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We hit the lake on Saturday afternoon/evening. The Greasy Chum, Chum Chaser, Eric, Richie and I launched at the Peachland boat launch in two boats - my 14 foot aluminum with 15 HP Johnson, and the other a 12 foot with an electric trolling motor with three people in it. One of them was close to 300 pounds. The plan was to head over to Rattlesnake Island. Half way there, I decided to cut the other boat loose in the middle of the large, deep lake and let them find there way over on their own as I was anxious to start fishing. The water was quite choppy at that point and big guy decided to troll a bucktail in the chop. Erin and the Grease were trolling the usual gear - a black Lyman and Kwikfish at the end of a gang troll. Ten minutes after parting ways, I heard them whooping in their boat which was about half a kilometre away. I was still rigging my gear when my cell phone rang and it was the Chum Chaser telling me that Erin had just landed a nice 4 pound rainbow 15 feet down on a black with silver sparkles Kwikfish at the end of a Ford Fender. They were fishing in 300 feet of water! This got my blood boiling and soon after as we neared rattlesnake, Richie and I were fishing. I was trolling a black and grey Gibbs Gypsy spoons (aka the Cop Car) in front of a flasher on my down rigger at about 30 feet. Richie was trolling a Cowbell gang troll followed by a Apex Hot Spot. After an hour I had only one hit on my Gypsy and I farmed it! :wub: Then we saw lots of fish surfacing in the bay north of Rattlesnake. It was very unusual compared to the smaller lakes of the Interior where you see fish clear the water all the time. These fish were like whales, they just rolled over on top of the water! : Seeing so many fish on the surface we decided to change up. I switched to a Ford Fender gang troll and a black bead and blade wedding band and worm combo. Not a minute went by and it was fish on. 2 pounder to the boat. Then again, and again all on the black beaded wedding band with worm. After a couple hours the wind died and water got very calm. We had some fun playing with the fish on the surface. The other boat brought in a couple more fish too and when they checked the stomach of the largest fish, guess what they found? 20 or so ladybugs!!! :wacko: It was a great night fishing on Lake Okanagan. I never knew it could fish like an Interior Lake! Nevertheless, I feel the need to land a 10 pounder there - there sure were lots of big fish showing on the sonar! One day....