8-28-05 - The local waters get another go!
Waters Fished: Lake Como, Lake Michigan (Kenosha
Harbor, Racine Harbor)
Fish Caught: 0
Outing Date: 8-28-05
Weather: Sunny, slight breeze from the northeast?
Air Temp: mid 80's for the highs
Water Temp: Lake Como 76F, Harbors - 70 F
Water Level: Lake Como is at least a foot low.
Water Color: Lake Como has changed from green to brown, Kenosha
Harbor was even clearer than yesterday.
Fish Species: Largemouth Bass, Bluegills, Brown Trout, King Salmon
Pattern Fished: Flying Bunnies, Kastmasters, Cleos
Pattern Color: Bunnies in Red/White and Olive/White, Kastmasters
in Silver & Blue, Cleo in Yellow/Green
Fishing Quality: Tough
ANOTHER RATBOY! It all started with good intentions
around 10:00 AM at the lake - I figured I'd at least give Como a
fair shake this morning. The winds appeared to be coming from the
West; they were strong enough to make fly fishing a bit challenging
(as well as putting a nice chop on the surface). I got a hit from
a BLUEGILL and a little largemouth that was probably no larger than
the flies - other than that things were DOA on the lake. I'm sure
the severely low water and warm water temps (76F) were largely responsible
for my lack of success.
After a late lunch, we headed back to Kenosha Harbor
only to find the flags pointing directly inland...crap...east winds.
Surprisingly, the water in the harbor was even clearer than the
day before. While we sighted SEVERAL brown trout along with some
panfish, we had NO LUCK. So, around 5:30, we packed it up and headed
Fueled by 2nd-hand info that a buddy had landed
a couple kings in Racine, we figured we'd give it a shot. When we
got to our spot, there, right along the rocks, were several fish.
At least one appeared to be a massive rainbow. Then again, Randy
thought they were sturgeon. I'm saying there was at least one KING
in the mix, maybe.
Once again, we got our asses handed to us. Lots
of casting in the heat made for a tough time. Sure, we had fun,
but I guess conditions just weren't in our favor this weekend!