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Topic: RPT - Shadow Cliffs lazy day 11/5/17  (Read 249 times)

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Didn't have time to prep for crab so I just hit shadow cliffs for a few hours yesterday. launched around 9am.  Tried trolling for a while but had no success.  Bait fishermen were killing them so I anchored up in the middle of the lake.  Didn't have much success, landing only one for a bit, but then I switched up my bait from the power mouse combo into a two garlic chartreuse power egg combo and started nailing them.  From around 11:00-1pm I landed 10 or 11, I lost count.

Most of the fish were CDFW trout, but they're nice sized overall, no tiny dinks like 7 or 8 inchers.  I had to keep one bleeder at 12 inches or so.  The rest were from 13-16 inches, two lassens were in the mix and had nice deep orange meat color.  DFG fish were orangish color.

Everyone else did well bait fishing.  Not sure why the trout weren't biting troll lures - the other guys out who were trolling also had no luck. Conditions looked ripe for it, recently a bit of a cold snap, a stiff breeze to break up the surface, no weeds.  The CDFW plants usually screw up the lassen bite for a few days as the fish are trying to adjust to each other.

Bite will continue to be limit style all through November.  Take a kid and have some fun!  I was going to take mine yesterday but wife had other plans.  Might be at it again next sat or sunday if the ocean forecast for next week is crap and some other stuff doesn't go my way.


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Thanks for the report. Been awhile since I've been there. Sunday mornings were annoying with the swimmers and divers. Sounds perfect to bring my grandson next weekend.
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I was able to sneak out on Saturday 11/4 afternoon got there at around noon.  I surprised to see a long line of cars on Stanley Blvd. there was a big cross country running event going on. The place was completely packed. 

It took me about 20 minutes to get in and got to fish from 1 to 4pm.  I don't bait fish and got 4 trout - nothing big all trolling. 

When I was loading up, the bank anglers I talked to didn't do good.  One guy got skunked and another got one DFW planter and was there all day. 
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When I was loading up, the bank anglers I talked to didn't do good.  One guy got skunked and another got one DFW planter and was there all day.
yeah the bankies have really struggled this year every trip i've seen.  the fish seem to be out in the middle a lot more than usual.


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Thanks for the report.
"Not sure why the trout weren't biting troll lures - the other guys out who were trolling also had no luck."
Perhaps the fish are down deep?


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Thanks for the report.
"Not sure why the trout weren't biting troll lures - the other guys out who were trolling also had no luck."
Perhaps the fish are down deep?

Did they try the "fly"? ☺️

Thanks for the report Ben and Mel.
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Thanks for the report.
"Not sure why the trout weren't biting troll lures - the other guys out who were trolling also had no luck."
Perhaps the fish are down deep?

Did they try the "fly"? ☺️

Thanks for the report Ben and Mel.
i actually did try trolling the fly.  one of the guys trolling is that guy with the three downriggers. he had two rods down deep and two on top - nothing for him either.  I didn't really feel there were too many on the surface, as usually i'll see some evidence of it, with puddling fish.  even after it got calm in the afternoon there were no fish nipping at the surface.  the surface bite may have picked up towards the end of the day but I was gone by then.


 

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