Your best fish from Green Lake (Seattle)

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  1. cascade kid

    cascade kid New Member

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    There have always been legends of big brown trout in Green Lake. I caught a seventeen incher a few years ago. What is your best?
     
  2. Jason Rolfe

    Jason Rolfe Wanderer

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    You left out the important part...what did you catch it on?
     
  3. herl

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    19" triploid, last spring - soft hackle
     
  4. Diehard

    Diehard aka Justin

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    They put a ton of big triploids in there which can make for a nice few hours after work. My friend (Icanfly) and I caught a bunch last spring in the 18-21" range. Buggers until a hour or so before dark, then switch to a dry. :thumb:

    We tried for Browns a few times but came up empty. Caught a nice bass though...
     
  5. Willie Bodger

    Willie Bodger Still, nothing clever to say...

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    Same, 18-19" trips last spring. Still looking for one of those big Tiger Muskies...

    WB
     
  6. XstreamAngler

    XstreamAngler ...has several mistresses.

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    hikepat Patrick

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    Nice little Red head jogging around it. I had to throw her back because Green Lk was the great out door for her. She thaught camping was something only poor people did.
     
  8. Diehard

    Diehard aka Justin

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    Nice.
    If you really want to knock em' dead, just go to Greenlake in the summer on a weekend with a puppy. Get one of those extendable leashes, find a spot to sit and put some line out. When you feel a tug, reel it in and usually there is a nice one on the other end. ;) It takes a while before you get a keeper, but catch and release is fun. :thumb:
     
  9. Zen Piscator

    Zen Piscator Supporting wild steelhead, gravel to gravel.

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    haha...so 4 rabbit strips. The shick quattro of leaches, nice!

    Peace,
    Andy
     
  10. Bob Triggs

    Bob Triggs Stop Killing Wild Steelhead!

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    Close but no cigar:

    I was standing at the edge of the casting dock one day and I asked a person standing next to me: "Are there there any fish in this lake?", and before anyone could say another word a big shiny rainbow trout jumped up out of the water and into the air right in front of me a few yards away. :eek:
     
  11. sportsman

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    I am a "Greenlake" native and grew up within walking distance in the 50's and 60's. The hydroplane races and fireworks were a HUGE part of summer! My little story spans 4+ decades. We would catch lots of stocked fish every year by plunking from the beach, must have used eggs with bobbers. My passion for baseball consumed me from Little league through High School so fishing wasn't a priority. In the spring of 88 I was doing a very slow 'troll' with my 12 week old Golden Retriever and managed to set the hook on a 5'2" blond; it was a memorable summer, but the puppy turned into a dog and, well you know![what WAS her name??!!]. Five years ago I rediscovered fly fishing and make it a point to fish Geenlake once a year, always seem to get a few, but it's really like going 'home'!:)
     
  12. David Butterfield

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    22" triploid on a olive wolleybugger
     
  13. Daryle Holmstrom

    Daryle Holmstrom retiredfishak

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    Keep fishing Zen, you'll thank us old guys once you hook that double breasted wink the eye fish. And forgot where the gear money went.

    Daryle, just in fun
     
  14. Zen Piscator

    Zen Piscator Supporting wild steelhead, gravel to gravel.

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    That has been arranged, but her daddy is loaded :beer2:
     
  15. Daryle Holmstrom

    Daryle Holmstrom retiredfishak

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    Great Zen:thumb: