At noon on water and started trolling north approximately mid lake to the Weber point. Was going east to west and back across the lake. Lots of sun, very calm lake. Bugs were sitting on the water with no even little movement. With all that sun, I did not expect and did not see any risers, so I started searching in 5-20 ft range.
At 1207 and 10ft, caught a hatchery landlocked coho (first pic) with clipped and healed adipose fin (second pic). I tend to think kokanee have not figured out self-clipping yet, so I go with a coho. Then the lake went radio silent for about two hours.
Around 1400, I was in the Weber point area and noted a few risers (just a few). Kept my setup at 5 ft. I heard a theory that smaller fish feeds on bugs and larger hanging round a bit deeper. At 1429, I get a nice cut with some colors in 14-15” range (third pic). Not sure if it confirms the theory but the fish was caught.
Proceeded trolling at 5 ft and got a salmonid at 1437 (forth pic). It could be a kokanee or a coho. For me personally, that fish’s mouth did not look like fragile and soft kokanee mouth but it is a moot point because of the fin.
Proceeded trolling at 5 ft and caught a really nice cutthroat in 16” (conservatively) range at 1506 (fifth and sixth pics). Nice thick back. There was a little 6” fierce for its size cutthroat between the salmonid and the cutthroat but I did not bother to take a pic. Kept trolling for other half an hour with some hits but no hook ups.
I rated the trip four starts because a rating is directly proportional to a number of fish caught or even kept – for most people I tend to think it is the case. However, it was truly five star trip with given very nice weather and almost complete solitude on the water (saw just 5 or 6 boats at good distance). I was using a pink beaded spinner the whole trip.