Saturday 11/3, left the Manty harbor ~ 9:00 AM. Rollers and chop out of the north bigger than had hoped for, ran north along the shore then east. After navigating through the duck hunters, set up in 250 and started working south.
Water was around 43 on the surface with little change. Not much of a temperature break going down. Ran a full spread from top to down ~ 100, more spoons than flashers. Worked between 250 and 150, pushing south. One baby king released on 300 copper spoon. When we got to where the cranes used to be (a little south of Manty) in 140, started marking some big bait pods. In the span of about 90 minutes, but 4 decent rainbows in the box (6-8 pound class). They were spread about the water column, hitting a three color lead core spoon, 45 foot rigger flasher/fly, 300 copper spoon, and 90 foot rigger spoon. Sun was nearing the horizon, we pulled the plug and headed to Shooters for burgers, curds, and old fashions. I think if we would have been in that area longer, we could have put a pretty good box together.
Good to put some fish in the box. Based on extended forecast, that's likely it for 2018. First three weeks of June was the best fishing for me (boated a 28 pound King June 7). Third year in a row that June has been my best fishing. After the big blow during the TR derby, fishing was pretty putrid for me from that point forward. Hopefully will be chasing Brown Trout in four months.