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Lake: Pinewood Reservoir
Fish: Tiger Muskie

Low pinewood dead tigers

Post By: trout tickler      Posted: 11/2/2014 3:57:02 PM     Points: 7    
Went to pinewood today attempted to catch a tiger but the water level was so low I could walk up fisherman's cove. Also saw some dead tigers by the outlet kinda sad.
 Reply by: kokee      Posted: 11/2/2014 4:11:32 PM     Points: 3    
That sucks that lake fluctuates alot
 Reply by: Sleazy E      Posted: 11/2/2014 4:27:41 PM     Points: 447    
Sad indeed. Thanks for posting. I saw it was low about 2 weeks ago, but not quite that low.
Kara Lamb posts updates on the water along that pipeline fairly often. She posts the planned draw-downs as well as estimated water heights in feet ASL and at lake level.
Keep an eye for her posts, but yeah, it fluctuates nearly yearly to that extent. Fish for trout when it's low just before ice. The bigger ones come out to play.
 Reply by: trout tickler      Posted: 11/2/2014 4:39:07 PM     Points: 7    
Thanks for the tip I'm sure I'll be back up there before the lake frezes
 Reply by: jman      Posted: 11/2/2014 6:10:56 PM     Points: 2247    
Thanks for the update did you see any live tigers?
 Reply by: tfotrout      Posted: 11/2/2014 6:26:20 PM     Points: 1387    
Sad to see a dead tiger. Jman I was up there 2 weeks ago and saw a big one probably 30-35 inches but very thick. Other people in the cove had seen some crusing. Also they put some more in there becuase there was a lot of 6 inch tigers hanging close to the bank in fishermans cove. Saw a guy catch one of the babies on a worm
 Reply by: alanlf5280      Posted: 11/3/2014 8:26:48 AM     Points: 7448    
Sad to see a dead tiger muskie. Pinewood has to be one of the most fluctuating lakes in this state, but I wouldn't think that was the cause of the muskies death. Pinewood has been even lower than that. Tiger muskie only have a typical life span of around 8 years, so it could have been just it's time. Who knows for sure.
 Reply by: pikeNcolorado      Posted: 11/3/2014 11:44:14 AM     Points: 17506    
Very sad sight. Look at those shoulders she had. Looks like she ate well and hopefully helped lower the sucker population in Pinewood.