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Lost Creek Reservoir
I took my tube and headed to LC on Thursday. I hadn't been up there since 2017 so I was excited to fish it again.

I got there about 7:30 and parked on the hill and packed my tube down to launch across from the point in the dam cove. I fished from 8:00 until 4:00 using several different flies along with my #8 sinking line. The flies that worked the best were a size 6 bead head white crystal bugger, a size 6 bead head plum leech, and a size 8 bead head green meanie (a Tube Dude pattern). I caught almost an even mix of rainbows and cutthroats, all between 13" and 16" long.

The water temperature was 50 degrees all day and the visibility in the water was about 8'. The reservoir level is at 74% and stable.

The air temperature was 26 degrees when I got there and 60 degrees when I left. It was nice and calm until about 11:00 and then the wind started up and just kept getting worse.

There were five boats on the water while I was there (two that either didn't know or didn't care about the wakeless rule).Unsure There were also about a dozen shore anglers. I talked with one of the boaters that were trolling and they had caught three fish, all cutthroats in about three hours of fishing.

It wasn't fast fishing but it was steady and it was nice to get back after the two year break.

The road up is so nice now. You can actually watch for wildlife while your driving instead of potholes.Wink It's just too bad they couldn't have done the bypass road around Croydon.
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Re: [gofish435] Lost Creek Reservoir In reply to
you ever tie into a Splake in your tube on LC?


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Re: [Cowboypirate] Lost Creek Reservoir In reply to
Cowboypirate wrote:
you ever tie into a Splake in your tube on LC?

I've fished it a dozen times over the years and I've yet to catch a splake or a tiger trout.

The DWR has been stocking about 5,000 splake for the last 5 or 6 years.

They have also stocked about 20,000 tiger trout for the last 10 or 11 years and I've yet to catch one of those either.

I have caught chubs though.Wink
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Re: [gofish435] Lost Creek Reservoir In reply to
The following are listed as being in LC:
Brown Trout
Crawdads
Cutthroat Trout
Rainbow Trout
Splake Trout
Tiger Trout
Utah Chub


I've only caught cuts & bows and ALL have been in the slot. Not worth the trip to me anymore.


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Re: [gofish435] Lost Creek Reservoir In reply to
the by pass road is actually private that's why it wasn't included. also the bridge by the cement plant is going to be replaced so the trip will get longer going through henefer to get there. Wink
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Re: [mme1] Lost Creek Reservoir In reply to
Thanks for the info.

It might be two more years before I get back there again so the bridge should be done by then.Wink
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Re: [gofish435] Lost Creek Reservoir In reply to
The Tigers tend to hug the shore and eat chubs/minnows. You need to concentrate on them by casting to the shore with jerk baits (Rapala Husky Jerk for example), or if fly fishing, large streamers (like Zonkers). They are there, but not in sufficient concentrations to find them in the open water.

Splake tend to run deep, 50 to 70 feet. Because most of us don't fish that deep, and seldom with minnow baits (Rapala, Luck Kraft, etc.) they are not going to be caught all that often.

I tube LC enough to catch some good fish, but the Splake have hid from me. The Tigers and I are old friends.....if you get one, look for scars in the jaw and kiss it better if you release it. LOL
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Re: [Anglinarcher] Lost Creek Reservoir In reply to
Anglinarcher wrote:
The Tigers tend to hug the shore and eat chubs/minnows. You need to concentrate on them by casting to the shore with jerk baits (Rapala Husky Jerk for example), or if fly fishing, large streamers (like Zonkers). They are there, but not in sufficient concentrations to find them in the open water.

You can probably see I spent most of the day hugging the shoreline because of the wind and I was throwing some good sized streamers but I got no love from any tigers.Unsure

Thanks for the tips.
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Re: [gofish435] Lost Creek Reservoir In reply to
I caught one last ice season but have seen a few splake caught prior to that, I caught it in about 17 fow.
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Re: [Rizzo27] Lost Creek Reservoir In reply to
Sorry pic didn’t post. Here it is.
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Re: [Rizzo27] Lost Creek Reservoir In reply to
Nice fish!
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Re: [Rizzo27] Lost Creek Reservoir In reply to
Thanks for sharing.

That is a gorgeous fish.
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Re: [gofish435] Lost Creek Reservoir In reply to
Wiperslayer and I have caught both tigers and splake there but never in numbers, they are very few and far between. I have seen pics on here of 6 or 7 lb tigers from a few years back, they were caught while ice fishing.


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