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Lake: North Delaney

North Park

Post By: Twilly73      Posted: 11/9/2016 1:57:51 PM     Points: 346    
Thinking about hitting up the Delaneys next Monday to hopefully chase some big boys. Never been up that way, and I know it's artificials only, but would anyone be willing to share some insight into where I might start. CPR only and I know the browns are in full spawn right now, so I'll take extra care of those. Slot limits will be adhered to, I just want to try and hook something other than a stocker bow. Also will be trying Chambers on Tuesday for some macks.
Thanks for the info upfront.
 Reply by: Dakota Dude      Posted: 11/9/2016 2:29:13 PM     Points: 1460    
They are all pretty small bodies of water. Focus on points and other structure such as weed beds and rocks. Traditional trout lures work well, and try out some marabou jigs above the weeds.
 Reply by: Twilly73      Posted: 11/9/2016 2:41:19 PM     Points: 346    
Thanks for the input Dakota. I'll give your suggestions a try and report back on my trip, hopefully with some decent pics.
 Reply by: elkinthebag      Posted: 11/9/2016 5:55:33 PM     Points: 2114    
Lol if cpr is practiced then no need for slot limits. I hear jigs and jerks are doing well right now the speed and retrieve are mattering more then the color or time of day.
 Reply by: Twilly73      Posted: 11/10/2016 7:26:57 AM     Points: 346    
Thanks elk. I thought about that after I had posted it. Might keep one for the family as we enjoy the occasional meal, especially if it's the pink meated kind.
 Reply by: team FMFO      Posted: 11/10/2016 9:19:08 PM     Points: 3334    
I will be at North and South Delaney Saturday & Sunday, Hope to get into some nice fish . If nothing else it will be awesome weather to be on the water and catch a BUZZ !!! :)
Good luck to ya.
 Reply by: Twilly73      Posted: 11/11/2016 7:27:41 AM     Points: 346    
Good luck up there. Hopefully you'll hook some pigs, just make sure to leave some for me. I know the super moon is going to effect the bite, but it's still better than going in to work!
 Reply by: CACHEM ALL      Posted: 11/11/2016 9:11:28 AM     Points: 204    
try some jerk baits.dynamics usually do a good job. good luck.
 Reply by: Twilly73      Posted: 11/11/2016 9:40:23 AM     Points: 346    
Thanks for the tips. I have a wide variety of dynamics in all shapes and sizes. Figure I'll throw the entire tackle box at em if it comes to that. Tube jigs work much? Haven't used them a lot, but I'm trying to become a more varied angler.
 Reply by: Twilly73      Posted: 11/16/2016 11:15:05 AM     Points: 346    
So we hit up N on Monday. Got to the lake about 8am, cool, but not cold. Clear skies and very little wind. Started out throwing firecraw jerk bait, and got one follow, but no bites. Switched to a Rogue, and got a 21" cutbow to the bank. Pretty fish, but didn't want to try and photo due to being the only person in the area and didn't want to keep it out of the water for too long. Buddy got one 16" brown, again no pic due to seperation in space. No other anglers up there. Beautiful area and a bald eagle actually visited while we were getting ready to leave. Hit up Chambers on the way home, but couldn't coax anything into biting. Windy in the pm and the long drive home forced us to leave about 3pm. Saw 3 deer on the way down the canyon. All in all, a great fall day to be in the mountains.