Tue, Oct 15 | Gold Lake

Gold Lake

Fall fishing for rainbows, brooks, and mackinaw. We fished the lake last October after it had turned over, and caught all three species.
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Gold Lake

Time & Location

Oct 15, 2019, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Gold Lake, Gold Lake, California, USA

About The Event

Description of Event: Fly fishing from float tubes or other small water craft


·  Mike Connor, jmconnor@ucdavis.edu, 432-3236 


Fish-out Coordinator:  Mike Connor 

Fish For (species): rainbows, brookies, and mackinaw

Fishing Strategy: Trolling or retrieving from float tube, pontoon boat or small boat, probably in fairly shallow water not too far from shore, and not necessarily a long distance from the ramp.  Some may want to use oars or motor to search for larger mackinaw although we caught them up to 15” within ¼ mile of the boat ramp.

Recommended Gear:

·  Rods:  4 -6 weight rods 9 – 10 long

·  Lines: intermediate or sinking to match rod 

·  Leaders:  We used 7.5’ tapered to 4x

·  Tippet:  4x

·  Flies:  Streamers and other underwater flies.  A seal burnt orange seal bugger size 10 with either burnt orange or olive tail worked.

·  Other:  PDF, hat, sunscreen, warm clothes

What participants need to know: 

It takes about 2 hours to drive there from Grass Valley. 

Camping is available.  Gold Lake Campground has 37 camp sites, with toilets and trash pickup.  It does not take reservations.  $10 until sometime in mid-October when services are no longer available but sites may be used.

Lakes Basin Campground is takes reservations: 1-877-444-6777

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