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Lake: Taylor Park Reservoir

Any News on Taylor Park

Post By: chucker      Posted: 3/1/2019 8:30:12 AM     Points: 39    
Heading up to Taylor next week and was wondering if anyone had been there lately and how was the slush and snow and the road conditions. Any fishing tips would be appreciated as well. Going to be targeting Lakers. Thanks in advance.
 Reply by: johnski      Posted: Mar. 1, 12:15:37 PM     Points: 4281    
I could use the same info. Am targeting lakers as well, and hope to do better than the 2 fish last time. I am a sled puller so need to know the condition down to the marina. Thanks amigos!
 Reply by: Beto33      Posted: Mar. 1, 3:58:13 PM     Points: 60    
Not a lot of help but i was there on the 16th. At that time there wasn't much slush but there was easily a foot and a half of snow on top of the ice. The snow on the boat ramp area was miserable, got the snow mobile stuck 6+ times. Couldn't get an accurate measurement of the snow on the hill cause I was bottoming out if you know what I mean. Fishing was so so. Most of what we caught was all the way at the bottom, like reeling in the slack after hitting bottom and the fish already biting. white tube jigs tipped with sucker.
 Reply by: chucker      Posted: Mar. 2, 7:58:16 PM     Points: 39    
Thanks for letting me know. Hopefully the slush doesn't get bad. I can deal with the snow. How many feet were you fishing in for the Lakers.
 Reply by: Beto33      Posted: Mar. 4, 12:35:24 PM     Points: 60    
about 40-45 feet
 Reply by: chucker      Posted: Mar. 7, 8:33:19 PM     Points: 39    
Was unable to make it up to Taylor as there were avalanche slides that closed the road. I am sure the wind was howling up there as well. Decided to stay put at Blue. Was a disappointing trip do to the weather. Fish were slow but is expected this time of year. Looked forward to next year.
 Reply by: yard dogs      Posted: Mar. 8, 8:07:03 AM     Points: 616    
How was the slush at Blue? Plan to take my boy up in the morning
 Reply by: SGM      Posted: Mar. 8, 10:14:48 AM     Points: 7155    
Slush was not to bad when I left about 0900 yesterday morning. You have 8 to 24 inches of hard packed snow then 22-24 inches of ice. We fished Elk Creek because the wind was really bad and Middle Bridge would have been a real (%$&!%@#$%.
 Reply by: chucker      Posted: Mar. 8, 5:47:37 PM     Points: 39    
When I left at noon the water was running down the elk creek Marina like a creek and we came out in about 2 inches of water that was on top of the ice. Crazy I tell you.
 Reply by: bigmack      Posted: Mar. 9, 8:37:28 AM     Points: 48    
Just a word of caution/something to think about the catch and release below Taylor res. Sits at the bottom of an avalanche shoot. With the current avalanche danger it could slide at any time.
 Reply by: johnski      Posted: Mar. 14, 11:24:34 AM     Points: 4281    
Anyone know if the access road to Taylor is open from Almont to the lake?
 Reply by: chucker      Posted: Mar. 14, 12:13:41 PM     Points: 39    
Best thing to do is call the county sheriffs office. They probably would know. Good luck if you go. Cannot imagine how bad the slush is. Give us a report if you end up going.
 Reply by: johnski      Posted: Mar. 19, 8:31:01 PM     Points: 4281    
Ended up fishing Blue. Shorter drive and no avalanche hazard.
 Reply by: 1Troutsky      Posted: Mar. 22, 8:26:29 AM     Points: 5    
Johnski how did you do at blue?
 Reply by: johnski      Posted: Mar. 23, 11:01:10 AM     Points: 4281    
Bay of chickens. Slow but steady bite. 3 Lakers, 3 browns. Many self-released on the way up from 60 FOW!!!

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