Post By: Frostbeitz Posted: 6/11/2012 1:15:32 PM Points: 28
Hello there, My Girlfriend and I are planning on going up this weekend. I was just wanting to know if anybody could give me some advise or Tips for fishing from the shore. We are not to picky on what we catch. I just wanted to know what is biting best, So I know what to stock up on and bring. Lakers, Bows or hows the pike bite? I am having an operation on Monday. I am hoping to have one last hoorah in the hills for a while, Any advise would be helpful and much appreciated! Thanks for your time and have a great day!
P.S. *Soaking Suckers...... What size Hooks would you recommend? Large Trebles? Use only with Tubes and deep?
I do have a ton of spinnerbaits, a castmaster collection, Big Daredeviles, Mepps pike killer kit, Any other goto, #1 lures??
You should be able to catch your limit in no time on trout from shore near the inlet. Just find a comfy spot to sit and pitch the red or white gulp eggs. If your throwing lures, the halo red HD is my favorite. Caught about a dozen this weekend using that. For pike, look for the mudlines in the afternoon and throw rapalas or tube jigs. If you're after lakers, you need to be near the dam or in front of the marina. I like the marina, but you'll need a 3/4 or 1oz weight to be able to cast your rig to the dropoff. Early morning or sunset is best for them. A 1-O cirle hook with a strip of sucker meat should get you some bites. There are fire restrictions there so you can only have fires in campground fire pits. Good luck and let us know how it goes!
Reply by: Little D Posted: 6/11/2012 6:49:56 PM Points: 738
You don't necessarily have to just soak suckers... I've used tube jigs and casted them out on the bottom before giving them a pop every 5 to ten minutes.. I actually like the bigger profile the tube gives, that way it'll keep the smaller ones off
Reply by: skiman Posted: 6/12/2012 5:02:42 AM Points: 512
Antero... With conditions as dry as they are right now...ANY fire would a hazard. The fire ban is for alll unimproved campgrounds and areas. The only fires allowed at this point are in approved pits in the campgrounds. Good Fishing! Ski
Reply by: skiman Posted: 6/12/2012 5:06:19 AM Points: 512
Frostbeitz... Don't overlook the "Pothole Ponds" at Taylor. Sometimes they can be a challange and fun. Springcreek is a good bet too, not very far from the reservoir with lots of really great scenery. Small spinners are the ticket, as welll as silver and blue Kastmasters and spoons. Good Fishing! Ski
Antero... AsI understand it, campfires are only allowed in approved campsites. If I understand what you are asking, the Texas Creek "campsites" are un-improved, and even though they have a place for a fire, they aren't considered an improved camp site. Just to be sure, I'd check in with the Taylor Park Store for what stage fire ban they are in, and where campfires are allowed. Good Fishing! Ski
zekers, you were right on, I have NEVER caught so many NICE rainbows on those eggs/balls!! We use the (bubblegum) power eggs/balls, had a blast with trout!!! My body did not allow me to get after lakers or pike, only casted lures like 10x,....... but super nice weather, lake was a little low (a guy sunk his yota on The beach, after breaking all their straps, gave them a ride to their cabin) . .......Thanks again for all the advice and tips! I will keep them for next time when I'm healed up!