While I was out deer hunting in Eastern Washington this past weekend, Northwest Sportsman contributor “Uncle Wes” Malmberg was working the trout over in Mason County.
He, his brother and a friend all limited out at Spencer Lake on pound-plus rainbows yesterday.
They were, of course, dragging around a fly.
“Olive Bugger was the king,” Wes reports.
It took them just three hours to catch the 15 trout, most of which went 12 to 14 inches, but the biggest one was 16 inches, he says.
“Got off the lake to see Minnesota win again. Gotta love Brett Favre.”
And you gotta love the stocking truck. WDFW recently planted Spencer, which is northeast of Shelton and about a mile off Highway 3 via East Pickering Road,with around 5,750 1-pound-and-better rainbows in recent weeks.
“There’s plenty of parking, there’s an outhouse, but the launch is a little rough,” Wes says of the lake’s facilities.
Spencer isn’t the only Mason County lake brimming with fresh fish. In recent weeks, the state has also planted Lake Kokanee (803), Lost Lake (1,254) and Nahwatzel Lake (4,600).
POST SCRIPT: Wes returned to Spencer today, Tuesday, Oct. 20, and reports limiting on 14- to 16-inchers in an hour and 30 minutes, all on size 4 Woolly Buggers. He says there were four or five other boats on the water.