Sunday was a beautiful day here in Southern Oregon, no football so i had to go fishing!! I Went to my favorite lake and when i got there i noticed it was quite windy, so before i went fishing i took a few pictures and went on a short hike. I took Collings Mtn. Trail no. 943, most of you dont know this but this trail goes to a non functioning Bigfoot trap that was built in the 70’s. If you ever do fish applegate lake it is defiantly worth taking the short hike up there, its only about a half mile along a tiny stream, really beautiful area in the woods. After that i went down to the Hart Tish campground area, its closed right now so you have to park on the road and walk in, or take a trail down to the water which is what i did. Also if you decide to take a trail up to the road after the sun has gone down, i wouldn’t recommend it, walking trails while its dark is no fun. I did catch two nice rainbows on live worms, the first was a nice chunky 12 inches and the other was 13inches and very nice. Hope you enjoy the pictures i had a great day in the woods and on the water 🙂
In this one you can see where i was fishing from. On the right side where it points out into the lake.
Here’s what it looks like looking the opposite side of the trail sign.
Notice the foot on the sign 😀
Here’s the bigfoot trap
Next ones are of when i was down at the water at my new fishing spot.
I went back to Lake Selmac for some trout fishing and if i had got 4 i would of switched over to some bass rigs. I only caught 1 here again, had about 5 bites i didnt get, others had stringers full by me, one guy got skunked that had been there awhile. All my bites came on night crawlers, but the people next to me were catching them on powerbait. The lake is full and going over the spill-a-way which was cool to see. Heres some pictures…
Sunday was a really nice day down here in southern oregon so i had to go fishing. When i got my first look at the lake i knew everyone else had the same idea. There had to be atleast 20 boats out there, that i could see from the dam. Quite a few cars were parked at the spillaway too, i parked on the dam and fished from the rocks, which make great seats. I fished from 1pm to 630pm and had a few bites, i hooked into one trout that felt like a nice one but after a few seconds and a head thrash he got off. All my bites came on powerbait, i try’d worms, powereggs, and multiple lures. It was an awesome day to be out on the water, hope more sunny days follow.
The first few shots you can see a plane .
Thursday i fished Lake Selmac for the first time. For those of you that dont know of this lake, it has held the Oregon state record for bass a couple a times, they also stock it with trout. I got there a little after 1pm and had a bite right away on a half dead night crawler. I had about 6-8 bites the whole time there all on worms that werent that alive. There were about 4-5 of us fishing from the bank at the only free parking spot on the entire lake, every where else is 2 dollar fee, or a 50 dollar ticket. So if ever do come to this lake i suggest parking in the area by the resort right the miniature golf course, then u can walk to where ever and fish. So where i was fishing at, i was the only one getting bites other then this older lady from Idaho who out fished us all and caught 4 trout. I ended up with only 1 but it was still fun, met some great people and enjoyed a new lake.
Today i wanted to kill my 2 trip skunk, so i headed to Applegate lake for some slaying. I got there around noon, and i had the lake to my self. It was quite windy and the rain was off and on. I didnt catch anything for the first couple hours, then went to my car for a snack and to listen to the donkey show for a little bit. I come back to my pole to find a fat trout on, boy was i happy. I caught a couple more fatty trouts, and 1 skinny, then it started to get dark and i had to leave…. I cant wait til the days are a few hours longer..
So on saturday i woke up early and wanted to do some fishing, either on the river or the lake. I decided on the lake because the river is too frustrating. My good buddy also wanted to do some trout fishing so off we went to Applegate around noon. We got there and headed right to the french gulch boat ramp, thats where iv been having some good luck. When we got there we could see the trout surfacing and jumping so we knew we were in the right spot. After about a hour and a half with out any bites, we decided to try the other side of the lake. So we went to the dirt road were the creek enters the lake and try’d our luck there with no avail. After a half hour we packed up once again and went to the copper boat ramp and headed down the hill to try once more. Once again we had no bites and the rain started to pick up, so we decided to pack up and head to the truck to head home. Once at the truck we decided to have a little fun and shoot my friends potatoe gun. After we ran of potatoes we started to go home, while singing eazy e. All in all it was a great day even though we didnt catch a fish or even have a bite. Now for some pictures, i only took a few at the last place we fished.
I made another trip to my favorite lake for some morning fishing. Got there around 830am and left around 130 with my limit. Fished mainly with night crawlers which to seem to work great floated on top. I know some of you might be getting tired of seeing Applegate Lake so often on here, hopefully that will change soon. I plan on fishing the Upper Rogue and Applegate rivers for some winter steelhead reall soon. Also i plan on fishing Lake Selmac for the first time in a week or two so look forward to that. I thank u all for stopping by my blog and reading my lousy reports but hey atleast i have pictures right?
Well this morning i woke up early and decided to goto my sanctuary for some trout fishing. On the way there i noticed quite a bit smoke. I guess there was a controlled burn over the weekend that got out of control. I got some pictures of the fire on my way out. Also got pictures of the fish and a couple of the areas i was fishing by.
French Gulch boat ramp.
Last monday i went to applegate once again. It was kinda shitty out with rain coming and going. I fished right by the french gulch boat ramp with worms and powerbait. Got my limit and smoked them a day or two later.
I decided to park on the road and walk down to the lake bad idea LOL
the last shot is a bit blurry but it was the only picture i got of my fish from this day oh well 😀
So on saturday before playoffs started i decided to go get my limit of trout at my favorite lake. With 2 rods i got my limit in 3-4 hours which wasnt bad. The bite was on real good at first but died off as the sun started to break through the clouds. My bait of the day was worms and i fished off the dam because the rocks were dry. Weather was awesome no wind or rain for the first few hours then and it started to get windy right before i caught my final trout.
Well i made it to the local lake for some evening trout fishing. I had a good time, plenty of bites but only one caught. The only downside was i fished the opposite side of the lake were i drove through lots of mud. and since it was so muddy i only fished one rod. Ill end it with the best part of the post the pictures 😀
Went out to Applegate Lake again, didnt do as well as last time but still had some fun. I caught 2 small rainbows, both were released, had more bites than fish. The weather was kinda crappy with rain 90% of the time, but at least there was no wind.
Well today i went fishing for the first time of the new year, after making a quick stop to buy my license and 2 rod permit at sportsmans wharehouse i was off to beautiful Applegate Res. The lake is filling up but its still really low, i fished on the dam so i wouldnt get all muddy. I had real good luck with night crawlers that i found after the rain the other night. All my fish were caught with the worms, and i had some bites on power eggs with powerbait, and a green crappie jig. I lost track of how many i caught buy my best guess would be 15, most of them being cookie cutters. I kept one that was 13 inches and fat. Also i found plano tackle box floating that was a nice bonus . Now ill post the pictures. Enjoy.