Why no trophy lake in south King County?

CovingtonFly

B.O.H.I.C.A. bend over here it comes again
#16
Thank you Double-D,
Off the top of my head Rattlesnake seems like a good fit. It's already a no bait lake right? There's no houses around it. I don't know that the lake itself is conducive to growing big fish, does anyone have any knowledge of this?
Anyone have some lakes in mind that would be good candidates?
 

Ed Call

Well-Known Member
#17
RattlesnakeFlyGuy seems to have that place pretty dialed in. Shoot him a PM. I enjoyed my first trip over there. There was limited bug activity that I saw. I heard someone use the phrase "somewhat sterile". I bet some lunkers could grow there, lots of cover in and around all those stumps.
 
#18
rattlesnake aint the place.

its isnt puttin out crankers unless they were stocked that way. lone and pass grow fish quickly. the lakes are highly fertile and fish but on inches in a year. if they would stop flooding the lake with yearly plants i guarantee you there would be more 22+" bows (like there used to be). but i digress.....

i dont have a better suggestion as im not all too familiar with the lakes south of me. but i do know RSL is not the lake. just doesnt grow em
 

KerryS

Ignored Member
#20
if they would stop flooding the lake with yearly plants i guarantee you there would be more 22+" bows (like there used to be).
Do you fill out the catch info cards at Pass Lake? If not you have no room to complain about how the lake is managed. The information from the cards is gathered by the Fidalgo Fly Fishers and used by WDFW to manage the lake. Please fill out the catch information cards when you fish Pass. They are a valuable management tool.
 
#22
Have you guys heard of Moss Lake? Its out in Duvall/Carnation area right next to lake Joy. Its not a huge lake at all but I have allways thought it would be the perfect lake for somthing like this. They made it a nature park a few years ago so no one lives on the lake at all.
 
#23
what catch cards????
I'll have them supply some at your parking spot (I've already been working on getting you a street light and an outhouse over there). Tried to get you a turn lane but they wouldn't widen the road right there.
 
#27
I'll have them supply some at your parking spot (I've already been working on getting you a street light and an outhouse over there). Tried to get you a turn lane but they wouldn't widen the road right there.
thanks man :thumb:. ive grown tired of pissing on that bush.

but about the catch cards.... i lterally had no idea there was such a thing ( i do park on the road about 89.3% of the time however). ive never seen anyone fill one out nor have i ever heard anyone mention it. and i fish pass probablly more than i should. are you sure they are stocked up? if so i've apparently missed the boat. im afraid many others have also missed out on this as well.

ill be up there tomorrow for the late shift i'll be sure to look for the phantom cards.

maybe a PSA on the main forum would be a good idea. im curious to see how many people actually fill those things out. as you stated they could be clutch in managing the lake. too many rainbows out there to grow them big.

i mean seriously. when was the last time you heard of a 24" rainbow? i havent seen one since 06.
 

Ed Call

Well-Known Member
#30
24" a couple of weeks back plus a 22" after that. FF/C&R only spot. Hell of a good day with a 4wt! Wanna show me some of them big browns?