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· Patrick
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Any body out there ever fish Yale on the South Side of Helens. I am thinking about trying while I am in the area fishing some of the other smaller lakes in the area. It a big lake so I am unsure If I will even try but I am looking for ideas to see if it is worth the time any ways. :DUNNO
 

· Patrick
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Merrill was one of the lakes I planed to fish over the long weekend though I planned to hit others durring the days that never happend. Gate for Merrill finally open Friday around noon an hour after I was on the water but at least I did not have to hike my kayak up the hill. Fishing was slow durring Fri and Sat. all though it was a little better Sun. I caught Browns. Cuts and a rainbow Sunday I was shocked to see the rainbow I thought they had not been there for a long time. In fact the lake has not been planted for 5 years from what I have been told and even then only Browns. I feel this lake proves that if managed for catch and release the fish will be there for many to enjoy istead of just one. None of the fish caught were over 14" and the smallest was around 9" but it was nice to catch 3 types of trout in one day. This lake is hard to fish when there is not a major hatch going on for the fish to key on. Over the weekend there was over 20 types of bugs on the surface and the fish seemed to keep switching what they wanted. Saw few other fish caught including the two kids using power bait that I warned that the lake was fly fishing only who left after I informed them, though they left very slowly. They left catching no fish this day. I would love to get advise for this lake sent to my email since I plan to fish it again a couple of more times this year. Maybe durring the Hex hatch again this year for one of the trips.
 
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