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Took the canoe out last night for a few hours. We fished the south shoreline with spoons & spinners and caught nuthin. I switched over to a motor oil mister twister and got an 11" smallie on the first cast :D and then zilch till dark. Out of fishing that place 3 times now that was my first fish WOO HOO. Anybody ever do any good there? SeeYa
 

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Bear Creek Lake is a tough cookie. The best time to fish it is right after they stock it. Using salmon eggs, minnows and crawlers west of the boat ramp towards the sandy point called "Pelican Point" is usually the most productive area. I have gotten a number of fish in the evening at the Turkey Creek inlet area using castmasters and flies on a bubble. Bring lots of Bug spray for that lake.

I have never caught one but some people like to fish for sauger or is it saugeye down by the dam. That seems to be better in the spring. There are also Tiger Muskie in there. Before the current record was set at Quincy several prior record fish came from there.

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we get a pass for there almost every year to avoid the jet ski crowds, the saugeye are alot more aggressive then walleye or maybe just less pressured, best tactics are white twisters and bottom bouncers with crawler harness, chartruse is good too, they seem to be most concentrated at the third of the lake closest to the dam, we dont really even mess around the west side anymore. I have an old muskie book that lists bear creek as one of the top tiger lakes around, wondering if the author ever fished there
 
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I love some of the colorado fishing books ......Basically adress's of lakes and types of fish in them ....I do have one fly fishing book for colorado thats great its got all kinds of rivers and numbers the spots for you and also tells you what kinds of flys for what time of year ....its some old guide that wrote it ...it got me onto some good fish on the eagle a few years back
 

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Guess I'll have to get a trolling motor for the canoe don't think they will let me bring the 19' out there. Thanx for the info. fellas. Any suggestions on what is a good trolling motor for a canoe? Never caught a saugeye before, can't wait.
 

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For a canoe you only need a 30 pound thrust motor. Going much larger is overkill. Be sure to be careful of sudden turns in a canoe or everything will be on the bottom. (don"t ask me how I know) Try to keep everything balance too, I used to put my battery in the middle or front depending on if I was alone or with someone.

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I've caught many, many, trout in Bear Creek reservoir. Fishing from the north shore. I've caught a few on nightcrawlers but most on hardware. Best is a black and white Dardevil, almost as good is a silver with blue Kastmaster.
 

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motorep said:
I've caught many, many, trout in Bear Creek reservoir. Fishing from the north shore. I've caught a few on nightcrawlers but most on hardware. Best is a black and white Dardevil, almost as good is a silver with blue Kastmaster.
motorep,

When is the last time you went there....? I went in May and only caught 1....have you been there lately? If so what times of day...etc...

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I fished there a couple times this spring, when the runoff was still going on. I've been concentrating on flyfishing streams this year, but in the past, including last year, I fished it a lot. Several times a week sometimes. Generally in the morning for a few hours.
 

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Its at C-470 and Morrison Road, it has browns, rainbows, bass and sauger. In the past it has been stocked with tiger muskie. There maybe perch in it also.

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