Sunday, April 12, 2009

Kinnikinnick River, Easter Weekend

Had some wonderful weather this weekend, I fished the river Saturday from 11:00-1:00 and Easter from 10:00-1:00.  Both days when I got there the temp was around 37-39 degrees.  Once it hit around 45 degrees the trout started rising. 

Most fish were landed on #2 panther martin spinners, yellow and orange.  A couple were landed on rooster tails, but gold blades worked best.  

#8-#12 caddis immitations worked very well when fish started rising.

Between the two days I landed 20 fish, and lost at least twice that many more to short strikes and spit out barbless hooks.

Fish were all between 6" and 12", most were 8-10 inches.  Its been two lovely days on the water, I'm heading back out tomorrow morning to a different spot, going to see if I can find some brook trout because I've not caught a char since august.

1 comment:

  1. Hey Tom-

    Nice trout. I've added a link to your blog on the right hand margin of my own page. I would love it if you could do the same. Let me know what you think. I want to create a virtual network of like-minded sites for the benefit of us all (readers, fishermen and blog publishers). Can't make it fishing for the next week or so... spending fishing time at the vise filling fly boxes.