Lake Davis Fishing Report, May 24, 2006

Wind, Wind, Wind made boat control tough but we did manage to get fish. I continued to concentrate on the North West shore in the shallows. For the second day in a row we did land quality Bows in the 3 to 4 lb range while also landing more big Pike. The firetiger Needlefish was still the top producer running 4 to 10 feet in 10 to 12 feet of water. Unfortunately several of the Needlefish were so bent up by the Pike they were un-repairable. I think I may have found the secrete to catching nice Pike. Look for dedicated Pike trips in Spring 07

27 lbs worth of Pike

Lake Davis Fishing Report, May 23, 2006

With un-settled weather and light showers the bite at Lake Davis remained spotty. There were a number of boats, being frustrated with the poor weather and fishing, that pulled off the lake early. We stuck it out and while the trout were not plentiful they were quality fish ranging from 3.5 lbs to 4 lbs. The 23rd marked my best day of Pike fishing yet on Davis. We landed 4 ranging from 5.5 lbs to 7 lbs these fish were thick and provided great fights on my light tackle. Luckily all but one was hooked shallow in their mouth protecting the 6 lb leader from those teeth. The one that was hooked deep chewed through the leader just as I put him in the net. He also found it necessary to bend the Needlefish in half. The top producing rig, in fact the only producing rig was a #2 firetiger Needlefish run between 4 and 10 feet. We spent most of our time at the North end of the lake. Along with the un-settled weather the water temp has dropped 8 degrees since Saturday. I will be on the water again tomorrow and then it is off to Eagle for the opener!

Lake Davis Fishing Report, May 16-19, 2006

The bite at Lake Davis has been up and down. I spent most of my time on the water near the Cow Creek area on the North West corner of the lake boating Rainbows to 4.5 lbs and Pike to 6 lbs. In fact most days we caught as many Pike as we did trout. With the water being high this year the lake has a whole different look to it with most of the long points on the West shore being completely underwater. Our best success was found working our baits 5 to 8 feet down in water that was 10 to 14 feet deep. I did use planer boards in the mornings and managed some fish right on the surface but a fair amount of floating grass made it difficult at times. The most productive baits over the last week have been No 2 firetiger Needlefish, small olive grubs, and a variety of spoons in a copper and red pattern. The water temp was running between 62 and 65 degrees. I did work the deeper water near the big island with the same gear and we did manage trout however they weren't near the quality fish we caught in the shallower water.

4.5 lb 'Bow

Munir's Big Pike

 


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