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HSUSteelie
06-26-2007, 10:34 AM
Well, I would have liked to post before today, but I have been quite busy with work this summer, and this is my first real chance to give you all a report for the last month at Eagle Lake. The summer has just flown by I canít believe I have been up here for 6 weeks now!

The season started off excellent, with quite a few 4lbers brought to the Marina. The typical opening day tricks of fishing shallow with anything orange did the trick for most folks. I got off of work at 1:30 pm and was fishing by 3:00pm. The weather was warm and there wasnít a slightest hint of a breeze. In about an hour I managed four fish, 2 were released in the water (Caught 1 color on a Red Dog). The two I kept were on a #2 Red Dot Frog Needlefish at 2 colors. I was fishing the drop off on the South Point of Eagleís Nest. They weighed in at 2lbs 8oz and 3lbs.

The next few weeks brought wacky weather which slowed down the fishing it was hot, then it snowed, the heavy winds came, and now itís back to relatively normal Eagle Lake weather. I think thatís why the fishing was a bit difficult for most of June. The water temp fluctuated quite a bit during the strange weather we had, and it is now holding steady at 65 degrees at mid morning.

Currently nothing is consistent, The last few days I have had to do a lot of changing things up to figure out whatís working for that day. I have had increased success with brown grubs the last few days, so the grub bite should be on soon. Sure catch Red Dogs have been good for about a strike a day and I always seem to have one out at some point throughout the day. Depth wise the fish are scattered, in the last week I have caught fish from the surface all the way down to 5 colors on leadcore. There are a lot of fish hanging out between the points of Eagleís Nest as well as on the shelves along each point.

Today I was out at 5:30am and had 2 strikes, 1 stuck and ended up being a healthy 2lb 5oz fish that took a brown leech pattern fly on a float sink fly rod trolled at 1.3mph at the 80ft mark off the South Point of Eagleís nest. I had one more strike on that setup and that was it for the morning,

I have had the pleasure of meeting some Sniffers this summer including Sam (Geezer) and ĎBy Designí. I thought I saw some stars on the water today, but nobody answered the radio call.

Hope to be a little more regular on the reports from now on. If anybody is in the neighborhood stop by the store, or give me a call on channel 69!!


Chris
Here are some pictures from the summer so far including some when HSU Dad was up here. Enjoy!

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troutfan
06-26-2007, 11:46 AM
We look forward to your reports. You 'da man! ;)

Rastaman
06-26-2007, 12:11 PM
Excellent report and good looking fish too.

firetrout
06-26-2007, 12:28 PM
HSU I will be vacationing up at Almanor the week of July 10 - 19th and hope to make it over the hill to see Eagle Lake. I will be looking forward to your updates until then.

fpsamm
06-26-2007, 01:36 PM
HSU, good report. I will be looking foward to some more info on Eagle Lake. As you know it was my first time there when we met, but it will not be my last. I would hope that the wind will be some what less than it was last week.

I have been told that Sept-Oct are the best times for Eagle?? is that true.

Take care
Samm

fishing_man
06-26-2007, 01:53 PM
nice trout stellie :)

vvbob
06-26-2007, 03:42 PM
Chris
Great report & pretty fish pictures.
Planning a trip up there next month. I'll make sure I stop by, & say "Hi".

vvbob
06-27-2007, 07:07 AM
Chris
Be up there on the 10th of July for a week. Could you make sure the fish switch is turned to the "on" position. ;D ;D ;D

drstressor
06-27-2007, 07:13 AM
I hope they don't shut down C&R by then.

Better eat your limit each day. ;)

HSUdad
06-27-2007, 07:59 AM
I would say the Catch and Keep reccomendation will be earlier this year than last. Not a lot of snow or rain this last winter. The south basin is already at 9.35 according to VAL's web site. I would guess sometime in early July it will hit the 9.4 level she says triggers DFG to post the recccomendation. The lake will also be lower than last year. Most of the fish caught early in the year were skinny without a lot of body mass. Not good for pictures, but they still eat good.

HSUdad

gfishes
06-27-2007, 01:25 PM
I fished Eagle Monday and today...limits both days...brown grubs caught 4, Vampire Rapala down 26 feet caught two, chartreause grub down 26 caught one, Perch Rapala down 15 caught one...fish today were all about 2lbs...I fished where other boats were not...close to the middle of the lake...Monday fished the area between the Marina and the springs...one of the guides today caught some nice fish out in the middle...it is interesting to note that when talking to guys at the cleaning station, that people are catching fish on quite a variety of offerings.

vvbob
06-27-2007, 01:49 PM
Better eat your limit each day.

Some people perfer to "Drink their limit each day" ;D

FatCat
06-27-2007, 06:52 PM
I'll be there Friday-Monday! Thanks for the report, my dreams will now be filled with hard-fighting Eagle Lake trout.