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    Default Fontanelle 7-15-2020

    Went on another adventure with my little furry friend fishing. I have driven by Fontanelle many times but mostly during its frozen stages. About 3yrs ago was the first time I saw the actual soft form and never realized how large this reservoir was. In the past it was snow covered looking like any other Wyoming frozen tundra. After seeing its setting I made the decision to visit this lake. I was attempting to make plans but timing with the Wyoming breeze wasn't in my favor. So late Tuesday evening after gathering info on what to use & where to fish I looked at wind forecast and it was going to be the best Ill get for chance on Wednesday, went to Wyoming G&F website purchased online a 1 day license. This sure makes it easy rather then searching for a license dealer. I launched at the ramp(noticed there was only one other boater judging the lone parked vehicle with trailer) around 0730ish fishing in dam area with no takers. Water temp was 65 and marking fish in top 15FOT, one report I received the kokes were shallow. I moved on exploring another area and found the mother lode, a lot were shallow as found in dam area but there were schools down deep 60-70' in 85-90FOT. I fished one rig shallow & one deep. I presented the arsenal to the deep but school was in session with teaching lockjaw. But fishing with an RMT double glow squid behind a hyperplaid dodger got me 2 kokes & 2 cutts. By 2pm water temp was up to 72, I could tell the sheep were starting to gather in the pasture and time to get off of the water. All in all I wasn't disappointed and will be making future plans. The 2 kokes I caught were feisty, fat in 2lb range.
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