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Offline Icculus

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Savage River Reservoir
« on: Jan 06, 2021, 12:31 PM »
Has anyone ever fished this water? If so what species have you caught.

Offline dlantz1284

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Re: Savage River Reservoir
« Reply #1 on: Jan 07, 2021, 09:50 AM »
I’m curious as well... I was thinking about camping out near there and fishing the river for trout and taking the kayaks out on the lake. I always see guys fishing off the point where the Savage flows in. Curious as to what they are targeting.

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Re: Savage River Reservoir
« Reply #2 on: Jan 07, 2021, 12:43 PM »
I have camped and hunted out there and fish the river but not the reservoir. The last time I was there was in October and the water was drawn way way down so I didn't even bother dragging my kayak through the mud to get to the water.

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Re: Savage River Reservoir
« Reply #3 on: Jan 07, 2021, 06:59 PM »
Has anyone ever fished this water? If so what species have you caught.
i ice fish there,only thing we ever catch are perch

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Re: Savage River Reservoir
« Reply #4 on: Jan 07, 2021, 11:26 PM »
Be very careful.  Water levels can fluctuate and ice will be scary.   

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Re: Savage River Reservoir
« Reply #5 on: Jan 08, 2021, 08:20 AM »
i ice fish there,only thing we ever catch are perch


Any size to the perch?

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Re: Savage River Reservoir
« Reply #6 on: Jan 08, 2021, 08:00 PM »
Mediocre

Offline derekinhawaii

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Re: Savage River Reservoir
« Reply #7 on: Jan 17, 2021, 09:56 AM »
I went ice fishing there a few years back when I moved down here from New England.  Never again.  Scary crap.  The ice was thick, about 6inches, but there was about a gap/void of 2-3ft to the water level....I promptly packed up and left.  If I fell in,  there was no getting out.... Never again.

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Re: Savage River Reservoir
« Reply #8 on: Feb 15, 2021, 06:45 PM »
Fished Friday at Savage.  Three to-four inches of snow on top of ice at the top end of the lake.  I didnt go down past the dirt boat ramp but it looked like the area to the dam was at best skim ice.   

Caught three trout with two being almost 20 inches.   A few nice perch.  Most fish jigging.  A couple on tip ups with fatheads.   

Ice was ok, some areas had snow then slush, then hard ice of a few inches.   Be careful and fish with a buddy.   Savage ice can be unforegiving....

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Re: Savage River Reservoir
« Reply #9 on: Feb 17, 2021, 04:25 PM »
Were they lake trout?

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Re: Savage River Reservoir
« Reply #10 on: Feb 17, 2021, 08:13 PM »
Rainbows.   

Offline derekinhawaii

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Re: Savage River Reservoir
« Reply #11 on: Mar 04, 2021, 12:02 PM »
Has anyone ever fished this water? If so what species have you caught.
I tried ice fishing Savage a few years ago.  I will never make that mistake again.  I walked about 10 offshore to drill a while to check thickness.  Broke through the ice with my auger and no water came up.  I looked down the hole and found about a 2foot gap between the ice and water.  Because they can release huge amounts of water from the dam at any given moment, the water drops fast and it takes a while for the ice to drop.  The good news is that there was 7inches of ice but can you imagine if you fell through and wasn’t able to grab the ice to pull yourself out.  It’s “Good Night Irene”. 

 



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