Post By: RonnyCast Posted: 10/5/2007 11:35:14 PM Points: 1812
Wow what a long week and a half. Got the trailer fixed and I was back out on the Tooth today. Hell it had been so long I took a day off work and headed to the Tooth. Fishing was pretty slow going for the first few hours out today. I launched around 1:00pm and made a lap around the lake looking for signs of life. Caught a few smallies on pointís through out the day, but the good action didnít come until sun down. After the sun dropped we found an active shoreline with bait being chased and got into some fish. A pretty short window as far as the action went. Maybe 45 minutes of fun. I boated 12 or so smallies and my buddy manages 2 walleye. Once the light was all gone the bait fish seemed to make a run for it and just as fast as the action started up it was now gone. I guess this is par for the course right now on the Tooth. Itís painfully slow if youíre not on the bait and if you can manage to find some then you can have some fun. ? For Chad if you read this. I havenít been out in the early Am in a few weeks, just wondering if you are finding bait schooled up and getting chased early? The pm bite is great when you can find it, but the window for action right now seems pretty tight. Is it like this in the Am as well?
Reply by: Fishful Thinker Posted: 10/6/2007 8:24:18 AM Points: 4381
Yes, there is a very short but sweet bite right at first light. It occurs in the same places as the evening. They'll clobber a walk-the-dog retrieve. After its over, a fast chrome jerkbait will get bit. Or an extremely slow falling Gulp! minnow on a 1/16oz or less jighead. If it gets breezy, toss a shad colored crank around submerged boulders on the east shore or dams. BTW - its cold on the water at daylight...dress for success. Glad your back at it Ronnycast! CL
Reply by: Fishergal Posted: 10/6/2007 10:28:51 AM Points: 401
Glad to hear you are back in action..it does seem like an eternity when you are unable for one reason or another to get out on your boat. I really enjoy your insights, especially in regards to Horsetooth....
Reply by: Ptarmigan Posted: 10/8/2007 8:03:56 AM Points: 713
Glad to hear you found some fish Ron. Nice to meet you on the lake. Rough day for me. Fished from about 2-5pm. Few small bites on the points and one small almost jumped in the boat chasing a chrome rattle trap. Besides that I left with skunk smell all over... Granby lake trout is up next!
Reply by: RonnyCast Posted: 10/8/2007 10:46:35 AM Points: 1812
Nice to meet you too. Sorry for the rough day. It was like that up there until around 6 pm then it turned on for and hour or so with the best action right at 7. Late bite for sure, but worth it. Itís like a bad movie that you heard has a really good ending. Donít blame you for walking out, but it did turn on so next time you might want to hang in there tell sun down. Good luck at Granby, sounds like fun.