The inaugural trip to float some stillwater has finally arrived. The ice off was a bit slow compared to 2009 and everyone was anxious to dip their fins and take to the water for big trout. Shoe and Willi made the trip and we met up with a successful day to start the stillwater season off right. Shoe was on fire as usual with his boatman pattern and Willi opted to work from shore and did well there too. I picked up a few decent fish on the day and it felt wonderful just taking in all the spring time action at the lake. We were able to watch some of the larger rainbows attempting to spawn in on the shoreline rocks. Seeing the size of a few of the brutes in shallow holds some great promise for quality fishing later this year.
The standard thick stillwater slab rainbow
Shoe floating the day away