Tuesday, June 03, 2014
Clear Creek Reservoir Fishing
Clear Creek Reservoir (Chaffee County): Fishing from shore and boat has been good. Near the dam at the northern part of the reservoir, shore anglers landed several trout by fishing the lake’s bottom with orange glitter PowerBait. Fishing the lake’s bottom with red salmon eggs and Fireballs at the boat ramp parking lot has worked well. Silver Kastmasters (1/8 oz) and red/gold Mepps spinners were also productive at the boat ramp parking lot. During the evening, someone caught a tiger musky on an orange Dardevle spoon at the boat ramp. At the first parking lot area above the boat ramp, the trout favored worms over other types of baits. The most productive flies for fly fisherman were Royal Wulffs and Wooly Buggers. The overall catch from shore generally composed of 8 to 13 inch rainbow and cutbow trout. Fishing remains good from a boat. A majority of boat anglers reported landing 40 to 50 trout per boat. Trolling the southern part of the reservoir with Rapala (3 ½ inch brown trout pattern), gold or silver Kastmasters (1/8 oz), and Panther Martins yielded a high fish catch. Drifting near the shoreline at the upper part of the reservoir while fishing with red or silver/blue Blue Fox spinners (size 1) remains effective. One boat angler landed an 18 inch tiger musky with a Blue Fox inline spinner. Boat anglers enjoyed more kokanee salmon action this week when compared to prior weeks.