Barrett On The Fly 6/7

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  1. SDLadyfish

    SDLadyfish Well-Known Member

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    Three of us hit Barrett on the fly and had a great day. We started at 6:00 to 4:45, headed to Houser first but it was slow so we stayed about 2 hours and packed our tubes back into the boat (yes, we take our tubes and motor to our locations) and headed to Pine Creek. Pine Creek area had remarkably clearer water than Houser and the fish were a lot more active and willing to hit all the flies we threw at them. Our final stop was almost to the Houser arm split, we stayed on the North side and worked several of the cove areas. By now it was around 2:30 and the fish seemed to have finally warmed up and were really feeding consistently. Fish & Game stopped by to check our hooks and licenses. I mentioned that quite a few of the bass had multiple and really bad mouth injuries and I wondered if people aren’t pinching down the barbs on their hooks. F&G said that allot people aren’t crimping their hooks and F&G will be increasing their presence on the lake….I hear the ticket can be very expensive. Our fish averaged 3-2 pounds with several larger models that shook us off and couple of tagged fish in the mix. I landed 61 bass and I quit counting the blue gills after I reached 30, Richard Hayashi landed 40 bass and he quit counting the blue gills after 35, and Jennifer Holbrook landed 25 bass and I don’t she counted the blue gills (she caught allot). My hot fly was a black beadhead UV flash wooly bugger size 10. Richard used a multitude of flies but also did a balance leach shad fly under an indicator and had excellent results. Jennifer had consistent luck with a small green/white clousler. Jennifer and I used 6 weight rods and Richard had a 7 weight rod, both floating and full sinking lines were used. When we got back to the dock it was difficult to unload and get our tubes and gear off the dock due to the number of people of all ages and sizes fishing off the dock, it was very crowded to say the least. In the past years I’ve never seen more then 3 people fishing from the boat dock, I am wondering if allowing all these people on the dock at one time is new this year?
    Barrett is always an adventure and always FUN!
    Remember to pinch those barbs!! 3BCD9A74-DEA4-4580-A105-96991DCD6AB6.jpeg 3BCD9A74-DEA4-4580-A105-96991DCD6AB6.jpeg 741BB666-07BA-456D-A4AB-DEBA38E33B16.jpeg 02C35163-9162-41C0-9EA8-80DB0E8FCB08.jpeg 8FAF5B75-40E3-4DCC-B235-C360B1410DB7.jpeg BA2FFBCF-426C-4261-A027-F3C102ADE702.jpeg 3BCD9A74-DEA4-4580-A105-96991DCD6AB6.jpeg 741BB666-07BA-456D-A4AB-DEBA38E33B16.jpeg 02C35163-9162-41C0-9EA8-80DB0E8FCB08.jpeg 8FAF5B75-40E3-4DCC-B235-C360B1410DB7.jpeg
     
  2. BoatRide

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    We did the same thing on Saturday but only two of us with our tubes in the boat and no fly’s. Probably the best way to pick apart the lake. Nice report.
     
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    Sounds like an awesome day. Got to love an LMB on the fly rod. Thanks for the report! Noticed a lot of orange dragon flies getting gulped up on Saturday.. time to match that up too.
     
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    Excellent report and hook ups.....Great to see some Barrett fly action, The black wooly bug and leach patterns always seems to fish well at Barrett. Good to hear F&G are out doing their thing......
     
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    Let the poor people fish too
     
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