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fishingfan
10-06-2008, 09:36 PM
So...

This morning I woke up and realized it was 8:45am. Thinking to myself, I had a meeting at work at 8oclock... *:o

Soooooo.

Emailed work. Played hookie. All of you know what I mean. *;D

Hit up my TOP SECRET SPOT with my younger brother.

On the water by 12:00PM NOON. (Well, more like on the banks) *:D

Here's the spot.
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First catch by my brother.
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A little later by me...
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And a few minutes later by me again.. A BROWNEY! *:D ;D
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Had 8 by 2:30PM. At 3:00PM all heck broke loose and it was FISH ON as soon as our bait hit the water. Didn't have time to take anymore pictures because I was too into fishing. We played catch and release until almost 5:00PM. Probably caught and released 20 or so more and missed a heck of a lot more. Caught our last 2 by 6:00PM and headed home.

What a great day. No one except 3 other people fishing. 2 on a boat and 1 guy on a kayak. I asked them if they had caught anything and they said NO... It seems like my brother and I had all the fun.

Oh yeah, and we almost got eaten by a small black cub bear. It was running around near the cars searching for food?... *:o :o :o Well, it saw us and ran away before I could take a picture. But still! SCAAAAARRRYYYYYYY. *:D ;)

All and all it was a good day to play hookie. Until next time!

P.S. We were bank fishing @ Ice House. Rainbow Powerbait did the trick. And also white grubs. *8-) ::) 8-) ;D :D ;) :)

Phishinfool2
10-06-2008, 10:09 PM
Not so top secret if you post the lake name,, Duh.. Sounds like a good day to call in sick :-X..

Jimbo

Trout_Terminator
10-06-2008, 10:16 PM
Not so top secret if you post the lake name,, Duh.. Sounds like a good day to call in sick :-X..

Jimbo

Thats what i was going to say ;D. Nice fish though, gonna have to go hit that up soon (probably this weekend if i get the chance ;)). Nice report,

-TT

FishFiend916
10-06-2008, 10:20 PM
Nice brown, nothing better than fishing when your supposed to be at work....actually, theres nothing better than fishing PERIOD!!!!!
I havent been to Icehouse since I was a kid, I been meaning to get up that way, even more the reason now!

fishingfan
10-07-2008, 06:33 AM
This is pretty much the last weekend to camp if anyone plans to camp there. The campgrounds at Ice House will be closed Oct. 13th, 2008. I'll pretty much be there! ;D :D

rpwlaw11
10-07-2008, 04:53 PM
Thanks for the report. Your secret spot was revealed though. :D Just might hit Ice House in two weeks when the summer crowds are gone.

fishwish
10-07-2008, 05:06 PM
Great pictures! very enjoyable to behold. That's bigger than your average brown :) And the tag end on the knot which caught that lovely bow is quite long ;D

fishingfan
10-07-2008, 06:26 PM
I was just joking about the secret spot. I would never really reveal my "real" ones. *:P :-X ::)

Ice House is a great lake to fish. I've been going to that lake ever since my father started taking me back in the 80's. I just went there for the fishing update. ;)

I will most likely be there this weekend again. I'm thinking about camping there one last time since they are closing those campgrounds Monday, October 13th, 2008. So this is pretty much the last weekend for those campgrounds this year. I don't know about the other campgrounds at the other lakes though.

Hope to see some of you there. Say hello if you see me. I'll be the one running up and down the bank fishing because I can't ever sit still! *:D ;D

SneakAttack
10-07-2008, 07:10 PM
....actually, theres nothing better than fishing PERIOD!!!!!

Uh, isn't catching better than fishing? ;D ;D ;D

D'Oh!

Nice hookie day!

Empire
10-08-2008, 05:12 AM
Great report, but you revealed one of my "Secret Spots" that cost me $5.

John_heyd
10-08-2008, 06:39 AM
Cool pics and report - man I've tried Ice House a couple of times - just have not had any luck. I know most lakes can be unpredictable depending on where you fish. Where would any of you suggest fishing from shore?

bankangler
10-09-2008, 03:28 PM
Now thats what i'm talkin about,fellow sniffer goes fishin,does very good and then posts results to let us "Once in awhile trout fishermen" *:-/ know there's potential to at least catch a few *;D ;)
Yesterday my friend and i got there about 1:10 and fished till about 4:30.
We start casting small artificials and my friend catches 1 right off the bat,i start gettin bit but struggle for awhile before 1 sticks.I decide to "bait up" with some powerbait and 1 takes it right away :o
I was pullin the slack out of my line and the pole bounced a few times,
i thought my weight was dragging acrooss loose rocks by the way it was bouncing till i set the pole down and the tip started to move so i set the hook and it was "fish-on" ;D ;D
Over the next couple hours we could see fish circling periodically,my friend caught 1 more and i caught a german brown which slipped out of my hand and back into the water LOL ;D
We both missed a lot of fish, but had fun.Ended up leavin with 2 rainbows and 1 german brown.

Empire- haha LOL

fishingfan
10-09-2008, 08:49 PM
now thats what I'M talking about! someone read the post, went fishing and reposted to this thread! *;D

awesome job Bankangler! I'm glad you had fun. *:D

i'm BEGGING the wife to let me go this weekend... hoping for saturday... if not i pray for sunday. lol. i'll repost right when i get home. *;D

fishingfan
10-10-2008, 11:19 PM
I'm doing it! The wife let me out of the house tomorrow. Well, its 12:17AM. So TODAY! In a few hours my brother and I will be heading up there. We "should" be there at the break of dawn. We're going to brave the winds and the snow? A few friends was hunting behind UVR yesterday and they came home because of a snow storm? Wish me luck...

Will post reports when I get back. ;D :D

Treebeard
10-10-2008, 11:31 PM
We're going to brave the winds and the snow? A few friends was hunting behind UVR yesterday and they came home because of a snow storm? Wish me luck...
yeah... weather forecasts are for a chance of snow even during the day today, at elevations lower than you'd think... so anybody going up this weekend, BE PREPARED for icy cold and windy weather! don't need any frozen sniffers out there...

TB

fishingfan
10-11-2008, 08:18 AM
blah. change of plans. we're going tomorrow (Sunday). :(

stonesfan
10-12-2008, 07:15 AM
OH, BTW, your Boss just called, she wants that report by noon
tomorrow.......................................... ............................. :o

stonesfan [smiley=rollingstones.gif]

fishingfan
10-12-2008, 07:19 PM
OH, BTW, your Boss just called, she wants that report by noon
tomorrow.......................................... ............................. :o

stonesfan [smiley=rollingstones.gif]

Too bad for her, and lucky for me...

Tomorrow is a HOLIDAY! ;D :D

Sooooo, I went out today. Got to the water at 11:00AM. Fished til the winds roared in at 1:00PM. Left at 2:00PM. Took home 4 Trout. Lost quite a few. Fish were on the top 3 ft of water until the winds came in. Then they were nowhere to be found... :-?

Sorry no pictures. Couldn't find the camera.

rpwlaw11
10-13-2008, 09:36 AM
Got to the water at 11:00AM. Fished til the winds roared in at 1:00PM. Left at 2:00PM. Took home 4 Trout. Lost quite a few. Fish were on the top 3 ft of water until the winds came in. Then they were nowhere to be found... *:-?

Fish- Great reporting. Because of a late start. We hit Icehouse instead of Davis. The fishing was slow for us. Until we figured it out. The trout were on top of the water column for the most part. We did manage two off the botton using powerbait. But the rest came off the top, floating bait on top. Noting on lures. Just some followers, but no hits. The wind was cold as heck. We fished from 3 PM until 5 PM. Thanks again Fish. Because of your report, you saved our fishing day for a nice place to hit that was closer to home.

fishingfan
10-13-2008, 04:44 PM
Got to the water at 11:00AM. Fished til the winds roared in at 1:00PM. Left at 2:00PM. Took home 4 Trout. Lost quite a few. Fish were on the top 3 ft of water until the winds came in. Then they were nowhere to be found... *:-?

Fish- Great reporting. Because of a late start. We hit Icehouse instead of Davis. The fishing was slow for us. Until we figured it out. The trout were on top of the water column for the most part. We did manage two off the botton using powerbait. But the rest came off the top, floating bait on top. Noting on lures. Just some followers, but no hits. The wind was cold as heck. We fished from 3 PM until 5 PM. Thanks again Fish. Because of your report, you saved our fishing day for a nice place to hit that was closer to home.


You're welcome. :D ;D ;)