The past two reports on the 11-mile webpage have shown some nice catches. It makes me want to go even though I have not caught a pike there this year, yet!! and I curse myself everytime I spend 1/2 the morning and the entire afternoon till dark trying to catch one...I tell myself I should have been fishing for trout. I don't want to be like Mike...I want to be like Slayerfish! He can catch pike fishing for trout with those twister tails that I have tried with no success. I just wish people didn't feel the need to keep every pike they catch like the picture on the 11-mile site the other week where two guys were holding up a stringer of seven, I catch and eat pike too and I know what the DOW says but come on, keep a couple and throw the rest back, and I would like to see how long it takes those two guys in this weeks picture to eat those three large pike they caught...Oh well, maybe they have big families or like to eat pike every night for two weeks.
I have been to Stagecoach, 11-mile , Williams Fork, and Spinney for Pike and have only caught pike at Stagecoach both times I went, I think it has been the most consistent this year so far from what I have heard. There are alot of smaller pike but I have seen some big ones cruising around. All the pike I caught there were not in the coves they were on the points or along the south bank between pike cove and the inlet or along the north bank next to the dam where a mud line develops from the water ski boat wakes beating the shore line.
I am hoping to get up to south park on Sunday and fish Spinney for trout in the morning and 11-mile for pike in the afternoon. I want to make sure I catch a pike at 11-mile before the pike slaughter on Sep. 10th.