Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Giant Lake Pend Oreille Rainbow

Here is a picture finally of the 25lbder.  Too bad it was whacked...but still a great fish and a good sign for the future on Pend Oreille.  The latest Kokanne numbers are up to 15 million. 

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

The Lake

....finally un-locked itself to us last week.  After 4 days of fishing and 40 some rainbows landed...and way too much Kokanee, we were happy to become obsessed with yet another fishery.  All of these fish were caught on flies on the surface.  We were not fly fishing, just trolling polar bear flies on the surface.  It is really cool to see these fish boil on the flies...  Watching the fish try and hit looked like it was raining bowling balls.  If a guy were to put in his time, I bet you could get one on a fly rod in the lake.  Here are some hero shots taken on the weekend.