Saturday, January 3, 2009

Busch Wildlife CA, St. Charles County, Lake 22, December 21st, 2008: Trout are in clusters

Here is a good stringer picture from lake 22. This is an interesting lake. It seems like when you fish it, it is all or nothing. Lake 22 is a very easy lake to get skunked or, what I like to say, go "0-fer."
Hit a sweet spot- you could literally see the trout finning on the surface. One of the guys near me was getting strikes on his small bobber. Tore them up on gold Super Dupers....lost just as many. Super Dupers are great, but 9 times out of ten you hook them right on the kipe, which means you really need to be skilled in landing them or you end up losing them.
Cleaned them up at my parents house and "gave the gift of trout" this year. They said they cooked up real nice and were quite tasty...fresh, almost like a shore lunch up north.
Fish ON!

1 comment:

bizjetmech said...

Haven't fished Busch since 1996 when I left MO but I am back in the STL area again.
Overall, how are the trout? Best months, times, lakes etc?
Fished the Sierras after I left MO. Miss the trout!