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Hello ! I am new at this so please forgive if I screw it up.I live in New Mexico, and my wife and I, and another couple have rented a house boat, with a tow along fishing boat, to fish Flaming Gorge in mid May. We will pick the boats up at Lucerne Marina, and need to fish that part of the lake. I need any help you can give me as to : types of fish, tackle, baits (live or art.) areas, depths, etc.We mostly use spinning tackle, and have ultralight to light salt water. Trophy fish are wonderful ,but that would not be our main goal. I would be very thankful for any help you can give me. lenmason
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Re: [lenmason] fishing flaming gorge In reply to
Search Flaming Gorge here for tons of posts. Lake trout, Kokanee, rainbow trout, and smallmouth bass are the main sport fish. You can troll, you can jig, you can fish with bait. A good sonar and knowledge how to use it is nearly a must except for rainbows and bass. May is the busiest month of the year, and if you'll be here around the 19th-21st, or 26th-29th, change your plans if you can. Its a mob scene those weekends.

There's a million and one ways to catch a fish, so you have to decide how you like to fish and what you want to fish for, and then zero in from there. Trolling in may successfully usually requires downriggers. Jig fishing requires an electric motor to hold your boat in one area.

Depths? Depends on weather and water temperatures. But generally, Lake trout will be from 40 to 120 feet. Daily. Kokanee from 20-50, daily. Bass along the banks. Rainbows along the shorelines, especially near creeks or boat ramps. (Sheep Creek) Bass, they're small smallmouths, in the rocks.

Rainbows, Kokanee, and very small lake trout (under 25 inches) are the eaters, bigger lake trout that are big enough to eat other fish and slowly grow into monsters are to be released. Be sure to have any boat you tow in inspected, and be sure its clean, drained, and dry to prevent any spread of mussels. Lucerne is in Utah. If you go north, you'll need a Wyo license too. You'll also need a Wyoming AIS sticker on your boat if you go north from Lucerne ($30).

Just some starter information. In May, bring your snow gear. Seriously. It can do that, and has every single May I've lived here (26 years). It can also be sunny and 80, so plan accordingly. Winds blow hard, commonly 15-25, and at times up to 50 or more. Always have an escape/shelter plan.

Should be a good time if the weather cooperates and you can avoid the big crowds. If you're here on the 19th-21st, get as far away from Lucerne Marina as you can, as fast as you can.


Jim
http://www.fishflaminggorge.com
www.lakersaver.com

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Re: [lenmason] fishing flaming gorge In reply to
If you are renting a boat. it may not be the best fishing boat.
you may need to fish for rainbows and bass
I don't fish for rainbows alot but sheep Creek by the boat ramp is easy to fish for them
get a map Fish n Map co. of flaming gorge res.

we don't know how you fish are what you know. look at you tub on fishing at flaming Gorge.

If I'm around Flaming Gorge when you are there I will take you fishing for kokanee one of the days. you guys will need to buy a $10. WY. Stamp. I don't go there much on week ends
Just PM me
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Re: [Tarponjim] fishing flaming gorge In reply to
Thank you, our first day is the 16th, You have been
a great help. len mason
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Re: [liketrolling] fishing flaming gorge In reply to
Thank you very much, our first day is the 16th, so it looks like we will be in the mess.len mason
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Re: [Tarponjim] fishing flaming gorge In reply to
Does any one know if you can get a boat in Lucerne or linwood bay yet? From the cameras I can't tell if the bay still has ice. I am trying to plan a boat trip their in the near future but if ice I will have to wait.
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Re: [WesternWalker] fishing flaming gorge In reply to
You can get to the breakwater, Antelope is still all Frozen, Linwood is still all Frozen, about half of swim Beach is open depending on the wind direction, and there's no Canyon access yet. Very limited. About 20 percent of the Anvil area is open. Give it a week.


Jim
http://www.fishflaminggorge.com
www.lakersaver.com

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Recent Ramp Views


Jim
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(This post was edited by Tarponjim on Mar 17, 2017, 4:44 PM)
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Re: [Tarponjim] fishing flaming gorge In reply to
Thanks for the photos it puts a better picture on the ice layer, I would say from those photos and the current temps and wind we should be good to go within the next two weeks for the general area.