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Lake: Pinewood Reservoir
Fish: Tiger Muskie

Tiger muskie active

Post By: Matt      Posted: 10/16/2006 10:38:30 PM     Points: 45296    
The tigers were active today at Pinewood. Wind was stiff out of the north, water was cool with an influx from the pipe. Outlet was turned off. Got two fish around 30" each, had 5 follows and saw two porpoises/swirls. Fished mid morning until early afternoon. Fish hooked were on an erratically twitched 6 inch Jake. One follow on the fly, but it got a little too windy to keep the fly rod out.

I saw some trout rising in slack water in protected areas, but I believe they were all over the lake in sections under 20 feet deep. Most trout on fish finder were marked at 4-8 feet deep.
 Reply by: M Dee      Posted: 10/19/2006 7:11:29 PM     Points: 75    
Hey Matt
Congratulations on the birth of your daughter and congatulations on getting two muskies in one day in Colorado. I think I'm gonna go up there this weekend. Do I have any chance from shore and what area did you have most your action at ?
 Reply by: Matt      Posted: 10/19/2006 8:13:36 PM     Points: 45296    
Thanks - this leads to the question, which is better: the birth of your child or a multi-muskie day? I better not answer that.

Shore fishing at Pinewood is great. In fact I sometimes wonder why I bring the boat. But there are some areas I can fish from the boat that you cannot from shore. Half the time though, I think about beaching the boat and walking the shore.

All shorelines are good. You see many muskie in Fisherman's Cove simply because this is a big draw for many fish and the water is pretty clear. But catching them there has not been easy from my experience. This is a good time of year to walk the banks and try to spot fish. They may even be so shallow their backs are sticking out. I almost stepped on an 18" muskie launching my boat once. I've seen them all over the entire lake. The inlet and outlet are obvious draws, but I wouldn't recommend limiting yourself to them.

The fish I found were mostly in shallow water, close to deep water, which honestly is almost everywhere on the shoreline. Although I caught both these fish in locations where you cannot fish from the bank, shore fishing will be great if you keep moving and looking VERY carefully for these monsters!

 Reply by: M Dee      Posted: 10/19/2006 9:55:44 PM     Points: 75    
Thanks for the tips and info. The 6" jake and 6" shallow raider has been what I've got all my action with at Evergreen this year, none landed but about 10 follows and one very painfull lost fish. I'll let you no how I do up there this weekend.