Wow, it’s been way too long since my last blog post. After a couple of months of staying at home and hibernating in my workshop, I’ve been able to get out on some of our more isolated waters here in Central Oregon. Caught some big fish…caught some smaller fish…but it has been great to get back out with my bamboo rods. With no stories attached, here are a few pictures of my exploits over the past two weeks.
Once in a great while, its fun to get out to a private Pay-To-Fish place. Mary Ann and I got the chance to bend our bamboo rods on some larger rainbows a few days ago with a visit to Lake In The Dunes, some private lakes about 2 hours to the east of us. It’s a great setup, with 5 small desert lakes fed by natural artesian wells on the property. There is also a great cabin on the property for overnight stays. It was a brisk 31 degrees when we got there and some portions of the lakes had a light covering of ice from the night below. But sun was out and the ice cleared off by lunch time. We found willing fish on just about any streamer/bugger pattern we threw, and also picked up quite a few on chironomids suspended under indicators. All of the fish we caught were between 16″ and 22″, with a few larger ones lost. It made for some wonderful winter rainbow fishing. Here are a few photos of our day: