CONDITIONS: All Park facilities are open. Campfires allowed. The Algae bloom isn’t as bad as the weeds floating around the lake. Be sure to check your line often or you will catch nothing but salad.
WATER FLOW: CFS 151 IN 221 CFS OUT WATER TEMP: 66
TROUT: GOOD: The weeds are bad and make trolling difficult. Lead core rigs are almost useless unless you constantly maintain a clean line and that becomes work. The Down Rigger is a huge asset now. Although you may pick up weed on your cable or even line near the surface your bait is clear working deeper water depth 35 to 60 and going down 25 to 40 feet. Lots of spoons working although the Kastmaster has been particularly good. Drifting using any number of techniques can be more enjoyable then trolling around the weeds. Fly, lure or bait can get you hooked up. Sizes vary with Cutthroat, Cuttbow and Rainbow running 14 to 20 inches. Big fish are not uncommon. Shore action is good depending on your location on the lake. Suckers Cove to Rocking Chair and certain spots around North Shore have been productive. Night anglers always having fun and success.
SALMON: FAIR TO POOR: Although there are still fish being caught the majority of folks come up short. Ones and twos but not much more than that. There are some huge ones but mostly smaller. The best action is right out from the Marina in the channel down 30 to 40 feet. No down rigger, no lead core no salmon.
NORTHERN PIKE: FAIR: Action continues to pick up. Large Rapala’s and Husky Jerks finding some success. Howbert to Witchers Cove and Rocky Flats to Stoll Mountain a good bet. Bite times are sporadic with 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM some what consistent.
CRAYFISH: GOOD TO EXCELLENT: The season is on. Fishing license required. No limit. We like to boil them Cajun style. We have traps for sale and expert advice on how to go to New Orleans with out ever leaving Eleven Mile.
We are the Eleven Mile Crawfish experts. Want a boil? You catch em we’ll cook em for you. Reservations required.
HOURS: M-S 7:00AM – 7:00PM
FISHING HAS NO BOUNDARIES AUGUST 4
MARK YOUR CALENDAR ANNUAL SERIOUS FISHERMEN TEAM PIKE TOURNAMENT. SEPTEMBER 8, 2012
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