The Fish Sniffer - Red Hot Trout Fishing In The High Desert
Red Hot Trout Fishing In The High Desert

Written By: Cal Kellogg, December 18, 2013
Species: Trout
Location: Eagle Lake,

Anglers fishing Eagle Lake are enjoying incredible trout action, but with nighttime temperatures dropping into the teens, ice is becoming a threat.

“The fall bite at Eagle Lake continues to only get better,” exclaimed Bryan Roccucci of Big Daddy’s Guide Service. “I have just returned from the lake following some of the best fishing days seen this year. We finally got some cooler temperatures and even a little rain and snow at the lake, which really kicked the fish in to high gear.”

“Surface temps started dropping from 50 degrees down to the low forties, forcing the fish to aggressively start feeding in preparation for the long winter. This translated into spectacular strikes, ripping the line from the downrigger/ outrigger releases and pounding the light rods! Followed by fantastic battles, which had fish pulling plenty of line against the drags some circling the back of the boat before finding the net.”

“It just doesn't get any better than that. In addition to the increase in numbers we were seeing and increase in quality as well, with just a few shakers most of the fish went solidly over the 3 pound mark and some even over 4 pounds,” added Roccucci.

Cliff Spediacci of Hook & Ladder Guide Service has also been enjoying great action. Cliff is working the lake’s southern basin with orange grubs, slow trolled in shallow water.

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