Post By: TeamGR3 Posted: 6/20/2012 7:27:41 AM Points: 290
Well we were suppose to head up to the mile, but seeing how there is a lot of hot activity up there and I don't do well with respiratory issues, we headed up to Wyoming. What a beautiful lake and area, we started off by seeing a bald eagle perched up on a branch 20 ft off of the waters edge, my camera is not high speed, but you can see him in the pic. On to the fish biz, we trolled the dam with the most reliable lures we always pack for trout, I am telling you, if you hunker down, you can't do anything wrong-trolled tazzies in rainbow pattern and Panther Martins, then when we reached the coves we placed the boat in 7fow and just fan casted, the cutthroat were stunning to say the least and the bows were wild. We hooked and landed fish after fish....we took 2 ea. home, did a fine fillet job, to that red meat for a fish fry.
Warning-the middle of this lake-the deepest of Wyoming lakes, reached 3ft white caps, stay in the coves until you can go in....a bit worst than the mile IMO, my boys and I had our vest on all the time minus the warm rested coves to fish!!! If you want to escape any masses and catch fish all day, hit this lake, easy to get to laramie,WY-about 20 minutes out of town. We were the only boat on the water, and saw 2 trucks on the bank fishing-also catching fish every few minutes. Tightlines....
Reply by: lewdog Posted: 6/20/2012 9:12:22 AM Points: 191
Great lake for sure. I usually go up once a year to rr. For a weekend. U n your crew hit allott of lakes i used to fish. Do u make it up to pactola often? My mom lives two miles from there. They recently got a giant boat wich i am sure will be in the water every weekend there. U should say hi if u see them there. Maybe give my stepdad a tip how to fish. Hehe. Tell them lewdog said they are cooking dinner. Keep your lines tight n feet dry.
Reply by: TeamGR3 Posted: 6/20/2012 9:22:30 AM Points: 290
Hey lewdog, we are planning to hit Pactola very soon, that is another beauty of a lake, and full of fish...if we see the S.S. Minnow up in the lake, I will say hi! Oh-side note-here are the bald eagle pics....
Reply by: lewdog Posted: 6/20/2012 9:33:58 AM Points: 191
Well my favorite spot to fish pactola is on the outlet. U can drive down the back siide of the dam n park fairly close. There are giant browns and brookies in it. I beliieve its cnr but still sweet to catch a 20" brookie. Try that. When you going up there? I need to go up n pickk up my camper. Maybe we can meet up n fish for a few hrs. I am planning on the 30thto go up.
TreeSquirtJDub, we started at the dam, we trolled in 15-20fow, as I mentioned, usual hardware, as you can see in the pics-my sons and I are dangling Panther Martins in 2 colors(with the fish) on those paticular pics silver/blue and orange/yellow-that orange was hammered so bad that my hooks were bent. If you continue from the dam on the opposite side of the boat launch, we went directly into that arm of the lake into the cove. We drifted down before the cove and stayed 30 ft from shore and casted to every rock-or layed out tree and continued to hammer fish-the cove I mentioned already. If you fly fish, stay in any cove-we hit 3 coves in all, and my son-casted a bubble fly setup-pheasant tail nymphs-RS2's, slammming.... If you are looking for big browns, we hit 12-14"s but beauties, stay on the dam 60fow and leadcore or downrigger it....I used leadcore on the dam before the wind chased us out and had a brown kill my perch crank-missed him at the boat-fun times... Hope that bit of info helps-the lake and people seem so far and secluded that I felt their is no secret I will keep about Rob Roy-and it is the only time we have ever fished this lake!