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Lake: Taylor Park Reservoir
Fish: Lake Trout

Lots of Wind Yesterday

Post By: johnski      Posted: 2/23/2017 3:42:56 PM     Points: 2825    
Lots of wind and gusty conditions but took on the challenge. Set up the ice shelter and staked it well with ice anchors. Winds varied from nothing to strong gusts of 30 mph. The bite was best in the morning hours and cooled off by mid day. I C&R a number of lakers and kept a few for dinner. Ice is 4 inches snow, 2 inches ice, 6 inches slush, 8 inches hard ice. Or something close to that. Did not mark a lot of fish but the ones that came by were hungry. Best was 20 incher.
 Reply by: yard dogs      Posted: 2/23/2017 4:19:29 PM     Points: 650    
Sounds like a fun day! Never iced Taylor, but been thinking about it. Do they keep those cabins up and running all year? Sure would make it worth the drive to get an evening and morning bite in...
 Reply by: chucker      Posted: 2/23/2017 5:06:21 PM     Points: 39    
I was up there last weekend and tended to have the same results. Good and then dropped off toward the end of the day. As far as the cabins being open I talked to the trading post guy that has the cabins and he told me that they have not rented them out for the last two years. Fortunately when I went the wind was around 10 miles an hour.
 Reply by: Beto33      Posted: 2/27/2017 8:23:11 AM     Points: 60    
you guys think the ice will still be safe this weekend? the weekend of 3/4, im thinking of going up Friday and Saturday.
 Reply by: chucker      Posted: 2/27/2017 9:52:05 AM     Points: 39    
I am sure it will be fine. Lows in the teens. Highs in the thirties. Good luck up there.
 Reply by: Trotline      Posted: 2/27/2017 10:01:36 AM     Points: 807    
Taylor usually has ice into May
 Reply by: bratfish      Posted: 2/27/2017 10:06:29 AM     Points: 1090    
crazy ice layers. 👎 on the w word. anchors ftw.
 Reply by: Beto33      Posted: 2/27/2017 10:14:50 AM     Points: 60    
Yeah I was a little more worried about the layers. I haven't been up to Taylor in about 12-15 years. thanks for the replies
 Reply by: yard dogs      Posted: 2/27/2017 10:53:27 AM     Points: 650    
Beto - had some friends up there on Saturday. From their report the ice should be just fine by this weekend. They did fairly well with lakers in shallower water - <40'
 Reply by: johnski      Posted: 2/28/2017 10:21:03 AM     Points: 2825    
Yes it should be good this week as cold as it is forecasted. I will be up there Th and try to get a report that nite. This is likely my last hard water trip this year as I get busy from here on. Maybe that monster laker is in my cards! I can always dream hey!
 Reply by: yard dogs      Posted: 2/28/2017 11:25:11 AM     Points: 650    
^^^ good luck man!
 Reply by: FISHRANGLER      Posted: 2/28/2017 11:43:57 AM     Points: 6673    
Any one know the max depth of Taylor?
 Reply by: catfishking      Posted: 2/28/2017 5:54:01 PM     Points: 162    
90-100 feet

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