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Lake: Ralph Price Reservoir (Button Rock)

Ralph Price Reservoir

Post By: nparker      Posted: 5/20/2020 7:45:20 AM     Points: 1492    
I did the 2.5-mile hike. Nice walk along the road. I fished the reservoir with no luck. It seems to me that there is little if any vegetation in the lake. I saw a few fish rising. I expected to see fish close to shore with the cooler water, did not see any, or have any hits. I am wondering if this lake should be fished like an alpine lake where the fish food is mainly terrestrials blown in the lake? Maybe I will try it again in a summer afternoon fishing a dry fly.
 Reply by: Troutbisquits      Posted: 5/20/2020 8:32:39 AM     Points: 2673
If you want to find vegetation you have to hike several more miles to the inlet area. The lake fishes similar to Gross. My experience with the Browns in there is that they are meat eaters. I am guessing you were fly fishing? Try streamer patterns.

I have done very well for the cutbows later in the season on terrestrial patterns. I have also caught a few fish on crawfish imitations.
 Reply by: nparker      Posted: 5/20/2020 2:24:01 PM     Points: 1492
Good info. Thanks. Yes, I do the long rod. It was too late to hit the inlet. Next time I will leave early. Good to know about the Crayfish. At least I was partly right about the terrestrials.
 Reply by: cardo      Posted: 5/20/2020 4:27:26 PM     Points: 1342
Try the river for splake down by the road. Haven't fished it in 15 or 20 years but it was good then.
 Reply by: bobcats92      Posted: 5/20/2020 4:32:15 PM     Points: 336
Any word on if they're waving the special permit requirement? I've had good luck along the river section flowing up from Button Rock, but never pulled the trigger on the special permit for up top.
 Reply by: Santiago84      Posted: 5/20/2020 6:21:52 PM     Points: 7004
They are not waiving the permit requirement. Annual permits are sold out for 2020.
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