Lathem Reservoir

#3
Report 10-4-12

Only was able to fish for about 3 and a half hours this morning. Its about 2-3 feet low which is the first time ive ever seen it low but the manager said they were letting some out since the river was so low. I also noticed the grass bed that plagued the whole lake from 0-12 ft was gone for the most part thank goodness. Water had a slight stain on the most of the lake with temps around 72-73.5. Back in the creek was a little more stained and I saw it get down to 71 in places. I ended up catching six overall. My best one was around 2.5-3 lbs with a few small keepers and a couple short fish. I only caught one fish that was shallow (less than 3 ft.). The rest were anywhere from 10-18 ft. All were caught on a shaky head.
I think the water is still a little too warm but here in the next few weeks the bite should really start to heat up.
Hope this helps and good luck! :fine:
 

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littlejon

Senior Member
#5
Did you say SH ? :biggrin2:Thanks for the report. only fished it once and need to get back. Good looking lake and love the deep water. Just surpriced more spots are not caught
 
#7
Did you say SH ? :biggrin2:Thanks for the report. only fished it once and need to get back. Good looking lake and love the deep water. Just surpriced more spots are not caught
Shhh no I didn't say SH! This has been the worst year as far as bigger fish for me in the past 4 years I've been fishing it. I've actually caught alot of small spots under 12 inches this year and 2 today, I'd like to see em grow a little cause I love catchin em!
 

russ010

Senior Member
#9
Looks like a great lake. Is this electric only? Open to the public???
It is electric only, and it's open to the public. Lake hours are 8am-5pm this time of year. You pay $5 to park & fish - the box is right at the top of the ramp.
 
#12
They may open the gates a few minutes earlier but not enough to make a difference. Occasionally if there is a tournament they may open them about 715-730
 

Pauley

Senior Member
#13
It is a beautiful lake. I wish they would open earlier, I have always wanted see what the early bite is like on that lake.
 
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