Not sure when the last time you went there was, so you could already know this. But over the summer there was a huge algae bloom and a massive fish die off. At least three hundred fish died. Sunfish, carp, channel cats, largemouth. Really sad to see. There has been no restocking since, so I would bet the fishing isn't great right now.
Gather them uncleaned, throw them in a barrel with some onion and cabbage, and then seal it till about next August. Be sure to leave the barrel in the full sun. Scoop some out and heat till boiling. Serve over rice. My neighbor ate it all the time and never got a cold or the flu.
Reply by: not too old to fish Posted: 11/9/2019 11:26:37 AM Points: 5235
I wonder if Paul Winkle knows about the kill, I fish there once in awhile but didn't see or here about the fish kill. The lake has aerators and there is a well that usually supplies clean water plus the Highline Canal that fills the lake in the spring or early summer. I'll e-mail Paul and let him know.
Reply by: esoxrocks Posted: 11/10/2019 7:15:41 AM Points: 2498
Well that explains it. Didnít see a fish last time I stopped by there. I have a few little ponds that Iíll drop by and speed-fish from time to time and that was one of them. Oh well, pull yet another option off the list. A general lack of fishable water, reduced access to the water that is here, fish kills from water quality issues (algal blooms, runoff contamination, etc), frequent water level fluctuations resulting in fish salvages, and on and on....points to a pretty bleak fishing situation around here. When a little mud puddle like this gets attention on a fairly large forum like FxR, its proof that access to quality fishing water is pretty pathetic.
Reply by: Fishboi3921 Posted: 11/10/2019 11:20:09 AM Points: 105
That's sad. I was fishing there in late may and early june, and caught 2 bass under 2 pounds and 2 pushing 3 pounds. They were very healthy, too. Such a shame. However, I was there in august, and I could see some fingerling bluegill and bass, so maybe they survived.