Kiwanis incentive trout
By: Craig Swales
I’d been going to Kiwanis lake to fish for a change of scenery and for its ease of getting around. My 3rd trip I fished for about 6 hours in different spots/ seats etc to try and stay comfortable throughout the day. I had seen 12, 3 pounders already taken and who knows how many others I didn’t. I was about to rap up yesterday around 4 O’clock and just as I picked up the rod I got the hit! At first, I thought I had hooked a catfish. It was pulling good and stayed down. There was an easy 25+ yards of line out. My poles are all 6lbs line with slider weights and small treble withe power bait (salmon eggs) on one and the other had a crawler with a tiny white power bait ball to look like mouse tail. After about 10 mins I got to see it and “Wow”. I felt so good and reinvigorated after landing it as this is the biggest trout I’ve ever had. I have a Berkeley scale and it was 3.4 on it. 01/18/2017 around 1640 hours. Best I’ve felt in a few weeks and today I’m still feeling better than average. Thank you fish gods- lol.