Lake in the Dunes March 2015

Lake In the Dunes

I can honestly say that the last time I was at Lake in the Dunes was before the millennium. Yes remember that – big event. We were all concerned that computers would go down because of the ’00 in programs. Well the world didn’t crash that  year, but a lot has changed since then. Cell phones,  Facebook, and Instragram immediately came to mind!  With all the change surrounding us every day – it is nice to know we can go back in time and experience a great fishery – even if is 16 years later.

Being at Lake of the Dune on Sunday, sure brought back memories. Yes last time I was at Lake of the Dunes it was in 1999 and the first time was probably in the 1996 vintage time.    I started fishing in ’95 so way back then I can now say I was truly a rookie. On my first trip to Lake in the Dunes I hooked my first fish that could truly pull line off the reel. Not that I knew what that was back then. I remember being clueless on what to do and  yelling “What do I do?”   Dave returned in the same tone, “Fight it on the reel”. My reply back – ” I don’t know what that is”. Needless to say I clearly remember losing that fish. I was pretty disappointed. Now if I lose a big fish I say “Oh well, there will be another opportunity – no worries”

This spring Dave and I made two return visits to Lake in the Dunes!  Both times I was reminded that how much I enjoy lake fishing and it certainly helps with surrounding scenery, and yes the big fish are nothing to complain about!

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The scenery can take your breath away!

 

 

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On the third cast I hooked into this nice rainbow on a size 20 adams

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Another view of the same fish – amazing how the lighting makes it look like a second fish – but it the same. Now mind I caught a few more of this size!