Dale G. arrived at the lake first, and had caught 2 trout on flies by the time I arrived. Wearing fingerless gloves, his hands were very cold! We split and hit different parts of the lake to try and find more trout.
Of course I would be on the wrong side of the lake! Dale found some trout about the same time that my friend Jay showed up to flyfish. We joined Dale, and caught a few fish. It was spotty fishing, slow but fairly steady. I left around 1:15pm or so, but returned later in the evening to try again. I only caught one more fish, which brought my total to 13 trout for the day. A lot of work for few fish, it seemed, but it was a great day to be outside, and it was still fun to catch some fish. And some were decent-sized. The DNR stocks them at @ 12", but I caught some the measured up to 14".
Here's Jay with his first flyrod trout of the day:
And here's some of the trout I caught:
I used mostly beadhead woolly buggers...flashy gold seemed to work best for me today. I also caught a trout on a beadchain-eye fly I tied to look like a baby sunfish...the fish in the 3rd picture was caught on that, and the fish in the last 2 pictures were caught on a fly I tie that has a marabou tail, gold mylar tubing body, and a few turns of black ostrich at the head. They like that one!