Fishing Articles


Eagle Lake Fishing Report
by Valerie Aubrey, SEPTEMBER 9, 2022
Eagle Lake

Still doing the same thing. Ran some shallows this morning as well as 10-30ft of water. Toplines early on orange, brown & olive trolling flies. Leadcores at 2 -3 colors IN the water later AM with spoons & flickershads. Water temps 72-70 from surface to 40ft. 65.6F at 45ft. Significant drop of 4.4F from before Labor Day at that level...
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Collins Lake Fishing Report
by Collins Lake Staff, SEPTEMBER 7, 2022
Collins Lake

Collins Lake is planning for another extended planting season, conditions permitting starting the week of October 24th. Even during last year’s historic drought we reached the target surface temperature of 68°F by second week of October so we are optimistic that this year we will be able to get a few trout plants in during October. Aside from starting earlier we...
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Labor Day Weekend Fishing Report
by Valerie Aubrey, SEPTEMBER 1, 2022
Eagle Lake

Okeedokee weekend fishing warriors! Please note the update to the ramp post below. It's doable but take it easy! Fishing has been good. Location has mattered for trolling depth. For us: Off pikes pt Jay fair toplines & hot orange & tui chub trolling flies (small #8 Jay fair 3 pack), gold 1/6oz Thomas buoyant, copper later, orange rainbow runners....
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Trout are still biting
by Valerie Aubrey, AUGUST 25, 2022
Eagle Lake

Mean while....trout are still biting. We've been doing well but working for em on 1/6oz gold and red/copper Thomas buoyant, 4M rainbow trout flicker shad, hot orange and tui chub minnow imitations. 4-6ft deep early, dropping to 8-14ft deep mid morning. Pic 2 is Troxel Bay from Cooley Pt on highway 139. ...
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Eagle Lake Update
by Valerie Aubrey, AUGUST 25, 2022
Eagle Lake

Thank you power loaders. This is a good example why the shoal at the ramp has widened on both sides of the dock and shallowed up fast this season. A lot of people needlessly power loading as lake levels drop toward 2015 elevations (lowest years since 1939). Yes it's the easy way & ya don't get your feet wet. Big...
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Eagle Lake Fishing Report
by Valerie Aubrey, AUGUST 19, 2022
Eagle Lake

Since our back to 30's we've been back to normal temps for the late summer. A few drops of rain from thunderstorms the last 2 days. The trout most certainly responded even though there's very little change in water temps throughout the water column. The trout moved up the water column for us. We've scouted our late August spots &...
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