Post By: flytrout Posted: 7/22/2012 11:29:43 AM Points: 0
Did anyone have any luck at big creek this weekend (7/21-22/12)? planning on going up there in a couple days to fish from shore, is one side better than the other, inlet or outlet?? any tips would help! haven't been there in years.... THANKS
Reply by: rooster fish Posted: 7/24/2012 3:27:01 PM Points: 1
Went up the 21st and stayed untill late night the 22nd. Water temp was around 65-69 degrees, cloudy and slight rain the whole day. That's Big Creek for ya. Tried mostly for Musky with no luck, mostly just using lures and trolling. Did not try sucker meat. Used downriggers and trolled for 8 hours trying to tie into any trout. Ended up with 3 rainbows and that was it. Pretty much a bust, still nice to get out and camp. Noticed alot of dead fish floating around. Really not sure what that was all about. Probably seen around 20 or so floating suckers at south end of lake and the others scattered around. Seen a couple tiger musky but they were floaters also. Water is about 3 feet low and water temp seems high for this time of year up there. Does anyone know why so many dead fish?
i'm curious about the dead fish, I was up there the previous week and didn't see a single floater, fishing was about the same for me but i hooked into two musky, only landed one and it was a very quick return to water maybe 30 sec for a quick photo, and I took my time releasing her to make sure she was healthy. I'm wondering if the DOW done some electrical shocking sometime that week, i have seen them up there doing fish surveys before but even then i didn't see floaters after. I hope BC is healthy that would be a big bummer to loose the years of fish in that lake.
Reply by: muskyslayer Posted: 8/16/2012 10:54:09 AM Points: 0
The fish are dying cuz the water temp is consistently getting higher then it should. Its happening all over colo this summer and and nebraska lost alot of fish (musky/pike) to it from what Ive been told