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dirtracer242
09-26-2006, 12:17 PM
Does anybody out there know when the cutbows are supposed to be back in action. I caught one about 5 years ago and have been wanting more ever since but haent been back at the right season.

firetrout
09-26-2006, 12:20 PM
dirtracer,

The action should be soon. Best from Nov-May. Hoping for a good season this year.

You can also call and ask them. they will tell you when the plants begin. ;)

n2trout
09-26-2006, 01:30 PM
I spoke to the gal in the cafe at Amador on Friday. She said they would probably start planting about the second week in October. Only a few weeks to go until we all get to hook into some fierce cutbow action. :)

Trout_Terminator
09-26-2006, 04:50 PM
YEEEEEEEEEEEEEHHHHHHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!! !!!!

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Cant wait, need to start getting my stuff !!!

Trout_Shark
09-26-2006, 05:00 PM
I'm ready...Let the slaying begin!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 8-)
We should get a date set-up for a "opening day" type of deal. BTW: I'm winning the derby this year also(last year I was freons good luck charm). I wish all of you amador vet's many free burgers in the coming months. ;D ;D

Diego916
09-26-2006, 09:03 PM
Can't wait!!! :D

calebetis
09-27-2006, 02:46 AM
I'm looking forward to trying Amador for the first time this year, and I'm new to trolling. What's the general set up for the lake? Or the must have lures?

n2trout
09-27-2006, 07:19 AM
Hi ya greenman and welcome to the boards.
The hottest set up is usually a 2" grub on a #4 gamagastu (sorry bout spelling still waking up) hook. I usually scent mine with garlic or anise scent. Most of us have great success toplining this set up. I troll real slow, usually .09 to 1.1
I have also have caught quite a few on rapalas. F7' thru F9's work well for me.
Rapala hot colors- rainbow trout pattern, firetiger, orange & white, clown pattern.
Grub hot colors- white, pink, firetiger, chartuse, and brown.
I usually slide a power egg on the hook before threading the grub. I have yet to master the power mouse set up, but if you search through previous posts you can find a picture of what it looks like. I would find the link for you but it takes me a half hour just to find things in my own previous posts. ::)
Hope this info helps you out some. Lots of good fellas out there. If you see the stars just say hi and ask them for some advice. ;)

bobby
09-27-2006, 09:06 AM
is there big fish caught here, or just standard planter size.

SuperDave
09-27-2006, 09:20 AM
is there big fish caught here, or just standard planter size.

They average fish is a strong 2 lbs. and there are some large brood stock fish as well.

bobby
09-27-2006, 09:44 AM
nice, ill have to hit it up, everyonbe seems to like this spot in the winter..

I adpoted my dog from Amador pound, but didnt have time to hit the lake....

bobby
09-27-2006, 10:14 AM
Wow, just looked at the Amador site, I had no idea noskiers or jetskies were aloud, THIS IS GREAT!!!!!!

what is the tournament all about?

dirty3hirties
09-27-2006, 10:30 AM
n2:

Thanks for calling. Troutboy and I can't wait to get up there....really itchin'. We're probably gonna be going as soon as they start planting. It's going to be really fun trying amador in our pontoons. heheh. Hope to see up there.

bobby
09-27-2006, 11:02 AM
what is a good shoreline camp spot where we can camp next to or close to our boat?

thx guys

Troutcoach
09-27-2006, 12:03 PM
We should get a date set-up for a "opening day" type of deal

That sounds like fun. The only problem with an opening day get together is that all the fish will be concentrated around the dam area. It will take a few weeks after the first of the plants until the fish spread through the lake. I'm down with a get together though.

bobby
09-27-2006, 12:28 PM
I must be invisible, come on boys.... help a old goat out here....

thx in advance

SuperDave
09-27-2006, 12:36 PM
bobby,

1) tournament: if it is the same as last year, there are a lot of tagged fish in the lake. When you catch a tagged fish, you turn in the tag and you are in the drawing for cash and prizes at the end of the season.

2) camping: there are campsites a stones throw from the ramp and around the first couple of coves. beaching your boat looked doable to me. Now you just gotta call and get the specifics.

bobby
09-27-2006, 12:38 PM
Awesome, sounds fun!

Thx for the info Dave, your a good man!

Trout_Terminator
09-27-2006, 02:56 PM
bobby, if you are a shore fisher, i will shoot you a PM with all the stuff you need, and where to go and we can hook up and slay some bows *;). if anyone wants some help, feel free to ask. here are some of my many succeses at amador...
http://momentoffame.com/photopost/data/501/medium/PICT0111.JPG
http://momentoffame.com/photopost/data/501/PICT0115_480_x_360_.jpg
http://momentoffame.com/photopost/data/501/PICT0179_480_x_360_.jpg
these are some of the pics that i have uploaded from my camera (have a picture of my 6 3/4lb bow, but its not on my digital). why doesent anyone that has amador pics add to this one.

SalmoClarki
09-27-2006, 04:12 PM
an average amador limit ;)
http://momentoffame.com/photopost/data/514/DSCN0023_Custom_.JPG

Troutcoach
09-28-2006, 07:42 AM
http://img136.imageshack.us/img136/5088/116amador001sw6.jpg

A couple from a limit.

http://img136.imageshack.us/img136/4554/116amador002ud5.jpg

Here's some more.

Good times!

n2trout
09-28-2006, 08:13 AM
I aplogize if some of the pics need to be resized. I uploaded them to imageshack before the format changed here on the forum. I believe you can see them all in their whole state if you hit reply and look at my post then. *:)
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And now for the Big Old Ugly Monster !!!
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bobby
09-28-2006, 08:18 AM
bobby, if you are a shore fisher, i will shoot you a PM with all the stuff you need, and where to go and we can hook up and slay some bows ;). if anyone wants some help, feel free to ask. here are some of my many succeses at amador...
http://momentoffame.com/photopost/data/501/medium/PICT0111.JPG
http://momentoffame.com/photopost/data/501/PICT0115_480_x_360_.jpg
http://momentoffame.com/photopost/data/501/PICT0179_480_x_360_.jpg
these are some of the pics that i have uploaded from my camera (have a picture of my 6 3/4lb bow, but its not on my digital). why doesent anyone that has amador pics add to this one.

Nice fish guys, Amador looks like the winter hotspot, I had no idea...

Yeah man, we are both boat and shore fisherman, hit me up, new to the Amador scene, but look forward to some winter camping and fishing!!

thx guys, nice pics! Looks like there is some footballs in there.... Derby sounds fun too!!!

Schu
09-28-2006, 11:39 AM
Amador is the cure for winter cabin fever

ifish4fun
09-28-2006, 04:36 PM
November watch out here we come

mike22ca
09-28-2006, 08:00 PM
Amador is the easiest lake ever to catch tons of quality sized trout at. It's only a matter of time before its on again! YAY!

hunkfisher
09-29-2006, 08:08 AM
Hey guys long time no response already starting the Amador threads now hmm..... CANT WAIT once i get my butt off the river and get my special bait ill be there in december, teams coming too!! Cutbows ssssssswwwwwwwwweeeeeeeeeetttttttttnnneessssssssss ss.

Brad "Hunkfisher"
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AllFishNoWork
09-29-2006, 08:26 AM
http://img157.imageshack.us/img157/9309/amadorbiggiekg8.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

SuperDave
09-29-2006, 08:28 AM
Now, just if their meat was firmer. ;)

Bullet_Man
09-30-2006, 09:09 AM
Hey guys,

I stopped by Lake Amador yesterday, just to see how things were. Only saw one guy fishing the bank. Talked to the gal in the lodge and she said they will probably start planting in a couple of weeks, if the weather stays cool. Last seasons "best bait" seemed to be white or chartreuse grubs, crappie gigs or streamers. Yeah, crappie jugs. I watched a guy pull in about 10 bit fat cutbows jigging one off the dock. I was so frustrated, I went up to the lodge to by one. They were out, so I bought a white streamer thing and white is what they wanted. I've seen many 5 pounders caught out of that lake and a few 10 pounders.

Let's go get 'em

Rich

freon
09-30-2006, 07:47 PM
Dave, learn to bleed them and put them on ice, right away, the warm water on the surface tends to be a problem for their meat and it holds up a lot nicer if you put them on ice right away. I have caught them into june when the water is 74 on the surface (20-30 ft down) and the fish are just nasty if you put them on a stringer for any time at all but are fine if you just bleed them out and then chill them

Just for a heads up for everyone, the way that Bob does his planting, it will take twelve weeks to be at top form for that lake. Once there, it will be good until the water gets too hot in June.

onemore_pass
09-30-2006, 08:28 PM
Freon
Are you ready for this winter at Amador?I just hope those pesky trout still like White gurbs.I have a ton of them left over from last year. ;D

Vikings_Bane
10-01-2006, 12:29 AM
Looks like we may be able to start fishing out there sooner then most of us hoped. The weather this coming week is down right cold for the highs. Only in the high 50's for the daytime and down into the low 40's for overnite. That should really put a chill on the surface temps. From what I understand of the hatchery at Amador there is no brood stock, all the eggs come from, according to their webpage, Sweden. These are a hybrid trout, any spawning would not necessarily produce the same fish. According to the website this hybrid reaches weights of as much as 10 pounds in just 2 years.

wcslingers
10-01-2006, 07:32 AM
;D Yea i cant wait to get out there. I wont be out until late November though, i have bigger fish to fry(Salmon, Stripers). Cant wait to get out there to catch that 10 plus pounder i lost last year.Well fellas lets keep the Amador info comming :).

bigboy
10-01-2006, 04:44 PM
I called today and they said that there planting wednesday

Trout_Terminator
10-01-2006, 09:03 PM
I called today and they said that there planting wednesday

they are not officially planting, they are doing a test plant to see if the survive the water temps.

Salvage
10-01-2006, 10:19 PM
It would be great if they began planting early, although I hoped that an indian summer might extend the fishing season for me in the higher elevations. *Too bad that I will be tied up most of mid-October with either work or vacationing out of the area. *The early fall at Amador was the best fishing season for me, a bank fisher.

mike22ca
10-02-2006, 11:50 AM
Hey guys long time no response already starting the Amador threads now hmm..... CANT WAIT once i get my butt off the river and get my special bait ill be there in december, teams coming too!! Cutbows ssssssswwwwwwwwweeeeeeeeeetttttttttnnneessssssssss ss.

Brad "Hunkfisher"
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Hey whats up Brad, haven't seen a post in a while! Shhhh....don't be sharing my secrets with everyone lol

hunkfisher
10-02-2006, 05:47 PM
Hahaha sorry mike i know its been awhile lifes kinda gotten busy school, football work trying to catch some of those darn Salmon, havent caught one for the bait yet. Cant wait to get back there again, got all my ultra lite gear ready just need to buy some more of those white jigs and streamers those cutts looovvveee, are they really planting Wednesday??? That would be great cause i am going home friday night might have to stop by on saturday.

Brad "Hunkfisher"

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mike22ca
10-03-2006, 08:00 AM
Im not sure...I havent been keeping up on the amador schedule. Been too busy targeting other fish. I probably wont even fish Amador for the first month and a half, 2 months after they start planting. Too much other stuff to catch during those periods!