Reeling in the Rainbows at Holter Reservoir
By angelamontana

Posted: April 8, 2013

Holter Reservoir’s trout population ended up with 15 less fish by the time our crew left the lake on Sunday afternoon.  For Jason Maxwell and me (Angela Montana), it was quite the experience, as fishing, for us, typically consisted of standing on the shores of private ponds with our fishing poles rather than from a boat with somebody who actually knows what they’re doing.

We accompanied the Captain on this particular trip, unsure of what to expect of boat fishing, and we were definitely impressed.   I even decided that my next big purchase will be a fishing boat–from Bretz RV & Marine!

Just after we got on the water, somewhere around 10:30am, we got our first bite while we were still setting up the poles.  The weather was cloudy and chilly, being in the mid-40s, but Mother Nature managed to give us a break by not allowing the gray sky to do more than just barely spit on us for most of the day.  In fact, the weather was quite mild compared to what we were expecting.

Most of the fish we caught were biting on Syclops and Needlefish lures at approximately eleven feet deep.  We reached our maximum boat limit of 15 rainbows somewhere around 2:45pm.  The perfect amount of time for some action AND relaxation.

Overall, the day was a fun success.  I am looking forward to getting back out on the water soon, and I will definitely be heading to Bob Ward & Sons to get some more fishing gear this week!  Special thanks to the Captain for putting up with us for the day!



“another one bites the dust”


Can you tell I’m excited to be out fishing?


Jason getting super stoked about fishing with the Captain!


this one measured about 19 inches……


and another one…


and another one…


Just as we were headed back, the rain started…


Jason and the big one….


A shot of a cool turquoise rainbow in the live well


“dancing trout”


HOORAY for catching fish! It’s gotta be my hat!


The Captain and Jason were unhooking the first catch of the day


and another…


the end of our fishing day…