pass lake

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by kingfisher, Jun 18, 2002.

  1. kingfisher

    kingfisher Guest

    Has anyone fished pass or cranberry lately? I need to get on the water this weekend, yah or nay? :HMMM
  2. mtp1032

    mtp1032 New Member

    Feb 26, 2003
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    Sammamish, WA, US.
    I've fished Pass lake about 10 times since March and have had only limited success. Indeed, Skagit Valley Anglers in Mt. Vernon says that it's been slow all spring.

    However, I have caught fish there, and all were caught on the West side of the lake using large dark chironomids (12 and 14) suspended 18" under an indicator. Cast to within a foot of shore.

    I've tried wooly buggers with no luck - this continues to be surprising because WBs are historically a productive fly. The last time I was out (last Sunday) I ran across an emergence of PMDs, but couldn't buy a fish.

    Good luck,

  3. Steelieblue

    Steelieblue New Member

    Feb 25, 2003
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    Issaquah, WA.
    I was out the past two friday nites in a row and had some good success on black buggers (heavily weighted) close to dark. i am fishing a floating line with about a thirteen foot leader, difficult to cast but productive lately. drag it around slowly and hold on tight, i managed one fish that was eighteen inches and two others that were sixteen. i also hit a really nice sixteen incher on an adams right before dark. i know, i know, it was like cheating tricking him like that but i was getting desperate, all of those rises you know. good luck. email in private if you want more details i guess.