Fishing Report

Advertisement

photo

Tom Brossart/Roundup

Two fishermen, trolling around the largest of the Green Valley Park lakes, enjoy an evening of fishing on a recent day. Fishermen at the lake report pretty good success in catching a variety of fish.

BEAR CANYON LAKE: Fishing is was pretty good during the Memorial weekend, with some float tube anglers doing exceptionally well. The lake was stocked last week with catchable-size rainbow trout. There are also larger hold-over trout.

Try worms, Power Bait, corn and salmon eggs, lures such as spinners (Mepps, Rooster Tail, and Panther Martin), Super Dupers, Z-Rays and Rapalas, and flies such as peacock ladies, wooly worms, wooly buggers, and small nymphs in black, brown or green. The lake is open to electric trolling motors only.

BLACK CANYON LAKE: Fishing is good. Has been stocked with rainbow trout. Try worms, Power Bait, lures such as Z-Rays, Super Dupers, and spinners (Mepps, Rooster Tail and Panther Martin), and flies such as wooly worms, wooly buggers, Peacock ladies, and small nymphs.

The lake is open to electric trolling motors only and/or up to 10 hp gas motors.

WILLOW SPRINGS LAKE: Will be stocked again this week with catchable-size trout. Fishing has been very good for boat anglers, and fair to good for shore anglers. The best bite has been at first and last light, or when the storm clouds start pilling up. Willow Springs also has plenty of larger holdover trout, plus smallmouth and largemouth bass. There are even some crappies here.

Fish the stickups using 4-inch worms or lizards. Drop-shotted Robo worms can sometimes produce a bonanza of bass, trout and crappie.

Anglers are catching trout on worms. Try worms, Power Bait, lures such as Z-Rays, spinners (Mepps, Rooster Tail and Panther Martin), and flies such as wooly worms, wooly buggers and peacock ladies. The lake is open to electric trolling motors and/or up to 10 hp gas motors.

WOODS CANYON LAKE: Fishing is fair to good, with lots of anglers catching limits. This lake was stocked last week and is scheduled to be stocked again this coming week.

Fishing is good for the stockers, with some larger holdover trout still being caught at times.

There is a small area (well signed) on the eastern end of the lake is that closed due to nesting bald eagles.

Please respect the closure — it should not interfere with your fishing. This also means that the nesting eagles are aggressively foraging for fish at Woods Canyon and at nearby Willow Springs, so take along your binoculars, it’s a treat.

You might even see an exciting wildlife drama unfold when a bald eagle tries to take a fish away from an osprey.

Try worms, Power Bait, salmon eggs, lures such as spinners (Mepps, Panther Martin and Rooster Tail), small spoons such as Super Dupers, Z-Rays and KastMasters, and flies such as peacock ladies, wooly worms, small nymphs in black, brown or green. The lake is open to electric trolling motors only.

Comments

Use the comment form below to begin a discussion about this content.

Requires free registration

Posting comments requires a free account and verification.