This is the time of year when I love to drag the boat and kids up the mountain to escape the heat. A couple of weeks ago I took a group up to Lake Timothy and we had a fantastic time. Here are some tips for you if you’re considering going up there or another mountain lake that allows motorized boats on the water.
The setup is fairly simple, we would run a ford fender or string flasher with a wedding ring approximately 18 inches behind. Then we would put 1/2 to 1 1/2 ounces of lead above the flashers to help get the gear down a little bit. Lastly, thread half a nightcrawler onto your hook and troll the edges of the lake in 15 to 25 feet of water at about 1.5 mph.
If you’re getting lots of bites but nothing is sticking, try going with an even smaller worm as the fish are sometimes finicky.
If you’re not able to get up the mountain to escape the heat, then maybe you should get your home cooled off. Check out the guys at Multnomah Heating as they come highly recommended and have been working in the Portland area for over 30 years.