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Deer Creek might be my favorite local water
Prior to this year I had never been to DC, but in the last month I have fished DC twice, and got our limit of bows both times ranging from 14 to 19 inches. While it's not unusual to catch limits of bows at most local lakes, we have now had them for dinner three times and these bows from DC are the least "fishy" tasting bows we have ever eaten. I am lucky enough to have every other Tuesday off, so taking the boat out on a midweek day makes for a mostly quiet fishing experience. Driving through Utah county on the other hand is not quiet or relaxing by any means. I'm just glad I have had good luck locally, we had a baby in May and haven't been to the gorge yet this year.
(This post was edited by fish_hntr on Jul 10, 2019, 11:38 AM)
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DC mid week is great - you should try for Walleye as they are a great eater and fairly easy to catch if you troll with crank baits or bottom bounces in the 20' or water or less.

Of course the die-hard walleye guys might disagree with these tactics.

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I use both of those tactics for eyes along with a lot of jigging. Your right they eat as good as any fish we have here in Utah.

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Randy

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You should join us on DC Friday we will be launching at 6am and I will probably be off by noon.

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Randy

"The only bad day fishing is the day you don't go"
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Lundman wrote:
DC mid week is great - you should try for Walleye as they are a great eater and fairly easy to catch if you troll with crank baits or bottom bounces in the 20' or water or less.

Of course the die-hard walleye guys might disagree with these tactics.

We spent the first few hours chasing walleye our first trip down there with no success, on our second trip we caught one tiny walleye while trolling for bows. I fully agree that walleye are a great eating fish, just harder to catch. I need to go later in the evening and into the night sometime for walleye.
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If you were in water less than 30 ft, you will probably have a hard time scoring eyes. Almost every year, they start to go deep. Trolling for them becomes better at night. I have been dissecting the walleye and trying to understand them in DC for a while now. It is all I pursue on Deer Creek and so time-consuming. They will kick you in the groin time and time again. You could say I am insane for chasing them lol. One of these days, I will break that 30 inch walleye mark. I have caught a 28 incher from Deer Creek and my pb from Starvation at 29 inches.
Gabe
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FreakyFisherman - about 10 years ago I too had the 30" goal (10# Club) and worked pretty hard to try and attain it but never did - caught many in the mid-20+" range and released all over the 23" unless they were hooked too bad.

Best day I had was mid morning trolling cranks with 2 oz. snap-on weights and instead of trolling in 'S' turns or straight lines I tried 'U' turns into the shore line - as soon as I hit 12' fow I would do the 'U' turn and head back toward deeper water - the inside rod was usually the hot one.

After hooking and releasing 4 25" plus walleye and feeling happy with this new method a pretty funny thing happened. There were these two guys in float tubes that were right next to where I was fishing and you could hear them talking -- One guy says - "That's get out of hear - I'm catching nothing - I wonder what the fish are feeding on ? " Right then he catches a 4" perch and says I can't keep this dang things off. We I'll let you guess what color our cranks were.

Good luck to you and your quest - please take a picture of the trophy and post it !

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I have checked many walleye on Deer Creek stomachs and have only seen one baby crappie and one crawdad in all checking. Buddies of mine have seen just about the same. I have a hypothesis that the majority of their diet consists of insect larvae and insects. Maybe some of the scuds too, but haven't seen scuds in their gut.
Gabe
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That's some good info right there. Thanks!