Pass Lake December Outing

Let's just go.

Greg Sisson December 9th, 2021

16 mph wind with gusts to 25mph, cloudy with showers.  That was the forecast for yesterday’s Pass Lake outing.  Who would think “let’s go fishing” under those conditions? Just the delusional five, Brian Anderson, Vince Portacci, Tim Bennett, Greg Sisson and Dave McCutchen. But sometimes things just work out, like yesterday.  The clouds parted, the sun came out and the wind cooperated, well at least most of the time.  It's not often the Pass Lake parking lot is totally empty, but it was when Tim and I rolled in about 9:00 am with his nice drift boat.  Shortly after Brian and Dave showed up then Vince.  Tim and I were out on the water first and spent the first 30 minutes floating around while we put a new fast sink line on one of his spools. Turned out that was a good use of time as Tim quickly began catching fish as we trolled the deep water. The white bunny leech on the jig hook was really working.  The fish were hanging around 10 feet down over the deepest water.  After we trolled for a couple hours we anchored up and tried the same fly under an indicator set for 12 ft.  We moved a couple times but we couldn’t get it going.  In the meantime we watched Brian nearby battling a nice big trout to the net. We decided to stick with it for a few more minutes when Tim watched a fish follow his fly up to the boat.  I moved my indicator to up to just six feet and got one on the first cast.  Tim changed his rig and missed a take down.  The wind started to kick up so we went back to trolling.  It’s invigorating when a 30 mph gust of wind comes out of nowhere and hits you in the face.  Tim rowed us around in circles and we hooked several more fish on the leech pattern.  About 2:30 we started back to the launch. What a great day. I had been ready to cancel the trip but Dave McCutchen said, “let’s just go”.  That’s going to be my new motto. Check out the photos in the gallery.

Pass Lake Fun

Pass Lake Five Brian had just left

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