Post By: lewdog Posted: 10/14/2012 2:02:31 PM Points: 191
Well unless the dow stocked more tigers they reproduced. Went up to the inlet and caught one. There were several more you could see hanging on the edges. My first tiger muskie whahoo.... i thought they were hybrid though?
Lewdog, my boys and I were fishing there today just before boat ramp. I also saw a small tigermuskie about that size. We nailed a lot of trout on tube jigs about 10ft from shore. Fishing was good but that wind was brisk. Infact while we were getting ready to leave the wind slammed the door down on my jeep and snapped both of my rods in half. Time for me to upgrade.
Reply by: lewdog Posted: 10/15/2012 9:41:03 AM Points: 191
Hahaha, if i ever get one again i hope i don't have to stiffarm it. Them bigger muskies move up towards the inlet in spring at first ice off. I went up last year and the inlet was still froze and saw two of them right by the shore. The inlet is always got fish in it. Heres one of the trouts i got.
For what its worth I have caught young fish with the same markings as yours in both Spinney and Skaguay both of which have northerns and of course I assumed that's the way they look at that age but I don't think Gross has northerns in it does it? I guess time will tell maybe the muskies are in these 2 impoundments? Who knows but they are great fish nonetheless.
Holy Smokes! That's the biggest hand I've ever seen! You still have to look at it as a breakthrough. It usually seems like the fishing get's a lot better once you get past the skunk. Plus, you're now 1 tiger muskie ahead of most everybody else, including me!
Reply by: jig head Posted: 10/16/2012 5:07:44 PM Points: 1070
The Colorado DPW says that will stock tigermusky annually when they are available. I couldn't find any data on 2012 stocking of them. From 2008 till 2011 they were only stocked in 2008. Gross is a tough lake to catch tigers at as far as I'm concerned. I fished it on and off for tigers there for many years and have caught a 40" and a 44", but that was about ten years ago.
Reply by: tbblom Posted: 10/18/2012 7:23:20 AM Points: 456
Anyone know how long it takes a musky to grow to reasonable size? maybe next year will be more fun for finding them. Some people just 'happen' to see them at the inlet or the dam. I've gone specifically to look for them but still no sightings...
Water has been so low this year though. only went up to gross a few times. I had better luck at the inlet last year with the water level up.
Reply by: lewdog Posted: 10/24/2012 9:09:21 AM Points: 191
What u talkin about baumer? I catch atleast 30 fish every time i go to gross. If its rainbows lakers brookies brown it makes no diff. to me. Just hike back to the inlet. Catch kokes there too. The lakers we caught averaged at 18" to 19" on that trip. I sight fished about fifty smaller trout up the river a bit. Always a good time.
Reply by: lewdog Posted: 10/24/2012 9:55:29 AM Points: 191
If you want kokes, snagging hooks. If you want rainbows just nightcrawler. If you want macs sucker meat on a hook n sinker. Brookies just fish little pieces of crawler up the river aways. Browns i caught one on the sucker meat. Be prepared for the hike. It rained on us for half the day. Ironically thats when people were snagging up them kokes. And unless you wanna fish the river cut down the hill before it takes you all the way down. Or you can wade across the river and have the shoreline to yourself. But that water is cold.
was at inlet yesterday , level down from two weeks ago .nothing there ..returned back . stocker truck arrived at boat ramp at 130 pm...dumped sooo many trout at boat ramp and left fish were around 8in. and up i just had to try ??? i saw this dow guy put all these trout in ..with in five minutes after he left ...i casted out tried several lures ...NOTHING ...NO FISH NO HITS NOTHING..... i thought fish stuck around a while after planting .....perhaps these guys wern't hungry anyways it started rain to snow cold wind so i headed out ...
is there another way into the inlet I saw a guy two weeks ago limit out on kokanee snagging shooting for that big rock in you photo. he left and i tried and lost over 7 hooks geez..lol oh well i am still after those kokes
only the r.r tracks go right by the stream .been walking to the inlet every week ...not seen anyone at all catching anything over 12-14 inches ....have not seen any snagging at all. water down enough you can go to end of boat ramp..and very short climb over a few rocks then level for a ways you by pass the first steep climb from picnic area where you start for the inlet......other than that ....no ?? a good 20 minute walk..up hill and down hill both ways
Reply by: droolr Posted: 11/5/2012 9:14:17 AM Points: 3531
several months ago i saw two tigers at the inlet. one around 40 inches and one around 30 inches . that explained why the trout bite was off . I am going to target tigers through the ice this winter . i am thinking a six inch dead sucker under a tip up while i fish for lakers and trout with another rod.