I fish regularly for trout out of Boyd, and keep them, because my wife has a heart condition and the doctor told her to always eat fish and no other meat. So I decided to keep the trout because they are stocked and very plentiful, and always release the bass, catfish, and other fish.
I have been getting limits of nice sized 'bows (16-18 in.) out of Boyd all summer up through August. Any time I went out, no problem. Then in September they disappeared and I haven't found them again. And I'm pretty sure my wife didn't eat them all. I suspect they must have gone into the deeper middle of the south half of the lake (40-50 ft) because they are not anywhere I can reach from shore. I have caught 2 or 3 from the pump house area on the southwest shore, but this is only a tiny fraction of what was there earlier in the year.
What did you catch them on? Typical baits like power bait and salmon eggs? I'm really disappointed that my wife missed the action. She really loves trout. I still have the directions you posted earlier on how to get to the pumphouse. I'll head out there Monday and try it. Maybe I will see you!
Maybe I'll get out there Monday, just to shake the hand of a fellow fisherman if nothing else. Powerbait and salmon eggs should be OK. They just love night crawlers. Lure-wise I have had luck with Buck-Shot spoons (Northland Tackle Co.) and Daredevle spoons, and I have seen another guy take some with Kastmasters although they didn't work for me.
There are some decent catfish at that spot, too. I saw a guy take three 7-lb. cats in about an hour fishing with night crawlers.
I think you must be right, unfortunately I would need a boat to prove it. In a fit of misguided parental generosity, I gave my fishing boat and motor to my son last year so he could take his kid fishing oftener, so now I am stuck on shore until I can pick up another boat.
Good bye to one of my favorite lakes. Memories of catching big cats with friends, nice perch, even meeting Slayer for the first time ever, which is a memory of it's own. It will be gone! :(
The city will close and drain the lake for repairs. Noooo! Whats up with all these lakes needing repairs...
Hey all. Im new to fishing for wipers in Colorado area. I moved here 8 years ago from Massachusetts. I was really in to surfcasting for stripers and I'm now going to chase wipwrs.
I'm really just looking for help in rod length and lure rating. I'm looking at 3 rods all spinning