Pass Lake

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  1. Tyler Speir

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    Im heading over to Pass Lake tomorrow for the first time. Anythign I sould know or any tips you want to share?
     
  2. Jeremy Floyd

    Jeremy Floyd fly fishing my way through life

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    I use a size 6 fly in front of a size 12 or 14 on back. Lately (as in monday) I used a Carey Special in front of a circus bunny leech (white leech w/ red painted beadhead). I hooked 3 on the Carey and landed 1, hooked two on the bunny leech and landed 1. (my reel was frozen and wouldnt turn so I lost a couple)

    Worked good.

    I have actually caught more in the last month there on the Carey than the leech though.

    The time before I had a size 6 white zonker in front of a size 12 Carey. 6 to 1 Carey.
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  3. Scott Salzer

    Scott Salzer previously micro brew

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    I plan to be there tomorrow too. Silver Tundra, green Outcast.

    MB
     
  4. newbie_fish

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    I was wonering what do you guys wear to keep warm while sitting in the lake? I have a U shaped float tube. I've fished in the summer but not in the winter (yet). One reason I ask is Id like to head out to pass lake one of these days when the wind isn't so bad. thanks

    Mike
     
  5. Jeremy Floyd

    Jeremy Floyd fly fishing my way through life

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    Under my waders I wear a pair of thermals, two pair of fleece wading socks, a pair of lightweight fleece pants, and a pair of heavy weight fleece pants. Then on top I wear a heavy fleece vest with a long sleeved pull over fleece on top.
     
  6. Tyler Speir

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    As much clothes as you can fit in your waders.

    I had a good first time at Pass Lake I landed a nice 16" and 18" rainbow. I think next time ill do a little better.
     
  7. Scott Salzer

    Scott Salzer previously micro brew

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    As for me, I have an Outcast so my butt is out of the water. I just layer, layer, layer. Last layer may be fleece or down depending on how cold. Couple of pairs of socks, one heavy wool - Filson. I also use one of those pull over neck warmers - works great.

    I picked up (5) on 12/3, including one tiger.
     
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    When did they start putting tigers in Pass?
     
  9. Scott Salzer

    Scott Salzer previously micro brew

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    I'm not sure. It was a surprise to me.
     
  10. Jeremy Floyd

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    Isnt the tiger what you get when the browns rape another breed of trout? There was one caught last monday when I went too.
     
  11. ceviche

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    iagree I've heard you're quite the Filson fan. ;) Me too--especially when it comes to those heavy long socks and I'm in my float tube.
     
  12. Jeremy Floyd

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    yeah i wear those too
     
  13. PeteM

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    I don't wear as many layers. I take out some foot warmers about an hour before so they heat up well. I stick them to the insole of my wool socks before putting on my waders. I wear heavy fleece pants and multiple layers on top. One thing that helped me with the wind was buying a fleece neck wrap like they use in skiing. It keeps the chill out.

    For fishing in very cold weather, unless the bugs are showing in the shallows, I focus on water 10' deep or more. With the turnover, I understand the water is warmer below the thermocline. Also, if the lake has springs, I focus on those areas as well regardless of how deep the spring is.

    Pete
     
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    Was out same day (Sunday) and hit one of those tigers as well. Looked odd so I took a pic...can't tell much due to the shoddy photography but his coloring was rather bland and the head/jaw was sort of cuda-shaped (for a trout).

    Also took a snap of all the 'pond scum' at the launch. Quite different from last month's algae...had to navigate several yards of this green-n-black swirly shit going out & coming in. Gets all over everything and takes a while to hose off...good fun. Yeah, sorry for the crap-quality photos - I don't take pics often.

    Good action there...saw Micro hitting 'em hard on the other side as well..
     
  15. Scott Salzer

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    Dang. We gotta take some time and introduce ourselves. That scum at the put in was as thick as I have ever seem it.

    MB