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Thursday, May 13, 2021 - Beaver Lake

Expecting a busy lake since that's usually the case at this time of year and was pleasantly surprised with only a few boats on the lake, with none in the sweet spot when we launched the boat at about 9:30 am.


Anchored in the usual 6 feet of water on the East side of the island, it took a total of about 5 minutes to hook into the first fish, a healthy 19' Rainbow.


From then on it was pretty steady action with mostly the previous two years Tiger Trout being gluttons until a storm moved in and blew us off the water around 1:30 pm. It was pretty much time to head out anyway so it turned out to be a great excuse to finish a great day.


Chironomids in Silver with a wine rib and light green with a red butt were the most popular flies with the fish today. The indy was set approximately 5' to the bottom fly with 12" of flouro between the bottom to the next fly and 12" to the top fly so we had most of the shallow water column covered.


At peak there was about 10 boats on the lake with most of them reeling in fish so get out there and take advantage of the prime chironomid season while it's hot and heavy, and be courteous while on the water, there are plenty of fish to go around.


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