Just got back yesterday from Vallecito. We fished Thursday - Sunday. Caught a whole lot of stocked slimers (8-15 inches) a few kokanee, a few pike. Largest pike was about 30 inches. The pike were caught on the north west side of the lake in the shallows (less than 6 ft of water). Slimers were caught everywhere. kokanee by the dam where the water is released.
Went out on June 4th. Water was 60 degrees, and the resivoir was full and clear. I fished Rapala Husky Jerks and Castmasters. I didn't get one bite or even a follower. Any advise would be great. I plan on fishing the lake weekly. Thanks.
I went last weekend and fished the dam and the south east sides. Only reeled in a couple smallmouths and one little slimmer. Nothing to write home about, I hear if you hit the right time of day and the north end you can get into quite the bite.
Finally got on the lake last Tuesday (6/26) - many small Kokanee, 2 keepers, 3 keeper browns, 2 keeper rainbow trolloing needlefish main lake 35-50'. Several smallies on east side of lower lake. Afternoon rains have started. Lake level dropping .4'/day per PRID.
Reply by: popoeye Posted: 8/13/2012 7:21:32 AM Points: 100
I haven't hooked one in over a month. I haven't seen or heard of any being taken either. But again I am not the best pike fisherman either so I might just be throwing the wrong hardware at them. Sorry wish I had more.
I have mainly been going after Kokanee (I love eating them). I usually will land about 8-10 from sunrise to about noon. Just trolling the shore and casting out and coming in with different types of spinners, kastmasters and that kind of stuff. Nothing huge usually just stockers but I have pulled in a couple good ones that have been good filleting size. For the Pike I hear the north end in the shallows and at the inlet of the pine using Rapala Husky Jerks. I have tried it but I never really have much luck. I have few buddies that do well with these though and have landed some good 20"+ Pike. Hope that helps and good luck.