Post By: cardo Posted: 9/18/2020 4:47:37 PMPoints: 788
I spoke with the rangers today and they said the lake had been drained this month for irrigation. She said drained, not lowered, but couldn't give me specifics. Has anyone been there lately and have any water level info ?
Reply by: MOJO Posted: Sep. 19, 9:33:23 AM Points: 741
I haven't been there over the last 2 weeks but have seen previous drawdowns. You can still access some holes on the S shore but the N shore back towards the inlet turns to a very dangerous mush that you don't want to wade into. If you head up there, please let us know what you find.
MOJO, I usually fish the SW corner if shore fishing. I imagine it's a dangerous bog too. I will try halfway back on the south shore. We have caught nice looking fish on lures in that area. I know there's some big uns in there. I have had 5 lb leader broken fishing nymphs from my float tube. That's one heck of a big brookie.
Doc-how low would you say the water is ? I try to fish there every fall and haven't seen very low water before. I am guessing it's combination of drought and irrigation draw-down but the rangers weren't sure.
Reply by: Troutbisquits Posted: Sep. 24, 11:49:02 AM Points: 411
There may be a few fish holding over for a while in the puddles that remain. They will not survive long in those conditions though. To Troutfool, I have a ton of fond memories there also. The good thing is Brookies grow fast so once they make the repairs and fill it up again, I give it 3 or 4 years before it is good again rather than decades. But I am a glass half full person.