Originally Posted by brook king
Hey W E, I'm wondering if the boat ramp at Lon Hagler is accessible by road yet. I did catch some small stocker rainbows at the inlet last week but I'd like to try trolling tomorrow. If anyone besides W E has this info, I would appreciate it. Sincerely, B K
The road is kind of torn up, looks like they are getting ready for resurfacing, and there is a sign up saying no thru traffic, but I drove past the sign earlier this week and went to Lon Hagler, and several workmen along the road waved at me and nobody tried to stop me.
Today I was out just scouting around, and went back out there and everything looked exactly the same, no progress at all on the road, but guys out there doing stuff, or appearing to do stuff. So I think you could get through OK.
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The last time out (Monday I think) I tried trolling back and forth in front of the inlet and caught 19 trout, 2 bass, and one 2-lb. catfish. All bit on little Rebel crawdad lures, the smaller of their 2 sizes. That lure has a very wide wiggle in the water and a lot of action, and the trout really hit it. I stopped and tried casting some Mepps Aglia spinners and Blue Fox spinners, and they hit those, too.
If at the last minute you find access to L.H. blocked, you might consider just going on out to Carter. I had success with the trout last week by trolling various small, wiggly lures along the east side, between dam 2 and dam 3, where the white rock cliffs are, in about 12 to 15 ft. of water. Some fishermen reported catching walleyes on the west side, but Carter's rules for what walleyes you can keep are just too screwy for me so I don't fish for them there.