Many of our anglers had success yesterday. One experienced angler fished hard yesterday and hooked 9 fish, and one of our beginners hooked and landed his very first grilse, ever! So, while the conditions are tough for Eagle, she is still producing for our guests. We are mostly limited to fishing 'The Bathtub', 'Shower' and Airforce side to get results now, however our beginner hooked his fresh grilse on the sandbar last night! The top producing pool the last couple of days has been 'Pole Rock' which can now be waded to.
We took most of the Belgian family out into the Bay again today for trout fishing. Dwight guided them to one of his favorite trouting places and reported back that it was the most trout he ever seen schooled together in one location. That's a strong statement seeing he has been fishing the waters of Sandwich Bay his entire life. The Water was calm and clear and you could see hundreds of 1-3lb silvery sea-run speckled trout in the water as far as 40 feet from the boat. But were they ever hard to catch! The water was full of bait fish and these trout were stuffed on them, making it hard to get them on artificial lures. 20 and 30 trout would chase the lure at one time but most often, no takers. One of our guests landed a 3lber, which was very exciting a couple of nice 2lb trout were landed. It was a lot of fun and we will be having trout for dinner today. Soon, many of these trout will be returning to the rivers and that will also be the case here on Eagle by mid August.