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Lake: Left Hand Reservoir - IPWA
Fish: Brook Trout

Left hand Res Indian peaks wilderness area

Post By: Troutfool      Posted: 9/26/2016 6:05:13 PM     Points: 218    
Fall has traditionally been the best time to fish for colorful Brookies.Last year at this time we caught over a dozen beautiful fish.

Today, no wind, lots of sunshine 29 degree air and 58 degree water.

Nothing, no hits, bits, no fish.

Later in the day with temps rising into sixties, nothin, no fish rising, zilch.

The only thing we can figure is that that water level was very low.

Maybe a drawdown in the last few days caused them to go deep
 Reply by: JKaboom      Posted: 9/26/2016 6:57:43 PM     Points: 4495    
Surely you have a good pic or two though??
 Reply by: Chad L.      Posted: 9/26/2016 7:56:11 PM     Points: 26    
Ive found it depends on where they're at in the spawn. When in full spawn mode, they get tight lipped. Same with cutts in the spring.

Have fun.
 Reply by: brooktroutking      Posted: 9/26/2016 9:46:35 PM     Points: 353    
I have to agree with Chad, but did you fish the inlet? It's that time of the year!! BTK
 Reply by: Troutfool      Posted: 9/27/2016 6:30:09 AM     Points: 218    
I did fish the inlet. Just a trickle of water .
 Reply by: gsn1574      Posted: 9/27/2016 2:57:47 PM     Points: 733    
Love Lefthand. My grandfather used to take me there when the road was paved to the lake...round about the time of the big thompson flood.

Anyway, those fish are very line weary. If the water is low and crystal clear, fishing can be very tuff. Did you use just hardware or did you try fly behind a bubble with a very light tippit?
 Reply by: Troutfool      Posted: 9/27/2016 3:51:37 PM     Points: 218    
BSN very interesting about the pavement. There are still a few spots with blacktop.

Did use 5x tipit fly bubble, lures, spinners, everything but bait.

Water was off color, could be because they have been drawing the water down.

I'll try it again next week.

Thanks to all.
 Reply by: gsn1574      Posted: 9/27/2016 4:45:42 PM     Points: 733    
Sounds like an off day or the lake may be turning over with the draw down.
 Reply by: 3wayfisha      Posted: 10/3/2016 5:26:08 PM     Points: 194    
theyre probably in spawn and not biting, I was in the indian peaks at a lake where the brookies were in full spawn and they wouldnt bite a thing