Trollers, Bait Soakers Bag Rainbows
Rainbow trout are providing the top fishing at Lower Bear River Reservoir, though one angler managed to nail a quality brown.
Jeff Tilly of Jackson landed a 6 lb. brown while trolling a broken back Rapala during a recent trip, according to Jim Stewart at the Bear River Resort.
“Ninety five percent of the fish being caught now are rainbows,” said Stewart. “The concrete launch ramp is out of the water, but boaters are launching on the dirt in the corner of the first dam. Fishermen are trolling Rapalas and other minnow imitation lures or nightcrawlers behind dodgers. Others are anchor fishing with Power Bait, nightcrawlers and Kastmasters by the spillway.”
Anglers continue to bag hard-fighting rainbow trout at Caples Lake. Jan and Jim Riley were trolling nightcrawlers behind flashers on September 10 when she hooked 4 lb 22 inch long rainbow, according to the Caples Lake Resort. Sandy Ochsfrom Rising Sun In. was trolling nightcrawlers off the south shore when she caught a 3 lb rainbow near the surface.
Expect the trout fishing at Lower Bear River, Caples, Silver, Blue and Red lakes to perk up as the weather cools down and the fish move into shallow water.Back To Reports