The Fishing Report
Trout season is upon us!! We started stocking a couple weeks ago on 10/20/17. Lake level is currently 26ft from full and surface temp is at 59 deg. The launch ramp is still pavement but single lane. We are currently stocking from our trout farm that re-opened in April of this year, most trout are a 2lb average. We expect to continue stocking everyday M-F through the end of November if not longer!!, then will start planting every couple weeks. Early reports for the season from fisherman are that the Trout are basically anywhere between 10-20ft. White Power bait and Eggs seem to be doing the trick for the time. Don’t forget to check us out on Facebook for more catches and details!
We are currently 24ft from full, and the surface temp is 72 degrees. The launch ramp is fully usable but down to one lane. We are still waiting for the surface temp to drop and hopefully start planting in the next few weeks. Top water Bass fishing has been hot right now!! Look for shad boils in the main Lake and in the back of coves. Zara Spook and Zara Puppy are killing it. Evening fishing has been best. Don’t forget to check us out on Facebook for more catches and details!
Our Catfish Derby had a lot of participants this year to where we paid out not only fist place, but second and third as well. First place went to Jesse Makenson (18.50lbs), second to Justin Fountain (15.10lbs), and third place to Luis Maravilla (14.40lbs). Not much else has changed in the fishing for Bass or Catfish in the last week.
The Catfish and Bass bites are still holding strong. Lots of Catfish in the 15lb+ range coming in from the Carson Arm and the coves around the RV Park. Chicken Liver, Mackerel, and Anchovies work well, even Night Crawlers have been catching smaller Catfish. Bass have been hitting well in the back of the lake off of the rocky points near the mouth of Jackson Creek. Plastic Worms and Crank Baits seem to be working best. Don’t forget to check us out on Facebook for more catches and details!
Our annual Moonlighter Team Bass Tournament was a success with the winning team having a total of 34.12lbs and Big Fish weighing 9.36lbs!! Everything is loving the warm weather except for the Trout. Plastics and Crankbaits are working well. Crappie Jigs and worms are doing good for Crappie and Bluegill. Don’t forget to check us out on Facebook for more catches and details!
Warm summer weather is at its high lately. Trout have gone deep at about 30-35ft. People are still catching trout with even some limits here and there, but its hit and miss. From shore the dock at night is your best chance. Bass and Catfish are loving the hot weather though and many big ones are coming in! Bass are hitting on plastics and crankbaits. Don’t forget to check us out on Facebook for more catches and details!
We stocked our last load of Trout for the season on Saturday May 20th with 600lbs of Rainbows and 600lbs of Lightning Trout!! Not many people have been coming out with the hot weather, but reports from those who have is that fishing is still good! Most reports are Trout are in the 12-15ft range in the morning and finishing the day about 20-25ft. Kastmasters, Night Crawlers, and PowerBait still doing the job. Lots of boaters are trolling with success. Shore fisherman have been doing good fishing from the bottom with PowerBait. The launch cove is shallow and the water temp has risen and the Trout have vacated, so to everyone still fishing that cove, don’t! Don’t forget to check us out on Facebook for more catches and details!
We are currently still full and stocked 1200lbs of Trout last Thursday 5/11/17. Reports from fisherman are that Trout are being caught in the 15ft range. Kastmasters, Night Crawlers, and PowerBait are working best. The Catfish keep rolling in! The Crappie and Blue Gill bite has been getting better and better as the weather warms. Don’t forget to check us out on Facebook for more catches and details!
The warmer weather has Trout going to deeper depths. Reports of them being caught anywhere from 10ft up to 25ft deep and everywhere in between. We stocked another 1200lbs this past Friday the 5th. Still PowerBait, Night Crawlers, and Kastmasters are doing well either from shore or fishing the shoreline by boat. If Trolling Broken Back Rapalas are still doing the trick! The Catfish bite is finally on, with many being caught, even by accident while Trout fishing!! Lots have been brought in the last week over the 15-20lb range!!!!! Bass have pretty much finished spawning but are still on the shoreline and great fishing! Don’t forget to check us out on Facebook for more catches and details!
We released 3600lbs of Lightning Trout yesterday 4/24/17, on top of the 1200lbs of Rainbows on Friday 4/21!!! Trout are still shallow 5-7ft deep and relatively close to shore. Many boaters have been bait fishing the shore line in the back of the lake with great success. Shore fisherman have been doing good pretty much all around. Night Crawlers, Garlic PowerBait, and Power Eggs are doing good. When the sun is out shining Kastmasters work well. Bass are still on the shore and fishing has been great. Some of the Bass have already spawned while others are just getting on their beds. Don’t forget to check us out on Facebook for more catches and details!