Post By: Swampy13 Posted: 2/12/2017 12:56:48 PMPoints: 568
Obviously these are not recent pictures, but are representative of what you can expect to catch on the upper lake fishing from a float tube. Most of the bass I catch I use a double tail but I have also caught some using a spinner bait. There are also some big blue gill in the upper lake. For those I use a fly rod, floating line with a black bead head woolly bugger. Probably a few months away from catching these. Since they are ice free I may make a trip up and try for some of those browns.
Great to have you back, Swampy! Looking at those pics I realized I haven't even fished there the last two years. That's gotta change for this year. Hoping their thinning project will keep those Gills bull size.
Reply by: Inlandsharpie777 Posted: 2/14/2017 10:10:17 AM Points: 255
My dad and I go a few times every year! He stuck one that weighed in at 6 lbs, and I think I've hooked the state record a few times. Also, if I"m not mistaken, they are allowing the taking of bluegill currently due to overpopulation problems. Wonderful place, glad to see someone enjoying it!!
Nice fish Swampy!!! The upper lake is tougher but has big fish.I've walked all the way around it.I caught a 22" 4.4lb trophy brown out of the upper lake in Nov.2015(I have a pic but didn't want to post it) as well as a trophy 22" Cutthroat(2nd pic) out of the lower lake.My friend landed a trophy 23" 5lb(first pic)Cutthroat last year.All fish were released and swam away on their power.The trout are rare catches but I haven't seen one under 3lbs.