Reply by: fishinwfoos Posted: 4/11/2012 10:52:17 AM Points: 1475
WOW just WOW... a brand new member here (with 0 pts) asking for a little help and this is what he gets....
troutman- welcome. I have no idea on the current fishing there but if you go to the drop down box and pick Lonetree, you can do a little bit of research and get some useful information to get you started.
Hopefully somebody will chime in and provide you with something you are looking for.
Reply by: mako422 Posted: 4/11/2012 11:00:03 AM Points: 18
This site is absolute joke!! Isn't supposed to be all about helping other anglers twords there succsess? And you get someone asking a simple question as " Is there anything biting?" And some @#!$head answers him with something stuipid.. Really mature hope you feel good about yourself!!
Glad i am not the only one that is tired of the 'bashing' and lack of respect some show to others on this site... troutman...Lonetree is a tough lake, as others have said. i have been there quite a few times with little success. on the south end of the lake, in the 'marshy' area is the only place i have caught anything, and i was in a boat throwing a kastmaster....good luck
I don't know if anything is biting there, but I would recommend tracking down the Fishful Thinker episodes from Lonetree. That should give you an idea of some techniques that work out there and a few potential spots.
Alright alright. Everyone just simmer down. I was totally kidding about the powerbait and Troutman's "kid" response rubbed me the wrong way so I posted something stupid. I admit I was in the wrong and I apologize.
And as a side note, I've had decent success for walleye out there this year. Nothing amazing but I've caught 1-3 eyes on each of three trips. I primarily use grubs but have caught/seen them caught on berkley swimbaits and husky jerks
Reply by: Sleazy E Posted: 4/11/2012 2:42:54 PM Points: 1119
He ain't lyin'. I am not a walleye fisherman and he trumps me 5-1 on average. I've had luck this time of year there in the past with bass in the trees. Same with the Hag. Spinner baits bouncin', snaggin', and dancin' through the stuff that will get you snagged will produce a "better-than-expected" face.
Nice pic sleaz. Ha ha. And as for walleye, you'll get there. You just have to develop a "knack" for it. I may have trumped you 5-1 last night but I'm pretty sure I've fished for eyes up there (not lonetree) more than you which gave me an advantage. Plus, that Gary Yamamoto grub seems to be pretty killer.
In addition, when the walleye bite is aggressive like it seems to be right now, make a few casts in each direction and then move on. If they are there then they will typically bite within 3 casts. Sluggish fish however may take a little more coaxing
Fishing at Lonetree is still slow in my opinion, some little bass but nothing to write home about.
There was good advice above though. Ask more detailed questions. such as "hey guys, i am looking to fish Lonetree from (shore/boat) I am a (fly/bait/lure) fisherman and was looking to target (bass, waleye, wiper, lmb, etc).." that way people that are willing to share info will be able to help better. Just a friendly pointer, no sarcasm or any of the other crap that has been flying intended.
hey question i know that not all the colorado lakes are on here that are public, is there any way to get other lakes on here, cuz i know that horse shoe or at lest the one right be boyde is not posted but i know you can fish some of the decks and the inlet just wonderin if it could get added, i fish there a lot right down the road from me.
Nobody is going to be able to give you the secrets to Lonetree it is one of those lakes that you have to hit a lot for a long time to learn and figure out what works for you. The challenges Lonetree offers are some of my favorites yr after yr. Typically the fish you catch there are worth the time you put in there.
Decided to respond with a civil answer this time ha ha. I don't think they'll ever put lakes like horseshoe on here. That lake (like a lot of other lakes) is mostly private. Lakes with limited access wouldn't really benefit members on FxR. Plus, FxR probably doesn't want to encourage fishing there since it's private. Just my personal opinion.
You can view more lakes/rivers if you join the paid member side but I'm not sure how many more. The paid side also has some other good features such as stocking reports dating back into the 90's, old conditions reports, weather/moon info as well as some other cool features. I'm probably going to join here soon.
You ever catch any nice white bass out of horseshoe? I fished it once and caught a lot of white bass but they were all small
Reply by: troutman300 Posted: 4/18/2012 8:55:24 AM Points: 350
yeah done real well for white bass some small but some good wide ones that were 10-13 inch, iv cought them on spoons, minnow spinners, small crakes and such. and thanks for that info how much does that cost? and i wasnt able to get out there went to boyd on saturday nothing much there but two little trout.
marissa how big of cat fish? iv had good luck for numbers at the jay hacker ponds and the few places you can get on at horseshoe by boyd, chickin levers are good chose just make sure you hook them good cuz they like to fall off.
bronc yeah for sure im am way buzy at this time with lawn care getten in full swing but as soon as i got the time i will let you know thank ya
Reply by: TroutLion Posted: 5/3/2012 12:15:51 AM Points: 560
I was on. Lonetree for a few hours tonight from my float tube and got a pair of wipers, 18 and 13 inches pulling a small stickbait (matzuo) about a hundred yards off the west shoreline as the sun was going down. My first two hours were hitless, but a couple of guys from a boat reported a 20 inch walleye and a twelve inch crappie before I ever got a hit.
coolhand_12. Jay haker or what ever its call is by the shamrock on Taft. And fist street kinda by Thompson balmy high school. There's two ponds you can fish one is small with a dock thing but don't think you can float tube that one. The bigger one I think you can but id take a look at the sign there.