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Scott R
08-05-2008, 03:54 PM
We decided to spend our 18th wedding anniv. at Eagle Lake so we packed the kids, dogs, hooked the boat and we were off to Eagle Lake. *Saturday morning we fished the Eagle's Nest Area and hooked some nice fish trolling. *Fish weighed in between 2.5 lbs - 4 lbs. *Our best depth was 24-32 feet pulling amber and brown grubs. *Water temp was in 70-72 degrees on my graph. *Weather was great and boat traffic out of Spalding was minimal. *Sunday we trolled the shrimp island to wildcat point area finding a better quality of fish. *The lake seems to be changing because all our fish came at 18' pulling orange Sure-catch lures. *Limits were fast both days which gave us plenty of time to explore the Eagle area. *The fish are feeding on the tui chub minnows and were stuffed full. *The weather was great- a little smoke on Sunday. *My wife had a great time as it was her first trip to Eagle. *Overall another great trip to Eagle. * Some pictures
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troutfan
08-05-2008, 04:18 PM
Good stuff Scott. That lake has been kicking out some nice fish. The color on those fillets tells it all.

vvbob
08-05-2008, 08:33 PM
Thanks for the update. Those are some nice fish.
Glad to see they are chasing minnows, makes trolling better when they are aggressive.
There is not a better tasting fish than ELT. Even beats Kokanee in my book.

Ron G
08-06-2008, 07:46 AM
There is not a better tasting fish than ELT. Even beats Kokanee in my book.

I would'nt mention this on the Koke board but I think your right Bob. I was at Eagle last week for the first time. I heard rumors that they were the best tasting fish and the rumors were true. I think I could eat them everyday. *:)

Martinez Frank
08-06-2008, 01:38 PM
Hey Scott, how is the water level there at the north end?

Scott R
08-06-2008, 04:29 PM
Martinez Frank-Launching at the first ramp in Spalding is no problem. *There is a shallow area maybe 100' straight out in front of the launch that comes up to about 2-2 1/2 feet in depth. *I kept my motor trimmed up pretty high, watched my depth on the graph, and kicked it into neutral when I hit the shallow area. *Other than that it was smooth sailing. The second ramp at Spalding(up past the bathrooms and fish cleaning station) is closed. About 12-18" deep. I swam or tried to swim my dog there.

tinytrout
08-06-2008, 04:46 PM
We have a A-frame house on the lake at the upper end across from Troxel Point and are going up in Oct. Good to see the fish are getting tha size of years ago.