Rainbows, Brookies, Browns, Kokes And Macks Excite Anglers
Trollers that visit Bucks Lake are enjoying outstanding action. Rainbows, brook trout and brown trout are on a strong bite and kokanee and mackinaw are available too.
“Bucks Lake just keeps kicking out fish,” exclaimed Bryan Roccucci of Big Daddy’s Guide Service. “You can almost pick the kind of fish you catch by where you fish on the lake. If you want rainbows, better stay in the Bucks Creek Arm. If it is brookies or browns you are looking for, head to the Mill Creek side of the lake and work the creek arm towards Rainbow Point.”
“Many areas are holding small brook trout and a lot of them, but keep working and you will find areas with more quality fish. How about kokanee? There are plenty of them from Haskins Channel towards the dam stacked up right now at 40 to 45 feet. Mackinaw are out there and on the bite. The larger macks have been, and are usually tough to come by this time of year, but there are plenty of active 2 to 4 pounders hanging out in some of the deeper spots of the lake.”
“Just in case you are counting that is 5 species of sport fish all in this small but beautiful lake. We have been seeing 20 to 30 fish landed each morning with a number of other fish being lost as well. I have been keeping some for the clients and releasing quite a few. Most days we have managed to catch 4 out of the 5 species with several of the days providing the "Bucks Lake Slam" a perfect 5 for 5. It’s pretty neat to be able to see that kind of variety all in one place. For the trout and macks I have been working small spoons in 25 to 40 feet of water staying fairly close to the bottom. The kokanee have been hanging around that 40 foot mark and have been hitting Uncle Larry's Spinners behind dodgers tipped with corn. Bucks Lake really is a hidden gem here in the mountains with light pressure, beautiful scenery and great fishing,” exclaimed Roccucci.Back To Reports