|06-18-2014 04:41 PM|
|Fisher-man||Son, it's a hog! Well done.|
|06-16-2014 05:09 PM|
|billford01||fish!!!! largest was 28"|
|06-09-2014 12:48 PM|
Report provided by Vans Fish Camp
With the shut-up-and-fish tournament this weekend most anglers haven’t been bringing much to the shed this week, and it has been tight lips. Yesterday we saw fish brought in from all over the lake. A few limits hit the table, but it seems that all anglers were able to catch fish. Most boats had 4 to 6 fish. The anglers are starting to talk that the shorter fish are starting to bite. A few stories of some 14 to 14.5 inch fish have been smacking bait, but no huge numbers of next years fish emptying anglers bait buckets.
A few whitebass are coming in, but no number or consistency.
Northern Pike are running heavy with most anglers catching them by accident. Most are running 30 to 34 inches, but have had a few hit the table above the 40 inch mark.
With the walleye bite being as good as it is no one is chasing after the catfish. Had one boat that did go out yesterday that did chase down their 10 catfish.
|06-03-2014 05:04 PM|
|walleye101||Heading to Mac tomorrow eve, hope for a good bite.|
|06-02-2014 10:25 AM|
Report May 31
Fished Big Mac for the first time Saturday. Fishing was slow. Ended the day with two 21 inchers. Both came on jig and a crawler in 14 foot of water. Tried a lot of different presentations. Talked with others that said they weren't having much luck either.
|05-30-2014 09:05 AM|
May 28, 2014
Surface water temperature at the dam is 58° F. The lake elevation is 3239.5, which is 0.7 foot higher than last week and is 1.0 foot lower than the elevation last year on this date. This puts the reservoir 25.5 feet lower than normal full pool capacity. Inflow into Lake McConaughy is 3,025 cfs, up from 2,165 cfs last week, with outflow of 937 cfs. Flow in the North Platte River at the Wyoming/Nebraska state line today is 1,970 cfs.
Boat anglers continue to be focused primarily on a very good but scattered daytime bite from Martin Bay to Lemoyne along the north shoreline and from Lakeview to Ogallala Beach along the south. Walleye have been taken drifting ‘crawler rigs’ or ‘Lindy’ rigs in 10-15 feet of water. Some success has also been found in shallow 5 foot depths and deeper 20-30 feet of water. Most fish have been in the 18-22 inch range with some trophy size from 8 to14 pounds. A few 28-38 inch northern pike have been caught along with the occasional white bass, wiper or smallmouth bass. The statewide daily bag limit for walleye is 4 fish with minimum size limit of 15 inches and no more than one fish over 22 inches. No more than one fish over 16 inches is allowed for white bass, wiper or striped bass.
Channel catfish success on the west-half of the reservoir has been good, with better catches coming from the river. Anglers were having the best success using shad entrails, cut-bait or frozen shrimp.
Usable concrete boat ramps for launching can be found at the Cedar Vue lakeside and bayside ramps, Lemoyne lakeside ramp, Martin Bay low water ramp and Divers Bay. Boats can also be launched with four wheel drive vehicles from the beach at Lakeview and North Shore Lodge. Anglers and boaters also need to be aware of a new regulation that requires every vessel to drain all water from compartments, equipment or containers before leaving the launch area.
Surface water temperature is 59° F. Rainbow trout fishing success has been fair for boat anglers and bank anglers with most fish in the 10-13 inch range. Some occasional larger fish up to 17 inches have been taken. Boat anglers are trolling or casting spinners or spoons. Bank anglers are using worms, salmon eggs, dough baits or casting spinners, spoons or jigs. Fly fishermen have been doing the best with bead head nymph patterns or streamers. Anglers are reminded the daily bag limit in Lake Ogallala is 5 trout with no more than one over 16 inches.
Flow into the canal is currently 933 cfs, up from last week’s 543 cfs flow. Angler pressure has been light but success for rainbow trout has improved with occasional larger fish up to 20 inches. The most popular technique has been drifting salmon eggs, crawlers or dough baits. Daily bag limit for the Keystone Canal is 5 trout with no size limit.
North Platte River below the Keystone Diversion Dam
At this time a winter 4 cfs minimum release exists from the Keystone Diversion Dam into the river Success for rainbow trout has been fair with most anglers using worms, salmon eggs, dough baits or casting spinners or spoons. Fly fishermen have been using weighted nymph patterns, streamers or midge patterns. Again, anglers are reminded the daily bag limit in the North Platte River below the Diversion Dam is 5 trout with no more than one over 16 inches.
|05-14-2014 11:34 AM|
Surface water temperature at the dam is 48° F, unchanged from last week. The lake elevation is 3237.9, which is 0.2 foot higher than a week ago and is 2.5 feet lower than the elevation last year on this date. This puts the reservoir 27.1 feet lower than normal full pool capacity. Inflow into Lake McConaughy is 1,282 cfs, up from 587 cfs last week, with outflow of 476 cfs.
Angler pressure and success for walleye at night along Kingsley Dam has declined as the spawning run has ended. When weather conditions allow boat anglers are focusing more on a scattered daytime bite at the No Name Bay, Arthur Bay, Lemoyne and Kelly Bay areas. Walleye have been taken trolling or drifting ‘Lindy’ rigs from 10-15 feet deep. A few 26-31 inch northern pike have been caught along with the occasional white bass and wiper. The statewide daily bag limit for walleye is 4 fish with minimum size limit of 15 inches and no more than one fish over 22 inches. No more than one fish over 16 inches is allowed for white bass, wiper or striped bass
|05-12-2014 01:42 PM|
|05-12-2014 11:52 AM|
|Fisher-man||I haven't made it out there yet, so I can't give you an update. Water was down compared to last year, last time I checked. This storm hitting Colorado and Wyoming should really help.|
|05-12-2014 10:18 AM|
|billford01||anybody know what the water level is at big mac?|
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