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Lake: Smith Reservoir (Lakewood)
Fish: Yellow Perch

Lots of bites, not many fish

Post By: jazzyjeff      Posted: 6/21/2020 9:21:24 PM     Points: 183    
Fished from 7pm-sunset. Just fished with night crawlers from the bottom. Got tons of bites, but landed only one very small perch. Nothing crazy at all, but it was my first fish with my new dog which was awesome. She was super excited.
 Reply by: not too old to fish      Posted: Jun. 22, 10:37:57 AM     Points: 5235    
Cute dog, those little perch are bait stealers for sure.
 Reply by: Smelly      Posted: Jun. 22, 3:01:30 PM     Points: 24962    
Cute Pooch. Never fished that lake. But my rule of thumb is when that happens. Move. Your in an area with lots os bait stealing size fish. Just like no too old to fish said. Those little bait robbin bandits can be real frustrating. Or downsize you rig and exact a little revenge ! 😏
 Reply by: bron      Posted: Jun. 22, 6:15:49 PM     Points: 38411    
All the lakes in that chain in Lakewood are like that but if you put in the time you can catch fish other than perch. Your dog looks like it would like to snack on the fish...nice pic!
 Reply by: Street Chub      Posted: Jun. 28, 11:31:28 AM     Points: 640    
I've seen a couple decent sized carp pulled out on the North end but the only place I've done any good out there, (and at Main Res. across the street), is fishing off the rocks on the East side. I've taken a couple of tumbles out there though. DEFINITELY NOT a good place for younger kids and probably not too cool for most dogs although a small dog might be light enough to hop from rock to rock with no problem. There's a lot of big unstable rocks so it's wise to take your time. It's not hard to cast beyond the rocks if you're fishing on the bottom but you can expect to be tying plenty of knots if you don't keep your rig up off the bottom when you're bringing it in. Snags are abundant, especially at Smith.