Post By: Twilly73 Posted: 5/9/2017 8:46:12 AMPoints: 406
So I'm taking a friend up to the Delaney's on Saturday and was hoping to get some advice on which lake to hit first. We went up last year in the fall and caught a couple, which both went back, but didn't have the action I was hoping for. Now I'm taking a newer friend who has yet to catch anything in Colorado, and I'm wanting to put him onto some fish. I have a tackle box full of everything from tubes and jigs, to spoons, spinners, and all kinds of cranks. Not looking for specific points, just general starting area. Which lake would hopefully produce some action as I don't want him to get discouraged from this great sport. Thanks in advance!
Reply by: SGM Posted: May. 9, 11:15:12 AM Points: 4188
South lake will produce more fish but north lake usually produces bigger fish. I like the SW corner or the east shore if the wind in blowing west to east. Tube jigs are my go to lure but kastmasters work pretty good too. On the north lake I like the east shore or the far north shore by the bluffs. Good luck and let us know how it goes.
Throw x raps, smithwicks, and similar lures. Retrieve pretty fast. If you r trolling 2mph or so. Try both towards the bottom and surface. That will usually produce more than any fly fisherman on the scene....
In my experience if you are not catching the numbers you desire just run over to East. I've always had better luck with numbers. I don't think it get hit as often as the other two. However like the others have mentioned you can't beat the hogs that are there in the North lake. I don't catch as many there but the size is tough to beat. Especially if you can find some the the large browns. I love fishing there at night. So much fun
Hit up the Delaneys on Saturday. Extremely windy all day but still managed a few including a few rainbows, biggest at 21, and a few browns, biggest being 17. Fun day, just could do without all the wind. Side note I might have left a tackle bag and spinning rod up there in case anyone finds these. I can describe and reward is offered. Thanks
So good news...my stuff was turned in yo the lake john resort last night and they have it. Gonna make another trip up soon but just happy to have it found. Whomever turned it in, may the fish gods be ever on your side😁
So we went up to the resort to get my stuff on Sunday, 6/4 (thank you all), and stayed on Lake John from 8:30am til about 1:15pm. Bite was strong all day with most action coming on worms or eggs on the bottom. Threw many lures and had action with all, mainly kastys, money clips, and spinners doing well. Ended the day with about 40 total, kept 4 for dinner (all about 16") and released the rest. Great day with no wind, minimal bugs, and few powerboaters on the water. Now just to make it back up there again before the bugs get too thick.