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Slim
11-21-2007, 06:12 PM
First things first.

There's no trailer launching of a boat. The Docks are sitting on the mud. If you have a car topper and carry the boat to the water, then you can get on the water with a boat. Otherwise it's float tuben time *or shore fishin.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v12/slim1/Pinecrest/11%2021%2007/DryDocks1smllr.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v12/slim1/Pinecrest/11%2021%2007/rampsize2smllr.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v12/slim1/Pinecrest/11%2021%2007/DryDocks3smllr.jpg

Bob, a friend from another board, was up this area since Monday. He wanted to fish but had to leave around 10 this morning to head back home in the Valley. So we hit the water about 7:30am and at 32 degrees cold !!! *[smiley=cold.gif]
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v12/slim1/Pinecrest/11%2021%2007/Bobsize27smllr.jpg

There were Trout rising , sipping on emerging midges, everywhere. We ended up using the Dry line and putting on a mosquito pattern with a nymph dropper. Bob caught a few on the dropper before he had to leave about 10:00am. I had caught 5 trout with my dropper.

As Bob left I decided to head out to the main part of the lake, even crossing over to the other side. I changed over to my sink line and put on the black clouser I used at Beardsley. On the far side (The cliff side) almost every cast, I pulled out a trout. I worked from almost at the Dam to the river inlet. Then around the south side then back to the docks. The south side was the quietest, although I did catch a couple while trolling the fly.

They were all stockers or hold-over (Bows) from 11" to 15". I guess if I want to catch the biguns, I'd have to dredge the bottom of the lake. (??)

While there, this Helicopter flew over a couple of times then flew up the river. 2 hrs later he returned and landed on the Dam.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v12/slim1/Pinecrest/11%2021%2007/Choppter3size28cropped.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v12/slim1/Pinecrest/11%2021%2007/Choppter1smllr.jpg

River inlet (There was just a trickle of water coming into the lake, which you can't see)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v12/slim1/Pinecrest/11%2021%2007/River1sizesmllr.jpg
Heron looking for lunch. (Back side of the lake)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v12/slim1/Pinecrest/11%2021%2007/Heronsmllr.jpg

Very nice day on the water. A breeze kicked up later but it wasn't too bad. Was nice when the sun came up for sure, it thawed out the frozen fingers *;) !

Slim

steveo79
11-21-2007, 06:26 PM
Great Pic's again Slim. You must to wear some super thermals to be able to fish in a tube like that! Makes my knee's ache just to imagine, let alone see it. Nice Job!

Manteca Steve
11-21-2007, 08:45 PM
Hey Slim
Thanks for the report & pictures. I'll be honest with you, I thought water level would be lower at this time of the year. Still fishable.

Manteca Steve
11-21-2007, 08:50 PM
OH Yeah!

What in the heck was a helicopter landing on the dam for? :o

camotracker
11-21-2007, 08:53 PM
:o wow, we need the rain gods badly. thanks for the report slim.

ratss427
11-21-2007, 09:20 PM
JEEZ! i have never seen it ,even close,to that low! :-X .usually dodge ridge is talking thanksgiving day skiing! thanks for the pics.

cgagex3
11-22-2007, 08:48 AM
Nice report slim, looks like the perfect quiet day on the lake, Except for the chopper. It sounds like you covered quite a bit of ground (or water) tooling around the lake. As long as you get a couple of those days in a year of the 30+ it keeps you hooked. By the way did you mean 30+ for the fish or the temp?? ;D

CG

HOOF
11-22-2007, 09:02 AM
Great pics!!! Looks like Pincrest is ready for me to bring the faish assasin inflatible boat up there..

tortuga
11-22-2007, 10:13 AM
Way to go Slim. I think the water is even lower than when I was up there 3 weeks ago. I don't think Dodge will even be open for X-Mas.
Tortuga

tightlines1707
11-22-2007, 04:58 PM
I dont have a float tube, and after reading this, i am considering making the trip up there. Can you fish it from shore with a bobber? mayby a night crawler or powerbait????

TroutWagon
11-22-2007, 08:27 PM
Nice photos slim, man that lake is low I was there a long time ago and It didn't look like anything close to that. Were hurting big time for water!
keep giving us some good reports!

Slim
11-22-2007, 11:06 PM
Nice photos slim, man that lake is low I was there a long time ago and It didn't look like anything close to that. Were hurting big time for water!
keep giving us some good reports!

No... They drain the lake every year... It's isn't low yet... When done draining it , you'll have to walk to the point where you see the dam to get to the water.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v12/slim1/Pinecrest/fa3c2c1f.jpg

This rock outcropping on the right "Is The Point" The Dam is to the right of this picture
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v12/slim1/Pinecrest/fdf99afb.jpg

Slim

Slim
11-22-2007, 11:10 PM
. *Can you fish it from shore with a bobber? mayby a night crawler or powerbait????


Yes... Stay to the left (Pass the Boat ramp) walk out to the point & or towards the dam. 1 foot under the bobber should work. Unless you really want some biguns, which I think are on the bottom.

Slim
11-22-2007, 11:14 PM
Way to go Slim. *I think the water is even lower than when I was up there 3 weeks ago. *I don't think Dodge will even be open for X-Mas.
Tortuga


Big difference from last year hu? We were sking by now this time last year. They still have "Dry" ground, not a drop of any white stuff on the ground. Some day they'll have snow making equipment, but untill then..... :'(

Slim

Athlete24
11-23-2007, 01:05 PM
They must just stock the crap out of that lake when it thaws, no wonder you don't see many good sized fish come out of there, now would be the only time to catch them. You just need to find the ones that know how to survive, and the fact that they know how probably makes them hardest to catch.

Slim
11-23-2007, 06:45 PM
They must just stock the crap out of that lake when it thaws, no wonder you don't see many good sized fish come out of there, now would be the only time to catch them. *You just need to find the ones that know how to survive, and the fact that they know how probably makes them hardest to catch.


You should have seen the ones they stocked last fall. Hundreds (Unknown numbers) of not less than 5 lb up to 8lb + ... I was a circus of guys trying every which way to catch them. Even a couple of guys trying to just net them from off the docks. There's got to be lots of those fish left...still in there !!! I would think... (??)
Slim