View Full Version : Trout Action at DelValle (pictures)

11-10-2009, 05:15 AM
Fish with Craig Wood at Lake Del Valle. Action was great as on one occasion we had a double hook-up. We were using Shelton Self Release Hooks™ and TadPole snagless weight while fishing with floating bait. We fished points only and we pulled boat up on the point making lots of noise. We fished out of boat very near shore from 4 to 10 foot depth. We caught 8 trout and brought home 7. The bite was early from daylight to about noon…then it slowed down. Bill Gygax was suppose to take his neighbor but at the last second his neighbor canceled because of a urgent tile job as he does tile work so Bill fishes along and caught 4 and he was off the water at 1 pm.

Video below shows how we rigged and how we did it and all the action


Bill Gygax boat in the picture above

Craig Wood above

How we fish Lake above

Results above

11-10-2009, 05:23 AM
I thought you liked fishing the tules in Swallow bay or out anchored off the swim beach by the launch ramp? ;)

11-10-2009, 05:38 AM
I thought you liked fishing the tules in Swallow bay or out anchored off the swim beach by the launch ramp?* ;)

Normally I do..I had heard the action was better down by dam so we went down there and we fished 3 different points down there on this trip...we also caught a fish at swallow bay and even tried by ramp but nothing cooking near ramp for us at end of the day.

The first placed marked on the map on left coming
from the launch ramp towards Dam, were we caught 5 trout there and one
at half way down to second mark on left.

Good fishing......Bill

11-10-2009, 06:31 AM
Bill. Btw I tried adopting your FBR by replacing your single hook with a double hook rig for casting from shore for cohos up here in the Puget Sound in Washington. I was getting tired of going through a couple of flats of herring per outing.

I'm getting close. The back hook is positioned perfectly and it casts and spins great. I can cast it almost twice as far as a cut plug herring. I still have to figure out the top hook and how to get it positioned where it lays properly and not get obstruted by the FBR head.

I think when I do it will be a coho killer.

11-10-2009, 07:12 AM
I would have to see exactly your rig...This is how I would suggest to rig it if I were casting....


Thanks for using The FBR™ and when you get it super tuned to were they rename you SalmonKiller please let me know, as I would be very interested in here-ing about your success