Who: Just Myself
Where: Standing Bear Lake
When: October 31st, 2013
Weather: 45 degrees and windy
Boat Type: none, I fished from shore
I had recently checked the stocking reports and noticed they had stocked a lot of trout in Standing Bear in October. I have caught trout before in Colorado and in Long Pine NE but not at the lakes in town. And knowing that trout taste delicious I figured it would be a good opportunity for me to put some fish in the freezer for the winter.
This turned out to be a good opportunity, we do not have any kids yet so while everyone one else was out trick or treating we were trying to find something to do. My wife was also under the weather that day so I rented a redbox and ordered her a pizza, tucked her in on the coach and headed for the lake.
I fished right near the boat ramp near the dock and the rocks. I only threw 2 different kinds of lures, one was a small white trout spinner, which caught 3 nice trout, a really small bass and also a decent probably 12-13 inch bass. Then I also used a light bobber with a crappie jig about 2 feet down and I would cast and pull this in. There was only one other fisherman out there that day and he was fishing off the dock catching some nice crappies.
In Nebraska the limit on trout is 5 and after catching my limit it was getting pretty cold anyways. So I headed home to clean the fish and put them in the freezer.
Enjoy the pictures!
Overall Ranking: 3 Star
The lake is a good size with depth and a good boat ramp. I just haven’t every had a really good day fishing here and its always been busy.