6/1/16 Mixed bag today at Stampede Reservoir
Today started of very foggy and chilly at Stampede Reservoir. Okay, it was cold!! We started off todays scouting mission by trolling to all the usual hangouts but marked very few schools. Just a Kokanee here and there. It was slow and by 9am, the fog had burned off and we had 3 Kokanee in the box. One of them being a nice, fat 16 incher!!! We also lost a few fish. We then ventured out towards the dam to see if we could entice a Mackinaw to strike. Wasn’t long before we had a double hook up. Thought at first that the fish was snagged on the other line but soon they separated and we knew we had a double hook up. Both fish fought hard but one, by the way it was fighting, had to be a nice Mackinaw. We netted the smaller of the 2 fish to see that it was a beautiful hold over 18″ Rainbow Trout. And not long after that netted a nice 6 to 7 pound Stampede Reservoir Mackinaw. Now that we had 3 species of fish in the box, we decided to head back towards the launch ramp because the wind was starting to howl. We caught 2 more Kokanee and another hold over Rainbow on the way back. By now, there were white caps and it was getting rough. The wind was blowing perpendicular to the launch ramp and trailering the boat was gonna be a chore so we decided to head in with 8 fish. Just a little short of 2 limits.
Top set up today was a teardrop Goldstar glow in the dark dodger in pink splatter pattern trailing an Orange Radical Glow Tube with Pro Cure Garlic scent
Trolling speed was 1.5 gps speed
Target depth was between 15′ to 60′
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