McGinnis Lake sit on the Colville Indian Reservation in Washington State and is regarded as a top Brook Trout fishery. Ladin and Steve are in a single man boats with electric outboards which are all that's needed on this smallish 115 acre lake. They're using Fish Finders and seeing that fish are 15-2oft down on the sounder, Ladin starts by using a sinking line and buoant Booby Fly, which can prove irresistible to trout as the fly rises up and down upon retrieve. He's soon rewarded with a stunning 3lb brookie which puts up quite a battle. Steve decides to try a different tactic, using a Chironomid pattern or 'Buzzer' fished static under a sight indicator on a long 18ft leader, and soon starts getting lots of action. Ladin also then switches to the indicator method and catches another nice Brookie directly under his boat. By keeping an eye on the finder, they can see when fish are their area, the depth they're holding and adjuct accordingly and its really paying dividends today with lots of stunningly marked Brookies coming to the net. As the thunderclouds roll in, there's still time for Ladin to catch one last Brook Trout to the deadly indicator set up, which gives him a great tussle to end the session.
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