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Thread: not a lot of guys talking about the lake on here so here's a little info.

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    Default not a lot of guys talking about the lake on here so here's a little info.

    well after screwing this post up ( responded with this in a different thread haha.)

    bite is there but have to grind it out. the swimbait fish have been on and off. its all timing right now. hit the same spot 10 times throughout the day and you'll figure out how they want it. its tough; but do able. a lot my fish have been without rhyme or reason. i can hit a spot at what i would think would be the most optimal time but i'll show up high noon, bright sky and no wind and catch one. its weird stuff. falling water is changing how the fish have been positioned. there are a lot of roamers packing down the bank but the fish on the primary edges are moving around like mad as well and setting up funny. hardest part is locating and figuring out how the fish want it. find the depth, find the bait and COMMIT. know the fish are on the spot you're fishing and force feed them into biting. a lot has to do with confidence in the bait you're throwing and understanding what each turn of the handle is doing to the bait underwater. is the tail speeding up? is it slowing down? did that one handle crank move your bait inches up or by slowing down did you allow that bait to sink? you know what i mean? the hudd has been a key player in my bite the past 3 months.

    deeper structure oriented fish have been chewing but you have to be willing to really commit to the bait you're throwing. dont search the box to find what the fish are eating. its not spring or summer time. we all know the colors, we all know the techniques. we all know where these deeper fish hang. dedicate to what you know and throw it all day long. a lot of fish are around 25-30' you can go deeper and catch fish but the majority of the active fish are in that depth range. shake a worm, throw a jig or drag a dropshot and you can catch them. its sculpin, crawdad and bluegill time.

    like i said above, COMMIT to the baits you know. the bite definitely is tougher, but the lake isnt dead. the fish have to eat. they arent stopping because of algae, blasting, or boat traffic. i dont stop eating for a week at a time. im going to eat every day. when a customer (boat) comes into the tackle shop (spot) i may stop and wait for him to grab some stuff, but rest assured when he leaves im gonna stuff my face. fish alter their feeding times hence the phrase we all use called "timing". keep in the back of your mind that there's always a wide open bite. ALL THE TIME. its just a matter of figuring out what they want and how they want it. on an average weekday im catching maybe 10 fish. the bigger bites have been swimbait fish and when i decide to put the big rod down, the average structure fish has been around 2 1/4 -3 pounds with 12" -14" fish in the mix. some days with optimal conditions im catching 5 swimmer fish. other days im catching 1. some days i just get bit. the days where im getting corn holed on the swimbait i check deeper stuff to see if the fish pulled back and might want a more subdued bait.

    its not a terrible bite out on the lake. quality is definitely tough, numbers are tough, but there's a whole mess of short fish out there to keep us all occupied.

    keep at it guys! winter time is winter time.

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    new to this forum, but thanks for sharing something atleast.
    dont got a finder on my boat= oldskoolin that ish. so i find the birds.
    what would you reccommend for first time @ DVL and taking my 4 and 5 yr old kids??
    dont want to throw the hudd. just want the kids to have fun reeling some in.
    need some help bro.
    anything is appreciated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iRavensfan View Post
    new to this forum, but thanks for sharing something atleast.
    dont got a finder on my boat= oldskoolin that ish. so i find the birds.
    what would you reccommend for first time @ DVL and taking my 4 and 5 yr old kids??
    dont want to throw the hudd. just want the kids to have fun reeling some in.
    need some help bro.
    anything is appreciated.
    Welcome to FNN.

    Regarding DVL, Matt gives the best advice of anyone on this board. He pretty much nails it in his post above. Right now, DVL is a tough fish, and the best way to be successful there, at this point in time, is to know the terrain, know and have total confidence in your bait, commit to that bait, and figure out the presentation of said bait to force them to bite. Unless you're throwing a swimmer, slow and subtle is the way to go.

    With that being said, since you are looking for a kids day on the water, fishing for the stocker trout around the marina is your best bet for the kids. I'm not positive what day they're currently stocking, but I've seen them do it on Tuesdays. Nice big Lassen Trout that would get any kid's heart pumping, and if caught, bragging rights at school. Lol, and of course, dad becoming a hero for making it all happen...

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    Quote Originally Posted by iRavensfan View Post
    new to this forum, but thanks for sharing something atleast.
    dont got a finder on my boat= oldskoolin that ish. so i find the birds.
    what would you reccommend for first time @ DVL and taking my 4 and 5 yr old kids??
    dont want to throw the hudd. just want the kids to have fun reeling some in.
    need some help bro.
    anything is appreciated.
    4 & 5 yr old kids?.?..take them to Little Lake. East Hemet on Stetson. The kids will have a better chance of catching something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kwin View Post
    4 & 5 yr old kids?.?..take them to Little Lake. East Hemet on Stetson. The kids will have a better chance of catching something.
    Best advice until the DVL fish are up in spring...

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    Quote Originally Posted by HawgZWylde View Post
    Best advice until the DVL fish are up in spring...
    Are Those trout all the same size, or are there some whompers in the school?
    thanks guys. just want the easiest fastest way for the kids.
    i'll be lucky if they can even sit still to reel the bastards in.
    Thanks for your help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iRavensfan View Post
    new to this forum, but thanks for sharing something atleast.
    dont got a finder on my boat= oldskoolin that ish. so i find the birds.
    what would you reccommend for first time @ DVL and taking my 4 and 5 yr old kids??
    dont want to throw the hudd. just want the kids to have fun reeling some in.
    need some help bro.
    anything is appreciated.
    like they already said, as much as i would love to get them on diamond, the bite right now is to the point i can see them getting bored within the first few hours. little lake would be the best bet. from what im told its as close to a sure thing as you can get. if the trout are acting stingy i hear there are a whole mess of green sunfish in there. 1/32oz darter head and a 1.5" grub should roll em up and it will be a lot more fun than soaking bait.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iRavensfan View Post
    Are Those trout all the same size, or are there some whompers in the school?
    thanks guys. just want the easiest fastest way for the kids.
    i'll be lucky if they can even sit still to reel the bastards in.
    Thanks for your help.
    That is where I take my kids to catch fish. Daughter had a 4 lber in nov. Not just dinks good fat ones too with kids derbies every month with good prizes for the kids

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