When fishing the lake, the key is to find the right spot . Just like prime real estate the answer is "Location, Location, Location". This usually comes after a long period of trial and error. If you are lucky, someone may tell you where to fish. If the individual is of trustworthy character, take heed and stake it out on your next visit to the lake in question. But be careful, treachery may lie in the informant's tales of success! One may mislead to keep the secrets of the lake. It is best to find a spot yourself and then you may decide whether to share the wealth or tell a tale or two.
Always get to the lake early to secure your boundaries . If you are one of those fishermen who likes to sit back and watch the rest of the world go by, you could have not picked a better spot. Watching the other fishermen arrive is a sight like none other. They will arrive with more fishing gear and gimmicks than you can imagine and try to figure out how to put them all to good use. But most of all, the lake is a wonderful place to bring the family. The children can fish and hike around the lake if the fish are not biting. Have a dog? Bring the pooch along. They will love to frolic with you or the family or sit curled up under a chair while warming in the sun. Dive into the picnic basket while your line is waiting for that nibble. Sigh! Life does not get any better.
If you are not going to fish on a weekend (most fishing trips to the lake are on the weekend) try not to fish on a Monday. The lake will get a lot of activity on Saturday and Sunday. This will make the fish shy and a little skittish towards your bait, especially if the fish have been caught and released. You will have to try out many bait scenarios before one could be successful. But that is why they call it fishing.
And remember to fish the areas that jut out into the lake. These areas will offer access from the deep water where small bait fish will gather. This will draw in the bigger fish improving your odds for a fine catch.
Speaking of fine catches, below are some pics from the area that I fish.
My friend Randy holding two nice browns
My friend Jack with a couple nice rainbows
Try it! You'll like it
'Til next time