Blue Lake

Discussion in 'Stillwater' started by toadthedry, Jun 18, 2013.

  1. Irafly

    Irafly Indi "Ira" Jones

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    What did the summer kill look like? Why do you think it was heat related? What body of water or waters was it? Did the waters have adequate stratification? Did the waters have springs? Did the waters have inlets and outlets? If the information hasn't been published yet, why do you believe the way you do? Do you just feel it in your gut? I tend to lean toward proof versus emotion and I believe wholeheartedly that my initial instincts and what others would consider common sense ends up being downright wrong. (Which is safer, letting your child visit the home of someone that you know has a loaded handgun in the house or letting your child swim in the pool of someone you know? Is it better to keep your child up later so they will sleep through the night better or is it better to have them take naps more frequently during the day so they sleep better through the night?) Have you considered the possibility that you are wrong on this GT? Is it possible that you have missed out on fishing opportunities for years based on a misrepresentation of information? I don't doubt for a second that you feel you are doing right by the fish but in truth the only way to do right by the fish is to not poke them in the first place and that is simply not something I'm willing to do.
     
  2. Topstoy

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    GT, I hear you, but if you hold by your rule of 65 deg then you may not have many fishing days per year on Eastern WA lowland lakes. I know Aeneas lake hit 65 about 5 days after opening day this year. It has fluctuated between 65 and 70 since then. Last time I took a temperature was last Friday and it was right at 70. Now this is surface temperature and I am sure it's a lot cooler down below but it has slowed the fishing down. With a little cooler this week I hope it cools down a bit. I'll check it Saturday. (I haven't fished it all week due to the temperature)
     
  3. Golden Trout

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    IF/Do you hope I am wrong?

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    "(I haven't fished it all week due to the temperature)[/quote]"
    Thank you.
     
  4. Irafly

    Irafly Indi "Ira" Jones

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    If you meant Ira not IF, then I don't hope that you are wrong. But I see no answers to my questions, does that mean that you hope that I'm wrong?

    toadthedry, sorry for the hijack.
     
  5. Peyton00

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    Fishermen feel better harassing fish having their personal preset conditions or standards. C/R - barbless - rubber nets - single hooks - stronger gear to get fish in faster - leaving juveniles alone -keeping away from spawning areas- no bait- water temp limits- using smaller hooks -following regs - etc etc

    Leaving the fish alone and not sticking a hook in their face and pulling them through the water is the only way to trump this dialogue...

    NOW get the gear loaded up, pick up your friend, drive to the lake or river and HARASS the hell out of some fish!
     
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  6. Irafly

    Irafly Indi "Ira" Jones

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    I have two or three lakes in mind to do just that this weekend and the next.
     
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    skyrise Active Member

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    have had the same thoughts about a certain Idaho stream that is small and is close enough to a population center that it gets a consistent tube hatch. but the fish find the small creeks and deep holes to hid in.
    so is everyone's favorite lake in Skagit county in danger of being too warm ?
    been told there are springs in that lake. but i don't if that's true or not.
     
  8. Irafly

    Irafly Indi "Ira" Jones

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    Lake Erie might be too warm fairly soon but Pass will be fine.
     
  9. bennysbuddy

    bennysbuddy the sultan of swing

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    Lake Erie should be fine, they've had a storm coldfront over Michigan all last week
     
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  10. funfisher

    funfisher Fish On!

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    I fished both Blue Lakes plus Green and Lost two weeks ago. Not one of them was under 65 on the surface. Lost Lake should have been called "Lost Cause" except for the two loons that escorted their babies around the lake all day. Really fun to watch. Green was okay but it is infested with koi and bluegill now. Little Blue produced a few nice Lahontans but they are like reeling in a bucket. Blue in the Sin fished real well both on top and below. Lots of nice fish eating damsels right in the brush and reeds. Lost is fairly shallow ( 30' at the deepest) but the others are deep and the fish have plenty of water to patrol when the surface temps get too high for them.
     
  11. toadthedry

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    thanks for the help. we hada good trip.
    mike