Or maybe it doesn't considering I caught 31 rainbows in the space of two days (roughly 12 hours of fishing). I rarely put much stock in such comments, instead choosing to believe that there is merely something I'm doing incorrectly.
There's lot's of chironimids coming off the lakes up on the Plateau, specifically in the area around Lac Le Jeune. You gotta know when the fish are most active and where on the lake the hatch is happening. Once you figure out the where and when you just need to how deep and what to tie on. In my case, it was in 10-12 feet of water over weedy areas and the fish were taking sub-surface nymphs in the morning hours and the evening hours. Bog standard knowledge as it fits exact status quo conditions for good fishing.
There are times of the year when fishing is tougher but the Plateau reduces the number of days per year as its elevation keeps the waters cool. Be an observant angler and you'll have success. They may not all be lunkers but you'll still have fun.
Took a drive up to Plateau on the 28th fished from 11am-330p.m. Had a couple hits dredging with the dragon and lost a small one. Pretty slow overall. Spoke to a guy that was camped there and he had a couple in the 4-5lb range earlier in the week but the fishing had dropped off a few days before. Nice lake, looks like it has the potential to grow some nice fish. You will need a 4x4 if you want to try this one
Fished Peterhope on the evening of 28th. Landed one on a burgundy leech around 16-17" seems like most of the fish were off the shoals. Spoke to some campers who said the a.m was better fishing but didn't get a chance to try in the morning.
Sunday the 28th gave Leighton a try. Reports from campers were fishing was fair to good as the bombers are starting. I lost one on a bloodworm and my buddy got snapped off on a micro leech. We had to hit the road so we didn't get to fish as much as we would have liked. The eagles were doing well and showing off their catch. There was a big Gold eagle that waited for the Osprey to get a fish and then chased him down and stole it, was pretty cool to see.
Out of these lakes I would say Leighton/Tunkwa would be your best bet of getting into some consistent fishing once the bombers really get going it should be on fire :happy:.
Progolf, no problem. I learned this valuable lesson from Royal Coachman and Fish Finder who I had the pleasure of fishing with. I sat there getting skunked all day while they nailed fish after fish. It was an extremely humbling experience and made me realize that the problem is often on the reel end of the line and not on the fish's.
Granted, there are tough days but far fewer than I thought. Most of the tough ones I had experienced were such because I made them so. Wrong depth, wrong time, wrong retrieve, wrong place on the lake and last and least common, wrong fly. Worst of all was that hard headed approach that the spot and fly I chose must work because that's what's supposed to hatch at a certain time of year on a certain lake. Every day out is a puzzle. Taking the time to truly look around and see the signs will get you into fish faster and in the long run, save you time.
In any case Rieber, the Plateau area lakes will get steadily better the closer to September we get. Avoid full moons and unstable weather, look for weedy fishy looking waters with lots of bugs and shucks near the shore and you'll put the hurt on them.
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