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Dave Law's Fishing Forecast: I'm Fond of Sprague Lake. Here's Why...

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Last week, I managed to find my way back onto Sprague Lake & it was another successful outing (I really like this lake). I caught a gorgeous, spotted & golden 17" cutbow (rainbow/cutthroat trout hybrid) and managed to limit in less than 2 hours. Since the lake was rehabilitated, I've watched the fry grow from 5" to over 20" in the last 3 years and I've caught some of those fantastic fighting rainbows up to 6 pounds. Now, the lake has been stocked with 369,000 steelhead smolt about 6-7" in length. Should they thrive, this lake will be one heck of a fishery for the next few years. But they're "steelhead" you say? Genetically, steelhead & rainbow trout are the same. Since Sprague Lake has an abundance of natural food, the fish grow fast. So, don't be surprised if fall fishing has you limiting out on some healthy 13-14" rainbow/steelhead trout. Bass fishing should be picking up...have already heard catch reports of 3-5 pound bass. I'll try for them in a couple weeks

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