Wednesday, August 03, 2016

Clear Creek Reservoir

Trout angling at Clear Creek Reservoir from a boat has improved since last week, but fishing still remains slow from shore.  Since the water level of the reservoir has dropped a few feet, shore fishing access has improved with the willows no longer being right at the shoreline. Fly anglers caught trout off the surface on elk hair caddis dry flies when the conditions were less windy. Woolly buggers usually produce well for fly anglers when the wind picks up. Trolling worms with flashers along the southern part of the lake was the most productive method to catch trout. Pistol Pete's worked well from a boat as well. Several boat anglers using bait had success with garlic scented PowerBait and worms off the bottom. Landing a kokanee salmon from a boat remains a difficult task. Most of the tiger muskie have been caught in the evening at the eastern part of the reservoir. The tiger muskie went for buck tail lures and Rapalas. The reservoir is closed to trailer motorized watercrafts on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. The current boating hours are from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.

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