5-22-05 - Warmwater Days in Wisconsin
Waters Fished: Mirror Lake, Lake Como
Fish Caught: 1
Outing Date: 5-22-05
Air Temp: 70's
Water Temp: Lake Como - 66F
Water Level: Normal
Water Color: Mirror Lake, relatively clear, Como green and murky
Fish Species: Northern Pike, Bluegills
Pattern Fished: Flying Bunny
Pattern Color: Chartreuse & White
Fishing Quality: Slow
So after leaving Lake Minnetonka for the last time,
Renee and I got back on 94 heading south through Wisconsin. Every
time I drive 94 in the daylight hours one spot has always caught
my attention. The sign on the side of the highway reads "Mirror
Well, Renee and I decided that maybe we had a little
time to go check it out. After finding our way to the park entrance
and paying a hourly use fee (Renee doesn't have the state park sticker
on her car) we had roughly an HOUR to scout things out.
I ended up fishing from a small angler's pier right
by the boat launch. Honestly I can't say I saw anything other than
Bluegills, but wow what a pretty lake. Apparently this is a no-wake
lake - mostly canoes, kayaks and pontoons were tooling around.
All too soon our hour was up. I had lost not only
my flies but my entire sink tip on a large log somewhere out in
the deep waters, so I figured it was time to head back to Lake Como.
After settling in, we hit it again. The water was
up to 66F. Between the wind and warm water conditions were arguably
less than ideal - we only got 1 between the 2 of us and that's with
roughly an hour and a half on the water....slow compared to how
things have been the last couple weeks.