Fishing forum > Jones Lake - FLIES vs. WORMS - 10:1

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Alex

Even though the heavy early morning shower didn't carry much of a promise, we decided to stick to our plan and went to Jones Lake.

By the time we finally got to the place (BTW, gravel road is in good shape and 2wd can get there easily) the rain stopped. Water in the lake was very low, but local guys told it was actually higher then couple days ago.


Well .. fishing. It was awesome. Never before I had so much fun on a lake in the Lower Mainland. Fish almost every other cast. Total count - 43!!! in 4 hours (not to count fish caught by my buddies). The top achievement was 12 casts = 12 fish.

Here you can check the fishing report:

http://www.sharphooks.com/tripplanner.aspx?subpage=showreport&lakeid=90&reportid=448&accesscode=gM7bCReDg/TTNgjOCalkcw==


Most of the fish were in the range of 12-13 in. Didn't get a single keeper (Jones lake restrictions - keepers should be over 14in/40cm). But lot's of fun and a great training session.


Later couple guys joined fishing the same very spot but with dew worms. Well, here is the score

10 on the fly vs. 1 on live bait
Tight lines!
Ross

Thanks for the report going up to Jones next weekend, my dad is coming down from Vernon and thinks the lowermain land is all fished out. What kind of line were you using and what was your retrieve. Thanks once again.

Tight Lines
Alex

Type III sinking with 9ft leader (4-5lb). Creek splits into several arms, so go from one to another and try to find a position to cast across the flowing water. Usually, there is a deeper area under the flowing water - that's where the trout will be waiting for the food.

The reason for the sinking line (and often beadhead patterns) is that you have to bring your offering down quickly, while it is in the right zone. When casting, try to drop your fly on the other side of the flowing water. I discovered that this let your fly change direction when retrieved and this gets attention of the fish.

As for the retrieve, I was using quick 10in strips with pause. And be ready to strike quick.

And yes, keep your hooks sharp
geoff

had a lot of fun fly fishing alice lake today. here is the report (got 14 fish in one hour).
salmon assasin

I HAVE FOUND THE SAME THING IF THE TROUT ARE THERE FLY FISHING IS THE ONLY WAY. SINCE I PICKED UP THE FLY ABOUT A MONTH AGO I HAVENT TOUCHED A TROUT ROD.
The Yak

you cant catch trout on a fly rod?...

must be against the rules..















Anonymous


Well went to Jones today, expecting a great day of fishing. Dad was down from Vernon with his boat. Got to jones and low and behold were the heck is the water. Could not even get close to the water with the boat. Chucked flies for about an hour no luck . Weather was terrible. Wind raining. Packed up and left after 1 hour not a single bite.

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