- Apr 20, 2007
- West Linn
Went to Laurence Lake above Hood River on Monday. Great little lake, artificial lures and flies only, fin clipped only, electric motors ok. I had my pontoon and motor and headed across the lake pulling a green wooly bugger and had constant hits, but was only hooking about 1 of 4. Caught and kept 4 twelve inch planters which I had on a stringer. The resident bald eagle saw my fish and swooped in for a closer look. I heard the whoosh of the wind through his feathers and spun my head around as he was about five feet from me making a sharp turn. He didn't get my stringer and I shortened up the line on it so he wouldn't be tempted again. He continued to hang out in a tree along the South bank waiting for one of the five or six guys fishing to get a fish on, then he would try to steal it off of their line. Saw him get one, which he promptly ate. Switched to dry flies and had a take on almost every cast for the next two hours, what a blast.