Angler Report: Woods Canyon Lake
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Woods Canyon Lake
Shane S.: Caught several little rainbows early morning 7 am to 8am trolling Mepps chartreuse/bright orange colors about 2 mph east side of lake.
Trolling action died down immediately after that so I switched to drift fishing slightly off the bottom with small weighted treble hook and corn (yellow) PowerBait. Got tired of catching the little rainbows and decided to try for tiger trout so I trolled again back toward the ramp. The west side of the lake seemed quiet for boat anglers.
Trolling black rooster tail 40 yards west of boat ramp and dock area and landed a tiger trout. Then dropped in PowerBait and caught three more tigers. Several spit the hook at the boat because I was not using a net.
The tiger trout fight harder but they are also on the small side.
Bottom line: yellow PowerBait on a size 14 treble, weighted, on 4-pound test or lighter is almost always successful for me in this lake. This outing proved no different. Shore anglers were having some moderate success on northeast and southeast shores from what I could tell.
A lot of people and kids congregating around the boat ramp made it difficult to retrieve my boat.