6-23-17 Fishing Report

We fished in the Fish On For Freedom event today. We had 3 veterans aboard looking to catch some fish. First Mate Cory and I were able to put them on some nice Lakers and they did a good job getting them in the boat. We fished straight out and a little north, the same area we’ve been fishing the last few trips. There was a strong current out there and we got a few tangles but we still managed to get a 5 man Lake Trout limit. We hit a good size Summer Steelhead on a 225 copper with a Super Bread Super Slim. It tangled in two other copper lines and get off. Our third biggest Trout came on a 250 copper with a Super Slim UV Blue Dolphin. Both the Super Bread and UV Blue Dolphin have been good spoons for us lately. We had  Dreamweaver’s Big Foot/Pickled Sunshine Action Fly 85 down on the chute rigger. A big Laker hit it but he shook the hook when he surfaced.  We’ve taken a big Coho and a couple Lakers on the set up our last two trips. Most of our catch came on 8″ Chrome Spin Doctors trailed by DW WhirlyGigs and a couple Spin-N-Glows. Our best 2 WhirlyGigs were the Green Chartreuse and the Chrome Blue with Yellow Dots. Both had Glo Wings. Our 3 heaviest fish weighed in at 30.9 lbs., good enough for a 3rd place finish in the event. Congratulations to Flat Out on their 2nd place finish and Therapy Too for finishing first. Twenty nine boats took out 125 veterans.  The event was well run and we saw a lot of happy faces today.