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Lake: Rifle Gap Reservoir

Rifle advise

Post By: walleyeorbust      Posted: 1/4/2018 11:42:24 AM     Points: 823    
Hey all a buddy and I are going to try riffle tomorrow or saterday. Anyone have any advise on starter spots, depth, or presentation that might produce a walleye. Also can we use minnow heads I know not live bait, but the minnows are dead
 Reply by: blackdog1      Posted: 1/4/2018 12:16:49 PM     Points: 3    
off boat ramp 25-35 fow, allot of perch
 Reply by: walleyeorbust      Posted: 1/4/2018 2:10:13 PM     Points: 823    
Thanks black dog.
 Reply by: quincykid      Posted: 1/4/2018 5:22:45 PM     Points: 228    
hey walleye, would you mind letting us know how thick the ice is once you get back. i would appreciate it greatly. i want to make the trip really bad and just want some extra insurance that the drive wont be for nothing.
 Reply by: heliboy      Posted: 1/4/2018 6:42:01 PM     Points: 70    
There is a solid, clear 10" on the west side and about that near the dam. Plenty of good ice to fish.
 Reply by: IceFishingFool      Posted: 1/4/2018 6:45:38 PM     Points: 9163    
heliboy, would that hold true for Harvey as well ?
 Reply by: heliboy      Posted: 1/4/2018 7:50:04 PM     Points: 70    
Haven't been to Harvey for a few days, but there was good ice, although quite a bit thinner, ~4", and was getting slushy and wet in the afternoon. Lots of people fishing all over the lake, only been straight across from the boat ramp.
 Reply by: westsloper      Posted: 1/4/2018 8:34:25 PM     Points: 1124    
Not sure where you found 10” of ice! I’ve fished the west end, all around the island, east and west side of boat ramp and never found any ice over 7”. Fishing has been good but still use caution. Had 6” east of boat ramp on Monday, moved 20-30 yards towards the middle of the lake and was standing on maybe 2”. Be safe out there...
 Reply by: micah      Posted: 1/4/2018 10:07:42 PM     Points: 295    
Minnow heads are perfectly legal.
 Reply by: walleyeorbust      Posted: 1/5/2018 6:32:49 AM     Points: 823    
Thanks guys headed there now, anyplace in rifle to grab wax worms?
 Reply by: walleyeorbust      Posted: 1/5/2018 6:51:53 PM     Points: 823    
Well fishing was either slow or I didn’t figure out the lake in the seven hours we spent hole hopping. Managed to ice 7 pumpkin trout 2-3#, one 9” perch and one dinner plate size blue gill in the 9 “ catigory as well. Ice varied 3-7 with open water on the east end near the stream inlet. Couple groups near us iced 12-13” perch but not in great numbers.