Fishing Lenice this last week (Wed 17th- Sun 21st);
Good, Better, Best, Not So Good
the weather was pretty nice, except for the pretty windy on Wednesday, which caused people to hang out behind the islands and along the west shore, and there were few fishermen that stuck it out. The rest of the week was beautiful, we had some cool/cold nights and the day was between 58/63. The water temps for the week were between 48/53, so if we can get it up to staying above 50 is should really turn on.
Met some great WFF folks, one behind the island on windy Wed, and had a beer and visit with Scott (my neighbor). Got to host a couple of first time Lenice fishers and they got to land some nice fish and they were ecstatic. One got both a tiger and bows, on a 4wt rod.
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Fishing was sporadic, I did well on olive green snowcones 18-14sz, and then did well, even though I lost 3 flies, on white bunny leeches stripping them on an intermediate line.
it seemed that people got along better, and were more aware of "etiquette". People stayed spread out, would ask about crowding, would speak up and say "do you care". And I will say that even on Sat when there were between 75-80 boats, the volume of conversations was quite! People seemed to be aware that since it was not windy they didn't need to yell or talk loud, I didn't hear people from the far end of the lake. It was good to hear a few excited people when they hooked or fought a nice fish.
spring is in the air and the desert is turning green and showing color.
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And a "Beer Angel" came by my camp while I was out fishing or sleeping and delivered an incredible "Microbrew" to my cooler! So THANK YOU…!!! Quilters Irish Death is fantastic and will be bought buy me in the future. And a repayment at sometime will happen or a sample of another type will be yours! :beer1:
Not So Good;
LITTER! I am not a "greenie" by any means, BUT, what is wrong with "pack it in, pack it out"? Really, why is it that you can carry food, beer, water, pop and/or snacks into the lake or parking lot but you can't seem to figure out taking it with you when leave? Or maybe it is similar to the "egg or chicken" question, "What came first the beer or the beer belly?" if you drink a beer or eat a snack and you just drop it (the empty) on the ground a natural way to slim the beer belly is to bend at the waist and pick it up and then carry it out with you. I have(not looking for praise) for both trips now carried out a garbage bag full of other peoples bottles/cans, food/snack bags, cigarette boxes, etc and taken them home. So, just a word from a hunter that keeps loosing access to public land because others trash the place… PLEASE "Pack it out"!
And to those that I visited with thanks for being friendly!
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Tight Lines and Cheers
P.S. I had a chance to apologize in person for crossing the line and posting a photo of an individual. The apology was accepted and I took the acceptance as sincere.
P.S.S. I was just trying to remind people that we all share the water and I hope you all would want to be treated like you treat others.