As you’ll deduce by the lack of pictures in this post, the Lake Trout gave me the slip again yesterday. This time I tried for lakers on Quabbin. It was opening day on the big reservoir. I got some good advice from one of our regular blog readers, and contributors (thanks Will!), on where to try for Lake Trout so I early Saturday morning I headed out.
This was my first time fishing Quabbin and it was a bit daunting to be honest. I wouldn’t say that stream fishing is easy but identifying where fish are located in streams is much more straightforward, at least for me. Finding fish and tempting them with fly gear on large bodies of water, especially when being confined to the shore, is something I’m still learning. It’s doubly hard when the particular fish I’m chasing are not usually visible, are generally confined to deeper water, highly mobile, and not very abundant overall.
I fished a lot of good-looking water but came up empty-handed. Deep dropoffs with smelt imitations and sinking line. The sinking line was key, not only for getting down, but for powering casts through the stiff wind. It was nice to get out, and if nothing else, I scouted some really awesome looking bass spots that I’ll hit up in a few weeks.
Anybody else been getting out?