Joined: 21 Jan 2011 Posts: 293 Location: Las Vegas , NV
Posted: Fri Jun 17, 2011 9:06 am Post subject: Headin to fish lake
Hey guys Ive never fished for trophy trout before and I know there are sum giant makinaw in fish lake Utah. A buddy has a place by otter creek and we are gonna go try our luck up at fish lake 4th of july weekend.
I was loking for sum advice from sumone that has fished that lake for them. Should we use down riggers and A.C. skinnys? Or just troll flatline for them? Any help would be much appreciated.
Posted: Fri Jun 17, 2011 11:06 am Post subject: trout
I always approach a new lake with a simple plan. Find the forage and then try to duplicate it. I think the macs and splake are probably on the stocked trout in that lake so all you have to do is figure out where the trout are and then troll some ACs that mimic those trout in that area. If the trout are on the feed then you will probably hook up. You may have to put in some time to figure out a pattern. _________________
Joined: 27 Dec 2005 Posts: 348 Location: Colorado Springs, CO
Posted: Fri Jun 17, 2011 6:47 pm Post subject:
One other thought. If the surface water temp is real cold, you'll be able to find Macks all over the water column. But, if its in the 40's or higher, then you'll find the Macks on the bottom. _________________ Mark-O
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Joined: 27 Feb 2008 Posts: 284 Location: Southern Utah
Posted: Sat Jun 18, 2011 9:17 am Post subject:
By the 4th of july, any big fish caught up there is going to be pulled off the bottom no less than 65 feet. The copperline guys catch nice ones trolling the bottom in the summer, but they are few and far between. I wouldn't plan on hitting an all out bite, but rather putting in a ton of hours in hopes of finding a good fish. Summer is tough there, no structure on the bottom to key on so more or less you have to be lucky and find one....If you're ac's don't work i would go to a pop gear and big minnow setup, you'll catch tons of pups and still have a shot at the big ones.... _________________
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