The Fishing Report
Unusually warm and sunny weather for this time of year is making the Trout fishing hit or miss it seems. Some people are doing very well, while others are having a tough time. The back side of the campground in the Carson Arm has been a good spot for shore fisherman in the last week. Reports from bank and fisherman bait fishing from boats are that the Trout are about 6-7ft deep. Best advise for fishing in this crazy weather is don’t stay in one spot, keep moving around until you find where they are. Also, during mid day when its warm, look for shade or fish a little deeper, the Trout are looking to stay cool. Don’t forget to check us out on Facebook for more catches and details!
We stocked a total of 4,750lbs in the month of November including 100 tagged fish at the start of our derby. Thus far in the few days of this month we have already stocked 900lbs, with plenty more plants to come! It seems the key to bank fishing lately is Power Bait, Power Bait, Power Bait! The Dock has been putting out a lot of Trout and Catfish as well. Anchovies are knocking out Catfish left and right. Don’t forget to check us out on Facebook for more catches and details!
Trout are still shallow and close to shore. If its a sunny day Flies and Kastmasters have been working well. Garlic Scented Power Bait and Power eggs are still great. If by boat Trolling With a Broken Back Rapala is the go to. Don’t forget to check us out on Facebook for more catches and details!
We came up 2ft in the last storm and are currently 24ft from full. Trout are shallow between 5-10ft deep and still relatively close to shore. Fishing off the points has proven best for bank fisherman. Trolling has picked up and as usual the Fire Tiger broken back Rapala is a winner. Lots of Blue Gill are still being caught as well. Our Tagged Trout Derby starts Friday! Don’t forget to check us out on Facebook for more catches and details!
We are continuing to stock 250lbs daily Monday through Friday. Fish are shallow most being caught in the top 10ft and relatively close to shore. White Power eggs are still working the best. Crappie jigs have been doing well too. From shore the points have been producing well, and from boat Jackson Creek has the most feedback from fisherman. We have our annual Tagged Trout Derby starting the Friday after Thanksgiving. Don’t forget to check us out on Facebook for more catches and details!
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!