7/23/13 Stampede Reservoir Report

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We launched at 5:00 AM and headed straight over to the island where we have been doing well on Kokanee. The first thing I noticed was the water temperature has gone up from last week. Today. it was running around 71 deg on the surface. The other thing I found different today, was the fish were more scattered and looking at the Lowrance HDS 12 I could see that they were much shallower as well. We’ve been getting most of our fish between 35 to 60′. Today they seemed to all be 30 to 35″.  We dropped in the standard gear we have been using which is a Sep’s Watermelon Strike Master and RMT Assassin Spinner on one side and the same Strike Master with a Uncle Larry’s Tropical Tiger on the other all tipped with Pautzke Fire Cured Shoepeg corn. We must have hooked 20 fish at 30 feet deep and only landed about 5 of them. For some reason the fish were not hooking up very good today. As the morning went on I finally found a school of fish stacked on the bottom in 55’ of water. We spun circles over that school and continued to hook and land fish at 54’ deep in 55’ of water. Earlier in the morning we landed a bonus holdover Rainbow.  We had limits Kokanee and one Rainbow filleted, bagged and on ice before 10:00 AM.

Top Photo from Left to Right Darren, Shirley and John Lew from Montebello CA.

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Shirley Lew with her holdover Rainbow

 

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