The good weather presented a nice opportunity to get out with my daughter and a buddy to test out some upgrades to the boat. Despite our late start, we got on fish right away. The first spot we tried was producing mostly native rainbows, so we decided to try another area in search of more hatchery keepers. We tipped our lures with nightcrawlers at the beginning of the day but it became apparent that they preferred corn over the worms. We fished 1 and 2 color lead core rods on my planer boards. The Old Goats in perch were working so well right off the bat that we didn’t get a chance to run other gear. Later in the day we ran a plug on the downriggers at 25’. This also produced a few fish. I was a little surprised since we hardly marked anything on the fish finder. I guess you just never know unless you try. Our best speed seemed to be at 1.7 mph. I was pleased to see the fish were striking quite aggressively. Only 2 managed to fall off the hooks while 13 found their way into the cooler. My daughter did awesome. The secret it to keep her warm and well fed.
Tight lines everyone and happy new year.
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