Post By: ttrapper Posted: 6/27/2012 10:00:45 PM Points: 0
Went fishing at Taylor on Thursday the 21st. We rented a pontoon boat and fishing was tuff but had fun. The lake is low and it was very hot for June (81degrees). Caught 2 pikes for the first time ever ( I'm strictly a trout guy) on a rapala and panther martin. It is hot and dry we camped at Cottonwood and went over the pass to Taylor and there is no snow. Saw a moose on the Taylor side of the pass as always that was cool.
I was trolling under 5 min when I caught the first pike with a rapala. The second one was in the afternooon casting a panther martin towards the east shore. We camped at cottonwood and arrived on Wed so we had are pick. At Taylor there was some open. By Fri everything is full because the free camp sites you can not have a fire
Reply by: Browns Hunter Posted: 6/29/2012 8:00:33 AM Points: 3070
Structures on Taylor... Big subject. I've fished Taylor for 15 years now and its a lot of fun. First, you've got three inlets -- Taylor River, Texas Creek, and Willow Creek. All three have good bays and channels. Between Texas Creek and Willow Creek is Bull Shoals Point and Bull Shoals Bay. Bull Shoals (both) are always good. Texas Creek has some very steep sides to the North, toward the Taylor inlet. Good for trout. And, to the South of the Texas Creek inlet is a big shallow bay which is good for Northerns. The Taylor inlet has a series of sluice rock piles on both sides. They're deceiving and stretch into the reservoir a ways. It is very easy to ground your boat or do damage to your motor... be careful! A local name for this area is "Shipwreck"... take a wild guess how much bad experience was involved! But, those sluice piles and the Taylor inlet is rich with fish. I've always done well in there and its worth the effort. The channel is easy to follow for the length of Taylor and has a good reputation for lakers at this time of year. If you go to the dam, both sides are very steep and the water is over 100' deep in places. Its very good for lakers, and shore fishermen can get into lakers year round. Get a map from the store on this site and study it. This lake is one of the easier structure lakes to fish.