Stillwater Trout Heaven
Four of us flew from Ottawa to Winnipeg, rented two vans and drove four hours west. The paranoids at the airport wouldn't allow my depth finder battery so I had to jerry-rig some stuff from Can Tire. The above is a typical Rainbow caught at West Goose. This pond is right on the edge of the town of Roblin. Here am I trying to pose a 7 pounder. It was so alive with energy I couldn't hold it. This happened a few times. I'll have to learn how to do it without hurting the fish.
You can see the houses in the background. This lake has more large fish per acre than any of the FLYPPR lakes. I believe the Nationals were held here once. I don't how they could keep on their seats landing these babies......a silly method of fishing IMO.
This is a side view of my first Tiger Trout. A better picture of me holding it is on its way. It is in someone else's camera. I caught a second Tiger the next day at Twins. One the most productive flies was the Vampire Leech.
Below is a typical Brown Trout from Tokaryk. In five days we caught about 40 of them, most at Patterson, the Crown Jewel of the Parklands.
And then you get a few of these at 20"+. PQuads were also good producers as well as Coney Leeches. Most of the fishing was with an intermediate line. You are fishing most of the time in 12 feet of water. The surface temp was 55F.....almost perfect. The fish were full of beans. Some of the guys were into their backing a few times. Old timer that I am, I get them in pretty fast. I was using 0X leaders.
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