March 17, 2017
We have all heard it, "You should have been here yesterday. " That’s what the weather was telling me today when I got out to Omak Lake. Yesterday was warm and sunny, just a beautiful day and I was stuck indoors. Today was a grey cold with a little drizzle, but since I was there, I gave it a shot. I did not see any of the cutties cruising the shallows along the shore line. I worked my way east along the shore with no takes. I got to the runoff creek that was flowing at a good rate into the lake. Now normally this would have been a really good place to locate a few fish. After changing my fly a couple of times, I had what I call a there and gone. Felt the fish, got a couple of tugs, then nothing. The strike was weak at best. After about 45 minutes, I had another brief tug. I ended my fishing out on the dock, with one more there and gone. I decided it was time to head back to the shop to warm up and lick my wounds. Oh well, such is life in fishing. Maybe I should have been wearing green since today is Saint Patrick's day. Need to stock up on flies? Check out our fly selection here The lake is up from my last trip from a few days ago. From what I could see, it looks like a lot of the runoff creeks are flowing pretty well. If you get a chance, seek out these waters because most of the time they can be very productive. Come on spring, 3 days to go.
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