As I mentioned in my Dillon And Bust post, we had problems getting out boat started when we had arrived at Dillon Reservoir last week. We had figured out the problem and were ready to try again. When we got to Green Mountain Reservoir, there was no one else at the ramp and we were ready to give it a try. Fortunately the boat fired up right away and we were out on the water in no time.
We trolled from the McDonald Flats campground west towards the dam. We caught a few Lake Trout as we trolled over the old river channel. As we got further to the west we tried jigging in the deeper water, but that was quite unsuccessful. We also tried anchoring and casting in the shallower sections in the north west part of the lake, that was also unsuccessful.
|An Orange/Purple Squid, great for Salmon|
In total we caught 17 Lake Trout, all between 13-16 inches. We also caught one Kokanee Salmon on the squid. While we would have certainly enjoyed catching a couple larger fish, it wasn't meant to be. The Lake Trout and Salmon that we got were all between about 25-50 feet down, in the deeper parts of the lake tried fishing the down rigger down to about 120 feet and jigging from 80-200 feet down. The deeper depths didn't produce anything.
|Not a big Lake Trout, but quantity beat size|
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