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Offline Icemanjim

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How is the fishing on Palasades?
« on: Feb 15, 2007, 07:39 PM »
I drive by there periodically and was just wondering how the ice fishing was.
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Offline spudbar

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Re: How is the fishing on Palasades?
« Reply #1 on: Dec 21, 2007, 01:37 PM »
I hear there is no water, they drained the lake so we can all enjoy are french fries, hasbrowns, etc.

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Re: How is the fishing on Palasades?
« Reply #2 on: Dec 23, 2007, 05:23 PM »
It is low this year and I have not been out there this year but last year we did great out there.  Caught a ton of kokanee and some good cuts

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Re: How is the fishing on Palasades?
« Reply #3 on: Dec 23, 2007, 07:14 PM »
What did you guys use to catch kokanee? And how deep did you fish?

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Re: How is the fishing on Palasades?
« Reply #4 on: Dec 23, 2007, 09:47 PM »
I caught the kokanees on swedish pimples.  Last year I was catching them about five feet off the bottom. 

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Re: How is the fishing on Palasades?
« Reply #5 on: Dec 25, 2007, 05:05 PM »
How deep of water? I've heard to fish deep water (50 to 60 feet) and look for them cruisin.

Offline snakeriverman

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Re: How is the fishing on Palasades?
« Reply #6 on: Dec 28, 2007, 07:25 PM »
They were about 40-50 ft down and they do come through in schools.  When they are on it is non stop action.

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Re: How is the fishing on Palasades?
« Reply #7 on: Dec 29, 2007, 12:35 AM »
when talking about how much water in Palisades, check this link out.

http://www.usbr.gov/pn/hydromet/burtea.cfm

They did not drain it, but they did get down to 3% full this fall.  It is now up to 18%.

My experience with Palisades for the past couple of years has not been good.  Other than a 26 in. laker last year, haven't had much luck for probably 4 years.  Prior to that, we would limit 2 or 3 times a year on 18" + cuts.  Any advice on locations to fish Palisades now?

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Re: How is the fishing on Palasades?
« Reply #8 on: Sep 23, 2008, 10:05 PM »
I'm new to this but just wanted to say we caught the hell out of the macs last winter. If anyone wants to go then hit me up and we will make a half day out of it.

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Re: How is the fishing on Palasades?
« Reply #9 on: Oct 23, 2008, 10:59 AM »
I have always wanted to catch a laker out of Palisades but never know how or where to go, would love to hear more info

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Re: How is the fishing on Palasades?
« Reply #10 on: Oct 30, 2008, 09:05 PM »
I'm usually on the lake every weekend and some weekdays. I usually fish Big Elk Creek. Look for a black Land Rover or Gray Ford Explorer with 1T plates.

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Re: How is the fishing on Palasades?
« Reply #11 on: Oct 30, 2008, 10:14 PM »
I only went out to palisaades a couple of times last year, spent most of my time at ririe but the year before I went out there quite a bit, caught a lot of fish, mostly cuts, browns, and kokes.  the only place we ever really fish is Big Elk too.  When you are catching the macs, how deep are you?

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Re: How is the fishing on Palasades?
« Reply #12 on: Oct 30, 2008, 10:59 PM »
I usually get to the lake at the buttcrack of dawn and fish in 30-45 feet of water. I think i saw you there once last season. Were you the one fishing just off the old road bed?

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Re: How is the fishing on Palasades?
« Reply #13 on: Oct 31, 2008, 03:24 PM »
Might have been I have fished that spot before, usally I am with one of my friends, I have a red ford ranger, 8B plates.  probably see you there this year, we always try to get there right before it gets light, it seems like the fishing is always the best there early in the morning.

 



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