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Is anybody willing to share any current info on Aurora Res? Seems reports are few and far between on that spot. Thanks
 

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Sorry, I moved your topic because its a question, but I've got a lil bit of a report since someone asked. I didn't post it because I was just checking it out hoping to find spots other than the dam to fish so I didn't get to do much fishing, but my buddy did some fishin.

Well, it goes like this. There were small trout stocked into the lake on Tuesday morning according to the park rangers. Them stockers started hitting by the afternoon. Rat-L-Traps, Kasties, Roostertails, plastics, you name it.  My buddy was catching many and releasing them. No wipers cruising (remember, this was Tuesday). Saw some largemouths cruising though. After these last two to three days of hotness I think the rest of that big bowl of fresh water will wake up.

Will go there soon.

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Thanks for your update 1eye. I'll post questions here next time, sorry. I'd like to be fishing at Aurora too but after 2 skunks I'd like to get a little positive news before the boat goes out.
 

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Thanks for your update 1eye. I'll post questions here next time, sorry. I'd like to be fishing at Aurora too but after 2 skunks I'd like to get a little positive news before the boat goes out.
It's ok, people forget. Thanks for your understanding. As for Aurora.... Yeah.. Tough nut to crack if ya ask me. I know they're in there and plenty. But I'm willin to bet that they're well fed, no matter what species. That lake just seems so healthy. The water's clean as heck. Well.... Except for the few dead floating prairie dogs when the wind picks up, but other than that the lake is a beauty! Persistance, my man.. Persistance..

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1eye, are u and i alone on targeting that lake on this forum? Or, do you think everybody is having a tough time there with little to report? I've tried 3 times in the last month to get some discussion going on about Aurora but it's limited at best. (Other than the Wipers near the dam)
 

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I am afraid of getting caught in the wind out there and my battery dying.......

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WERD!! It starts howlin round noonish and white caps seem to never miss a day on that lake! That's why I haven't took my lil 12 footer there yet. Too scary if ya ask me.
 

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Walleye fishing out there has been poor. I have been twice this year - the last time was 2 weeks ago. I managed to catch 1 16" eye in 6 hours of fishing. Tried both trolling rattletraps and rapalas and bottom bouncing leeches and crawlers. The one eye was caught in an area that I never caught a fish last year. On the East side of the lake about 1/3 of the way down from the dam 25' deep.

The one I caught was a fat little bugger though.
 

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I only fish Aurora from shore and have been skunked 3 times in a row there. I don't like the dam side because it's usually pretty crowded but all the reports I hear about say that is the only place they're being caught.
 
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ya, and some big wipers, and i hear catfish too, but you cant really nightfish...i hear stinkbait works pretty well
 

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Went this morning. Fished the dam. Early light, there were a bunch of trout surfacing. Gulpin' stuff off the top. Ripped my Sluggo (intended for pitchin at wipers) and casted into the rises. Caught two little trout. Once it got warm, things slowed down. No wipers cruising (at least, that I saw). Bunch of boats on lake. The East side of the Dam looked shoulder to shoulder so I avoided that side. I'm willing to bet they were all there for the "put and take" fishing (in other words, stocked trout). Water clear as heck. That breeze this morning was just not enough. We need some rough winds and waves pounding the dam for..... Oh snap, oops!! Giving my secrets away again... It's ok, most people don't like to fish in windy conditions anyway LOL!!

Good luck out their, y'all.
 

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That breeze this morning was just not enough. We need some rough winds and waves pounding the dam for..... Oh snap, oops!! Giving my secrets away again... It's ok, most people don't like to fish in windy conditions anyway LOL!
Ha! It's no secret, any good fisherman know that this is the best time! When them waves start crashing and that water gets stirred up and murky, the fish will be biting. True though that most people don't like to fish in the rain or wind, I am not one of those people. Have only fished Aurora once earlier and May and it was not windy at all and not a single bite.
 

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Ah ha!!! Gotmuskie?'s been spyin on me!! J/M.. True true true.. The only thing that would drive me out on a dam is either hail or a blazing sun. Anyhow, that's why I threw that comment in. It's really no secret... Well.. To the seasoned fisherman at least.

Dag gumm.... That lake is tough!
 

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Dag gumm.... That lake is tough! I agree with that!  Hopefully we'll get a few reports from the boaters that were out to see how they did. The not-to-recent info on the DOW site sounds like fishing is fairly good, I wonder where they fish?
 

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Neal would you care to share info on the smallies. Are you using minnows and fishing toward the south end of the lake?
 

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I used to live down in Aurora and work the night shift not far from the reservoir. I would fish there a couple of times a week at least when I got off work. The biggest rainbow trout I've ever caught was there off the dam. Usually something like a 1/4oz. weight and a 2 foot leader with power bait or with eggs. Sometimes not even far from the shore. Maybe 20 feet.

Never ventured to any other spots on the lake, the action was always pretty decent right there on the dam.

This was a couple of years ago though, so take it with a grain of salt. :)
 

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FishEyes said:
Neal would you care to share info on the smallies. Are you using minnows and fishing toward the south end of the lake?

Last time I walked around the bike path and fished Marina and the mouth of Senac cove. Tubes and grubs for numbers, but the two biggest this summer have been on a 3/8 oz Spinnerbait and a Zara Spook Puppy.
 
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