Planning on heading out for the hike to crescent lake this weekend with the wife and dogs, going to go via the carter lake route for the shorter hike. Figure it should be pretty solo with everyone else out chasing salmon around.
Has anyone been up there lately, any fishing reports? I've never been, but I'm a huge grayling fan so hopefully I'll not be let down. I'm still debating if it is worth the effort to pack the little 8' inflatable. Is there shorefishing access, or would a person be better off with the boat?
What about gear? We're going to bring the light spinning rods for the wife, and my fly rod for me. Any particular patterns we should have on hand? I think I'm pretty well set up for flies, and she has a good selection of mepps-style spinners, so we should be in good shape, but anything to cut down on the trial-and-error would be nice.
And what about carter lake, I understand there might be some decent-sized 'bows there? Any tips on that?
I appreciate any info, good fishing to everyone!