Lone lake

Irafly

Indi "Ira" Jones
#16
Personally, I like reading reports on Lone Lake. I used to come down every April and stay with a good friend on Bush Point and we would fish Lone every day. Had some banner days with that green bloodworm I posted as well as a pupa attractor that is half green, half red, kinda the Barber Pole type of fly. White bead and silver rib. I miss coming down there and appreciate the reports.

You can still come down, crash with me and fish it.
 
#17
Gentlemen,

I fished Lone Lake on Monday. The weather was beautiful with temps reaching 65 degrees. The fishing was "Red Hot" from 10-2. Fished Large Chiros the entire time on the far side of the lake and caught and released over 30 fish with one just over 21". I only caught 2 small fish with all others around 18-19 inches. A great day. I don't think it matters how many people are on the lake. When the fish are biting and you are dialed in, you will catch fish. Have fun!!
 
#18
Personally, I like reading reports on Lone Lake. I used to come down every April and stay with a good friend on Bush Point and we would fish Lone every day. Had some banner days with that green bloodworm I posted as well as a pupa attractor that is half green, half red, kinda the Barber Pole type of fly. White bead and silver rib. I miss coming down there and appreciate the reports.
Sounds like a candy cane for trout! I want to see it. Any Pictures?

I think the figuring it out is more fun than the catching. But without the catching the figuring out wouldn't be nearly as much fun!
 

Jeff Dodd

Active Member
#19


Jeff and all,
What brand/type of material are you using for the level line on that set up?
Hey Ron. I am using J-li e 100% flourocarbon, but I order it. You can likely do well with seaguar or some other brand of quality line. I recall this coming up for discussion in the stillwater forum, so you may find it with a search.

See you on the lake!
 

Old Man

Just an Old Man
#20
Earthquake , you made me come out of my shell. I was in the green fishrite drift boat on sunday with my dog Betsy. She's a canine bobber watching fool like myself. It's hard finding a sane person to sit in a boat for 12hrs starring at a Styrofoam oval chartreuse dot bobbing up and down for countless hours waiting for the next hatch to drag that damn thing down with a violent hookset to erase all the time and patience, all in hopes of landing Walter rainbow or the real deal Mr. brownstone. Been lurking this site a long time just to see how the internet reports affect the amount of angler pressure and parking spaces at some of my favorite local lakes in Skagit and Island counties. I know as well as anybody a lot of the lakes around here are not secret but we don't have to keep reminding people every other thread how blah blah lake is fishing red hot and everybody and there brother needs to get up here asap to plug the parking lot with shelter tents and guys walking around in waders looking confused and disoriented because its an absolute cluster @#%$. Fishing should always consist of a little piece of solitude, being having a run to yourself or a corner of a lake. Thank god 90% stillwater fly fisherman hate a drop of rain or a puff of wind or I would be screwed with the solitude part of my experience. Well anyways, learned some great info on this site and have some real class act guys like Salmo G, Irafly, Stonefish, and countless others that bring true life experience to the table. Don't get me wrong, I like a good internet fishing report every once in awhile with a good story thrown in but whoring out a couple lakes in particular does you no good in the search for that elusive 26";). Earthquake were you in the white dingy with the electric trolling motor? Betsy trades info for milkbones and beer. Bash away snoho and king
I like it when somebody new shows up that they don't rag on anybody here. Good report.

I was never one to sit in any floating craft and watch a bobber. I never had the patience for it. If I wasn't moving I wasn't lake fishing. I prefer fishing Skinny water. Where I fish Skinny water is open year around.
 

skyrise

Active Member
#21
earthquake, like that bug you tied. brown with copper rib, dark bead ?
must break out the bobber & mid. been fishing the sink line leech so far. yep its time.
 

ceviche

Active Member
#23
Yeah, I like crappy lakes that are stubborn about giving up fish. You get a lot of low fishing pressure days by yourself. If you don't see posts of your lake over at WashingtonLakes, then you know you got a winner.

After a year or two, you then start landing the jumbo trout while softly giggling to your self.

--Dave
 
#24
I thought this thread would go at least 5 pages:). I apologize Earthquake and everybody. The internet has made it just a little to easy for the masses, instead of having to put tons of time on the water and common sense, now you can google it. I grew up before internet and cell phones so I learned the hard way by trial and error and watching/talking with other anglers. Jealous; maybe a little bit! I give everybody permission to fish my lake:D. After I win the mega mega millions; not so much. Have a good opener.
 

skyrise

Active Member
#25
side note. i have not fished streamer/minnow patterns much in lakes. was thinking (i know) of using some Muddlers this year. would i be the only fly guy fishing these for our west side lakes, or do some of you use them also ?
 

skyrise

Active Member
#27
Islander, good to hear that maybe i am not totally nuts. I have also used them in the past, but mostly for Crappie and small bass. my thoughts this year are to put more flash in some Muddlers and see if they will draw some interest from some trout that aren't interested in my leeches/buggers.
 

ceviche

Active Member
#28
I've used Muddlers with success in many Westside lakes. Don't use them that much lately as they are (for me anyway) difficult to tie.

Several years ago, I was fishing a lake with a friend out of a canoe with an electric motor. Whenever we would transit a stretch of water he would lose the muddler he negligently dragging behind us. We were cruising along at a pretty good clip, but a fish would manage to come out of nowhere and break his fly off.

--Dave