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Freshwater Sight Fishing for Carp

Had an awesome day with a client yesterday. Sight fishing on Elk Lake for Carp. Hunting them as they fed. We saw hundreds of Carp but most were sunning themselves in the weeds. We did however find a great place to fish for them while they were feeding. Chris  had a nice one on, but the fish are big, strong and not very happy once they take a fly. Spotting and casting to these large fish  in the shallows was great fun and if you would like to get out carp fishing, which is almost identical to fishing the flats of a tropical island for fish that are smart and very powerful, contact me and we can get you out for a day of fun. Lunch and gear provided no waders are needed. Just bring coffee and your sunscreen.

Langford Lake

Langford Lake is a great lake for both rainbow trout to 8 lbs and Smallmouth Bass to 5-6lbs. I have indicated some of the hottest spots to try for both Rainbow trout and Bass. For Rainbow Trout, try Ruby eyed Leeches or Chironomids. Of course do not forget your favorite wooly buggers and leech patterns. For Bass hit the far end of the lake and cast between the docks with pretty much any wet fly and you are sure to get into some great bass fishing. I am going to try some dry flies as well to see if I can entice some of either species to smash a top water fly.

The yellow ‘X’ on the map indiactes a very shallow shoal that has great drop offs on both sides. It is not indicated in this depth chart. The water comes up to about 3-4 feet but drops off significantly on both sides. Anchor up and cast into the deep from either side for some great fishing.

hot spots for langfod lake
hot spots for langfod lake
Nice Langford Lake Rainbow Trout
Nice Langford Lake Rainbow Trout