Took my boat out on Sunday January 6th from about noon to 4:30pm and came in as the sun was setting. It was a nice day, not as windy as the week before and a little warmer. Surface water temps were showing 41degrees.
I started trolling but caught nothing, so I anchored up in 81feet of water between the north tower and the eastern shore. I fished with live shiners for 30 minutes without a hit so pulled anchor and moved much closer toward the tower and dam. I was marking fish as soon as I anchored, this time in about 90 feet of water. I hooked up with a laker as soon as my bait hit bottom. A 16 incher.
Zach M. from from our Facebook page texted me that he was in the area so I pulled up anchor and went and got him from the docks. I had never fished with Zach before, but if you look through the photos he’s posted on Facebook he certainly has shown that he knows how to fish. So I welcomed him aboard. He told me he had never caught a Lake Trout at Round Valley, maybe ever, and I told him I’d try and put us on fish.
This time I zoomed right over to the south dam. Some guys were leaving as we pulled up and they said they struck out. Uh oh?! I dropped the anchor in about 90 feet of water and in about 10 minutes I caught another laker. This one was a solid 21 inches. Fished a bit more but nothing doing so I pulled up and anchor and just moved a couple hundred feet along the dam.
Anchored again, now in 80 feet. I felt something toying with my line, swing and a miss. Right after that Zach’s pole doubles over and starts pumping. It’s hard to tell what size fish he’s got cause pole is so light but he finally manages to get the fish near the boat and he guides it into the net, head first.
Zach’s fish measured 22.5 inches. A nice first laker indeed! We fished a little more but got nothing and the sun was going down so we called it quits. It was a nice outing and a please to have Zach on my boat, he’s welcome any time and so are you if i have open space. Cheers!