Just returned from our 2019 Club excursion to North Twin Lake. Arrived with Jerry Mumfrey driving on Sunday May 5th and fished for 3 days. Weather was really nice for this time in May. Fishing was awesome. Most of these big rainbows were in the 16" to 19 7/8" category. The "Booby Fly" was the trick this year! This fly is best moving slowly and keeping depth within 8 -10 ft. Otherwise the trout want to slam it and swallow. Best fishing time slot started at 5:30- 6 to 10 AM and again from 6 PM to dark.
I had my Outcast Stealth Pro and Jerry had his Outcast Pontoon boat. Both have their advantages. When the wind picks up, which it did on the lake, the wind and waves are extremely challenging with the Stealth Pro. Twin Lake is pretty big and it takes a lot of effort to paddle and kick the Stealth Pro back from the other side of the lake after being blown there. I really like Jerry's Pontoon boat but do not have space at home to store it inflated and a truck to haul it. It handles better with oars then the Stealth Pro.
I was not planning on keeping any of these, however, Jerry convinced me to take a couple to the Fish Cleaning station. What a surprise! These rainbows when filleted were dark red bodies, looked like Steelhead. So we decided to keep our 2 day limits for smoking and grilling. We had plenty of practice filleting fish!
I'll add my two-bit's worth to Bob's post. The weather and fishing were, indeed, nice. So was the club turnout--Bob and Jerry, Karen and Jim Rohrer, and me and my wife, Carol. I always enjoy sitting at a picnic table at the end of the day chatting about who caught what and what's happening in everyone's life.
This year's non-fishing highlight for me was watching black bears come in to the fish-cleaning station at night, looking for tasty morsels. They were tough to photograph because they didn't come in until full dark, but here's one I got by flashlight.