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    Anyone been out fishing for grayling/rainbow on any of the lakes around Willow or out for bows/grayling/dollies on any of the Parks Hiway streams lately? (Assuming the ice is out). Getting impatient waiting for kings and thinking about heading that direction this weekend to wet a line ... any reports or fish stories would be great.

    Thanks in advance!

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    Fished up there a couple weeks ago on goose and sheep and nothing. Didn't even see a fish. Water may have warmed up a little since and they may be biting now.

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    Along the Parks. In spring, the greatest concentrations of rainbow and grayling are fairly deep, right where the clear streams mix with the silt of the Susitna. Cast into the clear water and let your rig drift deep into the mix. All streams are the same. For grayling, sometimes a bare red hook is all you need. They winter in the deep holes of the Susitna and feed at the mouths of incoming tributaries. Only exception is Byers Creek. There they winter in the lake and move into the creek as salmon come in, to feed on them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Akres View Post
    Along the Parks. In spring, the greatest concentrations of rainbow and grayling are fairly deep, right where the clear streams mix with the silt of the Susitna. Cast into the clear water and let your rig drift deep into the mix. All streams are the same. For grayling, sometimes a bare red hook is all you need. They winter in the deep holes of the Susitna and feed at the mouths of incoming tributaries. Only exception is Byers Creek. There they winter in the lake and move into the creek as salmon come in, to feed on them.

    WOW!!!! You got some big grayling there ifn' they be eatin' them salmons!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DRIFTER_016 View Post
    WOW!!!! You got some big grayling there ifn' they be eatin' them salmons!!!!
    Heh, Heh, Heh, That is why some like to keep Byers Creek a secret. But the fact is they actually wait until the bears and birds do their dirty work, or Mother Nature and then they go to town.

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    Fished both Lynn and Honeybee Lakes on Saturday. Ice wasn't completely out on both lakes though.....another week and they'll be 100% ice-free. I was using small black wooley buggers, but to no avail. A couple of times, a 'bow would follow it in on the retreive, but couldn' get anything to strike. Regardless though, it was just nice to be out..the weather on Saturday was gorgeous!

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    Thanks for the tips everyone -- much appreciated!

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