View Full Version : Finally time to fish Lafayette Reservoir again! 11-16-14.

11-16-2014, 06:43 PM
Being on the tail end of a nasty chest cold, I wanted to take it easy. So we went to good old Lafayette (Only ten minutes away) in lieu of our usual two hour drives elsewhere.
Once again I brought the wonderful staff a giant bag of Halloween treats. Although a little late, They always appreciate it.
Got our rental boat and on the water at 7am. We started in the back end of the lake. Calm water, slight breeze = perfect conditions for the Mike and Kristy drift. It didn't take long before the fun began.
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We ended up with 10 Lassen trout today from 15 to 18". All head shaking fighting mad. We successfully released six of them.
They were hitting on white power eggs and brown power worms. Although I think any color combination of the two would have worked as well.
Only saw five boats out today. No pressure and fairly easy limits. That may change after I post this though. lol.
Wind picked up around 10am and it actually got colder as the day progressed. We headed in and left the park by noon with four fat footballs in the cooler....
The lake is full to the brim and stocked with fish. Come and enjoy! They should pay me to say that lol. But it's true. Lafayette trout fishing is back!
Hope you all had a great weekend.
Mike and Kristy.

11-16-2014, 07:14 PM
Great report and pictures Kristy. The Mike and Kristy show kicked butt. :)

Do you happen to know if I can bring my own little boat and fish that lake?
I can easily take the gas motor off and leave it at home.

Captain Compassion
11-16-2014, 07:18 PM
A good day for M & K. Those are fatties. As always a good photo journal of your trip.


11-16-2014, 09:00 PM
Great report and nice getting your limits! My gf and I went there also today, first time fishing there, so did not know what to expect. Fished the shore from 11:00am-4:45pm. We ended up with 9 rainbows, the largest was 2.5lbs, missed a few other bites. Also caught 2 catfish: 4 & 5 lbs. Caught everything on rainbow powereggs with orange worm, dipped in Smelly Jelly Craw Anise Scent. We will definitely go back!!

Until next time...

Fish On!!!

11-16-2014, 09:01 PM
FJ, You will have no problem. :)

11-16-2014, 09:19 PM
Thanks Kristy. Thinking I will take the little lady next weekend. :winkfs:

11-17-2014, 09:40 PM
Very cool!

The wife and I have been walking around there a lot lately with our newborn, and I was given the "green light" from her to go ahead and fish a day. I just need to take advantage of it! Looks lit I should get off my rear and do it. Thanks for another great report. As always! Cheers!

fat fish
11-18-2014, 12:13 PM
I've never fished there. Looks nice...good looking fish and weather.