Sunday October 11, 2019 -The harvest moon Is this week and I can feel the fishing entering the Fall Cycle. I arrived at the lake late today because of a Flat Tire on the trailer driving up 101. Luckily, the tire didn’t delaminate and blow my fender off like it did last time. I recently put a set of 20 volt Power Tools and jacks in the truck for the trailer and I changed the tire in less than 10 minutes. I was boat number 17 on the lake at Basalt launch at 9:00. The lake was dead calm all day long and there was a haze in the air from the Napa fires and high clouds. I spoke with some of the regulars on the water and they told me that this morning there was a great topwater bite. Ill have to get up early and try that before the rains start. I started of fishing the Racks right away because I saw a few boats up close and figured there may be a small window to fish it. The pumps were not on and lake is very low in preparation for the rains. Oddly, I worked the racks deep and couldn’t dredge up a single fish. I headed over to Romero and worked the dam before the island and picked up 5 nice fish. The panoptix liveview showed there were a many big fish cruising around in the corner however I couldn’ t get them to bite. I found some bigger schools along the face of the dam but I was unable tp convert. I wasn’t worthy today despite trying lots of different flies Im going to try trailer hooks (like coho flies) next time. I did get alot of short strikes and follows today. I think the fish were not feeding aggressively because of the big bright moon last night but the Solunar tables predicted a great day with the bite starting around 12:30. I ended the day with 5 fish..
Romero Panoptix Livescope (timeshifted) – Tons a fish but very few eaters….