Lake Siskiyou Fish Report for 12-14-2005

by Scott Caldwell

Gear: Shimano reels, Rogue rods, Sep’s dodgers, worms,

River Flow: none

Water Temperature: 43

Water Clarity: 5 feet 

On the Water: 9:45am

Off the Water: 4:30pm

Brookies, browns, and rainbow are all biting at Lake Siskiyou. My client Rhonda Lauritson of Napa had quite a day, landing all three species of trout while trolling a Sep’s kick dodger (dark rainbow trout pattern, and all silver pattern) and a small piece of worm. The biggest trout of the day was a 19-inch 2-pound rainbow, that put on quite a show, jumping twice and making some nice drag burning runs when ity got near the boat. In the end, Rhonda won the battle and got herself a nice dinner fish. These fish are a great fun on 6’6” ultra light Rogue Rods (SP662) and Okuma Inspira 15 ultra light reels spooled with 4-pound Yo-Zuri hybrid clear line. We landed 30 total trout for the day (2 brookies, 5 browns, and 23 rainbows). The landing ratio did not start out good as we only boated two out of the first 10 but we got on a role after the slow start and landed 28 out of the next 32. The fish seemed a bit sluggish in the morning, which was probably the reason for the 2-for10 start. They were just not biting the bait very hard. The weather could not have been much better Sunny with just a slight breeze, although warmer air temperatures would have been nice. It did not get over 36 degrees and was as low as 20 in the morning. Rhonda and I pretty much had the lake to ourselves, we were 1 of 3 boats on the water. I have some days open this year if you like to get some fishing in before the New Year starts.   

Available days December 17-24, 29-31