November 21, 2014
2,000lbs of rainbow trout ( Nebraska Tail walkers) were stocked for the season opener on Wednesday November 19th. LNL waited until the lake temp dropped down to 64 degrees with an average of 7.0 D.O, before stocking trout.
Opening day was a slow bite for most although Rick Yerger of Dana Point managed to land an 11lb 05oz trout throwing a spinner/grub tail of the shoreline in Zone 3. The second day, trout fishing picked up dramatically with 5 fish limits being caught by most fishermen. Trout are averaging 2lb to 3lbs in size with a good number of trout in the 4lb to 6lb class being weighed in at the scales. Most trout are holding in the flats on the south side of the lake. Shoreline fishermen are catching the most fish in Zones 2 and 3 to the launch ramp. Rainbow and chartreuse power bait along with inflated night crawlers dipped in garlic scent are working best for bait fisherman. The jig bite has been slow however the float tube fly fisherman have been putting on a show in the flats still water nymphing with bead head midges in 8' of water. Most fly fisherman are reporting catch and releasing an average of 15 to 30 fish a day.
3,000lbs of rainbow trout will be trucked in from Bridgeport, Nebraska on Tuesday November 25th for the Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend. We have ordered a large number of trophy trout on this stocking! A total of 5,000lbs of rainbow trout will have been stocked in this 44 acre lake in the first 6 days of trout season!