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Lake: Flaming Gorge Reservoir
Fish: Burbot (Ling)

Burbot Advice For new Visitor

Post By: TonyGrinder      Posted: 12/5/2016 9:20:43 PM     Points: 1106    
Me and my buddy are trying to plan a trip up there From from here in Colorado probably looking around January. Any tips where we could stay that is near. Motels ect.. have an idea what would work like flow jigs and sucker meat. But as far as location does it change in Jan Feb?? Still good fishing? Any advice would be greatly appreciated! Thanks in advance.
 Reply by: culinarypunk      Posted: 12/5/2016 10:20:43 PM     Points: 84484    
There are a few options. You can stay anywhere in Rock Springs. I like the Homewood inn. The lake is about 30 miles from town (Northern tip. Firehole)
If you stay in Green River (Hampton Inn is my favorite there) the lake is 30 moles from county road 11 or 40 to lost dog. Lost dog is a bumpy long dirt road but county road 11 is a very technical 2 track.
Flaming Gorge Resort is great and it's close to the south end of the lake but since it's that south less burbot (quote unquote).
Also look at buckboard area and middle Marsh creek

Sucker and glow sounds good.

The north end of the lake just capped so the burbot bite is on fire right now. But they will start making their way up into the inlets to spawn which the bite will shut off then.
I would say the later on January the better so you miss the spawn.

Or come now!
 Reply by: TonyGrinder      Posted: 12/6/2016 2:01:01 PM     Points: 1106    
Thanks for all the advice culinary Punk. So you think if we came out early February the spawn would be over? I wish we could come now. dam adult responsibilities and such! Also would be cool to fish with someone who knows the area if your not busy when we're up there me and my friend Matt are both friendly and could talk fishing for days!
 Reply by: culinarypunk      Posted: 12/6/2016 7:30:17 PM     Points: 84484    
Just let me know what you decide and I'll see if I can show you around if I can't I will have better info for you closer to the time you're here.
Yups, late January and early February the spawn will be done.
Just remember, burbot mandatory kill.
 Reply by: Flyrodn      Posted: 12/7/2016 2:09:01 PM     Points: 184621    
Come spring, or sometime this next year, I'd like to give them a try with the long rod.
 Reply by: TonyGrinder      Posted: 12/10/2016 10:56:51 AM     Points: 1106    
Awesome culinary punk I will definitely let you know when we have set dates to come out there. I am aware they are mandatory kill since invasive but although I do practice a lot of catch and release fishing I do like to eat fish too and I hear burbot are delicious.
 Reply by: TonyGrinder      Posted: 12/10/2016 10:58:55 AM     Points: 1106    
Flyrod I wouldn't mind catching that way either but we are going for a ice trip. Been talking about it for a while now
 Reply by: TonyGrinder      Posted: 12/11/2016 10:42:45 AM     Points: 1106    
We will be heading up February 4th - 7th hopfully we can meet and person and catch some fish, pound coffee and talk fishing. Look forward to burbot but down to fish for other species while there as well.
 Reply by: fishjefe      Posted: 12/12/2016 6:44:48 PM     Points: 2078    
that's a great time because the ice will be further south so people will be spread out and the deeper water macs might be accessible
 Reply by: TonyGrinder      Posted: 12/18/2016 10:55:50 AM     Points: 1106    
Hopfully we'll get to meet culinary punk or any other cool friendly local fisherman we're gonna be 5th- 8th now instead of the original plan due to schedule conflicts
 Reply by: TonyGrinder      Posted: 1/18/2017 5:22:53 PM     Points: 1106    
So it's getting close to time for me and my buddies burbot adventure. I am super stoked and appreciate all the advice so far. We are booked to stay in rock springs and are curious on a good starting point to get into the burbot. We plan on fishin as much as possible and using the room to catch up on rest. Heard that near firehole boat ramp was good. And by looking at the map we bought we were thinking of some other spots but wondering what the access is like. We do not have snowmobiles so easier is better. Thanks in advance guys. Also always down to fish with some cool guys were way chill.
 Reply by: FishingJunkie      Posted: 1/24/2017 3:42:58 PM     Points: 1816    
Tony - how did you guys do on your trip? Pics?
 Reply by: TonyGrinder      Posted: 1/29/2017 12:25:33 PM     Points: 1106    
We have not actually gone yet. We arrive in the evening on the 4th of Feb and head out on the 8th. If you are local were always down to meet fellow friendly fisherman. Will definitely post some pics when we're back
 Reply by: TonyGrinder      Posted: 2/10/2017 5:06:20 PM     Points: 1106    
Between me and my buddy Matt we caught about 30 burning in the 3 days we fished it. Weather was mild Sunday and Monday. Tuesday the wind kicked up. We fished fire hole and buckboard here is a few pics
 Reply by: TonyGrinder      Posted: 2/10/2017 5:09:00 PM     Points: 1106    
More pics. Laker and rainbows too

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