My first time ever to fish Silver lake. The lake did not disappoint!
Launched from the WDFW launch on the north end of the lake about 7am. Late start for me, but trout aren't quite as picky as kokanee. I met my brother there and we started fishing. He pretty quickly had got into 2 fish before I was able to get my line in the water. With this being my first time on the lake, it took my a little bit to figure the lake out. I spend most of the first part of the morning covering the lake, looking for fish etc.
Once I got dialed in to what they wanted from me, the fishing picked up significantly. Highlight of the day was a 22 inch 4.2 lb Rainbow I landed. In the end, I was fortunate to have landed the fish. It had at one time broken off someone's gear, barrel swivel still attached to the leader. At some time during the fight, that barrel swivel got stuck in the snap on the bottom of my dodger. That line got tangled in my gear in a way that even if I had tried, I would not have been able to replicate.
I got fish from about 5ft down to about 22 feet down following the bottom contour, and just about every depth in between. Reli Lure Diamond flash spinner and an Olive Woolley Bugger were the 2 lures that worked best for me this day, along with an Elgin Fishing Dodger and a Mack's Lures Double D dodger.
For how far out of the way this lake is, it was pretty busy on the lake. I may have seen 10-12 other boats fishing on the lake.
Video shows the action for the day. I apologize for the audio at first.