Sept. 28, 2012 Surface Temp Dips Into Lower 60’s; Trout Move Shallow To Feed
Written By: Cal Kellogg, September 28, 2012
Location: Eagle Lake,
(Spalding) Eagle Lake’s rainbows are on the move. Good numbers of fish have moved shallow and are now on the feed. Fall trout action is underway!
“Everyone loves fishing Eagle in October, but September can be lights out too,” related Tim Noxon of Fish Traveler Guide Service. “Right now there are big masses of small baitfish up against the bank in shallow water. Now that the surface temperature is down, the trout are surging in to feed on the concentrated bait. This often occurs in September and when it does the fishing can be really good because the trout tend to concentrate around the bait.”
“Right now the stretch from Pelican south to Wildcat is a very good lane to troll. You can work in as shallow as 10 feet. Jay Fair Flies and Sep’s Grubs are the best lures,” tipped Noxon.
Cliff Spediacci of Hook & Ladder Guide Service continues to ply the waters of the lake’s southern basin with a high level of success. Cliff had been doing a mix of trolling and bobber fishing, but with the surface temperature on the decline he’s once again relying on trolling primarily. Grubs have been the best trolling bait for Speciacci. His largest trout are pushing the scale beyond the 3 pound mark.
The staff at the Eagle Lake RV Park reported that anglers staying at the park are nailing limits of trout daily, with both trollers and bobber and worm anglers catching fish. Many of the trout being weighed at the park are solidly in the 3 pound class.Back To Reports