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BPappas

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Arrived at Red Canyon via Blue Notch road Tuesday afternoon the 17th. Blue Notch Drive took 1.5 hrs and just over 14 miles. Had no problem finding were i wanted to go.Have a trailer-ed 16' lund that we launched without any problems. Just need to stay on the rocks. Saw some tracks where someone attempted to drive on the sand only to get stuck.
Set up camp in steady 15 mph winds with gusts to 25. Launched and fished for the remainder of the afternoon battling the wind without any luck. We knew the weather was supposed to improve the next day then possibly get windy again. Wednesday was a perfect day. Water temp started out at 56 and ended up at the end of the day at 60. Fishing was slow to start out but with the water warming in the afternoon the fishing picked up. We caught 42 fish for the day. The majority was small-mouth with one large-mouth and 4 walleye.We did troll to find some stripers and marked a couple of schools but they were not willing so we just targeted small-mouth. All fish caught were on plastics. Single,double tail and Hula grubs were the only lures used for the entire day. Didn't seem to matter on the color we chose.
We knew the weather might turn again on Thursday and not having any means of unfortunately getting an update on the weather we decided not to get pounded by the wind again and we packed up and headed out. I knew that there wasn't any cell service there but i thought i would be able to get a weather update on the marine radio. That didn't happen.
Always a great time on the lake. Really fun exploring the North end after fishing the Bullfrog area for many years.
 

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treetop

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Does anyone know if there has ever been any attempt to get the park service to allow the county to build a good all weather gravel road into Blue notch.
If it is a county right of way, would they even need the park service OK? I’m sure this has been talked about in the past, but i was just wondering.
 

hook up!!

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Arrived at Red Canyon via Blue Notch road Tuesday afternoon the 17th. Blue Notch Drive took 1.5 hrs and just over 14 miles. Had no problem finding were i wanted to go.Have a trailer-ed 16' lund that we launched without any problems. Just need to stay on the rocks. Saw some tracks where someone attempted to drive on the sand only to get stuck.
Set up camp in steady 15 mph winds with gusts to 25. Launched and fished for the remainder of the afternoon battling the wind without any luck. We knew the weather was supposed to improve the next day then possibly get windy again. Wednesday was a perfect day. Water temp started out at 56 and ended up at the end of the day at 60. Fishing was slow to start out but with the water warming in the afternoon the fishing picked up. We caught 42 fish for the day. The majority was small-mouth with one large-mouth and 4 walleye.We did troll to find some stripers and marked a couple of schools but they were not willing so we just targeted small-mouth. All fish caught were on plastics. Single,double tail and Hula grubs were the only lures used for the entire day. Didn't seem to matter on the color we chose.
We knew the weather might turn again on Thursday and not having any means of unfortunately getting an update on the weather we decided not to get pounded by the wind again and we packed up and headed out. I knew that there wasn't any cell service there but i thought i would be able to get a weather update on the marine radio. That didn't happen.
Always a great time on the lake. Really fun exploring the North end after fishing the Bullfrog area for many years.
Arrived at Red Canyon via Blue Notch road Tuesday afternoon the 17th. Blue Notch Drive took 1.5 hrs and just over 14 miles. Had no problem finding were i wanted to go.Have a trailer-ed 16' lund that we launched without any problems. Just need to stay on the rocks. Saw some tracks where someone attempted to drive on the sand only to get stuck.
Set up camp in steady 15 mph winds with gusts to 25. Launched and fished for the remainder of the afternoon battling the wind without any luck. We knew the weather was supposed to improve the next day then possibly get windy again. Wednesday was a perfect day. Water temp started out at 56 and ended up at the end of the day at 60. Fishing was slow to start out but with the water warming in the afternoon the fishing picked up. We caught 42 fish for the day. The majority was small-mouth with one large-mouth and 4 walleye.We did troll to find some stripers and marked a couple of schools but they were not willing so we just targeted small-mouth. All fish caught were on plastics. Single,double tail and Hula grubs were the only lures used for the entire day. Didn't seem to matter on the color we chose.
We knew the weather might turn again on Thursday and not having any means of unfortunately getting an update on the weather we decided not to get pounded by the wind again and we packed up and headed out. I knew that there wasn't any cell service there but i thought i would be able to get a weather update on the marine radio. That didn't happen.
Always a great time on the lake. Really fun exploring the North end after fishing the Bullfrog area for many years.
did you have to go over the BIG hill to find a launch site ?
 

hook up!!

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Does anyone know if there has ever been any attempt to get the park service to allow the county to build a good all weather gravel road into Blue notch.
If it is a county right of way, would they even need the park service OK? I’m sure this has been talked about in the past, but i was just wondering.
that would break the counties bank i'm thankful they can just keep it open
 

BPappas

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did you have to go over the BIG hill to find a launch site ?
Not exactly sure where big hill is but is this it? It was the steepest part of the road. This was taken on our way out.
 

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