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Old 09-16-2020, 03:42 PM
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I’ve noticed most fishing reports don’t have too many photos or descriptions but I can’t help myself. The last time I fished Glendo was in 2005. Before that I spent a lot of time in the mid to late 90s here avoiding personal responsibility. So with the World clearly coming to an end in 2020 I figured I better make a possibly final trip to Glendo before universe collapses. That required lots of driving and I decided not to bring my boat. Some good Intel from Husker525 (thanks man!) confirmed what I was already thinking about where to fish.
Water levels are low but the scenery is still spectacular and there are plenty of mergansers loons, grebes, bald eagles, pelicans, Canada geese, and other birds to keep me occupied if the fishing isn’t so great. I arrived yesterday evening right at sunset.
The place is still pretty much the same. Thank all the deities! I had some dinner and then made a few casts from shore with my old standby the # 7 Shad rap in perch color. Only a carp was interested. This morning I woke up and had some coffee before walking back down to a spot that used to produce pretty well for me back in the 90s.
Smoke from fires in Colorado or maybe Yellowstone made the sunrise very dramatic and made 2020 feel even more apocalyptic as it begins to draw to a close.
I started with my shad rap, but after no fish bit my hooks, I went to the classic 1/8th ounce jig with 3 1/2 inch twister tail (in chartreuse of course). I summoned the spiritual guidance of Al Lindner by donning my In-Fisherman hat. “MMMMMAAAAN, YOU GOTTA GET SOMMADESE ‘EYES!!!”
I squirted some stinky stuff on it just in case.
First walleye in 15 years wasn’t a monster, but he was enthusiastic. So were the others.

Freshwater bonefish even get in on the action.
Then it was time for lunch and a walk around to see what I could see. I saw some amazing things. This morning I watched a fellow launching a Ranger 620 and noticed he did not have a transom saver. As he rambled along the gravel and rock shoreline, I watched with gritting teeth and a wince of pain as his huge outboard bounced up and down on the unprotected transom. Most guys in boats are trolling at a fast clip. Maybe 2 to 3 mph. But I haven’t seen anybody reeling in anything except for the guy in the Ranger who pulled in what looked like a 6 inch walleye or maybe perch on a jig. The fish I caught are all very close to Shoreline on secondary points in coves, so pitching jigs on rocky shorelines would probably be a good bet, at least early in the morning. But trolling in deeper water is working on main lake points and humps since a couple of guys were talking about that this morning and how they did well yesterday. Diversity! So now it’s time for a siesta before the evening shift. Hopefully I’ll have something to report back. If not, well thanks for reading this far.
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Old 09-16-2020, 09:01 PM
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Afternoon found me fossil hunting in the Jurassic marine sandstones that birder parts of the reservoir. Echoes of 160 million year old beaches and seas.
Tiny clams.
Shrimp burrows.
Also found some more recent remains.
The wind started howling and a mud line appeared on some of the points. Hot ****! Time to throw the shad rap again!
And then AGAIN!!!???
Time to find a new spot, clearly.
So I did.
Did I mention the great scenery?
Last fish of the day.
I’ll give it another shot tomorrow morning before continuing on my pilgrimage to Seminoe. Incidentally, if you want a cool, Al Lindner-approved hat like mine, you have two choices:
1) go dig in your closet for the 25 year old hat you bought for $10, but never wore (my personal preference) or
2) try to find one on eBay (I wouldn’t recommend this and am shocked what some people will pay to look as cool as me and Al)
Until next time, stay safe, and catch some walleye for cryin’ out loud!
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Old 09-16-2020, 09:13 PM
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Old 09-18-2020, 10:57 AM
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I really enjoyed your report.

The carp in Glendo are crankbait eating monsters. We had a trip up there where we caught more than 20 one morning on pearl colored #7 shad raps. The afternoon before, the spot was loaded with 18" walleye.

Thank you for letting me know what to attribute the indentations in the sandstone to. When my kids were younger and we were up there once or twice a month, they would ask me every trip what made them and I, in typical Dad speak, said it was just the way rocks were formed. Hopefully sometime in the future, I will have grandkids that ask me the same question and I can give them the right answer.

Can't wait to hear about Seminole. I have not been there for 30 years.

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Old 09-18-2020, 08:14 PM
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Thanks very much! I used to catch tons of channel casts on crankbaits in Glendo, but never carp. Though I did catch one on Grayrocks once on a Zara spook at the cliffs by the dam. Unfortunately, it looks like I won’t make it to Seminoe. Some stuff came up and I’ve been distracted. I’m heading back south day after tomorrow unfortunately. Not sure where the time goes!
Definitely won’t be 15 years till I return next time!
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Old 09-18-2020, 08:21 PM
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Please give us a report on Seminole too
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