- Dec 14, 2008
Drove up to Gerber yesterday after checking with BLM in Klamath Falls regarding water level. They assured me the reservoir was full and the north campground dock was in the water. After launching, we (wife, me, 2 grandsons) motored slowly to the middle of the lake and immediately saw hundreds of fish on the ol' fishfinder. They were hanging out about 18 to 24 feet below us in water 26 feet deep. After cruising near the shore in about 5 to 10 ft of water, no, I repeat, no fish showed up on the sonar, which leads me to believe they have not yet entered the shallows to spawn. So we anchored above the biggest bunch out in the middle, and tried every enticement we had on board and not one hit. Nada, nothing!! Fished 3 hours and no luck at all. Water temp was 58.6 degrees out in the middle and 60-61 degrees in shallower water. So, perhaps a few more days of this glorious weather will see a definite improvement in fishing as these fish move into shallow water to perform what they do best, other than fighting on the end of my line.