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Lake: Navajo Reservoir

Navajo Belly Boat

Post By: johnski      Posted: 3/1/2019 12:25:04 PM     Points: 4171    
Just wondering what the winds might be like on this lake. I have never fished it before and wonder if a belly boat might get me into some decent pike waters. I would fish the Colorado side primarily. Any info would be appreciated.
 Reply by: Raskal      Posted: Mar. 1, 2:53:22 PM     Points: 2624    
My experience with a 17 foot Bayliner on the lake is that mornings are usually pretty calm but around noon you're gonna want thar belly boat REAL close to where you launched it. The wind will normally blow from the New Mexico side down the canyon and more than once has had me in camp for the afternoon. If you work your way up the canyon from the Colorado side marina along the shoreline you will probably find smallmouth bass and some pike (usually the fish are pretty close to shore and love to hole up in the small protected coves) .. but be careful, that wind comes up very quick !
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 Reply by: LastKast2010      Posted: Mar. 1, 4:07:28 PM     Points: 4241    
I would agree. I would stay close and watch the wind. but there is plenty of water to fish for both bass and pike really close to the launch ramp. Look up the area on google earth. It should show you plenty of areas and how to reach them without a ton of kicking.

Message me if you need more info.
 Reply by: johnski      Posted: Mar. 2, 7:53:30 AM     Points: 4171    
Thanks guys. Yes I am VERY leery of wind. I usually go out only if relatively calm AND the wind is blowing me back to shore. Was out last fall on Williams fork and wind switched directions and it was a hard push against the wind back to shore. Thanks for the precautions.

JR
Monte Vista
 Reply by: LastKast2010      Posted: Mar. 8, 8:13:59 AM     Points: 4241    
johnski-
just call me when your gonna head down and ill meet ya and show you around.
 Reply by: johnski      Posted: Apr. 9, 7:51:26 PM     Points: 4171    
Thanks Last cast! Appreciate it!