Banks Lake

Discussion in 'Warm Water Species' started by triploidjunkie, Mar 22, 2011.

  1. Dustin Bise

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    It's starting. Six inches a day. 15 feet by the end of the month. I wonder where all those big fish are going to go by the end of September. From some of the local old-timers, it sounds like when it gets that low it creates hundreds of small lakes, with large numbers of fish concentrated in each one. The whole local fishing community is holding it's collective breath.
    I bet it might be possible for good fly fishing for trout by then. The water will be so low and warm I'm going to be looking for them holding at spring entrances.
     
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  4. Jay Burman

    Jay Burman Fly Fisher, Bon Vivant, Layabout.

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    Banks lake is very deep. My fishfinder shows depths of 70' plus, so a 30' drop will still leave lots of water. Also, there will be restrictions on access over the exposed lake bed. I read that a boat ramp at the north end will still operate but you will need 4 wheel drive to reach the water across the muddy lake bed without sinking. There is a website with more info but I can't remember where I saw it, but you should be able to find it using a Google Search.
     
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    float tubes will be viable.
     
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    This will not have any effect on the lower lakes in Sun Lakes chain.
     
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    Anyone heard or seen anything current on drawdown status or fishing banks lake?
     
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    Hey Dustin,

    Let's hear more about that rattlesnake invasion.

    Doug