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Lake: Taylor Park Reservoir

Taylor bright n' Early

Post By: Inlandsharpie777      Posted: 1/19/2018 5:45:29 PM     Points: 255    
Gonna drag up to Taylor and hopefully get hiking by 0600 so that we can be on a spot at about the same time as the snow machines get going. If anyone else is going to be up there, I'd love to talk fish at some point during the day, or potentially fish together and see if we can't pattern some fish out quickly. I'm debating whether to fish the deeper water by the dam or checking river channels, as I've heard that's where the numbers are. I have the topo made and a flasher. Let me know if you're going up there and I'd love to put together a game plan to ice a horse of a mack! Tight lines and happy weekend everyone!
 Reply by: yard dogs      Posted: 1/20/2018 8:16:54 AM     Points: 605    
Good luck man. Hope you catch a pig. Let us know...
 Reply by: Inlandsharpie777      Posted: 1/20/2018 7:18:06 PM     Points: 255    
Didn't exactly get a true pig, but this guy destroyed my PB of any fish through the ice and everyone limited out on eater size fish.
 Reply by: chucker      Posted: 1/20/2018 7:50:59 PM     Points: 39    
Was it a consistent bite all day or when was the best bite? Congrats!!!
 Reply by: Inlandsharpie777      Posted: 1/20/2018 7:56:18 PM     Points: 255    
Really really hot in the a.m , everyone in the party of 5 was marking, missing and catching fish until a hard drop off around noon. We stuck it out until 4 or so and still marked a few and caught about as many as we lost. Disclaimer: we HUMPED to get to where we were and without a snowmobile or tough legs it's reallly tough to get to, and all the other fisherman were off the lake by noon
 Reply by: yard dogs      Posted: 1/21/2018 8:11:10 AM     Points: 605    
Very cool man. That's a good fish and congrats on the ice pb. It does take some effort to get out there and back up, but good laker action makes it well worth it.
 Reply by: chucker      Posted: 1/21/2018 10:31:47 AM     Points: 39    
Thanks for the info. Thinking about making a trip down there the weekend of the 9th and 10th of February. Maybe we can see you down there.
 Reply by: Inlandsharpie777      Posted: 1/21/2018 11:37:06 AM     Points: 255    
Chucker, id love to link up and get on some fish, I fish blue Mesa 3-5 times a week and Iím really trying to get up to Taylor more as I have good info, but as it snows up there itís gonna get really hard to get to the good stuff without machines. Shoot me an email at And Iíd be happy to plan something out and keep ya updated
 Reply by: fishaddict1123      Posted: 1/22/2018 8:56:20 AM     Points: 165    
Inland sharpie had a question for you. If I just walk in from the marina is that a good spot to start looking for lakers or should we go somewhere else. I've never fished Taylor before. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks and nice fish!!
 Reply by: Inlandsharpie777      Posted: 1/22/2018 11:52:23 AM     Points: 255    
You can walk out from the ramp and catch fish, but I'd recommend getting a topo map so you're not drilling all day looking for your depth. IMO I think you have to walk or have a machine to get to the good stuff on taylor, talked to another group who only iced 10 between at least 5 people closer to the marina.
 Reply by: yard dogs      Posted: 1/22/2018 12:21:10 PM     Points: 605    
Inland - I agree with you - better to walk out and find structure and depth to catch better and more fish. The snow machines will run on there and pack down the snow pretty well making it possible for us walkers to get out there - not easy, but possible.

Fish - It is a large flat out in front of the marina. Like Inland said, you can catch lakers out there, but the better bite will be out further over depth changes and structures. FishnMap is your best friend...
 Reply by: fishaddict1123      Posted: 1/24/2018 9:47:23 AM     Points: 165    
Yard and inland. Do you guys usually head to the middle of the lake or up north of the marina, to that structure to find the Lakers?
 Reply by: Inlandsharpie777      Posted: 1/24/2018 9:53:27 AM     Points: 255    
Fishaddict, shoot me an email at I'm happy to share info, it's just a little specific and I'd hate to make my run out there this weekend to a shanty town of people! I've even seen my, and other peoples, reports at blue mesa change how and where people fish! The internet is a big place, but like I said, if you get in touch i'm more than happy to help.
 Reply by: fishaddict1123      Posted: 1/24/2018 11:37:50 AM     Points: 165    
Yard and inland. Do you guys usually head to the middle of the lake or up north of the marina, to that structure to find the Lakers?
 Reply by: Deasil      Posted: 1/24/2018 9:42:28 PM     Points: 0    
Nice fish inland me and my brother will be up there on firday.and Saturday. We have never been there before but looking for some advice to get on some Lakers. Any Help? Thanks
 Reply by: pboyd      Posted: 2/3/2018 7:44:41 PM     Points: 1    
where did u get the topo map i cant find one

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