Eagle Lake Fishing Report October 1, 2012

Game on at Eagle Lake! Flat water, Screaming drags, Hot Rainbows! Do I have your attention now?

As I crested the top of the hill on County road A1 I got my first look at the lake in 2012, and even at that distance you could see a noticeably lower water level. Due to the lower lake level, my 23' Boulton deep V I/O is not launch able on the Spaulding ramp this year, and I knew that going in, so my plan was to utilize the new low water ramp that was opened late last year located just outside the Eagle Lake Marina at the south end of the lake. I know there has been a lot of negative press concerning water levels, access and specifically the new launch but I found the parking to be fine, the new ramp and turn around is great and they have installed a very stable dock which makes launching and retrieving your boat a snap. That said, I am a big supporter of getting more water into the lake, it is a big boost to the lake, the fish and the economy, but for now it is what it is, FISHABLE!!!  Last year, due to a bunch of south wind, I fished more in the south basin of the lake than I had in years, and now those spots will be a shorter boat ride. Up early the next morning to finish getting the boat ready to launch, and the fist thing I realize is Im wearing shorts, a t-shirt and flip flops, not typical fall attire at Eagle Lake but the weather has been sweet. I splash the boat load up the guests and we are off towards the east shore.

The lake was like glass, I stopped short of the east shore to get the lines deployed and start our troll, it didn't take long. Rods started popping off of the releases and the battles were on. These fish are so hot right now, probably due to the huge abundance of Tui Chub minnows available for them to feast on. We continued working the east side of the lake for several hours enjoying every minuet of the fish, the weather, and the company. We saw a few small fish but most were in the 2.5 to 3.5 pound range. We came off the water 3 limits heavier, with all the fish being over the 3 pound mark. Nice solid, beautiful trout that put up some spectacular fights. This was just the first of several days of outstanding fishing.

I still have dates available if you want to get in on this exciting action. The next day like the one detailed above could be yours. Contact me to secure your dates.

I look forward to seeing you on the water.



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