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Lake: Dillon Reservoir
Fish: Kokanee


Post By: Navy MCPO      Posted: 10/16/2022 9:14:04 AM     Points: 5    
Hey salmon snaggers! Is it lawful to snag at Lake Dillon and if so can you please give me the regular tips (where, when, how)? Thank you!!!
 Reply by: skiman      Posted: 10/16/2022 4:28:36 PM     Points: 2822
It is NOT legal to snag salmon at Dillon. The regulations changed years ago, eliminating snagging. Not sure what happened, or why, but I’m certain there’s a valid reason for the closure.
 Reply by: Navy MCPO      Posted: 10/16/2022 5:31:32 PM     Points: 5
Roger that! I know it was probably 10+ years ago I read about it at Dillon but knew I needed to verify whether still lawful or not. A friend recently moved to Dillon, I grew up in Durango and had a lot of fall fun doing it at Vallecito and McPhee.

Do you have any advice on areas of the lake I should concentrate on for shore fishing? I’m not a fly fisherman but consider myself a pretty good spin fisherman throwing hard baits and will soak bait if needed.

Thanks for all the advice!
 Reply by: RogBow      Posted: 10/16/2022 5:37:17 PM     Points: 3013
As soon as the inlet has enough ice to hold you, there will be millions of people fishing for salmon. Small pink jigs tipped with shrimp or wax worms.
 Reply by: skiman      Posted: 10/16/2022 8:08:57 PM     Points: 2822
Depending on the flow from the Snake River inlet,, and the weather, the timing for “safe-ice” could be delayed this year. In low-flow years, the salmon still come in the area to spawn, but they stage farther west, so it takes longer for good ice to form. I’m sure there will be a post or two when Dillon becomes “ice-fishable”!
 Reply by: Hawaiian Punch      Posted: 10/16/2022 8:51:46 PM     Points: 11333
Please contact me . . .
303-431-6190 H.
OK to call up to 10 pm.
 Reply by: skiman      Posted: 10/17/2022 10:07:31 AM     Points: 2822
H P,
Who do you want to contact you…Navy MCPO, or me?
 Reply by: Hawaiian Punch      Posted: 10/17/2022 5:32:49 PM     Points: 11333
 Reply by: Hawaiian Punch      Posted: 10/18/2022 4:36:22 PM     Points: 11333
Navy MCPO . . . .wonderful talking with you.I hope my lead pans out for you,if not this yr . . .next yr should be a ton of fun for you.
Thank you for your service to our country,not a day goes by that I'm not thankful to the men & woman who's service in the military make this "the land of the of the free and the home of the brave"
Come fish with me before the boat ramps close.
Hawaiian Punch
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