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    With all that rain we had this year, Eagle Lake is only 11 inches higher then last year at this time...during the high water years i did a lot of fishing there, the grab, and the strong pull of a Eagle Lake trout will keep you coming back year after year....i think its time to get my Eagle Lake fix.
    Eagle Lake info.
    http://www.eaglelakefishing.net/index.php

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    Gene,

    Val Aubrey's site it THE best info for Eagle Lake. That area did not get that much precip last year, plus there is the Bly Tunnel,though above water does leak and provide water for ranchers downstream of willow creek. My Dad and Val are deep in the fight to close the tunnel off for good - They are gaining strength! The upcoming weather will trigger the Eagle Lake rainbows into the fall gorge mode. Right now they are keying in on Chui Chub minnows. November is the best month. I hope to get up there soon but client trips at Lake Davis, and just free time at Davis is taking up my time. As always I will be there for the closure on Dec. 31st if mother nature will let me. Eagle Lake is my favorite still water on this big blue marble.

    Jon.
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    I was up there shortly after Labor Day weekend. I just used the campgrounds. It was too hot and too early to fly-fish the shoreline. I hadn't been there for 2 years. I was shocked by how low the water level was. I had never see it that low. I know the tunnel is a big problem but we've had 2 good water years in a row - especially last year!. How could the precipitation have missed Eagle? I'd like to go up there again in November but I'm really concerned for that fishery.

    There are a couple of groups that are doing work on behalf of Eagle Lake. I'm going to send a few bucks to this group.

    http://www.eaglelakeguardians.org/

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    Thanks for the link Loose Shoes, that's Val's club and if you care for the Lake it's only 15$ to help the cause. The lake is 9 feet below the water levels of 98 right now - Scary low.

    Jon.
    "I fish, I write, I travel, and I'm hungry for more!"
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    Eagle Lake Fishing Information
    By Val and Randy Aubrey

    http://www.eaglelakefishing.info/
    Bill Kiene

    Semi-retired in Davis, CA

    530/753-5267

    billkiene@kiene.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by Troutstalker55B View Post
    Thanks for the link Loose Shoes, that's Val's club and if you care for the Lake it's only 15$ to help the cause. The lake is 9 feet below the water levels of 98 right now - Scary low.

    Jon.
    Whoa! I was fishing Eagle Lake in 1998 from my pram launching from the far end of the runway down in front of the homes. Back then, all I had to do was row a few times and I was fishing.

    I did go back in 2001 and I didn't recognize the same area. I had to go outside the tules just to be in 9 feet of water.... The area I had fished in 1998 was 2 feet at best. It's nice to be able to fish 'inside' the tules for shelter from the NE wind that comes across the lake.

    I know there were dry periods, but that lake had to have developed a "hole" in it for it to lose that much water so quickly.

    Do you think over time with the current low water levels, the tules will expand further out into the lake providing new habitat?

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    Quote Originally Posted by OceanSunfish View Post
    Do you think over time with the current low water levels, the tules will expand further out into the lake providing new habitat?
    I don't think so, the tules would have already sprouted by now. Most all state agencies are for closing down the tunnel. It's in DFG's lap now. They want water in Willow creek to protect fish and waterfowl, but they are letting water flow freely from a lake that is in their heritage trout program. The Eagle Lake rainbow desrves better protection then that.

    Jon.
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    Jon, I know in the past we talked about walking the shore line and stalking fish at eagle and davis. At eagle is it a long walk to get into the shrimp island area? I love the big points that come out in that area to fish.

    Thanks for your help!

    Ernie

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    Great link, just joined

    Ernie

    Thanks for the link Loose Shoes, that's Val's club and if you care for the Lake it's only 15$ to help the cause. The lake is 9 feet below the water levels of 98 right now - Scary low.

    Jon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by catch&release View Post
    Jon, I know in the past we talked about walking the shore line and stalking fish at eagle and davis. At eagle is it a long walk to get into the shrimp island area? I love the big points that come out in that area to fish.

    Thanks for your help!

    Ernie
    It's about a 45 minute walk from the forest service road, Wildcat point can be just as good and you can drive right up to the water. The Circus Grounds is another good location to fish without too much walking to get to the water.

    Jon.
    "I fish, I write, I travel, and I'm hungry for more!"
    http://jonbaiocchiflyfishingnews.blogspot.com/

    http://www.baiocchistroutfitters.com/
    The premier fly fishing guide service for the northern sierra.

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