I can't even come close to describing our fishing trip to you - lots of inside jokes, 2 cases of beer, tons of bullshitting and fish tales and of course a ton of fish. We got a reputation this weekend, when you see the big red boat with the loud asshole in the Red Sox hat on it - you follow it wherever it goes. We had boats within 100 feet of us all weekend, and one time I counted 5 within range. A couple boats came by to ask what we were using, when we said chironomids they didn't beleive us. We should have said powerbait. The fish were beautiful and we were lucky to have a good couple of days with warm sun and very little wind (for 2 half days at least).
Scott, Werm and myself camped at Chaparral General Store, got to check out the new camper and got the luxury of Scott's boat - thanks man!
Here is some fish porn, enjoy:
First beer of the morning - pwned by Scott!
It was a great trip, I think we cleared 75 fish total. It took us a while, but we kept moving and found the fish. Once we did we stayed on it and were rewarded. Thanks boys for the great trip. Thanks Scott for letting us use the camper and the boat.
I don't like to kiss and tell, but this is a very large lake and there isn't many secrets on this lake. Plus, the water was so low that our favorite spot could be completely different when the water starts coming into the lake (it was at least 7 feet low). You can't get to this spot on foot, and it would take an Olympic kick swimmer to get there by belly boat.
I will say that although Spinney is a flies and lures only lake and mostly a catch and release (you can keep a 20+ trout or any pike) we as anglers need to respect the regulations and fish in this lake. We did see too many people mishandling fish, horsing in fish on spin rods with 10 lb test and bad boating in general. I ask that if you are fishing with someone who decides to do any of these things that you point out that it is careless and only hurts the experience of others and future fishermen. Let's ensure the future of this (and all) fisheries.
I'm looking forward to a great fishing summer!