After being down for two winters for repairs on the dam the lake is full pool this year which means the trout are still out there that were put in the lake 40 or 50 years ago, and up until about 12 years ago when Ross Warden passed away. Bass are still there, so if you got a hankering to catch fish, go for it. You just have to slow down. Use jig and spoons, rubber worms and just fish real slow anywhere from 12 to 18 feet or troll a Sutton spoon silver or gold.

   This is also a great time to fish for yellow perch.  Use real small crank baits and troll real slow in 7 to 10 feet of water. If you see the couts on the water swimming around, the perch are usually real close. Take a look at my photo of two yellow perch on one lure! 

    And don’t forget the trout streams.  Jjust because it’s cold or snowing doesn’t mean the fish aren’t in there.  They see a lot less food this time of year.  That said, they’re liable to bite better.

Cold weather doesn’t bother trout. That’s me in the photo with a nice winter trout!

Remember to take a child fishing to see some great smiles. You may enjoy it more than them!

Let’s go fishin!

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