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borntoscout
04-19-2013, 07:37 PM
On the water at 0700 and in the early stillness the loon's tremolo calls were continuous. The first thing I wanted to try was troll some large plugs hoping to entice something large, toothy, and piscivorous. I spent almost four hours with the plugs, circling the lake but by-passing some of the shallow bays.

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Only two good grabs with the plugs, one no stick and this pretty little guy.

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I did discover a good rainbow bite on a small dodger and Thomas Buoyant spoons but they were small (10-12 inches) with severely deformed fins.

A great day on the water. There was light at the end of the tunnel.

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elpollodaro
04-19-2013, 08:02 PM
Great to know Loon is open. I love that place!

elpollodaro
04-19-2013, 08:08 PM
By the way, beautiful little brown

borntoscout
04-19-2013, 08:50 PM
The main launch ramp is not yet open but I think gravel ramps on the north side would work for a small boat.

dsa2780
04-19-2013, 11:23 PM
I love Loon Lake. I remember simply top lining Rapalas before heading back to our campsite and limiting out on trout for dinner.

Big and toothy? We would land decent sized 1-4lb macks out of their by deep trolling Apex E-chip and flatfish lures in Rainbow trout and watermelon colors.

Chrisj13
04-19-2013, 11:55 PM
Whats the story with the tunnel? Never been there before....

BaitMaster
04-20-2013, 01:12 AM
http://hydrorelicensing.smud.org/project/proj_map.pdf

elpollodaro
04-20-2013, 11:12 AM
Thanks for the info on the boat ramp. I wonder if I could get my little tin can down the gravel launch. I have only used the main ramp in the past. Might head up there sometime next week.

borntoscout
04-20-2013, 01:08 PM
Thanks for the info on the boat ramp. I wonder if I could get my little tin can down the gravel launch. I have only used the main ramp in the past. Might head up there sometime next week.

In checking the satellite view of one of the spots that looked so promising from the water, it appears access is blocked by placement of large rocks. So I don't know. Perhaps someone with specific knowledge will chime in.

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insearchoffish
04-21-2013, 04:27 PM
Looked like a nice day for a paddle! Glad you got a few, the big ones going to bite eventually :)

Rugby Lock
04-22-2013, 04:10 AM
Nice pice! Man that place is gorgeous! Loon is definitely on my list to try!

Reel_Lost
04-22-2013, 06:35 AM
I can remember 30yrs ago my brother and I going into the tunnel when the lake was low. The fishing was great and the trout we caught were amost black. I quess they had lived in their for a long time. It was kind of strange but fun. The water comes from Buck Island resevoir.