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Pine Lake Cutthroat April 9, 2017
« on: April 09, 2017, 08:24:03 PM »
Decided to do my usual early spring hike up to Pine lake to try for some cutts.  In March 2015 and March 2016, I found fish from 12 to 14 inches.  Today I caught 5, but they were much smaller - only 6 to 9 inches.  Most fish hit a 1/8 oz black roostertail.  I spoke to a gentlemen hiking out with a rod who said that he stocks these lakes personally with cutthroat fingerlings every May, so I must have caught mostly last year's stocked fish.  Hopefully there are still some big boys around.  I probably won't go up there again this year - not worth the hike in my view.  Water was cool but not frigid, there were small bugs hatching and the lily pads are about 6 inches below the surface.

Hopefully I can break this small fish curse soon.  I see there are no jumbo or triploid plants planned for Padden, Silver or Toad this year - just the regular little stocked fish.  I guess it really doesn't matter - I'd prefer WDFW spend the money on salmon instead.

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Re: Pine Lake Cutthroat April 9, 2017
« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2017, 02:34:05 PM »
Sounds like a fun hike anyways! I wasn't aware that plantings like that were still going on. Thanks for sharing.
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Re: Pine Lake Cutthroat April 9, 2017
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