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04-30-2006, 05:48 PM
Anyone goin' up for the Memorial Day Weekend opener?
04-30-2006, 07:59 PM
It's only about a 20 minute drive from my house. So I'll be up there opening morning fighting for a spot on the Jedi.
05-01-2006, 07:32 PM
Are you in Susanville? That's where we'll be stayin', at the High Country Inn.
What is the Jedi?
Any word on how the fishin' will be? I am hoping for a decent opener, since we gotta drive 550 miles to get there. But it is one of the prettiest trips we take all year!
Do you fish with worms or lures? We troll the heck out of the lake and usually have our limits in a couple hours. Seems some lures work better than others.
Last year there was some dude who was tellin' everyone he caught a twelve pound ELT. I guess when it came to puttin' up he had to shut up. I think the lake record is still about 9.75lbs.
Is it okay to shoot off of A-1 just west of the lake. My kid wants to bring his .22 and targets. We have never shot targets up there. BTW, how's the bear population. A couple years ago we were told by locals to not keep any food outside because they'll come & take it.
I hope you do well.
05-01-2006, 08:53 PM
Too bad I am not going to be at the property this weekend. You guys could come up for a visit and do some shooting there. My property is only 16 miles north of the lake.
05-01-2006, 09:14 PM
Actually the opener is not until the Saturday of Memorial Day Weekend.
Do you fish Eagle Lake?
05-01-2006, 10:32 PM
Yep, I live in Susanville. The Jedi is the rocks at the boat launching facillity at the marina. We usually do pretty good out there as long as we get there early enough to get a good spot. I don't have a big enough boat yet to get out there on but I used to fish it with my dad out of a boat and we allways caught fish even when everyone else couldnt. But then again we would fish it almost every weekend. We used to troll with night crawlers and led core line (always done good with the night crawlers) once in a while we would use needle fish (the orange onse and the green spotted ones. We allways started out by the Marina and then trolled up and down Wild Cat and out then over to Eagles Nest and around there for awhile.
I dont know what the biggest fish caught last year was but I think the year before someone caught a 9 pounder out of there. Actually the record is somewhere around 14 pounds. It was caught along time ago back when 8 and 9 pounders were normal.
As for shooting off of A1 yes you can. There are quite a few houses back up in the trees between highway 36 and Lake Forest Estates (I'm sure you allready know) but onces you pass Alta dr. in Lake Forest it is all clear to shoot all the way over the hill to the lake. And as for the bears yes there are alot of bears. I havent seen any up at the Lake but when I worked up there some of the rangers would see them at night. During the summer we usually camp and fish at Echo and Silver lake (because Eagle doesnt get really good until the weather turns cold) and we allways see bears up around there.
Good luck and stop by the Jedi out there and say hi. I'll be the big tall guy with my 3 girls and probably my wife. http://www.jesseshunting.com/forums/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smiley-faces-toast-beers.gif
05-02-2006, 07:16 AM
Well, then, you should come up to the property and say Hi. A bunch of us will be there for the Memorial Day weekend. I am headed up on the 22nd and staying through the 29th. Others will be filtering in and out during the week and weekend.
No, I have not fished Eagle Lake yet. Been driving by it for close to 20 years now but have not wet a line in it. My forester and I have been talking about taking a weekend off this year and seeing if we can catch some trout. He know of a couple other places up in that area also.
05-02-2006, 01:03 PM
If you are wanting to give it a try. The best time to fish it is when the weather turns colder. You can catch fish during the summer but mostly small ones. From about mid Sept. all the way through Dec. is when the good fishing happens. We usually fish it on opening weekend and then hit the smaller lakes during the summer. The only problem about fishing it between Sept. and Dec. is that is right in the middle of deer, duck, and goose season. I know, it's real hard to deal with these problems that life keeps throwing at us but I guess I can handle it. I think I figured out a way to do it all. Take the duck and goose decoys, my fishing pole, shotgun, and deer rifle. I'm bound to come home with dinner.
05-02-2006, 08:29 PM
I use to live in susanville. Grew up there my whole life. I go to eagle every time I can get a chance, I have been to the jeti,wildcat,circus grounds and other places. I am going to be up there memorial weekendto drown some worms. So maybe we could meet somewhere and shoot the b.s.
05-03-2006, 05:52 AM
Your fishing technique is identical to ours, except we have not tried trolling nightcrawlers. We have had excellent luck with Rapalas, especially in the area of Wildcat.
I do know of Jedi. In fact, we rent boats, and when leaving the marina, I am always extra careful to go slowly and not hit lines.
I gotta run to work. I will get back with you. I will stop by Jedi and say hi. I will have my thirteen year old son with me.
05-03-2006, 11:30 AM
WHat year did you Graduate from and did you go to Lassen? I graduated in 91 that is why I am asking. Anyway I hope to see you and WWHunter up there.
05-03-2006, 03:24 PM
God, it was quite a surprise to have read about your fishing Sliver Lake. When I was in my teens, some thirty years ago, I fished Silver Lake with an old girlfriend. We did okay from the shore using nightcrawlers. I think we'll go back there this year. When does the season open @ Silver Lake?
We're gonna get up there Friday morning, & we'll leave the following Tuesday morning. We have reservations @ High Country Inn. We'll check in and ride our trail bikes for a couple hours and then maybe head to Silver Lake for the late afternoon. On Saturday morning we'll be on the lake no later than 8:00 a.m., maybe earlier. It seems if fish are bitin', it doesn't take long to catch a couple each. Anyway, as we head by the Jedi we'll look for you. Maybe for lunch we can do Round Table for a buffet lunch.
God, I can't wait to go. Lassen county is one of the prettiest areas of CA.
05-03-2006, 04:29 PM
Round table sounds good to me. As for Silver lake, I think it is open to fishing year round but you can only get to it during the summer and fall unless you have a snowmobil. My wife and I take the kids up there and Echo lake almost every weekend during the summer. We usually get C zone for deer season so we camp at either Echo or Silver. They are great lakes for the kids to run and play and not have to worry about them too much. I'm not for sure but I dont think you can get to Silver right now because of the snow but I might be wrong.
Anyway we'll see you in a couple weeks.
05-03-2006, 07:06 PM
I went to Lassen and graduated in 94. My sister graduated in 91. Heck we might even know each other.
05-03-2006, 07:24 PM
We might have known each other. I probably did know your sister. My last name is Moberg. You might have known my wife, she was in the class of 95. Her name is Dina and her maiden name is DeWitt.
05-03-2006, 07:40 PM
HUH, who would of thought that. I dont think I know your wife but I might you never know.
05-03-2006, 08:32 PM
you have mail
05-03-2006, 09:43 PM
For some reason I'm not getting any emails through JHO. Try firstname.lastname@example.org
05-06-2006, 04:40 PM
you have mail. or atleast you should.
05-09-2006, 11:04 AM
I love fishing Eagle lake and there are some nice deer in the front yards of the cabins around it. We used to troll wooly buggers and slay 'em. Have fun.
05-10-2006, 06:51 PM
Thanks so much.
What color buggers did you use?
We have had the best luck with black/gold & bright orange Rapalas. We have also caught them on Thomas Bouyants.
There are a lot of big deer in Lassen County. The problem is drawing a tag. The season up there used to be in September during the migration. Tags were over-the-counter then. My dad took a very nice three pointer that had a good spread. Those days are long gone, though.
05-11-2006, 08:55 AM
We always had good luck with black & olive buggers. Hope this helps. http://www.jesseshunting.com/forums/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smiley_git_r_done.gif
05-11-2006, 01:35 PM
WWHunter, the deer herd may be down in numbers but there are still some nice bucks up there. I see them on my property every year. A couple of the members here have taken nice bucks off of my property. I am hoping to get a chance to meet up with this guy this year. I saw him a couple times last year after season.
05-12-2006, 05:16 PM
Thanks. I knida thought that was the pattern. It seems to be popular everywhere.
If you get a chance, try one of the Rapalas I wrote of. Try the in CD 5 & CD 7. I haven't tried a CD 9 yet, but I'd bet they'd work well.
Also, I have heard fire tiger pattern works, but I have yet to catch anything with it.
05-18-2006, 02:13 PM
If you guys are still going to Eagle Lake for the Memorial Day weekend, you should come up to the property and have a beer and say Hi. We are 15 miles north of Eagle lake road on 139.
05-18-2006, 06:33 PM
Are you located before going to Termo. I might come up friday and sunday just to say hi. Can you give me directions how to get there.
05-18-2006, 10:02 PM
chukarlover, 15 miles north of the Eagle Lake road. There is a mile marker on the west side of the road right by the gate. I am pretty sure it is 41.5. It is the only green farm gate for miles on either side. It has a lone Juniper tree near it. If you were to pass it, you would come to Termo-Grasshopper road about 3/4 of a mile north of the gate. The lock will be open and I will have a sign on the road.
Once in the gate, stay on the main road going west. The road will start climbing a ridge. Some of us might be working on the spring on the side of that ridge. If so, you will see us. If not, climb the ridge and take the left right at the top. That will take you to the other spring we will be working on. And, if there isn't anybody there, that means we are taking a break at camp. Go back to the ridge and make a left back onto the main road. Follow it through and around the valley and into the forest. You will see the camp on the left.
05-19-2006, 11:13 PM
Lets see some pics when the fishing is done!!
Thanks in advance and good luck!
05-24-2006, 04:23 PM
I called Eagle Lake Marina today and reserved a boat for the weekend. I saw afternoon rain is forecast. But it's okay because we're off the lake by noon anyway.
Now, are we still on for lunch at Round Table? Chris, I'll call out you name as we go by the jedi while still in the harbor.
We'll be leaving tomorrow evening. We'll be up there Friday eraly afternoon.
05-26-2006, 10:38 AM
Round Table it is. I talked with chukarlover and we are supposed to meet at round table about noon.
see ya tomorrow
05-30-2006, 11:05 PM
It`s tuesday, how about some pics from Eagle lake! Any fish caught?
05-31-2006, 03:11 PM
No fish here. opening sucked! I only heard of one fish being caught on the Jeti. We didnt have a single bite. The weather could have had something to do with it. It was very cold and alot of snow going over the mountain. From what I hear there were some caught out of boats and some caught at the youth Camp. We tried the Youth camp yesterday but no bites. We did see about six fish swiming about 20 feet from shore all about 4 to 5 pounds.
How did you do? We didnt get to stay as long as I wanted out at the Jeti (the kids were just to cold). I left a message for you at the Marina but I guess you didnt get it. Maybe next time http://www.jesseshunting.com/forums/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smiley-faces-toast-beers.gif
It was good to see you again. We will have to hook up and do some fishing or hunting in the future. Keep in touch. http://www.jesseshunting.com/forums/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smiley-faces-toast-beers.gif
06-01-2006, 08:17 PM
That would be great. We could got antelope,eagle,or clear lake or somewhere. We went to antelope sunday and monday and had a blast. Caught a couple of keepers but let them go. You should come over when chukar season opens up and do alittle hunting.
06-02-2006, 06:56 AM
Nathan, I am glad you came up to the property to say Hi. It was nice to meet you and Nathan Jr. Nathan Jr. is one little cutey.
Sorry I was not able to stop and talk more. I was fighting a deadline getting camp packed up and getting Bob to the airport on time.
Hope you can stop by on one of our future gatherings.
06-03-2006, 05:19 PM
Ya it was good to finally meet you guys. Nathan jr had a blast up there. We will be back up there sometime soon. You will have to let me know when you are headed back up.
06-03-2006, 09:00 PM
Here are some pictures of eagle lake.
06-07-2006, 10:49 PM
Dang pretty pics!
Gosh, I talked to my buddy mr. doyle...he said they did pretty good over in one of the 5 dot ponds~! All put/take catch/release tho....albino trout? yeah, I guess they're dumpin' that species pretty soon...there's a good hybrid brookie/brown out now that seems to be takin' hold of a lot of fisheries...lots of pounce for the ounce I guess...jack brookies crossed female browns and voila!
Hoping to dip my line in the Provo or Green River this weekend...
06-07-2006, 11:01 PM
Susanville?Sounds like a good name for a ville. http://www.jesseshunting.com/forums/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smiley-ugly-lol-bashing-sign.gif Where is that exactly? And bear lake ? where is that?good place to go trout fishing? let me know maybe I show up too. I got no clue about trout fishing though. But hay there is a starting point for everything. http://www.jesseshunting.com/forums/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smiley-jhp-rocks.gif
06-10-2006, 02:24 PM
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Susanville?Sounds like a good name for a ville. Where is that exactly? And bear lake ? where is that?good place to go trout fishing? let me know maybe I show up too. I got no clue about trout fishing though. But hay there is a starting point for everything.[/b]
Susanville is about 83 miles north of Reno but on the California side. Eagle hasnt been to good yet this year. It should be really good this fall. I'm hoping to get up into the smaller lakes later this month. I am going to try Crater lake this year. Some friends of mine say it is real good. I hear there are alot of crawdads in there too so were going to build some traps and see if we can get enough for a good dinner. Silver and Echo lake also should be pretty good this year. Echo has some big ones in there.
06-10-2006, 09:56 PM
Thank`s for the pics. I`ve always wanted to head up that way to see what It`s all about. Heard lots of storys of big fish in the fall coming out of that lake. Got any old pics you could post?
06-11-2006, 08:28 PM
I dont have a picture, but I caught a 6 and a half pound eagle last year. Fought like a 2 pound fish.
Have you ever been up to blue lake. I heard that they have some big ones up there to.
06-12-2006, 02:00 PM
nope, never been there. We just got back from Antelope. A friend of mine has been doing really good up there. He said yesterday he caught about 150 fish out of there. A few good keepers. He caught a couple bass about 4 lbs aand a few crappie about 18 inches each. All the rest were to small or still full of eggs so he threw them back. We ended up catching about 30 blue gill this morning but only 5 of them were keepers. I'm thinking about checking out Silver lake, echoe lake, and crater lake later on this morning.
06-15-2006, 03:45 AM
I dont have a picture, but I caught a 6 and a half pound eagle last year. Fought like a 2 pound fish.
I am sorry , but what's an eagle? Eagle as in bald eagle? http://www.jesseshunting.com/forums/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smiley-hitting-self.gif You know, large raptor who eats other large herbivours? or did you mean a "beagle"? http://www.jesseshunting.com/forums/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smiley-ugly-lol-bashing-sign.gif
Which if you mean that, then I still need some clarifications. http://www.jesseshunting.com/forums/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/afraid_face.gif
06-15-2006, 07:05 AM
He was talking about a trout. Either a trout out of Eagle Lake or one caught in one of the other lakes where they are planted. The trout in Eagle Lake are a specific strain that are not naturally found in any in any other lake.
06-15-2006, 07:48 AM
06-15-2006, 08:55 PM
I am talking about a eagle lake trout at eagle lake. They are the only fish that can live in that lake due to thehigh amount of alkiline in the lake. A guy caught a 9 pound eagle out of there last year but the lake record is 14pounds and change.
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