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Lake Alice May 24, 2008

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Typical Lake Alice rainbow trout caught, in this case, on an orange streamer.

The right hand photo shows the view from the boat launch. A quiet spot that happened to be the first place I caught a fish in Washington.  Typically I’ve used simple streamers pulled slowly through the water; slow or near stationary nymphs or small dry flies seem to work fine too.

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I’ve had perhaps the most enjoyable take of a nymph on Lake Alice when I saw a trout feeding about 25 yards away working along in a line about a foot below the surface and causing the surface water to churn. I casted 5-6 yards ahead of the fish with a bite indicator that suspended the nymph about 18″ below the surface.  I then watched as the trout made successive takes under the surface moving directly toward my fly – each time I counted down 3, 2, 1 – bang.  The indicator shot down and the fish was hooked.  It turned out to be a rainbow trout about 15″ long.

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