The Fishing Report
Our Catfish Derby had a great turn out this past week with the winner Joe Faria having big fish weighing 20.12lbs! Paul Saar took second place with largest stringer with 8 fish weighing 18.5lbs, and third place went to Roger Shannon with his stringer of 2 weighing 10.6lbs. A lot of the Catfish caught in the derby were brought in from the Carson Arm area by the back of the campground. Many people are saying there are lots of Blue Gill and Bass down by the big dock. Don’t forget about our annual Moonlighter Tournament coming up this month on the 20th, registration deadline is on the 17th.Don’t forget to check us out on Facebook for more catches and details!
We stocked another 500lb load of Catfish this Tuesday the 2nd for our Catfish Derby. Most of which were 5lbs and up! Good luck to all the fisherman in the derby and have fun. In other fishing news, Bass is still going strong of the rocky points. Reports from fisherman doing good with senkos in about 10-15ft. Crappie and Blue Gill are still being caught around tress in the water, the Big Dock, and in coves with Crappie jigs and red worms. Don’t forget to check us out on Facebook for more catches and details!
Bass fishing is great right now with lots of fisherman having successful trips. Reports of them being caught anywhere from 10ft- 17ft in depth on the rocky points, with Senkos working very well. We have our Catfish Derby coming up next Wednesday August 3rd during prime catfishing time. The big dock is still a good area to fish for Crappie and Bluegill as well as any trees in the water.
Trout fishing is very hit or miss with the hot weather. Though some are not having a problem still catching them at night from the big blue dock at 40ft, but it is far and few in between. Lots of Crappie and Bluegill right now and they are great for kid fishing. Red worms and small Crappie jigs work best and are easy to use. Bass are out and about in the lake chasing shad around. We have had quite a few Bass Tournaments lately, one competitor stated that they were knocking them out at 17ft deep and anything with a chartreuse color pattern was hot. The catfish bite is on, they love anything stinky and nasty like chicken liver and scented dough balls. Don’t forget to check us out on Facebook for more catches and details!
Trout fishing still seems to be hit and miss this time of year with the hot Summer weather. The Trout being caught are in the main body of the lake at about 45ft down and in Jackson creek in the back of the lake. We heard reports of Lightning Trout jumping in Jackson Creek last week, exciting! Power Bait is working the best, and Night Crawlers are also good. Many people catching Bass with plastic worms from the rocky points all around the lake. We planted another load of Catfish this past Friday the 24th of 500lbs. To catch Catfish either use chicken liver or dough balls. Crappie and Blue Gill are still in the warmer waters of the coves and by the structure of the big dock. We have our annual Moonlighter Bass Tournament coming up in August. We will soon have online registration available for this event. Don’t forget to check us out on Facebook for more catches and details!
Trout fishing seems to be hit and miss this time of year with the warming weather. Though some people still are not having a problem catching them. Most of the Trout caught are in the main body of the lake and in the arms with cool water coming in like up Jackson creek in the back of the lake and in Carson arm with the water inlet from Pardee is located. The last few weeks the Trout have been up to 25ft deep but we had reports of them being caught up to 15ft deep, so anywhere in that range is good fishing. Power Bait is still working best, Mice tails, and Night Crawlers are also good. Many people catching Bass with plastic worms from the rocky points all around the lake. To catch Catfish either use chicken liver or dough balls. Crappie and Blue Gill are still in the warmer waters of the coves and by the structure of the big dock. We have our Carp tournament this coming weekend and we are still seeing them now in the coves chasing fry, so come on out and enjoy using your bow or spear and hopefully catch a monster! the last big one caught was only a 1/2lb away from the state record!! Don’t forget to check us out on Facebook for more catches and details!
We finally planted our first load of 500lbs of Channel Catfish today!! You can check out the video of the stock on our Facebook page. Big Bass are being caught off the rocky points with plastic worms. We have had some recent reports of Bass still on their beds in the back of the lake. Bluegill and Crappie are biting on red worms and crappie jigs. With all the hot weather we have been having the Trout are hanging around in the main body of the lake where the cooler water is at about 25-30ft deep. Don’t forget to check us out on Facebook for more catches and details!
Trout fishing is still holding strong with most being caught in the 25ft depth. Trout have moved out of the coves with warming temperatures so fish the main body of the lake where it is deeper and cooler. Red worms and Crappie Jigs are bringing in many large Crappie and Bluegill. We have seen lots of big bass brought in too with some in our aquariums, with plastics and large jigs working well. Don’t forget to check us out on Facebook for more catches and details!
Right now is the magic time of year where you can fish for anything, be it Crappie, Bluegill, Bass, Catfish and or Trout. Everything is biting. Red worms and Crappie jigs are catching Bluegill and Crappie. Night Crawlers, Power Bait, Mice Tails, and Kastmasters are still the baits and lures of choice for Trout anglers. Bass are hitting on plastics like senko’s and large jigs. The catfish are on a Power Bait kick with many in the 16lb range being brought in. Don’t forget to check us out on Facebook for more catches and details!
We have our last load of 2400lbs of Rainbow Trout coming this week, unfortunately we got a last minute email stating that we will not be receiving anymore lightning trout this season. Trout are still biting strong on power bait, mice tails, and Kastmasters. A group of gentlemen that always come and knock them out say to use a small ball of power bait on a 5′ leader and cast about 25′ out and let it sink, cant go wrong. The catfish will soon be hot with many starting to be brought in over 16lbs! Crappie and Blue gill are being caught off the dock and in the coves. Many Bass fisherman are coming out and doing well with plastics and jigs. Don’t forget to check us out on Facebook for more catches and details!