Reply by: Matt Posted: 5/4/2007 5:24:52 PM Points: 89781
It gets a little tricky when launching by yourself, doesn't it? Especially without docks! I've had my share of creative boat launches. My favorite is the tie the bow line to the trailer, unstrap the boat, back it in, then pull it up to the ramp far enough so you can get out and guide it to a safe beaching area. Of course I've got an insanely expensive ($200) keel guard, a glorified plastic strip, to help me beach it on a concrete ramp.
But the best thing is to always carry a pair of waders in the truck. Opens up all sorts of options. But if you don't want to beach it then you're pretty much out of luck without a partner or dock.
Reply by: RUSSKIE Posted: 5/10/2007 11:07:52 AM Points: 45
Just had some friends from the western slope hit the Fork 2 weekends in a row......did very well 2 weekends ago, even landing a 23lb Mack and 10 or 12 fish total. Went again last weekend and only caught 3 total but 1 was 17lbs.
Was thinking about doing a 2/3 day trip up in this area? Can anyone tell me the rates on the campsites? Mostly interested in having some fun with the pike, but curious about these Macks...never fished for 'em....Any general tactics? Special Gear? I would also appreciate any tips on the lake as a whole, as I've never fished there. Thanks!