Lake Siskiyou Fish Report for 2-21-2012

by Scott Caldwell

Trout fishing is hot despite the cold. Cold water and weather can mean slow fishing but not at Lake Siskiyou today. Conner, Dad and I put a few hours on the Lake and we combining for 27 Rainbow Trout. Trolling Rapalas lathered up with Procure Kokanee gel at speeds between 1.2 and 2.5 mph in an S pattern really had the Trout biting hard. Staying within that speed range and constantly speeding up and slowing down were the secret to our success today. We had multiple double hook ups and were often treated with an air show by these hard fighting Trout. We were one of three boats on the water so we practically had the lake to ourselves. Surface temperature on the lake was 39 degrees which was actually warmer than the air temperature at one point today. I will be back at the Lake on Wednesday after fishing the Klamath River tomorrow. The river has been kicking out Steelhead in the 1 to 3 pound class with a few 5 pounders mixed working the water extremely slow has been the best approach over the last week as weather fronts and cold temperatures have made the Steelhead sluggish. We have been boating between 2 and 8 fish per trip the last few times. Bait, flies and plugs have all produced fish with equal success.