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Lake: Road Canyon Reservoir

Fishing The Road Canyon in October

Post By: johnski      Posted: 10/19/2023 4:14:56 PM     Points: 1819    
Spent a mid day here whipping bead headed wooly buggers into the depths and hoping for brookies mostly. The water clarity is about 4 feet. No one fishing the lake...just big game hunters and foliage seekers passing through.
I did catch a few...released some and kept two for dinner. Did catch a nice 12 inch male brookie which made my day.

Just seems TOO WARM up there for October. Was HOT!
 Reply by: Senor Pescador      Posted: 10/20/2023 8:20:01 AM     Points: 107
Hey John!
I'm heading up there next weekend as my dad has a cow elk tag. We're planning on doing some fishing too. Hopefully get in to some of those brookies! I'll let everyone know how it goes. Glad you got some too.

You're right- it is very warm for this time of year. I was up hunting for 1st rifle season this past week in another area, and temps were in the upper 60's every day. I hear a cool-off is on the way though.
 Reply by: johnski      Posted: 10/21/2023 5:54:49 PM     Points: 1819
Very Good Senor Pescador. keep us posted and good luck getting the elk!
 Reply by: Senor Pescador      Posted: 11/9/2023 11:34:44 AM     Points: 107
Had a few minutes to share how it all went the week of October 28-November 3. Hunting was a success as dad got his cow elk on 2nd day of season! That left fishing wide open the remainder of the week and wow we hit it HOT to fish from the bank! We limited out 3 days in a row with brookies and rainbows. It only took about 3 hours each day to limit out. And they were good size all of them! One rainbow was a 19 1/2Ēer!

All in all- dad and I had a great time together and made some great memories again in that area!! Canít wait to fish it in the winter! Hopefully the 4 aerators will do their job this winter.

I will say I found some of that nasty crum on the edges up there on the north end of the lake. Not sure why itís still around since itís been cold enough. Should be gone here soon though I hope.
 Reply by: not too old to fish      Posted: 11/9/2023 3:53:34 PM     Points: 9172
Senor, that's some good looking fish you got there, congrats and thanks for sharing.
 Reply by: Digginjiggin      Posted: 11/10/2023 7:38:22 AM     Points: 502
Thanks for the great reports, guys. That lake has been on my bucket list for a long time, not too far away. You both seem to have it goíin on, WTG!
 Reply by: johnski      Posted: 11/10/2023 11:55:12 AM     Points: 1819
Congrats on the elk and some fish! Now can you order up some ice???Ha
 Reply by: Walleye Guy      Posted: 11/10/2023 1:01:46 PM     Points: 216
By the way, what is that scum on those lakes? Drove by them in August looked terrible.
 Reply by: johnski      Posted: 11/11/2023 7:45:15 AM     Points: 1819
I believe it to be that toxic blue-green algae that CPW sometimes puts up signs about. I fished it recently and did not see signs 3 weeks ago. I am hoping we are done with it and the water will clear.
 Reply by: Senor Pescador      Posted: 11/13/2023 11:08:13 AM     Points: 107
Thanks ya'll!

I spoke with the CPW office this morning and they said that the greenish looking toxic scum around the edges should start to dissipate now that it's been getting colder. Warm temps are the only thing that will keep it around. When we went late October it was all on the north end. The rest of the lake looked fine.
Have a great day everyone!
 Reply by: Walleye Guy      Posted: 11/14/2023 6:29:11 PM     Points: 216
Is it his it ?

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 Reply by: johnski      Posted: 12/5/2023 8:09:53 AM     Points: 1819
Anyone been up to see ice here lately? Any info is appreciated and thanks.

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