As "riverslayer" mentioned we fished at Dexter instead of Fall Cr. as we had originally planned. This is the reason- it's a little low! Should've brought the waders- could've launched with a little work......
Here's a couple of the fish we caught at Dexter- took us probably 2 hours to get one to hit. A small dodger and a fly was finally the ticket.
The landlocked chinook are beautiful and fiesty! I caught many of these at Hills Creek the next day also.
You thought I troll fast? You should've seen this guy!
After receiving another day pass from the wife I continued up the road to give Hills Creek a try. I didn't have any of Troutski's magic gold spoons but the fish would have to learn a new food group!
I trolled right in front of the ramp at first on the surface and caught 3 salmon and one big fat 13" rainbow in the first 20 minutes! I used a SILVER spoon and I trolled FAST! hahahahahah
I knew I shouldn't have laughed- it suddenly got as slow as it was fast. I then trolled towards the dam at 20-30 feet trying different colors of Needlefish and different depths and speeds. There seemed to be a layer of fish in the 40-50ft zone but I got few if any strikes at that depth. By the time I got to the dam about 2 hrs. later, I only had 11 fish (I still don't need no GOLD spoon!)
I pulled the gear and headed for the other end of the lake like a bassmaster does trying to catch those fast fish! I soon heard a noise and looked up and saw those Sandhills (I think) that Troutski saw down at Dorena. About 300 of them passed in a half hour.
Saw another fisherman using a poker to catch fish:
Then I was nearing a point sticking out into the lake and I saw something white on a stump- was that a? yep an eagle! I hoped to get him sitting there but he was airborne the INSTANT I raised the camera ( I moved VERY slowly too because I've had them do this before- he did not want his portrait taken!)
That was the highlight of the day- he was only about 50ft. away as he flew by.
Oh yeah fishing......I got no hits from the lures so I put back on the small dodger and black woolly bugger that caught salmon at Dexter. I also dropped down to 50ft. 'cause nothing was happening up higher. Duh!instant fish on! I seemed to have hit a good method finally. Caught a fish every 5-10 minutes for the next 2 hours. The last fish was another big fat rainbow at least 15". Ended up with total of 24 salmon and 2 rainbows. A nice lady at the ramp said they had caught limits of rainbows two weekends in a row at 35-50 ft. near the dam. She said all were 14-16".
I hope I get another chance to get back there before the winter arrives and Troutski makes all their lips sore with that gold thing he uses
LARGE EAGLE PIC(660K)http://home.comcast.net/~jnbradley3/images/eagle6.jpg