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Lake: Brush Hollow Reservoir

Open water

Post By: xavierk31      Posted: 2/18/2019 6:00:22 AM     Points: 1256    
Hey guys. Getting ready for a day of ice fishing in South Dakota with the old man in a couple weeks. Iíll be sure to post any pics of we do well. Trying to plan out my spring tho, and Iím curious if anyone knows when Brush Hollow typically has open water. I know down in that valley itís a little warmer but not much.
 Reply by: ark angler      Posted: 2/18/2019 9:02:38 AM     Points: 380    
It will probably have a thin lid on it after tomorrow but typically it is open all winter long.
 Reply by: skiman      Posted: 2/18/2019 11:41:06 AM     Points: 2332    
Yep...what ark angler said! ^^^
 Reply by: xavierk31      Posted: 2/18/2019 11:50:23 AM     Points: 1256    
Thatís good to know, thanks. Is it worth checking out during the winter? Iíd be good with either bass OR trout.
 Reply by: ark angler      Posted: 2/18/2019 2:18:49 PM     Points: 380    
The few times Iíve fished it, I was not impressed. For trout Iíd go to 11mile and for bass Iíd go to Pueblo res. Iím sure there are some good fish in brush hollow but I will have not seen them. For trout in open water, the tail water below Pueblo is a good bet
 Reply by: SGM      Posted: 2/19/2019 9:12:56 AM     Points: 13384    
Agree with Ark Angler, I've done pretty good starting in mid March thru early July for crappies, small LMB and bluegills at Brush. Good place for kids to catch lots of gills once the water warms up.
 Reply by: xavierk31      Posted: 2/19/2019 10:23:18 AM     Points: 1256    
Thanks SGM, that's good to know. I fished there a couple times last year, saw plenty of evidence of trout and largemouth but had yet to confirm that there were actually smallies in there, lol.
Definitely a place I wanna check out again this year since it's so close to springs....
 Reply by: union7      Posted: 3/10/2019 1:04:44 PM     Points: 55    
xavierk31 ....he said small opposed to smallmouth bass -) I WISH there were smallmouth bass in there! Maybe there are , but not that I know of...?
 Reply by: spawnbags      Posted: 3/10/2019 5:56:19 PM     Points: 1    
I've got largemouth ,smallmouth, huge walleye scene all kinds of trout and tons of catfish crappie bluegill and perch come out of there