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Mar 18, 2023 21:21:42   #
Hootervillain Loc: Darrington,Washington
 
Hello All!! I decided to do a little lake fishing this morning. So I went south to Lake Ballinger. It was a very nice spring morning finally and I caught 2 nice rainbows. Both were caught using the tried and true, nightcrawler and a white marshmallow. The pics aren't very good, but I'll try to do a little better in the future. The fish with the rope in his mouth(forgot my stringer) was just shy of 2 1/2 lbs and the other one was a healthy 3 lb fish. They've been eating well and the meat is very firm and bright orange. Yum! I didn't take a water temp, but it is very cold.





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Mar 18, 2023 22:17:15   #
Fredfish Loc: Prospect CT.
 
Hootervillain wrote:
Hello All!! I decided to do a little lake fishing this morning. So I went south to Lake Ballinger. It was a very nice spring morning finally and I caught 2 nice rainbows. Both were caught using the tried and true, nightcrawler and a white marshmallow. The pics aren't very good, but I'll try to do a little better in the future. The fish with the rope in his mouth(forgot my stringer) was just shy of 2 1/2 lbs and the other one was a healthy 3 lb fish. They've been eating well and the meat is very firm and bright orange. Yum! I didn't take a water temp, but it is very cold.
Hello All!! I decided to do a little lake fishing ... (show quote)


Nice catch Hootervillain. Thanks for the pictures.

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Mar 18, 2023 22:47:08   #
NJ219bands Loc: New Jersey
 
Nice 👍

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Mar 18, 2023 23:46:18   #
CamT Loc: La Porte, Texas
 
Hootervillain wrote:
Hello All!! I decided to do a little lake fishing this morning. So I went south to Lake Ballinger. It was a very nice spring morning finally and I caught 2 nice rainbows. Both were caught using the tried and true, nightcrawler and a white marshmallow. The pics aren't very good, but I'll try to do a little better in the future. The fish with the rope in his mouth(forgot my stringer) was just shy of 2 1/2 lbs and the other one was a healthy 3 lb fish. They've been eating well and the meat is very firm and bright orange. Yum! I didn't take a water temp, but it is very cold.
Hello All!! I decided to do a little lake fishing ... (show quote)

Those are some pretty fish congrats and thanks for sharing 👍

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Mar 19, 2023 15:44:25   #
SkipLeingang Loc: Washington
 
Great news.
What kind of marshmallows did you use?

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Mar 19, 2023 16:06:14   #
Hootervillain Loc: Darrington,Washington
 
White with anise

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Mar 19, 2023 17:55:27   #
Dakoda Loc: Cle Elum, WA
 
Is this the lake by Mt. Lake Terrace?

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Mar 19, 2023 18:49:02   #
SkipLeingang Loc: Washington
 
Thank you

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Mar 19, 2023 20:37:24   #
Hootervillain Loc: Darrington,Washington
 
Yep that's the one.

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Mar 19, 2023 23:07:46   #
Dakoda Loc: Cle Elum, WA
 
Hootervillain wrote:
Yep that's the one.


I never thought to try fishing that lake.
Thanks for the reply.

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Mar 20, 2023 00:51:31   #
Hootervillain Loc: Darrington,Washington
 
To be honest with you, I never did either. But, 4times in the span of a year, that I've fished there, I've only done poorly once. And by poorly, I mean no large trout. I still caught trout, but not anything that impressed me. Those 2 yesterday were impressive, but I've caught a few larger. And I noticed yesterday,that neither fish had their adipose fin clipped. So they either got missed at the hatchery or they're native to the lake? A couple of the larger ones that I've caught here, also had their adipose fin. So, I'm not sure. Your guess is as good as mine. Anyone?

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Mar 20, 2023 12:14:25   #
Dakoda Loc: Cle Elum, WA
 
I used to fish Lake Goodwin and a couple of smaller lakes in that area. Did alright, but nothing that size.

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Mar 20, 2023 12:23:41   #
Hootervillain Loc: Darrington,Washington
 
I really like fishing at Martha Lake near Lake Goodwin. There are some hogs in that lake. It's a bit more of a challenge now, since they changed it to artificial lure with single barbless hook, some years back.

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Mar 20, 2023 14:38:49   #
Trfishon Loc: Everett, WA
 
Fish by boat or shore.

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Mar 20, 2023 15:07:11   #
Hootervillain Loc: Darrington,Washington
 
Out in my boat.

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