Lone Lake

#1
Had a few requests for info and after reading Ivan's report I figured I'd "man up" and hit Lone today. Got on the water at 11am, overcast with a slight wind. The water is still not real clear but I didn't see any large areas of algea. Had the lake all to myself. One local club buddy was leaving as I put in. He had gotten a few bobber fishing with blood worms yesterday but only one today. I brought 2 (15",16") to hand in the first 30 min. slow trolling a Camo Carey on a sink-tip. Both seemed sluggish at first but when they saw the boat or net they went wild and took a couple of nice runs. After that only got one hit and the wind increased and it started to get colder. So I whimped out and came home around 1:30. Unlike Ivan, there was no freshly baked homemade bread waiting for me, but my wife did have a nice fire going. So there is fish to be had but I wouldn't call it stellar. The weather forecast is more wind and rain for a while, so if you're going to go, layer up.
 
#4
I'll likely be out there Wed-Fri this week in the early afternoon - Gray 4Runner, Blue Float Tube.

I'll let you all know how it is :)

--Ryan
 

steeli

Active Member
#5
I was out last Friday and was the Lone fisher all morning. Started fishing about 9am under pretty calm conditions. After after two or three hours, the wind really started howling and the bite seemed to die. I netted about eight fish, mostly in the 11-15" range.
 

Jeff Dodd

Active Member
#6
The water clarity is much improved from a week or two. I didn't fish last night but cleaned the neighbors dock... Fish were rising and bugs were coming off the water :)
 
#7
I was out last Wed - weather was amazing! Ended up landing a couple fish in the 90 minutes I had to spare - both 18". I opted for my floating line and a bobber followed by a chromonid and a bead headed bunny leech (swapped the chromonid for a san juan worm half way though). Both fish took the leech and fought well - I had a 3rd fish on and let him run after we saw each other, but I think he got tangled on a log or something because I couldn't pull him up and ended up snapping my line.

As an aside - any tips on how to land fish on such a long leader? It's tricky in a float tube when I've got the line in to the indicator but still have 15'ish feet of leader & flys to mess with. I could switch to my sinking line, but sometimes I feel like being lazy :)

--Ryan
 

troutpocket

Active Member
#8
I was out last Wed - weather was amazing! Ended up landing a couple fish in the 90 minutes I had to spare - both 18". I opted for my floating line and a bobber followed by a chromonid and a bead headed bunny leech (swapped the chromonid for a san juan worm half way though). Both fish took the leech and fought well - I had a 3rd fish on and let him run after we saw each other, but I think he got tangled on a log or something because I couldn't pull him up and ended up snapping my line.

As an aside - any tips on how to land fish on such a long leader? It's tricky in a float tube when I've got the line in to the indicator but still have 15'ish feet of leader & flys to mess with. I could switch to my sinking line, but sometimes I feel like being lazy :)

--Ryan
Quick release strike indicators.
http://www.waterswest.com/strikeindicators.htm
 
#11
Rowley's quick release indicators are great! They have them at Creekside. 15' under the bobber at Lone? That's pretty deep, I usually fish around 9'-11' and have good luck. Great lake, see you on the water!---Steve
 
#15
If you're real close to Lone I would fish it first. If you don't get anything in an hour or so pack up and head north to Pass. Pass seems to be more active in the PM, or maybe that's just when I end up getting there. :hmmm:
 

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