Alton Baker Canal reports 2020

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NKlamerus

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Howdy gang, back with a report!

Water was BUSY! Lots of paddlers, dog walkers, and definitely people fishing.

Some guys at the launch we're catching trout, there was a school eating off the surface and they were inhaling power bait

Few people at the pond with trout as well

I paddled in on the new kayak after figuring out how to stop it from sinking and smoked a largemouth!

Scale read 5lbs 6oz
 

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chris_the_wrench

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Howdy gang, back with a report!

Water was BUSY! Lots of paddlers, dog walkers, and definitely people fishing.

Some guys at the launch we're catching trout, there was a school eating off the surface and they were inhaling power bait

Few people at the pond with trout as well

I paddled in on the new kayak after figuring out how to stop it from sinking and smoked a largemouth!

Scale read 5lbs 6oz
The pond by the radio towers? I only target trout in the canal, going to have to change that up!! Nice fish.

-Chris
 

NKlamerus

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As usual, easy peesy!

Brought a bunch of lures I never throw just to get some experience with them

Unfortunately about 30 minutes in I got a call from the wife that we needed to take the dog to local emergency vet.

Still managed 4 in those first 30 minutes, I was the only one fishing on the water, one small group paddled by, and when I got back to the ramp there was 8 or 9 kayaks and canoes loading and unloading

PLEASE DO NOT LEAVE YOUR VEHICLE PARKED AT THE RAMP, there's a sign but apparently no one sees it, I may make one and post it there myself

Also a pretty decent mud hole at the moment. Anyone know if alton baker is managed by the county or by the city?
 

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NKlamerus

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Happy Easter everybody! I fished the ole AB from about 11am to 5pm, with an hour break in the middle I caught 18 trout, 4 or 5 about 15"

And one nice largemouth!

Water was busy with people, not a lot of fishing but plenty of people put paddling.
 

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Awesome! Great pics as well!

That bass is a toad! Seems like there are only monster bass in AB :)
 

NKlamerus

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Awesome! Great pics as well!

That bass is a toad! Seems like there are only monster bass in AB :)
Funny you bring that up, I've seen a couple juveniles but nothing crazy. I'd love if they threw maybe a 100 juveniles in there along the creek, at least introduce some new genetics.

Honestly I think there's 6 or so decent fish, and so far I've caught at least 3 of them that are for sure different fish.

2 of them are definitely repeats, within 20 yards of previous catches and same exact lateral lines.

But ive also seen some cruising the creek that I haven't caught for sure, usually chasing trout.

Haven't caught a perch or pike minnow out of there this year, water must be too cold yet?
 

NKlamerus

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Hope that your canine is okay.
Yeah we took her to the vet and got a nice 300$ bill for a shot of vomiting medication

Turns out she ate about 10lbs of cat food. And that's why she got sick in the first place!!

She's usually real well mannered, first owners were both air force officers and they had 3 little girls under the age of 10. They jogged with her 8 miles every morning and I'm sure the daughters did a number to her lol

She lives the retired life now. More like a cat than a dog really. Black lab/pointer who hates the water and being outside.
 

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