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So, it worked out that this year I was fortunate enough to spend the opener and extended time at Lake Lenice. As I am a "wetsider" and this dang winter will not let up, I hit the window just right to get over the pass on Feb 27th and then back came winter! I was the only person in the parking lot/campground until Monday when a buddy braved the pass with his trailer with just a small open window. And then a Yakima guy showed up and there were only three trailers on opening day!

There was snow on the trail down to the lake/boat launch. There was snow down low on the hills. There was solid ice on the first lake on the after Beverly.

The lake started out (Mar 1st) at 44 deg one foot down on my finder and finally reached 47 deg on (Mar 9th). Night time outside temps were between 22 for a low during that time to 49 high. Had an every other day wind occurrence but the highest was a night with sustained wind of 39 mph. Barometric pressure went up and down like a yo-yo.

Fishing was pretty good most days, some better than others, but I would call it a success. The highest head count on the lake was Saturday,4th, but still a very low count of dudes.

I fished shallow, mid and deep water, all produced fish but nothing was the specific ticket yet. The usual assortments of fly's worked, black red, green. Chironomids, Worms, and Leeches.

The first really big hatch happened on the 9th, it went from 10 until noon, even during the rain. The fish were working the surface film and shallows. With the way the weather this week looks the water temp should continue to rise and the fishing should get better as the month goes along.

On a side note on the Mar 9th the Potholes Resv was still frozen solid, and the resort said a lot of the lakes below were still solid as well.

Tight lines and see you on the water!
 

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~El Pescador
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I was out there on Friday and saw the flotilla of plastic boats. you were all tucked up against the launch side of the lake when I came in. I fished to the east of you guys and then went across. I was in the green fishcat pontoon boat (lefty). you guys were catching fish!
 

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I was out there on Friday and saw the flotilla of plastic boats. you were all tucked up against the launch side of the lake when I came in. I fished to the east of you guys and then went across. I was in the green fishcat pontoon boat (lefty). you guys were catching fish!
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here is my report from Sunday: I got on the water by 9:30 (which was really 8:30) and went across to the islands. Worked the islands with a bugger and not much love in the morning. Tried some chiro fishing as well before noon. what worked last week was not working. Went back to the intermediate and worked the back islands. Finally started getting into fish in the early afternoon. came back across and worked the shoreline from the rock cliff to the launch. Changed up to the floater as the guy in the boat with big blue pontoons was hooking into fish. he was kind enough to share that he was just below the surface. I changed up and started getting some action.
Nothing big but some great take downs!. ended up with 12 to the boat.
Back in a few weeks. The wind was fine but it stayed cool all day.

that's my report and I'm sticking to it.

dp
 
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