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Trout explosion at Collins Lake

By Kathy Hess, Collins Lake reporter
04/16/16 -- Next week on Saturday, April 23rd, Collins Lake is hosting its first Trout Derby. It is a family event and we are encouraging you to bring all the kids fishing- KIDS FISH FREE and adults are $20.

Go to Collins Lake website for more info and to sign up!

This past week was packed plum full of limits of trout being caught with ease. Campers caught from their campsites and day use customers fished from shore with PowerBait, or brought their boats and trolled with lures or worms.

Biggest Fish Catches this week:

Marcy Tarr with fish from Collins Lake, photo courtesy of Collins Lake
Marcy Tarr- 6 lb. 4 oz. Rainbow- she trolled a Rapala lure by her campsite on PowerBait

Winston & Gavin Hubert- 4 lb. 2 oz. & a 6 lb. 5 oz. trout-PowerEggs

Holly- 5 pound Rainbow by her campsite on PowerBait

Traci Routt- 6 lb. 4 oz. trout from her site on PowerBait

Rhett Moran with trout, photo courtesy of Collins Lake
Rhett Moran of Y. City- 5 lb. Rainbow on PowerBait by the dam
Brian Wooten with bass, photo courtesy of Collins Lake
Wooten- 6 lb. 4 oz. Spotted bass
Gary Holsy with fish, courtesy of Collins Lake
Gary Holsy- 6 lb. 14 oz. trout trolling a lure

Limits of trout caught this week:

Amara & David with their limit of fish, courtesy of Collins Lake
Amara & David-trolled Arctic Fox tube flies 10' down

Ray & Margaret Johnson-trolled flashers/worms

Nor Nor Huffman & son- trolled flashers/worms

Vicki & Jacob Jones- PowerBait off the beach

Anthony & Larry- trolled worms

Chris Hazen and his buddies fished off the beach with PowerBait this morning and hooked a total of 14 trout.

Dick Gold and his friend Denny Welch caught & released 50 bass on the east side today using tubes that were green/sparkle with a chartreuse tail. Denny just started selling these online at Believe Baits and they were trying them out, sounds like a success story

This is just a few of the success catches this week, there were many more but you get the idea!

Click on the link for additional information about camping or fishing at Collins Lake or call 1-800-286-0576


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