This is new to me in Lone, but with the damsel population low, this is good news! Also, I would like to know what family of shrimp live in the lake.

Glad you got out and thanks for the post.
Jeff
 

Stonefish

Triploid, Humpy & Seaplane Hater
#4
Jeff,
I should have taken a picture of the largest scuds. I was really surprised how large a couple of them were.
Previous to this year, I can't recall having seen them in throat samples.
I looks like their numbers are increasing based on the various sizes the one fish had eaten. It looked like there were three or four different age classes in the sample. They also seem to be more prevalent on your side of the lake.
SF
 
#5
Hey Jeff, the family of scuds I met at Lone were the Smiths! Nice and friendly, if their scud kids keep getting bigger pretty soon you can put them in your salad!
 

Jeff Dodd

Active Member
#7
Well I did hear of a couple fish taken on Scuds today. I didn't stick with fishing that pattern them long enouh, ADD I suppose.

Last fall I would see very small scuds in throat samples, but they must be finding food and calcium, and growing.

As for the family Steve encountered.... Those are the Shrimps, not Scuds ;-p