Date(s) - 04/20/2018 - 04/23/2018
DATE: APRIL 20-23 (Friday thru Mon)
EXPECTED WEATHER CONDITONS: Go to this link for current weather conditions.
MOON PHASE: Waxing Crescent on April 20TH
START TIME: Friday
SIGN UP: Go to Eventbrite: TBD
DESIGNATED PHOTOGRAPHER: Please submit photos to Outings Coordinator upon return to home
From Bellingham, follow I-5 S, Take exit 232 for Cook Rd toward Sedro-Woolley to hwy 20 E. Stay on Hwy20 E to Omak. From Omak take Hwy 155 to Nesperium. At Nesperium Turn left on D st, Left on 10th St and Right on C st which turns into Cache Creek Rd. Follow Cache Creek Rd to Hwy 21 and turn Left. Proceed to Bridge Creek Rd and turn Right. Go to Twin Lakes/Stranger Creek Rd and turn right for Rainbow Beach Resort on North Lake or Continue on Bridge Creek Rd for 1 mile to Hartman’s Log Cabin Resort on South Lake.
PARKS PASS: none
There are two resorts right on the lake shores. Rainbow Beach resort and Hartman’s log cabin resort. The two links below will provide you with all the info you need to arrange for a place to stay at either one of your choice. Both have tent, RV hookups and cabins to rent. Hartman’s also has an older motel with rooms starting at $55/night for one and a restaurant. Rainbow beach resort has a limited kitchen at the grocery store with hamburgers. If you rent a cabin be prepared to bring your own food.
MEALS: Depending on the number of sign ups we will have a group dinner on Sat night. Details to follow.
RAFFLES: Fly box Raffle will be Sunday afternoon after the FLY CHALLENGE
FLY CHALLENGE: The fly challenge will be Sunday morning.
FISHING TYPE: Still Water Lake
These lakes are put and take lakes. Few fly fisherman and lots of bait fishermen using powerbait and fishing from the docks. 5 Fish daily limit.
RODS: 4-6 WEIGHTS (Two rod fishing is allowed with a second rod stamp)
LINES: FLOATING, SINK-TIP AND SINKING
LEADERS: STANDARD SIZES FOR EITHER CHIRONOMID OR SUB SURFACE
FLY PATTERN RECOMMENDATIONS:
Hale Bopp Leaches, wooly buggers, Thin Mints, olive buggers, brown buggers, snow cones, bionic worms, midges, blood worms
Chronomids: . Key fly: Size 14 chironomid, black with red butt and white bead head.
These can be fished with or without an indicator and multiple fly combinations also work well.
Good patterns (all in size 14 or smaller) include:
Holographic green with green ribbing, Black with silver, red or white ribbing, Chromies,Silver glass bead with silver holographic body
The chronomids can be fished under an indicator or without. Either way, you will need long leaders and fish it slow. In addition to a single fly, you can add one dropper. This could be two chronomids, a nymph and a chronomid or any two patterns. One good combination is a copper john trailing a chronomid. Another is a chromie on top with another chronomid below (18-24 inches). The bright upper fly will draw attention but often the take will be on the lower fly. A preferred set up uses a long tag off the upper fly for the dropper. The nymphs can be fished with intermediate sinking lines and long leaders as well. The hunt for big fish is usually later in the evening and fish can be found by casting to the edges of the lake in the brush piles.
One other productive tactic is trolling a nymph, leech or streamer. You can cover a lot more water. To get the fly down, a sinking line is required.
LICENSE AND REGULATIONS:
A Colville reservation license is required. FOR ALL INFORMATION COVERNING THE REGULATIONS GO TO:
Boat, pontoon or Float tube
Note: Boats can be rented at the Rainbow beach resort.
-Appropriate gear (waders, waist/chest belt for the waders, wading shoes, rain gear, hat, polarized sun glasses)
-First Aid Kit
-Food & Water (Bring plenty of Water.)
– Water proof Sun Screen
– Extra clothing (in the event you get wet and or cold)
REQUIRED EQUIPMENT: MUST WEAR A PFD
It is the responsibility of each 4CFF member and guest to be prepared for each fishing outing by having the proper equipment including personal flotation devices. Know your own capabilities, or lack thereof, and plan accordingly. It is also the responsibility of each 4CFF member and guest to know the fishing rules and regulations. Don’t be bashful in asking other members for help. It’s ok to ask whether or not you need to use barbless hooks, etc.