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Garry
03-10-2008, 06:25 AM
hit pardee in search of trout..

3/8: on the water by 0630 and took awhile to get our first hookup, but it was a nice one. my dad hooked into a 3lb 21 inch brown right at the river mouth. finished up the day at 1100 with a total of 9 fish to the boat, other rainbows were up to 18". best action came on an f7 orange/gold rapala sideplaned with a sep's sideplaner. other action came on a 3inch sep's orange scented grub, firetiger apex and a sep's watermelon sidekick and a nightcrawler.

3/9: on the water at 0700 (thanks to daylite savings, it was just before sunup). a tougher day, the bite wasnt as prolfic as it took us until 3 pm to get 9 fish to the boat. the largest was a 16" rainbow. we caught our first koke for 2008 and it was 11.5 inches, which is a good size for pardee this early, we might see 15 inch kokes this year. the rest were trout running 13-15 inches. best getter was a f7 rapala sideplaned with a seps sideplaner, we also hooked into one with an orange trolling fly with a wigglefin. we caught them as deep as 15 feet, but most were toplined.

garry

BassJack
03-10-2008, 11:01 AM
I was also out there Sunday and found similar action. *Here is my log:

3/9/2008 – Launched at Lake Pardee with the lady at 6:30 am. *Started off drifting night crawlers for bass along the rocky points and submerged islands. *No action for about an hour so we started trolling along the dam and spillway. *No action so we trolled up the river arm top lining dodgers with night crawlers. *We finally had a few bites around 10:00 am. *After that the action was fairly steady until about 2:00 when we really got a lot of action way up in the canyon along the rocky wall to the northwest. *We ended up with three rainbow trout and three kokanee all caught top lining night crawlers behind dodgers at about 1.2-1.5 mph. *Lines were between 70’ and 200’ behind the boat. *Lost four fish and had many other hits. *The trout were 10”-14” and the kokanee were about the same size. *Nothing on the downrigger trolled at depths from 10’ to 60’. *I marked lots of kokanee down around 30’ to 40’ but they would not strike. *I tried different speeds, different leader lengths, different lures, etc. – but no takers. *The water temperature was 55 degrees.

Nice day on the water!

Here is my kokanee
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Here are the lady’s fish
http://img516.imageshack.us/img516/9350/dscf1834largekg7.jpg (http://imageshack.us)