I fished Lake Ahinoko 4 times in this fall season. I had good fishing on 3 of 4 visits with some memorable fish.
Saturday, November 8th
5:15 AM, I was on a famours spot. There are already 4 fishermen, 3 with lures and 1 with flyfisherman. They were all wading knee-high, but it looks there are some fish in the shallow area. I took a 8 weight single hand rod and casted my favorite Flash Streamer fly (tied on the TMC202SP #4) into 20 to 25cm depth area. I hooked a fish on the 3rd cast. That one hooked off, but I caught a pretty nice 52cm char after a while. That was my first char caught on this lake.
I repeatedly casted in the shallow area and caught another 45cm and 51cm rainbows.
Sunday, November 16th
I visited the lake again. The water was reduced over 10cm, which is usually not a good sign. Nothing happened.
Saturday, November 22nd
It was a three-day weekend. I was fishing around a head with 6 weight type 3/4 sinking shooting head. I casted a Flash Streamer and counted down 40 seconds. I caught a hatchery fish, and nothing happened after that…
I found some fish start rising just in front of me around 1:30 to 14:00PM. I casted black elk caddis fly close to me and hooked up. I landed the fish after it jumped 4 or 5 times. It was 54cm pretty nice rainbow.
I added a couple of raibbows. Maybe it was a good day.
Saturday, December 6th
It was getting colder day by day. There were 6 anglers in the good spot, but some soon left there simply because they could get nothing. I casted the Flash Streamer tied on TMC202SP size 4 again. I caught a good hatchery 63cm rainbow.
I changed my rod to 8 weight single hand rod, and added some. Snow started to fall and I finished my fishing that day.