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Lake: Catamount Reservoir North

Boat Access?

Post By: calmark      Posted: 3/20/2018 4:28:52 PM     Points: 89    
I am planning on visiting North Catamount quite a bit this year. I have an 11' Coleman Crawdad with electric motor. Where is the best place to put that boat in at? It looks like there is a road coming close to one of the fingers on the West side of the lake. Want to get as close as possible. Don't mind carrying the boat a little ways. :-)
 Reply by: anglerwannabe      Posted: 3/20/2018 4:52:35 PM     Points: 50201    
right where the road forks left and right into the two parking lots. Depending on high or low the water is will determine how far you gotta drag.
 Reply by: Airreed      Posted: 3/20/2018 9:47:24 PM     Points: 590    
The spot that Anglerwannabe has pictured is pretty much the only place to launch from. Make sure you wear a off as the park rangers frequently check you.
 Reply by: Troutfool      Posted: 3/21/2018 6:29:11 AM     Points: 218    
It wont be easy to get a crawdad down to the water. You must go through an opening less than 4 ft wide between a a concrete wall and large rock.
I have a 42 wide canoe . Soft sand 50 yards. Its worth it. Good fishing, Bald Eagles. On week days not unusual to be the only person on the lake.
Avoid weekends if possible. Kayaks and stand up paddle boarders take over on warmers days. Lakers by the dam and cuttthrout near inlet pipe.
Good luck.
 Reply by: Chuck Roast      Posted: 3/21/2018 8:56:36 AM     Points: 85    
As Airreed was saying, be sure to bring a personal flotation device, they're required. I found out the hard way.
 Reply by: calmark      Posted: 3/21/2018 9:24:31 AM     Points: 89    
I have been there several times and I know the exact spot you all are referencing. It looked like a royal pain in the rear to get my crawdad up, over and down to the river. And then back up again! That is why I was hoping that road leading to a finger on the opposite shore would provide better access. Sounds like it does not. I have only shore fished North Catamount. Any recommendations on what to use for trolling?? THANK YOU!
 Reply by: anglerwannabe      Posted: 3/21/2018 10:06:53 AM     Points: 50201    
venator wobblers, Dynamic HD's and JSpec, kastmasters and Krocodiles
 Reply by: manitoid      Posted: 3/21/2018 10:44:13 AM     Points: 0    
I just got a Crawdad this year, what lakes do you guys like bringing these things to?
 Reply by: calmark      Posted: 3/21/2018 7:05:29 PM     Points: 89    
I have taken my crawdad to Monument Lake many times. It is the closest to me. Brush Hollow (not very good fishing) Rampart Reservoir, of course the south Catamount, Clear Creek, basically any lake that allows electric motors is fair game.
 Reply by: steve10      Posted: 3/24/2018 3:54:57 PM     Points: 82    
Wait, Monument allows electric motors now?
 Reply by: anglerwannabe      Posted: 3/24/2018 4:09:17 PM     Points: 50201    
has for about 2 years now. Not that anyone adhered to it before they were allowed