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Lake: Turquoise Lake

Which Boat Ramp...

Post By: SF18E      Posted: 8/21/2020 11:48:59 AM     Points: 334    
Heading to TQ lake for the first time with my boat. Any suggestions on which boat ramp to use?

Also, did a little recon, and it looks like Bear Creek inlet, and the Lake Fork River inlets might be good. I'll take any tips I can get. We do not have down-riggers or lead-core line. Thanks in advance!
 Reply by: Trotline      Posted: Aug. 21, 3:27:09 PM     Points: 890    

find 60 to 80 feet of water. Jig with tube jigs tipped with sucker meat for lake trout. I always catch bow stockers at the dam with Kastys.
 Reply by: SF18E      Posted: Aug. 21, 3:58:46 PM     Points: 334    
Thanks for the tips!
 Reply by: dblendc      Posted: Aug. 22, 12:39:42 PM     Points: 256    
You don't have a choice of boat ramps. Matchless boat ramp is the only ramp open to inspection.

There are plenty of stockers in there to keep you busy. The Abe Lee fishing area and around the corner seemed to be where they were holding when I was there a couple of weeks ago.

If you are going to make this a regular trip, Or make trout impoundment fishing a regular thing. I would suggest getting a lead-core set up. Here is a tip. If you have a slightly oversized spincasting reel you can easily add up to 3 colors of lead on there and play with the speed of your troll to drop that lure deeper than you might think. I have been fishing that way for years. It is killer on smaller type lakes and very efficient on bigger trout lakes as well.

Please let me know how you did!
 Reply by: SF18E      Posted: Aug. 23, 12:24:11 PM     Points: 334    
We did really well yesterday on white tube jigs. They seemed to be hanging out at about 60 feet in all the places we tried. Thanks again for the info. Beautiful lake.
 Reply by: FishHuntNow      Posted: Aug. 24, 7:16:29 PM     Points: 413    
Fun lake to fish with a good amount of lakers.