Angling Report: Jan 2003
Lake Brunner Fly Fishing Report
2003 has been a great improvement on Jan of 2002. The weather has been more
typical - hot and sunny, with low clear river conditions, and lots of dry fly
Joe and Shaun O'Leary enjoy a nice sunny start to a day
on the Crooked River. The fish shown below was approx 5 lbs and 24 inches long.
During the course of the day conditions deteriorated slightly, with a dropping
barometer meaning fish were not feeding freely. However, we did have a number of
takes on a dry fly - both on a Carty's General Terrestrial, and a deer-hair
cicada, and Joe got busted off by a nice fish mid-afternoon. The threatened rain
amounted only to a brief shower in the evening, and rivers remained clear.
Michael Rhodes came back in for another taste of Lake
Brunner brown trout action, hooked after last year's visits..
||afternoon breeze from 2
Cicada evident, most takes on #10
deer-hair olive Cicada. (multiple fish rejected the favoured yellow-bodied
Carty's General Terrestrial earlier in the day.)
The fish below went airborne a number of
times prior to being netted and released - after doing its best to wrap the line
around the guide, who graceful pirouette in response was an extraordinary
visual symphony. :-)
and his buddy Jim dropped in
for a taste of the action on our side of the lake, after a night at Lake Brunner
Lodge. Previous days had involved a lot of river-bed walking for few fish, so I
think the guys were relieved at the change of pace, sight-fishing from the
driftboat. A total of 15 fish in the net for the day, plus several bust-offs,
and lots of takes where the hook did not stick. all in all, "another day on
| 15C (65F)
||afternoon breeze from
||Partial overcast, humid
Cicada and caddis evident, most takes
on #16 Gold-ribbed Hares Ear flashback nymph, under a #12 orange Stimulator.
Several fish took the Stimulator, and a yellow-bodied Carty's General
Terrestrial during the afternoon.
|This was one of many nicely
conditioned fish caught through the day
|| Fishing the edge of a drop-off
on an stream running into Lake Brunner.
|A pretty piece of
water.... a stealthy approach...
|| ...another nice
fish on a cicada!
Angling Report: Jan 2003 Lake
Brunner Fly Fishing Report