View Full Version : Trout at Indian Valley Resivor?

04-10-2009, 04:29 PM
I am heading to Indian Valley Resivoor in 45 min.Will be fishing a little tonight and hit it hard in the morning. I have never fished there before. I will be shore fishing. Anyone that has fished it please give me a few tips. Where to fish , what bait , depth ect. Thanks sniffers!


04-10-2009, 05:14 PM


Let us know if there is any water there. Reports are the water is very low if there's any at all :P

04-10-2009, 05:56 PM
this time of year and with the water that low, i highly doubt there's any trout at all... try bass/panfish/catfish. please give us an update on the lake level when you get back. ;D

04-10-2009, 07:14 PM
Guess you guys never check lake levels.Indian Valley has 47,000 acre ft at this time in a lake that holds 300,000 acre feet.It is a mud puddle.

04-12-2009, 06:16 AM
So, indian valley is a nice lake. Not very much water! I would say less than half full. We tried fishing in the am for no luck.However i did see some big fish break water by the dam. But no takers. Went looking for turkey on the way out. NOTHING. Did see some doe , jackrabbit, and a Bald eagle. Very beautifull scenery out there. So we took the back way home fished Putah creek for nothing! From there we went to Rio Vista and from there to Clarksburg on the sac for a nice lil keeper striper . It was 24in. I caught it on pileworms. All in all a great road trip and good times.

Fishdogg 8-)

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04-12-2009, 09:37 AM
Indian Valley is SUCH a pretty place. *Isn't it generally notorious for being low on a regular basis? *I remember going there the first time on a 4x4 trip back when I was 17. *. *. *the lake was so low we drove the jeep down the boat ramp and almost died in the sinking lake mud. *. *. *teenagers make BAD decisions *:D *On another trip we caught several trout there but they had large amounts of visible mercury inside them. *I wouldn't even consider eating a fish from that lake.

04-12-2009, 11:24 AM
was wondering how you see mercury in a fish? what organs do you look at?

04-12-2009, 05:47 PM
How do you see or find mercury?

04-12-2009, 06:15 PM
When we were cleaning the fish there was bits of bright silver in the main artery and entrails. *. *. *very noticable. *Granted, we were 18 and didn't really know what we were doing at the time but it was pretty evident to an alarming degree that something was wrong with the fish. *

We weren't even aware of the mercury warning in that spot or Pillsbury till a few years later, but those two places are on the short list of high risk spots in California and have been for a long time. *I'm not sure I would worry much about Pillsbury stockers but any bass or holdovers I personally wouldn't eat it.

Maybe someone knows more about this?