View Full Version : Beardsley resevoir 10/6  (pics)

10-07-2007, 02:01 PM
Got the chance to go up to Beardsly with Guy, and Uncle Dan. It had snowed the night before, but the road was clear, and better yet, the gate was unlocked. The launch ramp was quite a ways out of the water, but Guy had no problem launching "The Tug" with his 1 ton Chevy Dually 4 wheel drive.

The wind picked up right on cue, and it was the usual Beardsley day, white caps and a stiff wind. Guy had us on fish right from the start, as we motored up to the dam, then just drifted back up towards the river. We picked up our limits on Sep's Flashers, wedding rings, and night crawlers, just as Guy has told us we would.

The fish weren't big, but they were fat, and full of fight.

Double hookups were common, and I think at once we had 3 fish on at the same time
There were maybe 3 or 4 other boats out there with us, was really nice to have the place to ourselves. Uncle Dan is taking it all in, during a ride back up to the dam.http://i192.photobucket.com/albums/z100/skhardwoods/beardsly/Beardsly004.jpg

We caught most of the fish by top lining, but Guy caught his on a downrigger about 35-40 feet down. It didn't seem to matter, it was just a great day.

10-07-2007, 02:31 PM
Ya that was good times up there-exept for the trailer parked right at the bottom of the only launching area..We also even saw a bald eagle up there-all the fish were scrapperes and copeopods on only a few of the smaller ones caught on the surface

10-07-2007, 02:34 PM
Congrats on your catch.
Looks like the boat you were in is a Dorset about 17' feet? The first boat I owned was a Dorset which was very a very stable and cofortable fishing boat...but heavy. I can see why you'll need a 4x4 1 ton dually to pull that baby out of the water.

10-07-2007, 02:36 PM
Actually it is a 17 foot dorsett with a cuddy-1963..I went thru the whole thing,deck,stringers and all..It is HEAVY and you should see the view from the lake up-VERY steep and nasty had to be guided down

10-07-2007, 02:46 PM
Don't let him kid you, he made the approach to the lake look pretty easy. The dude that left his Ranger and trailer parked down there did nothing to simplify the task; when Guy showed me the spot he inteneded to back down, I knew I could not of done it.


I'm not sure this shot shows how steep it really was, but check out his tire tracks in the sand. the approach was brutal. but once in the water, days of fishing don't get much better then this one was....

10-07-2007, 06:18 PM
Sweet.. No Browns or Brookies hu?


10-07-2007, 06:45 PM
Ya surprisingly not a single brown-I was trying for them but nada-maybe they are making their way up the headwaters