Lady Luck Shines Again
May 3, 2009
Back to the lake I went today but this time, Darren was going to be accompanying me for his first fly rod experience. He had never caught a niche before and wanted to experience these incredibly active, psycho fish on a fly. The weather was looking great with sun & cloud cover as well as a decent wind from the S/W at 5 to 10 knots. Air temps were in the 60’s and water temps were between 42.5 and 48 degrees in one area. To say it started out with a bang would be an understatement as it only took one minute for the first reel to fire. Darren was officially locked up with his first landlocked salmon and only one of many more to come. The first 3 fish were all of legal size and things were looking good for us as there was only one more needed for our limits. I knew this wasn’t going to be a problem as we hadn’t even been trolling for 15 minutes! I had decided before the day began to run two high lines instead of one deep and one shallow due to the active nature of these fish just a few days earlier. Obviously it was the right decision as we had several doubles and many, many singles throughout the day. The fish were active and Darren was getting a real treat today fighting niche up to 18 inches. The shear power of these little bullets was incredible to say the least with every one of them just screaming line off of the reels during the fight. Some of them came unpinned during the day, but the majority of these salmon eventually came to the net only to be released after our limits were filled. We had action pretty much all day long and by 4:00 we decided to call it a day. The total for Darren’s first experience today was 18 for 23. As with every other outing with Darren, “Lady Luck” was with him once more. I think I will have to call him “Lucky Darren” from now on!!!